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 an identification guide for some well represented groups. Birding localities and important places are locatable in a shareable Google Map. A World section features birding trip reports and further bird and wildlife galleries from around the globe.

Pygmy Wren-babbler
Pygmy Wren-babbler

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

White-browed Piculet
White-browed Piculet

Kaeng Krachan Parachute Gecko
Kaeng Krachan Parachute Gecko

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 20 Feb 2017. Full details.

Silver Pheasant - Doi Inthanon.
Rosy Pipit - Doi Lo.
Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler - C.Saen
Asian Dowitcher - Chonburi.
Eurasian Bittern - Chaing Saen.
Chestnut-eared Bunting - Fang.
Grey-sided Thrush - Doi Ang Khang.
Eastern Imperial Eagle - Nong Pla Lai.
Brahminy Starling - Laem Phak Bia.
Blue-and-white Flycatcher - Kraeiso.
Jerdon's Baza - Kaeng Krachan.
Slaty-backed Gull - Bangpoo.
Chestnut-eared Bunting - Thaton.
Slaty-legged Crake - Doi Inthanon.
Oriental Honey Buzzard - Chiang Saen.
Japanese Quail - Thaton.
Violet Cuckoo - Mae Hia.
Red-headed Bunting - Thaton.
Black-throated Laughingthrush - C. Dao.
Barred Buttonquail - Chiang Dao.
Silver Pheasant - Doi Lang.

News Snippets

14 Feb. Taxonomic changes from IOC 7.1 (2017) made across the website. Two species on the Thai list are affected.

28 Jan. Three new species of Cnemapsis gecko described from Thailand.

5 Dec. Quarterly records round up covering Mar - May 2016 published on BCST website.

14 Nov. New species of frog Fejervarya chiangmaiensis described from Chiang Mai.

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: 3,137 images of 783 species.
Butterflies: 2,444 images of 610 species.
Mammals: 291 images of 67 species.
Reptiles: 490 images of 101 species.
Amphibians: 223 images of 52 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 4,781 images of 1,394 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 back in October 2009 when photographs were first taken and localities first 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 - as time in the field has priority over sitting at a computer!

Planned expansion includes additional localities and checklists. Longer term, additional photo galleries will be added to include dragonflies and damsel flies, other insects and spiders.

Latest updates

18 Feb. Updated Thailand Reptile checklist.

17 Feb. Added Fehlmann's Four-clawed Gecko and Reeve's Leaf-litter Skink (species #100 - 101) to Thailand Reptile gallery.

16 Feb. Added additional images of Great Woolly Horseshoe Bat and Rhesus Macaque to Thailand Mammal gallery.

16 Feb. Updated Mae Hia Bird checklist (93 species).

16 Feb. Added additional images of Common Rose to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

15 Feb. Added additional images of Chinese Water Dragon and Siamese Ground Gecko to Thailand Reptile gallery.

15 Feb. Added additional images of Indian Spot-billed Duck to Thailand Bird gallery.

15 Feb. Added Golden Comma (species #610) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Golden Birdwing, Yellow-bodied Clubtail and Common Leopard.

Feb 15. Added Blue-footed Booby and Plain-breasted Hawk to World Bird gallery.

14 Feb. Trip report for Extreme northeast Thailand 30 Jan - 10 Feb.

14 Feb. Taxonomic changes from IOC 7.1 (2017) made across the website. Two species on the Thai list are affected.

14 Feb. Added additional images of Torrent Duck to World Bird gallery.

14 Feb. Added additional images of Burmese Cerulean, Adamson's Rose and Common Clubtail to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

14 Feb. Added Alexandrine Parakeet, Northern Shoveler and Northern Pintail (species #781 - 783) to Thailand Bird gallery.

13 Feb. Updated Chiang Saen Bird checklist (233 species), and Locality information. Updated Bueng Boraphet Bird checklist (191 species) and Locality information.

13 Feb. Updated Thailand Reptile checklist.

11 Feb. Updated Thailand Reptile and Amphibian checklists.

Full update history.

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