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This is a great place for waterbirds in central Thailand. NOT TO BE MISSED.
Since I am mainly a photographer I am going to write this up as a photographer.
The best way to explore and experience Bueng Boraphet is by boat.
Head to the main dock and contact a guide with a boat. The birding tour is 2 hours long and costs 1000 Baht. If possible try to arrange for a couple of days. It is well worth it IMO. Also talk to the guide and make sure he knows what you want to do and knows the birds in the park.
From the main dock(early in the morning) to the far side of the lake, the sun is in you eyes. Very bad for photography. My suggestion is to tell the guide to head to the far side of the lake fast! Then turn around and come back slow. Giving you the opportunity to photograph the birds. If he is a good guide he will position the boat for the best shots of the birds.
These guys are everywhere on the lake. Very easy to take. And a lot of fun to shoot.
They are listed as near threatened.
Oriental darter or Indian darter (Anhinga melanogaster)
560mm, ISO 1250, 1/3200, F/8
Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
560mm, F/8, 1/2500, ISO 1250
Eurasian coot (Fulica atra)
Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Take care and good birding, Gary