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Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Orange Gull




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 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 trip reports and additional bird and wildlife galleries from around the globe - currently 21,121 images of 5,685 species.

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Plutodes unidentata
Plutodes unidentata

Red-breasted Flycatcher
Red-breasted Flycatcher

Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler
Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 29 Mar 2023. Full details.

Sooty-capped Babbler - Songkhla.
Lesser Frigatebird - Cha-am.
Yellow-breasted Bunting - Uttaradit.
Chinese Bush Warbler - Ob Khan.
White-spectacled Warbler - Doi Lang.
Brown-backed Needletail - D. Inthanon.
Blue-and-white Flycatcher - Khon Kaen.
Ultramarine Flycatcher - Doi Lang.
Zappey's Flycatcher - Samae San.
Nordmann's Greenshank - Chonburi.
Tickell's Leaf Warbler - Doi Inthanon.
Northern Boobook - Nong Pling.
Slaty-legged Crake - Chonburi.
Spoon-billed Sandpiper - Khok Kham.
Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Tak.
Black Baza - Nonthaburi.
White-throated Rock Thrush - Umphang.

News Snippets

17 Sep 2022. Taxonomic changes from IOC 12.2 (2022) made across the website.

30 Jan 2022. Major update of Thai Butterfly checklist (1,340 species) incorporating latest taxonomic revisions.

20 May 2021. New species of pit viper, Trimeresurus kuiburi described from northern Peninsula Thailand.

18 May 2021. New species of gecko Gekko pradapdao described from Lopburi.

24 Jan 2021. New snake species, Fire-back Keelback Hebius igneus, occuring in north Thaiiland, described.

18 Sep 2020. Updated Thai Bird List available from BSCT 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

World Galleries:
Amphibians: 433 images of 102 species.
Birds: 11,353 images of 2,774 species.
Butterflies: 5,726 images of 1,383 species.
Dragonflies: 604 images of 171 species.
Mammals: 696 images of 180 species.
Moths: 1,508 images of 867 species.
Reptiles: 788 images of 187 species.
Other: 13 images of 5 species.

Thailand Galleries:
Amphibians: 388 images of 83 species.
Birds: 3,947 images of 834 species.
Butterflies: 4,927 images of 972 species.
Dragonflies: 530 images of 146 species.
Mammals: 380 images of 89 species.
Moths: 1,346 images of 777 species.
Reptiles: 645 images of 143 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, checklists and detailed coverage are being updated and expanded continually. Longer term, photo galleries will be added to include dragonflies, moths, other insects and spiders.

Latest updates

28 Mar. Added Simplicia bimarginata, Apha horishana, Episparis tortuosalis and Dalima truncataria (species #774 - 777) to Thailand Moth gallery.

28 Mar. Updated Thailand Butterfly checklist.

26 Mar. Added Miltochrista cuneifera, Somena similis and Miltochrista simonka (species #772 - 773) to Thailand Moth gallery. Added additional images of Miltochrista calamaria and Macotasa orientalis.

26 Mar. Added additional images of Halpe handa, Large-spot Plain Ace, Evans's Snow Flat, Indian Purple Sapphire, Albocerulean, French Duke, Chinese Hill Sailor, Variable Sailor, Stately Nawab and Common Peacock to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

25 Mar. Added Blue-eyed Racer (species #143) to Thailand Reptile gallery.

25 Mar. Added Chestnut-and-black Royal and Pale Hockey-stick Sailor (species #971 - 972) to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

25 Mar. Added Sericophara hypoxantha and Ambulyx sericeipennis (species #770 - 771) to Thailand Moth gallery.

23 Mar. Added additional images of De Nicevill's Dull Oakblue and Broad Spark to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

23 Mar. Updated Butterfly checklists for Thaksin Maharat (106 species), Umphang (172) and Lan Sang (54).

23 Mar. Added Corymica pryeri (species #769) to Thailand Moth gallery. Added additional images of Nyctemera coleta, Nemophora decisella, Miltochrista pingera, Hyposidra aquilaria, Dysphania subrepleta, Cydalima laticostalis, Bombyx lemeepauli, Agrotera basinotata, Psamatodes abydata, Oxyodes scrobiculata and Psamatodes abydata.

22 Mar. Trip Report for Umphang 12 - 18 Mar.

22 Mar. Added Comibaena attenuata, Terastia egialealis, Amata divisa and Hyalobathra sp (species #765 - 768) tp Thailand Moth gallery.

21 Mar. Added Acropteris rectinervata and Atrijuglans hetaohei (species #763 - 764) to Thailand Moth gallery. Added additional images of Acropteris leptaliata.

Full update history.

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