Hala Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
Hala-Bala was proclaimed wildlife sanctuary in 1996. It demarcates the southernmost rain forests in peninsular of Thailand with the vast territories of 434 square kilometers covering Sangalakiri Range in Narathiwat Province, extending to the border of Malaysia. The fertile evergreen forest supports a density of huge dipterocarp trees and is home of almost all hornbill species found in Thailand. Every visit of Hala-Bala for a birder is always exciting and ends up with a new bird list.
Attractive birds include:
Blyth's Hawk-Eagle, Wallace's Hawk-Eagle, Bat Hawk, Crested Wood Partridge, Jambu Fruit-Dove, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, Blue-banded Kingfisher, Bushy-crested Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Brown Barbet, Banded Woodpecker, Checker-throated Woodpecker, Black-and-Red Broadbill, Green Broadbill, Fiery Minivet, Scaly-breasted Bulbul, Black-and-White Bulbul, Yellow-bellied Bulbul, Dark-throated Oriole, Chestnut-rumped Babbler, Black-throated Babbler, Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler, Fufous-tailed Tailorbird, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker