North Thailand Birding

Black-breasted Thrush Red Lacewing




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 an identification guide for some 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.

Mrs. Hume's Pheasant
Mrs. Hume's Pheasant

Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler
Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler

Pygmy Wren-babbler
Pygmy Wren-babbler

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 13 Mar 2017. Full details.

Red-billed Starling - Doi Inthanon.
Yellow-vented Green Pigeon - K. Krachan
Brahminy Starling - Khlong Wan.
Long-tailed Sibia- Doi Lang.
Zappey's Flycatcher - Chulabhron.
Oriental Hobby - Mae Wong.
Zappey's Flycatcher - Sri Phang-nga.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Pak Thale.
Whiskered Yuhina - Doi Lang.
Greater Painted-snipe - Fang.
Forest Wagtail - Thaton.
White-throated Rock Thrush - Sisaket.
Rufous Woodpecker - Kuiburi.
Black-acked Forktail - Ob Khan.
Beach Stone-curlew - Laem Pakarang.
Chestnut-capped Babbler - C. Saen.
Black Baza - Khon Kaen.
Turquoise-throated Barbet - K. Luang.
Eastern Imperial Eagle - Nong Pla Lai.
Pied Triller - Nakhon Sri Thammarat.

News Snippets

8. Mar. New species of bat from Indochinese region including Thailand.

7 Mar. New species of bat described from southern Thailand.

14 Feb. Taxonomic changes from IOC 7.1 (2017) made across the website. Two species on the Thai list are affected.

28 Jan. Three new species of Cnemapsis gecko described from 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 784 species.
Butterflies: 2,444 images of 610 species.
Mammals: 291 images of 67 species.
Reptiles: 500 images of 103 species.
Amphibians: 227 images of 53 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 4,788 images of 1,395 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 back in October 2009 when photographs were first taken and localities first 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 - as time in the field has priority over sitting at a computer!

Planned expansion includes additional localities and checklists. Longer term, additional photo galleries will be added to include dragonflies and damsel flies, other insects and spiders.

Latest updates

10 Mar. Note, due to travel to remote locations, next major updates will not occur until early April. Updates to daily sightings will continue, internet access permitting.

9 Mar. Added additional images of Green-backed Frog, Hose's Frog and Stoliczka's Frog to Thailand Amphibian gallery.

8 Mar. Trip report for Northern Mountains 19 Feb - 1 Mar.

8 Mar. Updated Thailand Mammal checklist.

8 Mar. Added additional images of Mrs. Hume's Pheasant to Thailand Bird gallery.

8 Mar. Updated Bird Locality information for Doi Inthanon, Chiang Dao, Doi Ang Khang, Doi Lang, Thaton and Chiang Saen.

8 Mar. Updated Bird checklists for Doi Inthanon (296 species), Mae Hia (113), Chiang Dao (291), Doi Ang Khang (239), Fang (136), Doi Lang (312), Thaton (127) and Chiang Saen (234).

7 Mar. Updated Thailand Mammal checklist.

7 Mar. Added additional images of Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler to Thailand Bird gallery.

7 Mar. Added additional images of Lime Butterfly to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

6 Mar. Added Broad-scaled Stream Skink and Jarujin's Bent-toed Gecko (species #102-103) to Thailand Reptile gallery. Added additional images of Changeable Crested Lizard.

6 Mar. Added Stripe-backed Frog (species #53) to Thailand Amphibian gallery. Added additional images of Gyldenstolpe's Frog and Black-bearded Tomb Bat.

4 Mar. Added Green Sandpiper (species #784) to Thailand Bird Gallery.

4 Mar. Updated Thailand Mammal checklist.

2 Mar. Added additional images of Large Scimitar Babbler.

18 Feb. Updated Thailand Reptile checklist.

17 Feb. Added Fehlmann's Four-clawed Gecko and Reeve's Leaf-litter Skink (species #100 - 101) to Thailand Reptile gallery.

Full update history.

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