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20 - 30 Mar 2016
Hot to very hot, though cooler at altitude at Phu Suan Sai. Dry. Variable cloud cover. Terrible air quality throughout the northeast due to usual forest fires at this time.
Khlong Hok, Wat Phra Phutthabat Noi, Khao Yai National Park, Pak Chong, Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve, Thap Lan National Park, Huay Talad Reservoir, Sanambin Non-hunting Area, Had Wijitra, Kaeng Hin Khun, Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park and Phu Suan Sai National Park.

With Jeff Verrill. Having birded Thailand on several occasions, Jeff has become a man on a mission - to see 700 species in Thailand. As a casual visitor this target could be described as difficult, but achievable with perseverance. A couple of three weeks trips, covering northern and southern Thailand at the appropriate times of year will likely produce a list in the range of 580 - 600 species. Following that, selective itineraries to more out-of-the-way places are needed to find the additional 100 plus required. With this in mind, and starting at 644 species, we set out to cover a number of less frequently visited areas with some interesting specialities. This itinerary demanded some extensive driving.

19 Mar. Drive from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. With Jeff arriving Bangkok airport early evening we opted to simply overnight near the airport.

20 Mar. Initially we'd planned to head straight to Saraburi seeking Limestone Wren-Babbler. However, recent sightings of Yellow-legged Buttonquail on the outskirts of northeastern Bangkok around Khlong Hok tempted us into a detour. On arrival, met two local photographers who reported that the bird had not been seen for several days. None the less we explored the scrub - just in case. Nothing remarkable but a few Streaked Weaver, Yellow Bittern, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Long-tailed Shrike and Plain-backed Sparrow started off our trip list. Continued to Wat Phra Phutthabat Noi, the well-known stakeout for Limestone Wren-Babbler where despite the day starting to heat up we successful located our first target bird.

Asian Elephant
Asian Elephant

Brown-backed Needletail
Brown-backed Needletail

On to Khao Yai, where we tried several spots. The hoped for wintering White-throated Rock Thrush and Mugimaki Flycatcher were not in evidence, and during the hot afternoon the best we managed was Long-tailed Broadbill and Hainan Blue Flycatcher. Around 17:00 visited the small lake where the daily spectacle of needletails coming to drink had just commenced. The collection of usual Brown-backed Needletail contained at least five of the highly sought after Silver-backed Needletail. On leaving the park toward dusk a group of Asian Elephant were dust bathing close to the road.

Orange-headed Thrush
Orange-headed Thrush

White's Thrush
White's Thrush

21 Mar. Started at 05:45 for the usual Thai Birder's breakfast - a 7-Eleven visit. We then continued to the field edges around Pak Chong for quail and buttonquail, but upon arrival were completely deflated to discover that the whole area had been ploughed up and made ready for extensive planting of cassava and corn and looked more of a desert landscape than ideal habitat for quail.

Oriental Pratincole
Oriental Pratincole

Nevertheless, with no other practical options, we parked and headed out over the only semi-untouched remnants of habitat. After an hour of traipsing we finally found a couple of Rain Quail, our main target. Other species included Greater Painted-snipe, Richard's Pipit and at least 40 Oriental Pratincole - the later evidently enjoying the barren open sandy habitat. We then tried another area randomly and in a recently planted field lucked in to a single Common Buttonquail running across a track - a major bonus.

A mid morning return to Khao Yai where we worked several areas including the loop Nature Trail - where we heard but could not approach Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, the campsite and the Khao Khieo radar station road. Best birds of the afternoon were White's Thrush, Orange-headed Thrush, Alstrom's Warbler, Large Scimitar Babbler, Silver Pheasant, Eyebrowed Thrush, Hainan Blue Flycatcher and Siberian Blue Robin. Late afternoon we waited along lower sections of Khao Khieo, but no Siamese Fireback. One major surprise along the river during the afternoon was an Indochinese Water Dragon, a species now extremely rare in Thailand due to collecting.

