This is a great place and easy to find. With great accommodations.
This year I have decided to explore southern Thailand and northern Malaysia. I have spent so much time in central and northern Thailand I am ready for a change of scenery. So far I have spent about a month in Southern Thailand. From Satun, Thailand to Phangnga, Thailand. Stopping in every little cove and park I could find. Exploring and sight seeing. That is my main hobby. I am a horrible birder truth be told. I am learning to be a birder of sorts, strictly from being around them so much. And since I like to photograph birds. Learning a little about there habits is important to some extent.
Since photography is my hobby, I am going to write this up as a photography piece not a bird watching account.
This area is a great place to photograph shore birds. There are several things that make it special.
1: There are a lot of birds migrating threw this area.
2: The ocean floor is easy to walk on at low tide. Not too muddy and nasty (in most places).
3: The sun in the early morning is at your back.
I have read several reports that viewing birds here at high tide is the way to go. For a photographer that is the worst time to photograph birds. Not only that. But, I have seen larger ocean birds coming to the sand bars, landing for a few minutes and then heading back out to sea.
Try and time your visits here when the tide is going out or coming in. It is GREAT. It drives the birds onto small sand bars. Once you see the sand bars you can wade out, sit and photography the birds coming in.
Again, you need to realize that the birds I photograph, and the birds I see are two different things all together. This is just a small account of the birds I see.
These guys are common here and easy to photograph. Again I waded out to the sand bar and sat and photographed these guys coming in.
Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica),
400mm + 1.4 T.C., 1/2000, F/5.6, 560mm
Ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
560mm, 1/2000, ISO 1600
Not extremely hard to photography. But, you need to be on your toes.
560, ISO 1250, F/5.6, 1/2500
500mm, F/5.6, 1/3200, ISO 500
Not as numerous as the the Whimbrel, but easy to see and photograph.
This is the best place in Thailand to photograph this bird IMO. They are all over the beach and used to people. So you can get fairly close.
Great birding and a lot of fun exploring this area.
All the best and safe travels, Gary