Well, we'd come full circle and were back at the Plai Garden Boutique Guesthouse close by the airport in Bangkok.
With a very small amount of daylight before our courtesy bus to the airport I managed 3 Asian Koel, several Chinese Pond Herons, Grey Heron and then a Pied Fantail right by the wall next to the hotel reception.
To sum the trip up? A steep learning curve for sure and some of the forest birding was very hard. Despite not birding all the time by any means I was delighted with a triplist of 211 which included 132 lifers. The highlights for me were undoubtedly Doi Chiang Dao and Doi Inthanon and I have to say I enjoyed the north far more than the south.