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 birding trip reports and additional bird and wildlife galleries from around the globe.

Oriental Bay OWl
Oriental Bay Owl


Silver Royal
Silver Royal

Short-tailed Gymnure
Short-tailed Gymnure

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 20 Oct 2017. Full details.

Indian Cuckoo - Suphanburi.
Oriental Bay Owl - Kaeng Krachan.
Blue-winged Pitta - Ko Tao.
Tiger Shrike - Phu Suan Sai.
Pomarine Jaeger - Gulf.
Grey-headed Lapwing - Samui.
Sakhalin Leaf Warbler - Phuttamonthon
Yellow-browed Warbler - Bangpoo.
Eurasian Hobby Khao Dinsor.
Peregrine Falcon - Hua Hin.
Black Eagle - Khao Yai.
Malayan Night Heron - Saraburi.
Brown-chested Jungle Flyc - Phuket.
Siberian Blue Robin - Kraeiso Dam.
Eurasian Hobby - Doi Lang.
Crow-billed Drongo - Khao Dinsor.
Ferruginous Flycatcher - Chiang Mai.
Amur Paradise Flycatcher - Bueng Khan.
Ashy Minivet - Khon Kaen.

News Snippets

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.

3 Apr. New species of gecko - Dixonius kaweesaki described from Thailand.

8. Mar. New species of bat from Indochinese region including Thailand.

7 Mar. New species of bat described from southern Thailand.

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: 3,145 images of 784 species.
Butterflies: 2,547 images of 629 species.
Reptiles: 528 images of 111 species.
Mammals: 315 images of 71 species.
Amphibians: 251 images of 56 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 5,246 images of 1,507 species.
Butterflies: 2,658 images of 672 species.
Reptiles: 547 images of 119 species.
Mammals: 405 images of 102 species.
Amphibians: 260 images of 60 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

18 Oct. Added additional images of Rustic and Vagrant to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

18 Oct. Added additional images of Black Drongo to Thailand Bird gallery.

16 Oct. Added additional images of Indian Fritillary, Orange Lacewing, Leopard Lacewing, Red Lacewing, Julia Butterfly, Common Leopard, Small Leopard, Yellow Coster and Tawny Coster to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

15 Oct. Added additional images of Common Emerald Dove and Zebra Dove to Thailand Bird gallery.

15 Oct. Added additional images of Cyclops Bushbrown, Three-spot Grass Yellow and Dark Blue Tiger to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

15 Oct. Added additional images of Changeable Crested Lizard to Thailand Reptile gallery.

14 Oct. Added additional images of Common Evening Brown, Indian Yellow Nawab, Chocolate Tiger and Red-base Jezebel to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

12 Oct. Added additional images of Little Cuckoo-Dove to Thailand Bird gallery.

10 Oct. Added additional images of Banded Swallowtail, Tailed Jay, Bamboo Treebrown, Common Bushbrown and Dark-branded Bushbrown to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

9 Oct. Trip report for Northern Central Thailand 2-6 Oct.

9 Oct. Added additional images of Common Tawny Rajah, Burmese Batwing, Common Wanderer and Scarce Tawny Rajah to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

9 Oct. Updated Nam Nao (164 species), Thung Salaeng Luang (36) and Phu Hin Rong Kla (110) bird checklists and locality infomation pages.

8 Oct. Added additional images of Spotted Dove to Thailand Bird gallery.

7 Oct. Added Small Cabbage White (species #629) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Great Nawab, Black Rajah and Shan Nawab.

3 Oct. Added additional images of Common Nawab to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

Full update history.

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