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.

Scarlet-faced Liocichla
Scarlet-faced Liocichla


Silver Royal
Silver Royal

Short-tailed Gymnure
Short-tailed Gymnure

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 19 Sep 2017. Full details.

Amur Paradise Flycatcher - Khao Dinsor.
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher - Bangkok.
Whimbrel - Chiang Mai.
Plain-pouched Hornbill - Songkhla.
Amur Paradise Flycatcher - Sakaerat.
Eastern Crowned Warbler - Nong Pling.
Wedge-tailed Shearwater - Gulf.
Grey-backed Shrike - Chaiyaphum.
Tiger Shrike - Khon Kaen.
Asian Dowitcher - Pak Thale.
Common Rosefinch - Doi Lang.
Chinese Sparrowhawk - Khao Dinsor.
Slender-billed Gull - Pak Thale.
Indian Spot-billed Duck - Chaing Saen.
Tiger Shrike - Ranong.
Asian Brown Flycatcher - Bangkok.
Asian Dowitcher - Chonburi.
Claudia's Leaf Warbler - Chulabhorn.
White-browed Fantail - Thap Lan.
Eastern Crowned Warbler - Phetchabun.

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: 2,545 images of 620 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 1,501 species.
Butterflies: 2,658 images of 665 species.
Reptiles: 544 images of 118 species.
Mammals: 405 images of 102 species.
Amphibians: 256 images of 59 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

19 Sep. Added additional images of Black Forester, Angled Red Forester, Bamboo Forester, Tailed Red Forester, Branded Red Forester and Dull Forester to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

18 Sep. Added additional images of Common Red Forester and Scarce Red Forester to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

18 Sep. Added additional images of Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo, Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo and Himalayan Cuckoo to Thailand Bird gallery.

17 Sep. Added additional images of Little Bronze Cuckoo, Rusty-breasted Cuckoo, Plaintive Cuckoo and Banded Bay Cuckoo to Thailand Bird gallery.

14 Sep. Updated Butterfly checklist.

13 Sep. Added additional images of Asian Emerald Cuckoo to Thailand Bird gallery.

13 Sep. Added Eurasian Spoonbill amd European Golden Plover (species #1,500 - 1,501) to World Bird gallery. Added additional images of Common Shelduck, Eurasian Teal, Northern Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Ruff, Common Wood Pigeon, House Sparrow and White Wagtail.

12 Sep. Added additional images of Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo and Jacobin Cuckoo to Thailand Bird gallery.

11 Sep. Added additional images of Puff-throated Babbler, Buff-breasted Babbler and Yellow-eyed Babbler to Thailand Bird gallery.

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

8 Sep. Added Glossy Swiftlet, Kofiau Paradise Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Sula Dwarf Kingfisher, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Eclectus Parrot and Violet-necked Lory (species #1,495 - 1,500) to World Bird gallery. Added additional images of Common Paradise Kingfisher, Blue-and-white Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Blyth's Hornbill, Red-cheeked Parrot and Great-billed Parrot.

8 Sep. Added Eurasian Blackcap (species #1,493) to World Bird gallery. Added additional images of Tufted Duck, Ruddy Turnstone, European Herring Gull, Common Starling and White Wagtail.

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