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.

Black-winged Kite
Black-winged Kite

Club Silverline
Club Silverline

Cinnamon Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern

Indian Purple Emperor
Indian Purple Emperor

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 22 Nov 2017. Full details.

Scarlet Finch - Doi Lang.
Ruddy-breasted Crake - Suphanburi.
Long-tailed Broadbill - Doi Pui.
Grey-sided Thrush - Bangkok.
Slaty-legged Crake - Gulf of Thailand.
Far Eastern Curlew - Pattani.
Fire-capped Tit - Nan.
Black-eared Parrotbill - Phu Luang.
Eurasian Wryneck - Suphanburi.
Large Blue Flycatcher - Ranong.
Slender-billed Gull - Bangpoo.
Common Starling - Lamphun.
Black-headed Greenfinch - Wiang Pha
Himalayan Vulture - Doi Kham.
White-headed Munia - Songkhla.
Jerdon's Baza - Ayuthaya.
Short-toed Snake Eagle - Phitchit.
Asian Dowitcher - 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 784 species.
Butterflies: 2,549 images of 644 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 1,507 species.
Butterflies: 2,658 images of 685 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

22 Nov. Added additional images of French Duke, Tricoloured Baron, Common Gaudy Baron and Malay Red Baron to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

211 Nov. Updated Doi Suthep-Pui Bird chcecklist (122 species) and Locality information.

21 Nov. Updated Thailand Reptile checklist.

21 Added additional images of Long-branded Bushbrown to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

20 Nov. Added additional images of White-edged Blue Baron, Red-spot Baron, Spotted Sawtooth, Lesser Gull, Common Tawny Rajah, Small Peopard, Common Yeoman, Small Yellow Sailor, Lance Sergeant and Orange Staff Sergeant to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

19 Nov. Added Jezebel Palmfly (speces #644) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Spotted Palmfly, Common Bushbrown, Chinese Bushbrown, Great Fivering, Small Staff Sergeant and White Commodore.

17 Nov. Updated Thailand Bird checklist.

17 Nov. Added Siamese Pale Grass Yellow, Starry Diadem and White Commodore (species #641 - 643) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Common Mormon, Common Albatross, Magpie Crow, Burmese Bushbrown, White-bar Bushbrown, Curved Cyclops, Striped Ringlet and Clipper.

16 Nov. Updated Thailand Amphibian checklist.

16 Nov. Updated Thung Salaeng Luang and Nam Nao Locality information and Bird checklists.

16 Nov. Added additional images of Crow-billed Drongo and Ashy Drongo to Thailand Bird gallery.

16 Nov. Added additional images of Banded Swallowtail to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

15 Nov. Trip report for Northern central Thailand 6 - 10 Nov.

15 Nov. Added Grey-lined Lascar and Painted Bushbrown (species #639 - 640) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Red-base Jezebel, Three-spot Grass Yellow, Common Red Forester, Common Fivering and Mango Baron.

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