|Pacific Golden Plover|
Rather than look for more Spoon-billed Sands, we headed towards Laem Pak Bia in search of Nordmann's Greenshank, we soon found a flock of 29 roosting amongst Common Greenshank and around 50 Spotted Redshank. Also in the area were at least 12 Asiatic Dowitcher, 800 Great Knot and 9 Avocet.
We then spent the rest of the morning in the research center at Laem Pak Bia, as usual there were plenty of birds, best records a pair of Mangrove Whistlers which showed very well, 3 Racket-tailed Treepie, White-winged Black Tern, 2 Grey-headed Lapwing, Heuglin's Gull, Osprey and several Ruddy-breasted Crake. Early afternoon we birded around the nearby abandoned building, where 49 roosting Caspian Terns, 300 Little Tern, 2 Indochinese Bushlark, 6 Sanderling and a colour flagged Red-necked Stint.
Laem Pak Bia
Also a feature of the day was the northward passage of several small parties of Oriental Pratincoles, with a day total of around 70.