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.

Yellow Tinsel
Yellow Tinsel

Orange-headed Thrush
Orange-headed Thrush

Dark Posy
Dark Posy

Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 18 Mar 2018. Full details.

Lesser Sand Plover - Mahasarakham.
Yellow-eyed Babbler - Doi Lang.
Spoon-billed Sandpiper - Pak Thale.
Slender-billed Gull - Laem Phak Bia.
Booted Eagle - Ban Khum.
Chestnut Munia - Nong Pla Lai.
White-faced Plover - Laem Phak Bia.
Buffy Fish Owl - Khlong Saeng.
White-bellied munai - Khao Sok.
Manchurian Reed Warbler - KS Roi Yot.
White-rumped Falcon - Mae Ping.
Silver-breasted Broadbill - Doi Inthanon
Spectacled Spiderhunter - S. Phang-nga
Booted Eagle - Tak.
Daurian Starling - Mahachai.
Watercock - Thai Mueang.
Crested Jay - Sri Phang-nga.
White-throated Rock Thrush - K. Kaen.
Yellow-streaked Warbler - Doi Lang.
Black-tailed Gull - Pak Thale.

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 786 species.
Butterflies: 2,549 images of 661 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 1,510 species.
Butterflies: 2,658 images of 700 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 Mar. Added Blue-striped Mime and Common Forester (species #660-661) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Golden Birdwing, Common Mime, Veined Jay, Plain Puffin, Black Forester, Dull Forester and Tailed Labyrinth.

13 Mar. Added Lesser Mime (species #659) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Tawny Mime, Lesser Zebra, Great Zebra, Dark-banded White, Banded Treebrown, Straigh Treebrown, Fourbar Swordtail and Fivebar Swordtail.

10 Mar. Updated Chiang Dao and Chiang Saen locality information.

10 Mar. Updated Chiang Dao (292 species) and Chiang Saen (235) Bird checklists.

7 Mar. Updated Doi Phu Kha Locality information and Bird checklist (147 species).

6 Mar. Trip report for Doi Phu Kha 26 Feb - 2 Mar.

25 Feb. Trip report for Northern Half of Thailand 2 - 17 Feb.

24 Feb. Added Banded Red Harlequin and Lesser Harlequin (species #657 - 658) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Larger Harlequin, Common Columbine and Mountain Columbine.

23 Feb. Added additional images of Malay Red Harlequin to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

22 Feb. Added additional images of Tailed Judy and Malay Tailed Judy to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

21 Feb. Added Double-banded Plum Judy and Spotted Judy (species #655 - 656) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images Forest Judy.

21 Feb. Added Dark Glassy Tiger (species #654) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Red Bushbrown, Bandless Bushbrown, Bright-eye Bushbrown, Striped Blue Crow and Common Palmfly.

21 Feb. Added additional images of Abnormal Judy to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

20 Feb. Updated Thailand Mammal checklist.

Full update history.

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