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.

Orange-bellied Leafbird
Orange-bellied Leafbird

White Punch
White Punch

Snoy-browed Flycatcher
Snowy-browed Flycatcher

Large Forest Bob
Large Forest Bob

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 19 Jan 2018. Full details.

Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo - Khao Yai.
Violet Cuckoo - Mae Ping.
Dusky Crag Martn - Tak.
Booted Eagle - Lamphun.
Black Eagle - Kaeng Krachan.
Buffy Fish Owl - Krung Ching.
Rain Quail - Pak Chong.
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon - Mae Ping.
Grey-breasted Spiderhunter - K. Krachan
Yellow-vented Green Pigeon - Kuiburi.
Lesser Shortwing - Doi Inthanon.
Baer's Pochard - Bueng Boraphet.
Asian Dowitcher - Laem Phak Bia.
Pied Avocet - Bueng Boraphet.
Pale-capped Pigeon - Chumphon.
Long-tailed Sibia - Mae Wong.
Grey Peacock-Pheasant - K. Krachan.
Vinous-breasted Starling - Chumphon.
Common Starling - Chiang Dao.

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 785 species.
Butterflies: 2,549 images of 652 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 1,509 species.
Butterflies: 2,658 images of 691 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

5 Jan. Added North Moluccan Pitta (species #1,509) to World (Indonesia) Bird gallery.

5 Jan. Added additional images of Mandarin Duck to Thialand Bird gallery.

4 Jan. Added additional images of White-booted Racket-tail to World (Colombia) Bird gallery.

4 Jan. Added additional images of White-winged Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Lesser Whistling Duck and Ruddy Shelduck to Thailand Bird gallery.

3 Jan. Added Cauca Guan (species #1,508) to World (Colombia) Bird gallery.

3 Jan. Added additional images of Clicking Shrike-babbler, Black-eared Shrike-babbler, Blyth's Shrike-babbler, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and Hair-crested Drongo to Thailand Bird gallery.

3 Jan. Added additional images of Common Jester, Dot-dash Sergeant, Common Sergeant, Red Lacewing and Talbot's Grass Yellow to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

1 Jan. Added Yellow-vented Bulbul (species #785) to Thailand Bird gallery. Added additional images of Black Bulbul, White-headed Bulbul and Sooty-headed Bulbul.

28 Dec. Added Tiger Lascar (species #652) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Red-spot Jezebel, Angled Cyclops, Perak Lascar and Common Sailor.

26 Dec. Trip Report for Mae Hong Son 19-22 Dec.

26 Dec. Added additional images of Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo to Thailand Bird galery.

26 Dec. Added additional images of Dark Judy to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

25 Dec. Updated Thailand Bird checklist.

21 Dec. Added additional images of White Punch to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

20 Dec. Added additional images of Orange Punch and Striped Punch to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

19 Dec. Added additional images of Mixed Punch, Common Punchinello, Blue Beak and White-spot Beak to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

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