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.

Silver Royal
Silver Royal

Short-tailed Gymnure
Short-tailed Gymnure

Blue Nawab
Blue Nawab

Claudia's Leaf Warbler
Claudia's Leaf Warbler

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 21 Aug 2017. Full details.

White-rumped Falcon - Mae Hong Son.
Black Bittern - Nong Pling.
Eared Pitta - Kang Krachan.
Little Stint - Chonburi.
Oriental Hobby - Doi Lang.
Asian Dowitcher - Khok Kham.
Tickell's Brown Hornbill - Khao Laem.
River Lapwing - Buriram.
Intermediate Egret - Phrao.
Chinese Egret - Laem Phak Bia.
Ashy-headed Green Pigeon - Ratchaburi.
Chestnut-bellied Malkoha - Ranong.
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher - L Phak Bia.
Milky Stork - Chonburi.
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher - Chulabhorn.
Brown-streaked Flycatcher - Ko Phi Phi.
Christmas Frigatebird - Ko Phi Phi.
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo - B. Boraphet.
Spot-bellied Eagl-Owl - Satun.
Changeable Hawk-Eagle - Satun.

News Snippets

25 May. Taxonomic changes from IOC 7.2 (2017) made across the website. 21 species on the Thai list are affected.

3 Apr. New species of gecko - Dixonius kaweesaki described from Thailand.

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

7 Mar. New species of bat described from southern 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 785 species.
Butterflies: 2,545 images of 620 species.
Reptiles: 528 images of 111 species.
Mammals: 315 images of 71 species.
Amphibians: 251 images of 56 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 5,166 images of 1,487 species.
Butterflies: 2,648 images of 661 species.
Reptiles: 544 images of 118 species.
Mammals: 399 images of 98 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

21 Aug. Added Douglas's Squirrel and Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (species #98 - 99) to World Mammal gallery. Added additional images of Yellow-pine Chipmunk.

21 Aug. Added Callippe Fritillary, Lorquin's Admiral, Western Pine Elfin, Western Tiger Swallowtail and Pale Swallowtail (species #657 - 661) to World Butterfly gallery.

21 Aug. Added Clark's Spiny Lizard. Desrt Spiny Lizard and Common Lesser Earless Lizard (species #115 - 118) to World Reptile gallery.

21 Aug. Added additional images of Bamboo Treebrown and Common Treebrown to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

21 Aug. Added additional images of Rufous-crowned Babbler to Thailand Bird gallery.

20 Aug. Added Dark Lilacfork (species #620) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added addional images of Scarce Lilacfork, Tiger Palmfly, Spotted Palmfly, Green Palmfly and Pointed Palmfly to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

20 Aug, Added additional images of Scaly-crowned Babbler to Thailand Bird gallery.

19 Aug. Added additional images of Common Palmfly, Blue-striped Palmfly, Tawny Palmfly, Dark Evening Brown and Great Evening Brown to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

18 Aug. Added Moluccan Drongo-Cuckoo, Moluccan Scops Owl, Sula Scops Owl, Papuan Boobook and Uniform Swiftlet (species #1,483 - 1,487) to World Bird gallery. Added additional images of Himalyan Cuckoo, Sulawesi Scops Owl and Grey-rumped Treeswift.

18 Aug. Added additional images of Horsfield's Babbler to Thailand Bird gallery.

17 Added Sula Cuckoo-Dove, Western Crowned Pigeon, Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon, Banggai Fruit Dove, Claret-breasted Fruit Dove, Carunculated Fruit Dove, Black-naped Fruit Dove, Spectacled Imperial Pigeon, Spice Imperial Pigeon, Cinnamon-breasted Imperial Pigeon and Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon (species #1,473 - 1,482) to World Bird gallery. Added additional images of Sultan's Cuckoo-Dove, Grey-headed Green Pigeon and Green Imperial Pigeon.

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