22 Mar. Opting against another session in Khao Yai we drove to Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve where, after securing permission to enter, birded the main track with at least seven Siamese Fireback seen - another target down. Habitat extremely dry, so bird activity low, plus the grassland and forest along the entrance road had been burned so no chance of any Brown Prinia and only Red-breasted Parakeet of note. Drove to Khonburi where we took a siesta from the heat before venturing out to Thap Lan, where the temperature was still around 40°C at 15:00. It was depressing to find yet another damaged site, with extensive fires having destroyed most of the undergrowth. Still we persevered with surprisingly good results, including Common Woodshrike, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Vinous-breasted Starling, Brown Prinia, Small Minivet and a single Ashy Minivet flying over.

23 Mar. A return to Tap Lan to try for White-browed Fantail, our outstanding target. Despite much effort and walking, no luck so drove to Sanambin Non-hunting Area, home of the Sarus Crane reintroduction programme. Our hottest day to date. This small reserve simply oozes with potential due to its permanent, small wetland surrounded by acres of dry agricultural land. No cranes were present early afternoon, so we decided to check out Huay Talad Reservoir, about 30 kilometres to the north, that in even in the heat of the day looked rather promising. A single Red-necked Stint was present. Returned to Sanambin where we spoke with one of the rangers who very kindly led us to some fields just outside the reserve where a pair of Sarus Crane were feeding. En route also discovered Forest Wagtail and a single Knob-billed Duck - a major rarity in Thailand.

24 Mar. Another baking hot day, which we started with a walk around Sanambin, eventually locating six Sarus Crane and a migrant Greater Spotted Eagle drifting over. Additionally, better views of the Knob-billed Duck. Mid morning we succumbed to temptation, and went for a full English breakfast cum fry-up at local bar/coffee shop discovered on a previous trip - seemingly very out of place, but a very pleasant change from 7-Eleven. Ignoring the heat, we returned to Huay Talad and birded a complete circuit around the lake, eventually locating Glossy Ibis - a long outstanding target. Returned to Sanambin and passed the rest of the afternoon scanning from the shelters and towers. Despite its potential the only migrants we could uncover were Forest Wagtail, Himalayan Cuckoo and Asian Brown Flycatcher.

Siamese Fireback
Siamese Fireback

Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Hoopoe

Knob-billed Duck
Knob-billed Duck

Sarus Crane
Sarus Crane

Small Pratincole
Small Pratincole

Mekong Wagtail
Mekong Wagtail

Jerdon's Bush Chat
Jerdon's Bush Chat

25 Mar. A five hour drive to Had Wijitra at the Mekong River on the Laos border. Surprisingly, or maybe not given we were in Thailand, another environmental disaster in the making with this formerly peaceful stretch of beautiful river being massacred by heavy trucks and bulldozers constructing a 20 metre high rock bank along the Thai side. Where do these people get their ideas? Having climbed down the newly constructed bank we walked across the rocks covering a large area of river and scanned. Despite the disturbance and noise we were able to find a couple of Mekong Wagtail. However, no such luck with our second target - Great Stone-curlew - that we failed to locate. Fortunately a relatively cool day with cloud, so not to be deterred we headed north and south along the river scanning wherever access was possible. However, by dusk, still no stone-curlew so we checked into a local resort. Even an evening scan and listen for this largely nocturnal bird were unsuccessful.

26 Mar. Out pre-dawn for an early perusal of all areas of the river once again, with a couple of Mekong Wagtail, Yellow-vented Bulbul and Chinese Francolin heard. Evidently for the stone-curlew a change of strategy was required, so we headed north 100 kilometres to try the river north of Khemarat. Of the four areas we found, only Kaeng Hin Khun looked to have any potential, and did at least have Mekong Wagtail. Returned to Had Wijitra for a final attempt, and after an hour scanning we located a single Great Stone-curlew at the 11th hour. What a relief. A late drive to Ubon Ratchathani where we checked into a simple hotel in town.

27 Mar. Left early for the long drive to Lom Sak, that we reached around 14:30, checked in to a hotel in town and then immediately headed up the mountain to Phu Hin Rong Kla. The air quality here from burning forest fires was terrible with visibility poor. For a change the birding was fairly straightforward, with good views of Jerdon's Bush Chat, Nepal House Martin, Dusky Crag Martin and, surprisingly, a Baikal Bush Warbler.

