The IBA comprises a section of coastline along the west coast of peninsular Thailand. The IBA is located about 5 km south of Takuapa. The main habitats at the site include intertidal mudflats, sandy beaches and an extensive area of dead coral deposits.
Laem Pakarang is an important wintering and stopover site for migratory shorebirds, egrets and terns. The globally vulnerable Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes is a winter visitor and/or passage migrant, while the globally endangered Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer has also been recorded on passage on one occasion. Two globally near-threatened species have also been recorded at the site, Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus and Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii, although neither has been confirmed to regularly occur in significant numbers.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information is available about other globally threatened species at the site.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laem Pakarang. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2022.