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 trip reports and additional bird and wildlife galleries from around the globe - currently 10,992 images of 2,584 species.

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What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 19 Oct 2018. Full details.

Black Stork - Doi Lo.
Chinese Egret - Pak Thale.
Japanese Sparrowhawk - Ko Samui.
Slender-billed Gull - Pak Thale.
Amur Falcon - Chiang Saen.
Greenish Warbler - Krasiao.
Yellow-legged Buttonquail - T. Maharat.
Ayeyarwady Bulbul - Mae Sot.
Clicking Shrike-babbler - Doi Pui.
Asian Dowitcher - Pak Thale.
Nepal House Martin - Chae Son.
Red Knot - Laem Phak Bia.
Forest Wagtail - Bangpoo.
Indian Stone-curlew - Phetchaburi.
Milky Stork - Pak Thale.
Green Peafowl - Mae Wong.
Rufous-winged Buzzard - Lampang.

News Snippets

26 Aug. Taxonomic changes from IOC 8.2 (2018) made across the website. Changes affect 15 species on the Thai list.

2 Apr. Another new species of frog discovered in western Thailand.

15 Nov. New species of frog described from western Thialand.

31 Oct. New species of bat Rhinolophus refulgens described from central and northeast Thailand.

25 Aug. Quarterly records round up covering Jan - Apr 2017 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: 3,163 images of 787 species.
Butterflies: 2,595 images of 710 species.
Reptiles: 536 images of 115 species.
Mammals: 323 images of 74 species.
Amphibians: 260 images of 59 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 5,356 images of 1,555 species.
Butterflies: 2,688 images of 748 species.
Reptiles: 557 images of 123 species.
Mammals: 405 images of 104 species.
Amphibians: 260 images of 63 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

12 Oct. Updated Thailand Reptile checklist.

5 Oct. Added additional images of Small White, Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood, Small Copper, Painted Lady and Red Admiral to UK Butterfly gallery.

4 Oct. Added Common Linnet, Whinchat and Dunlin (species #1,553 - 1,555) to Wrold (UK) Bird gallery. Added additional images of Coal Tit and Eurasian Blue Tit.

4 Oct. Added additional images of Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker and Common Darter to UK Dragonfly gallery.

4 Oct. Added additional images of Large White and Green-veined White to UK Butterfly gallery.

2 Oct. Trip report for Mae Hong Son 24 - 28 Sep.

2 Oct. Updated Bird checklist for Doi Suthep-Pui (124 species), Doi Inthanon (301) and Huay Nam Dang (88).

30 Sep. Added Asian Short-toed Lark, Light-vented Bulbul, Willow Tit, Chinese Penduline Tit, Bearded Reedling, Azure-winged Magpie, Red-billed Chough, Oriental Magpie, and Collared Crow (species #1,544 - 1,552) to World (China) Bird gallery. Added additional images of Coal Tit, Yellow-belied Tit, Japanese Tit, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Collared Finchbill, Mountain Bulbul, Sand Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Spotted Nutcracker, Daurian Jackdaw and Large-billed Crow.

30 Sep. Added additional images of Tailless Disc Oakblue and Violet Oakblue to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

30 Sep. Added additional images of Common Frilly Gecko to Thailand Reptile gallery.

29 Sep. Updated Thailand Mammal checklist.

29 Sep. Added additional images of Arhopala achelous, White-banded Oakblue and Large Oakblue to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

23 Sep. Added Pied Falconet, Chinese Grey Shrike, Green Shrike-babbler and Amur Falcon (species #1,540 - 1,543) to World (China) Bird gallery. Added additional images of Fairy Pitta, Swinhoe's Minivet, Grey-chinned Minivet, Brown Shrike and Ashy Drongo.

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