28 Mar. A relatively short two hour drive on windy mountain roads to Phu Suan Sai where we'd pre-booked park accommodation - this area having no close by accommodations. The weather was rather pleasant due to the cloudy conditions and and park sitting at an altitude of around 1,000 metres. Rufous-throated Fulvetta found easily, mainly on account of a photographers's feeding station along the road, but we knew we would struggle for other targets. Birded along the road through the park for the rest of the morning during which we heard a reasonably close Blue-naped Pitta. Our endevours to walk into the forest were unsuccessful mainly on account of the understorey of dry bamboo leaves which make an incredible noise when trodden on.

Following lunch in the park restaurant, a grand term for a kitchen producing fried rice, we walked the Birdwatching Trail, that turned out to be more of the same noisy, dry bamboo understorey, so little found other than another group of Rufous-throated Fulvetta and a Blyth's Shrike-babbler. On exiting the forest we definitely didn't intend to try that again due to the noise plus the steep slopes of dry bamboo leaves being incredibly slippery. Again, along the road we heard the Blue-naped Pitta but again it disappeared when we tried to enter the forest. Determined to make a concerted effort for this bird we took stools from the vehicle, then clambered down into the ravine - making a lot of noise and scaring it away in the process. We then simple sat quietly amid hoards of mosquitos and waited. After about 30 minutes we heard the bird moving through the bamboo but couldn't see it. Then, again at the 11th hour, it appeared - feeding quietly at a water patch in the gulley bottom. Despite the late hour, past sunset, and non-existent light, we were able to grab what proved to be the first photograph of this near mythical bird in Thailand.

29 Mar. An early start along the road looking for our remaining targets; Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Indochinese Yuhina and Short-tailed Parrotbill, all without success. At 09:00 we joined with Khun Samit, the ranger knowledgeable of the birds in the area, and repeated the same walk, similarly without success. After lunch, we spent the whole afternoon in the hide overlooking the water pool. An amazing collection of at least thirty species came to drink, including Collared Babbler, but alas the usually reliable Short-tailed Parrotbill failed to appear. A major blow as Phu Suan Sai is the only relaible site for this species.

30 Mar. Our last attempt for the parrotbill, again exploring the bamboo along the road, but again with no sighting. A tough bird indeed. The only consolation was a Himalayan Cuckoo and a fly over group of minivets that were probably Long-tailed Minivet. En route back to Chiang Mai airport we successfully detoured for Crested Treeswift, bringing the trip total of targets seen to 32, and Jeff's list up to 676.

