Since we were heading for Vietnam anyway, we decided to pre-extend our journey with a short (8 days) stop over in Thailand. We both had targets here. For me, the main thing was to finally get views and photos of the enigmatic and endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper. This fantastic bird spend the winter months here at a well known place, but only in very low numbers. For Anita the prospect of seeing some new mammals was the main goal, especially the Sun Bear. In the past one of these bears regularly showed up at the lower camp in Kaeng Krachan National Park to feed on the garbage from the restaurant. But could we really count on the bears to show up this year? Well, we both left Thailand very happy! The first 6 photos in this gallery, represent some of the most wanted or unique targets on the trip. The rest are uploaded chronologically.