2011 Bird Sightings from around Thailand





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29 Dec

Small Pratincole at Laem Phak Bia salt pans, and three Red-necked Phalarope at Pak Thale.
Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka

An Eyebrowed Thrush was seen at Chiang Saen Lake, as well as a male Red-crested Pochard observed when flushed by fishermen.
Mick Davies - yonokwetlands

An Asian Dowitcher was found, and photographed, at Don Hoi Lod (ดอนหอยหลอด), Samut Songkhram.
Gerry Brett - personal blog

28 Dec

A Slaty-legged Crake flew into the apartment window at Kata, Phuket. The bird was photographed in the shower (right) and after recovery was released at Laem Mum Nai on 29 Dec.
Paul Carter

A Manchurian Bush Warbler was found on a hill side at Chiang Saen Lake.
Mick Davies - yonokwetlands

Slaty-legged Rail
Slaty-legged Crake (Paul Carter)

27 Dec

At Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctury Grey-headed Fish Eagle and Grey Nightjar.
Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka

Grey Nightjar
Grey Nightjar (Punjapa Phetsri)

Grey-headed Fish Eagle
Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Punjapa Phetsri)

25 Dec

A major day's birding around Chiang Saen produced female Greater Scaup, two Mallard, Long-toed Stint, an immature Hen Harrier and Rufous-winged Buzzard.
Mick Davies - yonokwetlands

23 Dec

At Khao Nor Chuchi a few morning hours produced two or three Orange-headed Thrush, Siberian Blue Robin, Chinese Blue Flycatcher and Ferruginous Babbler. Birds along Krabi Mangrove Walkway included Two-barred Warbler, Streak-breasted Woodpecker and Eastern Crowned Warbler. A single Common Buzzard B. b. vulpinus with Eastern Buzzard at Laem Mum Nai, Phuket.
Dave Sargeant, Paul Carter, Ian Dugdale and Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka

22 Dec

Early morning at Sa Nang Manora Forest Park held a single Orange-headed Thrush. An all day session on the Krabi mudflats at did not produce anything of major significance. Small number of Great Knot, a single Sanderling, Grey Heron and Purple Heron.
Dave Sargeant, Wolfgang Luft, Ian Dugdale and Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka

Lesser Whitethroat at Chaladrakhang, near Tak.
Jens Toestrup per Peter Ericsson - pbase.com/peterericsson

21 Dec

Definitely no sign of any Crab-plover at Laem Pakarang.
Dave Sargeant, Ian Dugdale and Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka

20 Dec

A visit to Nong Lom had no sign of previously reported Red-crested Pochard, and only about 20 Pied Harrier and Eastern Marsh Harrier at the roost - well down on previous years.
Mick Davies - yonokwetlands

19 Dec

At Krung Ching, Rail-babbler about 2 km up main trail to waterfall.
Bill Wood

18 Dec

Crested Bunting around the Ban Nor Lae army camp on Doi Ang Khang. Chestnut-eared Bunting on rice paddies around Fang. Yellow-breasted Bunting, Little Bunting and Chestnut Bunting at Doi Lang. Flock of Spot-winged Grosbeak at Fang Hot Spring.
Nick Upton - Thaibirding

17 Dec

No sign of Crab-plover at Laem Pakarang
Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka

Male Red-crested Pochard at Nong Lom, near Chiang Saen. No further details.
Khun Boonpop per Phil Round

Chinese Bush Warbler at "Little England", near Chiang Saen.
Mick Davies - yonokwetlands

16 Dec

A count of waterbirds on Chiang Saen Lake included 18 Ferruginous Duck, 2 Mallard and 78 Eurasian Coot.
Mick Davies - yonokwetlands

15 Dec

A day trip to Chae Son National Park produced Rufous-winged Buzzard, Sapphire Flycatcher, Slaty-backed Flycatcher, Plumbeous Water Redstart, Rosy Minivet and Slaty-backed Forktail.
Dave Sargeant

Booted Eagle near Ban Bang Phat, Phang-nga.
Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka

14 Dec

Three Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Pak Thale, plus Chinese Egret, White-faced Plover, Pomarine Jaeger and Arctic Skua at Laem Phak Bia sand spit. Slaty-breasted Rail at the Mangrove Research Station as well as a Mangrove Whistler there.
Neil Lawton

13 Dec

A visit to Krung Ching, Khao Luang National Park produced Maroon-breasted Philentoma, Rail-babbler and a pair of Pin-tailed Parrotfinch.
Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka

11 Dec

At Laem Pakarang at least one of the Crab-plover was still present, plus two Malaysian Plover.
Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka

A White-cheeked Starling was seen at Khok Kham.
Suthee Supparatvikorn per Phil Round.