Rufous-throated Fulvetta
Rufous-throated Fulvetta

Striated Swallow
Striated Swallow

Blue-naped Pitta
Blue-naped Pitta

Species List

  Wat Phra Phutthabat Noi Count   Khlong Hok Count
  Oriental Pratincole 3   Lesser Whistling Duck 1
  Rock Dove 3   Asian Openbill 2
  Red Turtle Dove 4   Yellow Bittern 2
  Spotted Dove 4   Eastern Cattle Egret 4
  Asian Palm Swift 2   Purple Heron 1
  Eurasian Hoopoe 2   Little Cormorant 1
  Lineated Barbet 2   Eastern Marsh Harrier 1
  Coppersmith Barbet 2   Red Turtle Dove 4
  Common Iora 2   Spotted Dove 4
  Malaysian Pied Fantail 2   Zebra Dove 4
  Barn Swallow 4   Greater Coucal 2
  Limestone Wren-Babbler 2   Green-billed Malkoha 1
  White-rumped Shama 4   Asian Koel 2
  Asian Brown Flycatcher 1   Plaintive Cuckoo 1
  Taiga Flycatcher 2   Asian Palm Swift 2
  Blue Rock Thrush 1   Indian Roller 1
  Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 2   White-throated Kingfisher 2
        Brown Shrike 2
  Khao Yai Count   Long-tailed Shrike 1
  Red Junglefowl 6   Yellow-vented Bulbul 4
  Little Egret 2   Streak-eared Bulbul 4
  Little Cormorant 2   Zitting Cisticola 6
  Spotted Dove 6   Plain Prinia 5
  Common Emerald Dove 1   Common Tailorbird 2
  Mountain Imperial Pigeon 5   Common Myna 2
  Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo 1   Pied Myna 2
  Himalayan Cuckoo 2   Stejneger's Stonechat 4
  Collared Owlet 1   Plain-backed Sparrow 2
  Brown Hawk-Owl 1   Streaked Weaver 6
  Great Eared Nightjar 1      
  Silver-backed Needletail 5   Pak Chong Count
  Brown-backed Needletail 50   Rain Quail 5
  Asian Palm Swift 6   Asian Openbill 30
  House Swift 5   Black-crowned Night Heron 1
  Orange-breasted Trogon 3   Eastern Cattle Egret 5
  Red-headed Trogon 4   Purple Heron 1
  Banded Kingfisher 1   Great Egret 2
  Blue-tailed Bee-eater 2   Little Egret 3
  Chestnut-headed Bee-eater 1   Little Cormorant 1
  Great Hornbill 2   Western Osprey 1
  Oriental Pied Hornbill 10   White-breasted Waterhen 1
  Green-eared Barbet 6   Common Buttonquail 1
  Moustached Barbet 5   Black-winged Stilt 20
  Vernal Hanging Parrot 6   Red-wattled Lapwing 6
  Long-tailed Broadbill 3   Pacific Golden Plover 10
  Blue Pitta 1   Eastern Little Ringed Plover 6
  Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike 8   Greater Painted-snipe 2
  Ashy Woodswallow 10   Common Snipe 4
  Black-winged Cuckooshrike 2   Wood Sandpiper 2
  Swinhoe's Minivet 4   Oriental Pratincole 25
  Scarlet Minivet 2   Rock Dove 10
  White-bellied Erpornis 6   Zebra Dove 5
  Ashy Drongo 1   Asian Koel 2
  Hair-crested Drongo 3   House Swift 4
  Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 2   Eurasian Hoopoe 1
  Black-naped Monarch 3   Ashy Woodswallow 2
  Eastern Jungle Crow 4   Long-tailed Shrike 1
  Sultan Tit 2   Black Drongo 5
  Black-crested Bulbul 15   Eastern Jungle Crow 2
  Stripe-throated Bulbul 6   Indochinese Bush Lark 1
  Puff-throated Bulbul 12   Oriental Skylark 4
  Grey-eyed Bulbul 25   Sooty-headed Bulbul 1
  Ashy Bulbul 2   Sand Martin 15
  Barn Swallow 6   Barn Swallow 30
  Red-rumped Swallow 2   Dusky Warbler 2
  Radde's Warbler 3   Oriental Reed Warbler 3
  Yellow-browed Warbler 5   Zitting Cisticola 10
  Two-barred Warbler 5   Golden-headed Cisticola 1
  Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 4   Yellow-bellied Prinia 4
  Eastern Crowned Warbler 10   Plain Prinia 10
  Claudia's Leaf Warbler 3   Great Myna 10
  Alström's Warbler 1   Common Myna 2
