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.

Black-winged Kite
Black-winged Kite

Club Silverline
Club Silverline

Cinnamon Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern

Indian Purple Emperor
Indian Purple Emperor

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 18 Nov 2017. Full details.

Asian Dowitcher - Pak Thale.
Asian Emerald Cuckoo - Bangkok.
Slender-billed Gull - Bangpoo.
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo - Suphanburi
Nordmann's Greenshank - Satun.
Mongolian Short-toed Lark - Doi Lo.
Orange-headed Thrush - Bangpoo.
Red-legged Crake - Chumphon.
Daurian Redstart - Doi Inthanon.
Large Blue Flycatcher - Ranong.
Nordmann's Greenshank - Krabi.
Brown-cheeked Rail - Phrao.
Blue-winged Pitta - Nakhon Pathom.
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker - Inthanon.
Chinese Blackbird - Nakhon Ratchasima
Jerdon's Bush Chat - Doi Phu Kha.
Eurasian Hobby - Doi Lang.
Greater Spotted Eagle - Nong Pla Lai.
Dusky Crag Martin - Tak.

News Snippets

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.

3 Apr. New species of gecko - Dixonius kaweesaki described from 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 643 species.
Reptiles: 528 images of 111 species.
Mammals: 315 images of 72 species.
Amphibians: 251 images of 56 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 5,246 images of 1,507 species.
Butterflies: 2,658 images of 684 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

17 Nov. Updated Thailand Bird checklist.

17 Nov. Added Siamese Pale Grass Yellow, Starry Diadem and White Commodore (species #641 - 643) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Common Mormon, Common Albatross, Magpie Crow, Burmese Bushbrown, White-bar Bushbrown, Curved Cyclops, Striped Ringlet and Clipper.

16 Nov. Updated Thailand Amphibian checklist.

16 Nov. Updated Thung Salaeng Luang and Nam Nao Locality information and Bird checklists.

16 Nov. Added additional images of Crow-billed Drongo and Ashy Drongo to Thailand Bird gallery.

16 Nov. Added additional images of Banded Swallowtail to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

15 Nov. Trip report for Northern central Thailand 6 - 10 Nov.

15 Nov. Added Grey-lined Lascar and Painted Bushbrown (species #639 - 640) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Red-base Jezebel, Three-spot Grass Yellow, Common Red Forester, Common Fivering and Mango Baron.

13 Nov. Added Vogel's Pit Viper (species #111) to Thailand Reptile gallery.

13 Nov. Added additional images of Spotless Grass Yellow, Banded Treebrown, Sullied Brown Sailor, Dingiest Sailor, Mango Baron and Malay Baron to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

12 Nov. Trip report for Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary 1 - 3 Nov.

12 Nov. Added additional images of Hill Grass Yellow, Common Fivering and Common Fourring to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

6 Nov. Added Broad-banded Sailor and Bright-eye Bushbrown (species #637 - 638) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Malay Count, Small Cabbage White, Horsfield's Baron, Common Wanderer, Common Indian Crow, Great Evening Brown, Burmese Bushbrown, Chinese Bushbrown, Common Nawab, Plain Sailor and Short-banded Sailor.

3 Nov. Added additional images of Lavender Count to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

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