At Bueng Boraphet Freckle-breasted Woodpecker, Watercock, Brown-headed Gull and 50 White-shouldered Starling.
Neil Lawton

10 Dec

At least four Far Eastern Curlew at Pak Thale, and tens of Nordmann's Greenshank and Black-faced Spoonbill on Laem Phak Bia salt pans. The sand spit at Laem Phak Bia held two Vega Gull (form mongolus), 12 Heuglin's Gull, a few Malaysian Plover, a single Chinese Egret, and a passing Arctic Skua, but no sign of previously reported Pallas's Gull. Additionally six Spoon-billed Sandpiper were reported by Mr. Daeng, the boatman at Pak Thale.
Dave Sargeant and Steve Mawby.

Sightings from an earlier trip to Mae Ping National Park included a Malayan Night Heron feeding in the damp forest, 15 Small Minivet, plus at least 50 Grey-headed Parakeet and 80 Blossom-headed Parakeet near Thung Kik campsite.
Neil Lawton

Three Red-billed Starling at Chiang Saen.
Tom Wheatley per Mick Davies - yonokwetlands


About four Greater Spotted Eagle at Nong Pla Lai, but no Imperial Eagle seen.
Dave Sargeant and Steve Mawby.

09 Dec

A couple of days at a very quiet, almost dead, Kaeng Krachan produced Wreathed Hornbill and Great Hornbill at the top. Streak-breasted Woodpecker on the approach road. Pale Blue Flycatcher, Ratchet-tailed Treepie and Rufous-browed Flycatcher around km 27.5.
Dave Sargeant and Steve Mawby.

07 Dec

White-throated Rock Thrush still present near HQ at Khao Yai, with at least 10 Long-tailed Broadbill along the Loop Trail. A few Blossom-headed Parakeet mixed in with the Red-breasted Parakeet toward dusk behind the Juldis Hotel.
Dave Sargeant and Steve Mawby.

06 Dec

Pied Harrier and Eastern Marsh Harrier numbers at the Chiang Saen roost are around 200 individuls. An immature Hen Harrier was seen there at the end of November but not since.
Mick Davies - yonokwetlands


The infrequently visited Doi Phu Kha had Emerald Cuckoo, Grey-faced Buzzard, Pale Blue Flycatcher, Small Niltava, Black-eared Shrike-babbler and Whiskered Yuhina.
Peter Ericsson - pbase.com/peterericsson

05 Dec

A couple of Sapphire Flycatcher, Pale Blue Flycatcher and Baikal Bush Warbler seen along the entrance road to Chae Son National Park. In the upper levels of Doi Pui National Park a female White-bellied Redstart and a single Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher. Also several Scaly Thrush and Eyebrowed Thrush.
Dave Sargeant and Steve Mawby.

A male Jerdon's Bush Chat, Yellow-breasted Bunting and three Black-faced Bunting along the Mekong River at Chiang Saen.
Neil Lawton

04 Dec

A visit to Chiang Saen area held the usual wintering ducks including Northern Shoveler and Ferruginous Duck. The nearby Nam Kham had Blunt-winged Warbler, Jerdon's Bushchat and Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler.
Peter Ericsson - pbase.com/peterericsson

Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl and Baikal Bush Warbler at Chiang Dao.
Neil Lawton

04 Dec

Two immature Crab-plover were present at Laem Pakarang from at least 3 Dec.
BCST website forum

03 Dec

A trip to Doi Kum Fa held Grey-headed Parakeet, Giant Nuthatch and Grey-headed Parrotbill.
Neil Lawton

02 Dec

The fields at Thaton held at least 20 Yellow-breasted Bunting and a single Chestnut-eared Bunting and Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler. A female Jerdon's Bush Chat was seen on a late visit to Nam Kham at Chiang Saen.
Dave Sargeant and Steve Mawby.

Up to five Green Peafowl and Black Baza at Huai Hong Krai.
Neil Lawton

01 Dec

A couple of days on Doi Lang recorded White-gorgeted Flycatcher, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Small Niltava, Himalayan Cutia, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch and Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler. A Peregrine at the summit.
Dave Sargeant and Steve Mawby.

29 Nov

Two days at Ang Khang recorded Daurian Redstart near Ban Luang Resort and along the Burma Road, where a good group of Grey-headed Parrotbill was also found. At least 30 Spot-winged Grosbeak at a seeding tree along the Km 21 Trail as well a Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher. Down the Arunthai Road at km 31 a female White-bellied Redstart. A night walk along the Mae Phu Trail had only a single distant calling Hodgson's Frogmouth. Night birds everywhere seemed totally silent.
Dave Sargeant and Steve Mawby.

27 Nov

From Phuket, a record of Eurasian Wryneck at Muang Mai - potentially a first record for the Peninsula. Also Booted Eagle at Thalang Battlefields.
Punjapa Phetsri - BaanMaka


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