  Dark-necked Tailorbird 6   Oriental Magpie-Robin 1
  Large Scimitar Babbler 2   Stejneger's Stonechat 6
  White-browed Scimitar Babbler 4   House Sparrow 1
  Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 15   Eastern Yellow Wagtail 4
  Abbott's Babbler 1   Richard's Pipit 2
  Puff-throated Babbler 2   Paddyfield Pipit 4
  White-crested Laughingthrush 10   Red-throated Pipit 1
  Asian Fairy-bluebird 10      
  Golden-crested Myna 2   Sakaerat Count
  Common Hill Myna 7   Red Junglefowl 4
  Orange-headed Thrush 2   Siamese Fireback 7
  White's Thrush 1   Shikra 1
  Eyebrowed Thrush 1   Orange-breasted Trogon 1
  White-rumped Shama 6   Moustached Barbet 3
  Asian Brown Flycatcher 3   Greater Flameback 1
  Hainan Blue Flycatcher 3   Red-breasted Parakeet 10
  Siberian Blue Robin 1   Great Iora 2
  Taiga Flycatcher 5   Hair-crested Drongo 4
  Blue-winged Leafbird 5   Black-naped Monarch 2
  Buff-bellied Flowerpecker 4   Black-crested Bulbul 4
  Purple Sunbird 4   Yellow-browed Warbler 1
  Little Spiderhunter 2   Two-barred Warbler 2
        Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 1
  Thap Lan Count   White-crested Laughingthrush 4
  Chinese Francolin 3   White-rumped Shama 3
  Red Junglefowl 2   Siberian Blue Robin 1
  Black Baza 2   Olive-backed Sunbird 4
  Shikra 2      
  Rufous-winged Buzzard 1   Huay Talad Count
  Red Turtle Dove 6   Lesser Whistling Duck 300
  Greater Coucal 3   Cotton Pygmy Goose 400
  Asian Koel 4   Garganey 10
  Brown-backed Needletail 2   Little Grebe 20
  Asian Palm Swift 4   Painted Stork 10
  Indian Roller 5   Asian Openbill 50
  White-throated Kingfisher 2   Glossy Ibis 18
  Green Bee-eater 8   Yellow Bittern 2
  Eurasian Hoopoe 6   Javan Pond Heron 1
  Lineated Barbet 5   Eastern Cattle Egret 30
  Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker 3   Grey Heron 2
  White-bellied Woodpecker 1   Purple Heron 3
  Black-headed Woodpecker 10   Great Egret 4
  Greater Flameback 1   Intermediate Egret 40
  Rufous Woodpecker 2   Little Egret 10
  Collared Falconet 1   Little Cormorant 10
  Blossom-headed Parakeet 5   Brahminy Kite 1
  Red-breasted Parakeet 30   Black-backed Swamphen 40
  Vernal Hanging Parrot 2   Black-winged Stilt 10
  Common Woodshrike 8   Eastern Little Ringed Plover 4
  Ashy Woodswallow 4   Pheasant-tailed Jacana 50
  Common Iora 4   Bronze-winged Jacana 4
  Large Cuckooshrike 5   Pin-tailed Snipe 3
  Ashy Minivet 1   Marsh Sandpiper 2
  Small Minivet 2   Wood Sandpiper 4
  Scarlet Minivet 4   Common Sandpiper 1
  Burmese Shrike 2   Red-necked Stint 1
  Black-hooded Oriole 4   Oriental Pratincole 15
  Black Drongo 2   Red Turtle Dove 4
  Ashy Drongo 2   Spotted Dove 3
  Hair-crested Drongo 6   Zebra Dove 2
  Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 2   Greater Coucal 2
  Eurasian Jay 10   Asian Koel 4
  Rufous Treepie 4   Indian Roller 2
  Eastern Jungle Crow 4   Green Bee-eater 2
  Sooty-headed Bulbul 25   Ashy Woodswallow 2
  Streak-eared Bulbul 1   Brown Shrike 1
  Barn Swallow 40   Black Drongo 15
  Brown Prinia 5   Eastern Jungle Crow 2
  Rufescent Prinia 2   Indochinese Bush Lark 1
  Velvet-fronted Nuthatch 2   Streak-eared Bulbul 4
  Common Hill Myna 2   Barn Swallow 10
  Great Myna 25   Zitting Cisticola 1
  Common Myna 4   Great Myna 20
  Vinous-breasted Starling 10   Common Myna 4
  Asian Brown Flycatcher 1   Taiga Flycatcher 2
  Taiga Flycatcher 4   Stejneger's Stonechat 4
  Golden-fronted Leafbird 5   Olive-backed Sunbird 2
