Thalland: one of two campsites in the Kaeng Krachan Nacional Park, the biggest in the country and the best for forest birding in terms of quantity and quality of species. It’s worth spending a night here for its excellent location right in the midle of the park.
The birding is fantastic in the campsite itself and a small radius around it, so you can spend a day or so exploring the immediate area. At night the party continues, with Long-tailed and Great Eared Nightjars overhead at dusk and up to six species of nocturnal raptor including White-fronted Scops Owl.
The installations are very basic, it’s really just a space where you can put up your tent. There are some make-do bathrooms and a canteen where you can get something to eat. The menu is very limited and nearly all dishes are rice-based (as is the norm in Thailand), so its recommended to bring food with you from outside the park. Many birders opt to bring a stove and make their own food.
For those who prefer travelling without a tent, you can hire one cheaply at the park headquarters.
At night the canteen staff normally through leftovers out behind the restaurant and sometimes its possible to get close enough to photograph scavenging Malayan Porcupines, Common Palm and Masked Civets.