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.

Wallace's Tree Frog
Wallace's Tree Frog

Forest Crested Lizard
Forest Crested Lizard

Tiger Shrike
Tiger Shrike

Large Forest Bob
Large Forest Bob

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 27 May 2017. Full details.

White-faced Plover - Laem Phak Bia.
Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker - Satun.
Watercock - Trang.
Short-tailed Shearwater - Upper Gulf.
Brown Shrike - Pattani.
Hooded Pitta - Khao Yai.
Brown-backed Needletai - Ko Samui.
Peregrine Falcon - Chiang Mai.
Pied Triller - Laem Thalamphuk.
Asian Brown Flycatcher - Bangpoo.
Greater Adjutant - Sa Kaeo.
Grey-tailed Tattler - Ko Samui.
Indian Pond Heron - Bangpoo.
Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo - Nong Pling.
Lesser Cuckooshrike - Krung Ching.
Blue-throated Bee-eater - Hat Wanakon
Brown Shrike - Hua Hin.
Wedge-tailed Shearwater - Ko Phi Phi
Rosy Starling - Krabi.
Blue-winged Pitta - Hua Hin.
Dark-sided Flycatcher - Ko Samui.

News Snippets

25 May. Taxonomic changes from IOC 7.2 (2017) made across the website. 21 species on the Thai list are affected.

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.

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

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 785 species.
Butterflies: 2,502 images of 611 species.
Mammals: 311 images of 70 species.
Reptiles: 525 images of 110 species.
Amphibians: 251 images of 56 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 4,802 images of 1,400 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

28 May. Added additional images of Olive Bulbul, Buff-vented Bulbul, Grey-eyed Bulbul and White-headed Bulbul to Thailand Bird gallery.

27 May. Added Doria's Bush Frog and Undescribed Odorrana sp. nov. (species #55 - 56) to Thailand Amphibian gallery.

27 May. Updated Thailand Amphibian checklist and galleries with latest taxonomy.

27 May. Added additional images of Great Mormon to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

27 May. Added White-lipped Keelback and Undescribed Gekko sp. nov. (species #109 - 110) to Thailand Reptile gallery. Added additional images of Siamese Ground Gecko, Cheangeable Crested Lizard and Many-lined Sun Skink.

27 May. Added additional images of Finsch's Bulbul to Thailand Bird gallery.

25 May. Taxonomic changes from IOC 7.2 (2017) made across the website. 21 species on the Thai list are affected.

23 May. Updated Planning Information pages.

23 May. Updated Amphibian checklist.

23 May. Added Peters's Bent-toed Gecko, Malayan Rock Gecko and Beautiful Gliding Lizard (species #106 - 108) to Thailand Reptile gallery. Added additional images of Common Four-clawed Gecko, Smith's Tockay Gecko, Forest Crested Lizard and Many-lined Sun Skink.

23 May. Added Low's Squirrel and Indomalayan Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse (species #69 - 70) to Thailand Mammal Gallery. Added additional images of Sunda Colugo.

23 May. Added Wallace's Tree Frog (species #54) to Thailand Amphibian gallery. Added additional images of Chalcorana eschatia, Blyth's Giant Frog, Mortensen's Frog, Mud Litter Frog, Malayan Horned Frog, River Toad and Indochinese Dwarf Toad.

19 May. Trip report for Yala - Extreme southern Thailand 9-14 May.

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