  Olive-backed Sunbird 5   Plain-backed Sparrow 4
        Chestnut Munia 3
  Sanambin Count   Paddyfield Pipit 4
  Lesser Whistling Duck 300      
  Knob-billed Duck 1   Kaeng Hin Khun Count
  Cotton Pygmy Goose 400   Lesser Whistling Duck 10
  Garganey 20   Chinese Francolin 1
  Chinese Francolin 1   Chinese Pond Heron 4
  Little Grebe 20   Brahminy Kite 2
  Painted Stork 25   Rufous-winged Buzzard 1
  Asian Openbill 2,000   Black-winged Stilt 10
  Yellow Bittern 4   Small Pratincole 10
  Black-crowned Night Heron 100   Spotted Dove 4
  Chinese Pond Heron 4   Plaintive Cuckoo 1
  Grey Heron 4   Asian Palm Swift 3
  Purple Heron 10   Indian Roller 1
  Great Egret 10   Eurasian Hoopoe 1
  Intermediate Egret 20   Common Iora 1
  Little Egret 4   Black-naped Monarch 1
  Little Cormorant 30   Eastern Jungle Crow 2
  Oriental Darter 6   Streak-eared Bulbul 2
  Black-winged Kite 3   Wire-tailed Swallow 4
  Greater Spotted Eagle 1   Red-rumped Swallow 2
  Shikra 1   Dusky Warbler 2
  Eastern Marsh Harrier 6   Two-barred Warbler 1
  Pied Harrier 1   Plain Prinia 2
  Rufous-winged Buzzard 2   Dark-necked Tailorbird 1
  White-breasted Waterhen 2   Great Myna 4
  White-browed Crake 2   Common Myna 5
  Black-backed Swamphen 200   Black-collared Starling 4
  Common Moorhen 12   Mekong Wagtail 1
  Eurasian Coot 15      
  Sarus Crane 6   Had Wijitra Count
  Black-winged Stilt 20   Chinese Pond Heron 10
  Pacific Golden Plover 10   Eastern Cattle Egret 30
  Pheasant-tailed Jacana 20   Grey Heron 5
  Bronze-winged Jacana 15   Little Egret 10
  Pin-tailed Snipe 10   Shikra 1
  Marsh Sandpiper 4   Brahminy Kite 3
  Wood Sandpiper 2   Great Stone-curlew 1
  Oriental Pratincole 10   River Lapwing 8
  Rock Dove 10   Eastern Little Ringed Plover 8
  Red Turtle Dove 4   Common Greenshank 2
  Spotted Dove 10   Green Sandpiper 1
  Zebra Dove 10   Common Sandpiper 2
  Greater Coucal 4   Small Pratincole 20
  Asian Koel 10   Red Turtle Dove 4
  Plaintive Cuckoo 4   Spotted Dove 10
  Himalayan Cuckoo 1   Zebra Dove 2
  Eastern Barn Owl 1   Greater Coucal 3
  Germain's Swiftlet 1   Plaintive Cuckoo 2
  Indian Roller 2   Himalayan Swiftlet 2
  Common Kingfisher 2   Asian Palm Swift 4
  Green Bee-eater 2   Indian Roller 2
  Eurasian Hoopoe 1   Common Kingfisher 1
  Coppersmith Barbet 3   Chestnut-headed Bee-eater 6
  Freckle-breasted Woodpecker 3   Lineated Barbet 2
  Ashy Woodswallow 6   Eastern Jungle Crow 4
  Common Iora 2   Yellow-vented Bulbul 2
  Brown Shrike 2   Streak-eared Bulbul 6
  Black-naped Oriole 3   Barn Swallow 30
  Black Drongo 30   Wire-tailed Swallow 12
  Malaysian Pied Fantail 10   Asian House Martin 4
  Black-naped Monarch 1   Red-rumped Swallow 3
  Eastern Jungle Crow 2   Dusky Warbler 6
  Streak-eared Bulbul 5   Two-barred Warbler 2
  Sand Martin 20   Dark-necked Tailorbird 2
  Barn Swallow 40   Great Myna 10
  Red-rumped Swallow 2   Common Myna 10
  Dusky Warbler 10   Black-collared Starling 6
  Yellow-browed Warbler 1   Taiga Flycatcher 2
  Oriental Reed Warbler 10   Pied Bush Chat 6
  Black-browed Reed Warbler 5   Olive-backed Sunbird 6
  Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler 6   Eurasian Tree Sparrow 20
  Golden-headed Cisticola 1   White-rumped Munia 8
  Plain Prinia 6   White Wagtail 2
  Great Myna 30   Mekong Wagtail 6
  Common Myna 6   Paddyfield Pipit 1
  Black-collared Starling 30      
  Oriental Magpie-Robin 6   Phu Suan Sai Count
  Asian Brown Flycatcher 4   Bar-backed Partridge 2
