TH01 Doi Lang
Doi Lang The located in Tambon (Sub-district) Pong Nam Ron, Fang District, Chiang Mai. Doi Lang is a part of “ Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park” It is covers a total area of 524 square kilometers. On its west side it stretches along the Myanmar border over a distance of 70 km. The summit of this “Doi (mountain) is 2,285 meters above sea level, making it the second highest mountain in Thailand.
The top of the mountain is a plain area which causes by geological condition; there have thin layer of soil and stratum of granite lays underground, and heavy blowing wind all the year round. From that place, traveler can see wonderful sceneries such as Fog Sea and the road on the ridges of mountains along with Thai-Burmese border.
Top Bird On Doi Lang : here is a highest spot to birding or may can say is a haven for birder and bird photographer because almost specie bird in north of Thailand you can found here all, migrant bird passage bird and resident bird, this is a top of the bird list wanted to see here Cutia, Scarlet Finch, Red-tailed Laughingthrush, Rusty-naped Pitta, Spotted Red-faced-LiocichlaWren Babbler, Golden Bush Robin,Green Cochoa, Jerdon’s Bushchat, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Mountain Bamboo Partridge. Another bird to present such as Black-breasted Thrush, Grey-sided Thrush, Eyebrowed Thrush, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Black-eared Shrike-Babbler, Spot-breasted Laughingthrush, Red-faced Liocichla, Orange-flanked Bush-Robin, White-tailed Flycatcher, Black-throated Tit, Whiskered Yuhina, Slender-billed Vulture.
Summary itinerary Start in early morning from resort at Fang town and then drive to summit far from here 1 hr., the good road reach to Doi Lang, the road carries on for another 7 km until another BPP by the name of Than Chao Payah. This stretch is between 2,000-2,100m above sea level. Here road is broken down to valley can’t drive to crossing. The forested road is healthy and views spectacular. Around here birder had to seen Fire-tailed Sunbird, Slender-billed Vulture.
Where’s to Birding and Take a Bird Photo The usually birding and bird photographyalong the road, in every year bird feeding or living in not a same place last year, must to use a guide for a good spot to watching them.
Weather Condition The temperature in this area is approximately 20 degrees Celsius all the year round; it is about -3 degrees Celsius in night on third week December and second week on January in a day time 3 degrees Celsius.March to April, the highest temperature is 30 degree Celsius on April and heavy rain on May to September approximately 1,184 mm. of rain all the year round.
What the Best Time
Dec. – Jan. : Peak season for birding resident and migrant bird
Feb. – Mar. : No good time season because smoke from burn farm coverage
Apr. – Oct. : Resident bird and raining