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.

Blue Nawab
Blue Nawab

Claudia's Leaf Warbler
Claudia's Leaf Warbler

Wallace's Tree Frog
Wallace's Tree Frog

Forest Crested Lizard
Forest Crested Lizard

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 13 Jul 2017. Full details.

Hooded Pitta - Kuiburi.
Chinese Pond Heron - Suan Rot Fai.
Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo - Khao Yai.
Grey-headed Lapwing - Chachoengsao.
Spotted Owlet - Wanakon Beach.
River Lapwing - Huay Mai Teng.
White-winged Duck - Phu Khieo.
Green Cochoa - Doi Inthanon.
Black Bittern - Nong Pling.
Sooty Tern - Gulf of Thailand.
White-headed Munia - Songkhla.
Mangrove Whislter - Ranong.
Lesser Cuckoo - Doi Ang Khang.
Malayan Night Heron - Khao Yai.
Pied Kingfisher - Khon Kaen.
Ruddy Kingfisher - Ranong.
Mountain Hawk-Eagle - Kuiburi.
Rufous-necked Hornbill - Kanchanaburi.
Green Broadbill - Kanchanaburi.

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: 2,525 images of 617 species.
Mammals: 311 images of 70 species.
Reptiles: 525 images of 110 species.
Amphibians: 251 images of 56 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 5,166 images of 1,472 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

7 Jul. Due to travel in remote areas till 31 Jul, no major updates till August. Latest Sightings will continue to be updated as Internet access permits.

7 Jul. Trip report for US - California and Arizona 22 Jun - 3 Jul.

30 Jun. Added Barred Honey Buzzard and Sulawesi Hawk-Cuckoo (species #1.471 - 1,472) to World Bird gallery.

21 Jun. Added additional images of Rufous-winged Buzzard to Thailand Bird gallery.

21 Jun. Added additional images of Ruddy Shelduck to World Bird gallery.

20 Jun. Updated Doi Suthep-Pui Locality information.

20 Jun. Added additional images of Black-and-white Helen, Lemon Emigrant, Three-spot Grass Yello, Anderson's Grass Yellow and Tree Yellow to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

18 Jun. Added additional images of Plain Blue Crow, Malayan Tree Nymph, Common Tree Nymph and Small Wood Nymph to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

18 Jun. Added additional images of Hill Jezebel, Dark Blue Tiger, Dark Blue Glassy Tiger and Blue Glassy Tiger to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

17 Jun. Added additional images of Crested Bunting, Little Bunting, Chestnut-eared Bunting, Yellow-breasted Bunting, Chestnut Bunting, Black-headed Bunting, Red-headed Bunting and Black-faced Bunting to Thailand Bird gallery.

17 Jun. Added additional images of Chestnut Tiger to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

15 Jun. Added additional images of Common Grass Yellow, Plain Tiger, Common Tiger, White Tiger, Malay Tiger, Dark Blue Tiger, Scarce Blue Tiger, Broad Blue Tiger, Yellow Glassy Tiger, Glassy Tiger and Chocolate Tiger to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

15 Jun. Added additional images of Cream-vented Bulbul, Spectacled Bulbul and Streak-eared Bulbul to Thailand Bird gallery.

14 Jun. Added Common Tailed Sulphur (species #617) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Mottled Emigrant, Small Grass Yellow, Spotless Grass Yellow, Lemon Emigrant, Common Grass Yellow, Hill Grass Yellow, Three-spot Grass Yellow, Chocolate Grass Yellow, Anderson's Grass Yellow, Banded Grass Yellow, Talbot's Grass Yellow and Tree Yellow.

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