  Taiga Flycatcher 5   Red Junglefowl 4
  Stejneger's Stonechat 4   Chinese Pond Heron 1
  Brown-throated Sunbird 3   Eastern Cattle Egret 4
  Olive-backed Sunbird 4   Crested Serpent Eagle 1
  House Sparrow 10   Mountain Hawk-Eagle 1
  Plain-backed Sparrow 4   Crested Goshawk 1
  Baya Weaver 4   Common Emerald Dove 1
  Red Avadavat 30   Thick-billed Green Pigeon 3
  Scaly-breasted Munia 10   Green-billed Malkoha 1
  Chestnut Munia 2   Banded Bay Cuckoo 2
  Forest Wagtail 1   Large Hawk-Cuckoo 1
        Himalayan Cuckoo 1
  Phu Hin Rong Kla Count   Himalayan Wood Owl 1
  Plaintive Cuckoo 1   Collared Owlet 2
  House Swift 4   Brown Hawk-Owl 1
  Great Barbet 2   Asian Palm Swift 14
  Golden-throated Barbet 1   House Swift 2
  Blue-throated Barbet 4   Red-headed Trogon 2
  Peregrine Falcon 1   Blue-bearded Bee-eater 1
  Ashy Woodswallow 3   Great Barbet 4
  Brown Shrike 1   Blue-throated Barbet 6
  Burmese Shrike 2   Speckled Piculet 1
  Sooty-headed Bulbul 6   White-browed Piculet 5
  Flavescent Bulbul 4   Bay Woodpecker 2
  Barn Swallow 30   Long-tailed Broadbill 5
  Dusky Crag Martin 5   Blue-naped Pitta 1
  Nepal House Martin 200   Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike 8
  Striated Swallow 20   Large Woodshrike 2
  Radde's Warbler 2   Great Iora 3
  Baikal Bush Warbler 1   Black-winged Cuckooshrike 2
  Hill Prinia 3   Scarlet Minivet 5
  White-browed Scimitar Babbler 2   White-bellied Erpornis 6
  Chestnut-capped Babbler 2   Blyth's Shrike-babbler 2
  Common Myna 4   Ashy Drongo 6
  Blue Rock Thrush 2   Bronzed Drongo 4
  Stejneger's Stonechat 2   Hair-crested Drongo 20
  Pied Bush Chat 6   White-throated Fantail 4
  Jerdon's Bush Chat 6   Black-naped Monarch 3
  Scaly-breasted Munia 10   Blyth's Paradise Flycatcher 2
  Paddyfield Pipit 3   Grey Treepie 4
  Red-throated Pipit 6   Eastern Jungle Crow 1
        Black-crested Bulbul 10
        Sooty-headed Bulbul 3
        Flavescent Bulbul 12
        Puff-throated Bulbul 15
        Grey-eyed Bulbul 30
        Ashy Bulbul 10
        Striated Swallow 8
        Yellow-bellied Warbler 6
        Radde's Warbler 8
        Yellow-browed Warbler 12
        Hume's Leaf Warbler 3
        Two-barred Warbler 4
        Eastern Crowned Warbler 2
        Claudia's Leaf Warbler 5
        Sulphur-breasted Warbler 1
        Grey-crowned Warbler 2
        Martens's Warbler 6
        Large Scimitar Babbler 2
        White-browed Scimitar Babbler 3
        Grey-throated Babbler 12
        Buff-chested Babbler 6
        Golden Babbler 4
        Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 20
        Rufous-throated Fulvetta 8
        Brown-cheeked Fulvetta 20
        Yunnan Fulvetta 4
        Collared Babbler 4
        Puff-throated Babbler 2
        Buff-breasted Babbler 8
        Japanese White-eye 4
        Oriental White-eye 8
        Velvet-fronted Nuthatch 2
        Common Myna 4
        Oriental Magpie-Robin 1
        White-rumped Shama 12
        Hainan Blue Flycatcher 1
        Hill Blue Flycatcher 7
        Siberian Blue Robin 1
        Northern White-crowned Forktail 1
        Blue Whistling Thrush 3
        Taiga Flycatcher 10
        Blue-winged Leafbird 1
        Orange-bellied Leafbird 3
        Thick-billed Flowerpecker 1
        Plain Flowerpecker 1
        Ruby-cheeked Sunbird 2
        Black-throated Sunbird 10
        Little Spiderhunter 5
        Streaked Spiderhunter 2
        White-rumped Munia 10
        Forest Wagtail 1
        Olive-backed Pipit 2