North Thailand Birding

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North Thailand Birding focuses on Birds, Birding and Nature Photography in Thailand. Information covers Birding Sites, Checklists, Trip Reports and Resources, as well as a wealth of background, travel and logistical information. Photo Galleries showcase the extent and variety of the natural wildlife, as well as providing identification assistance for well represented groups. Birding localities and important places are locatable in a shareable Google Map. A World section features trip reports and additional bird and wildlife galleries from around the globe - currerntly 10,082 images of 2,507 species.

Common Tokay Gecko
Common Tokay Gecko

Yellow Tinsel
Yellow Tinsel

Orange-headed Thrush
Orange-headed Thrush

Dark Posy
Dark Posy

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 22 Apr 2018. Full details.

Black-browed Fulvetta - Khao Soi Dao.
Mugimaki Flycatcher - Bangkok.
Streaked Weaver - Khon Kaen.
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo - Bangpoo.
Fairy Pitta - Ko Man Nai.
Green-backed Flycatcher - Bangkok.
Himalayan Thrush - Doi Lang.
Little Stint - Chonburi.
Narcissus Flycatcher - Phitsanulok.
Bluethroat - Chaiyaphum.
Yellow-breasted Bunting - Khon Kaen.
Ferruginous Flycatcher - Bangkok.
Fairy Pitta - Sikao.
Grey-tailed Tattler - Pak Thale.
Wire-tailed Swallow - Lamphun.
Dusky Crag Martin - Phu Chi Fa.
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo - Phitsanulok.
Siberian Thrush - Songkhla.
Green-backed Flycatcher - Bangkok.
Indian Pond Heron - Laem Pakarang.

News Snippets

2 Apr. Another new species of frog discovered in western Thailand.

15 Nov. New species of frog described from western Thialand.

31 Oct. New species of bat Rhinolophus refulgens described from central and northeast Thailand.

10 Sep. Taxonomic changes from IOC 7.3 (2017) made across the website.

25 Aug. Quarterly records round up covering Jan - Apr 2017 published on BCST website.

Geographically, North Thailand Birding covers the northern half of the country in detail - roughly north of Bangkok and the Peninsula. Additionally, areas of the south are included following visits and exploration around the country. All information, especially for localities, is gained from first-hand experience and accurate at the time of publication.

Current Galleries Status

Thailand Galleries:
Birds: 3,151 images of 786 species.
Butterflies: 2,555 images of 672 species.
Reptiles: 528 images of 112 species.
Mammals: 323 images of 74 species.
Amphibians: 260 images of 59 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 5,246 images of 1,510 species.
Butterflies: 2,658 images of 711 species.
Reptiles: 547 images of 120 species.
Mammals: 405 images of 104 species.
Amphibians: 260 images of 63 species.

Feedback through the Contact form is welcomed, as are any comments on identification of species in photographs.

North Thailand Birding went live in September 2011. This website is an on-going project, initiated in October 2009 when photographs were first taken and localities visited. Information, photos, scope and detailed coverage are being updated and expanded continually. For some sections this will be a lengthy process - especially locality information and maps. Continued expansion includes additional localities and checklists. Longer term, photo galleries will be added to include dragonflies, moths, other insects and spiders.

Latest updates

17 Apr. Added Unicoloured Darkie (species #672) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Apefly, Common Darkie, Crenulate Darkie and Forest Pierrot.

15 Apr. Added Siamese Brownie (species #671) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Additional images of Narrow-banded Brownie, Plain Brownie, Black-spotted Labyrinth, Bright-eye Bushbrown, White-line Bushbrown, Singor Fivering, Pallid Fivering and Mottled Argus.

14 Apr. Trip report for Thailand Targets 3-28 Jan.

14 Apr. Total number of natural history images in species galleries passes the 10,000 mark. Galleries now contain 10,066 images of 2,506 species.

Added Spot Puffin, Dark Jezebel and Pale Forester (#668 - 670) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Banded Swallowtail, Common Gull, Banded Puffin, Brown King Crow, Spotted Palmfly and Common Red Forester.

14 Apr. Added Siamese Rock Gecko (species #112) to Thailand Reptile gallery. Added additional images of Common Tokay Gecko and Orange-winged Gliding Lizard.

14 Apr. Added Yellow Frog and Jarujin's Frog (species #58 - 59) to Thailand Amphibian gallery. Added additional images of Nong Khor Bush Frog and Mukhlesur's Chorus Frog.

14 Apr. Added Asian Slow Loris (species #74) to Thailand Mammal gallery.

14 Apr. Updated Bird Checklists for Laem Pakarang (56 species), Sri Phang-nga (171), Phang-nga mangroves (86), Krabi (92), Krung Ching (202), Khao Yai (241), Phu Hin Rong Kla (116), Phu Suan Sai (183), Mae Wong (245) and Chiang Saen (235).

14 Apr, Updated Locality information for Laem Pakarang, Sri Phang-nga, Phu Hin Rong Kla, Phu Suan Sai, Mae Wong and Chiang Saen.

13 Apr. Updated Bird Checklists for Laem Pak Bia (193 species), Kaeng Krachan (307), Bueng Boraphet (193), Mae Ping (157), Chiang Dao (295), Mae Taeng (94), Doi Ang Khang (241), Doi Lang (313), Thaton (131), Doi Inthanon (301) and Doi Suthep-Pui (118).

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