Birdwatching activity in Thailand

More than 20 years ago a group of foreign birdwatchers and some Thais led by Dr. Boonsong Lekagul found a birdwatching group called the Bangkok Bird Club. The BBC has developed its activities and becomes the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST- www.bcst.or.th). The activity has been spreading to other NGOs, private organizations such as other bird clubs, bird tours or individuals and, in less than 10 years, birdwatching has become popular pastime among Thais (both men and women).