North Thailand Birding

Black-breasted Thrush Red Lacewing




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 additional bird and wildlife galleries from around the globe.

Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler
Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler

Mrs. Hume's Pheasant
Mrs. Hume's Pheasant

Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler
Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler

Pygmy Wren-babbler
Pygmy Wren-babbler

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 10 Apr 2017. Full details.

Indian Pond Heron - Phatthalung.
Little Stint - Chonburi.
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher - Suan Rot Fai
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler - Pranburi.
Firethroat - Chiang Saen.
White-faced Plover - Laem Phak Bia.
Black-faced Spoonbill - Bueng Kan.
Stork-billed Kingfisher - Pathum Thani.
Indian Cuckoo - Suan Rot Fai.
Coral-billed Grond Cuckoo - Khao Yai.
Black-headed Bunting - Khon Kaen.
Daurian Starling - Ko Samui.
Mugimaki Flycacther - Nonthaburi.
Oriental Plover - Pranburi.
Mugimaki Flycatcher - Khon Kaen.
Japanese Sparrowhawk - Suan Rot Fai.
Chestnut-winged Cucko - Hang Dong.
Japanese Sparrowhawk - Hang Dong.
Pygmy Blue Flycatcher - Doi Lang.

News Snippets

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.

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

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 784 species.
Butterflies: 2,444 images of 610 species.
Mammals: 291 images of 67 species.
Reptiles: 500 images of 103 species.
Amphibians: 227 images of 53 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 4,792 images of 1,399 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

10 Apr. Due to travel in remote areas from 10 - 26 Apr, updates to latest sightings will be as Internet access permits.

8 Apr. Added additional images of Grey-throated Babbler to Thailand Bird gallery.

7 Apr. Added Red-eared Slider to World Reptile gallery. Added additional images of Many-lined Sun Skink and South-east Asian Monitor.

7 Apr. Added additional images of Plantain Squirrel to World Mammal gallery.

7 Apr. Added additional images of Malay Viscount and Plain Cupid to World Butterfly gallery.

7 Apr. Added additional images of Banded Swallowtail to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

6 Apr. Added Yellow-vented Bulbul, Sunda Scops Owl, Long-tailed Parakeet and Pied Triller (species 1,396 - 1,399) to World Bird gallery. Added additional images of Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Lesser Coucal, Germain's Swiftlet, Oriental Dollarbird, Peregrine Falcon, Common Iora, Ashy Tailorbird, Javan Myna, Daurian Starling, Asian Borwn Flycatcher, Brown-throated Sunbird and Olive-backed Sunbird.

6 Apr. Updated Thailand Mammal checklist.

3 Apr. Trip report for Indonesia remote eastern islands: Waigeo to Sulawesi 12 - 28 Mar.

9 Mar. Added additional images of Green-backed Frog, Hose's Frog and Stoliczka's Frog to Thailand Amphibian gallery.

8 Mar. Trip report for Northern Mountains 19 Feb - 1 Mar.

8 Mar. Updated Thailand Mammal checklist.

8 Mar. Added additional images of Mrs. Hume's Pheasant to Thailand Bird gallery.

8 Mar. Updated Bird Locality information for Doi Inthanon, Chiang Dao, Doi Ang Khang, Doi Lang, Thaton and Chiang Saen.

8 Mar. Updated Bird checklists for Doi Inthanon (296 species), Mae Hia (113), Chiang Dao (291), Doi Ang Khang (239), Fang (136), Doi Lang (312), Thaton (127) and Chiang Saen (234).

Full update history.

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