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.

Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon

Brown-cheeked Rail
Brown-cheeked Rail

Orange-bellied Leafbird
Orange-bellied Leafbird

White Punch
White Punch

What's About

Latest bird sightings around Thailand.

Updated 25 Feb 2018. Full details.

Ruddy Kingfisher - Krung Ching.
Common Gull - Bangpoo.
Burmese Shrike - Hua Hin.
Jacobin Cuckoo - Ranong.
Dusky Broadbill - Krung Ching.
Japanese Thrush - Khao Yai.
Kloss's Leaf Warbler - Khao Yai.
Oriental Hobby - Khlong Saeng.
Chestnut-bellied Malkoha - KNC.
Violet Cuckoo - Chiang Dao.
Pale-capped Pigeon - Chumphon.
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo - Bangkok.
Mugimaki Flycatcher - Ranong.
Jungle Myna - Pattani.
Black-thighed Falconet - Kaeng Krachan
Small Pratincole - Phetchaburi.
Glossy Ibis - Chiang Dao.
Mangrove Pitta - Krabi.
Eurasian Bittern - Khon Kaen.
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch - Phu Kha.

News Snippets

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

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

10 Sep. Taxonomic changes from IOC 7.3 (2017) made across the website.

25 Aug. Quarterly records round up covering Jan - Apr 2017 published on BCST website.

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

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 786 species.
Butterflies: 2,549 images of 658 species.
Reptiles: 528 images of 111 species.
Mammals: 315 images of 72 species.
Amphibians: 251 images of 56 species.

World Galleries:
Birds: 5,246 images of 1,510 species.
Butterflies: 2,658 images of 697 species.
Reptiles: 547 images of 119 species.
Mammals: 405 images of 102 species.
Amphibians: 260 images of 60 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

24 Feb. Added Banded Red Harlequin and Lesser Harlequin (species #657 - 658) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Larger Harlequin, Common Columbine and Mountain Columbine.

23 Feb. Added additional images of Malay Red Harlequin to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

22 Feb. Added additional images of Tailed Judy and Malay Tailed Judy to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

21 Feb. Added Double-banded Plum Judy and Spotted Judy (species #655 - 656) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images Forest Judy.

21 Feb. Added Dark Glassy Tiger (species #654) to Thailand Butterfly gallery. Added additional images of Red Bushbrown, Bandless Bushbrown, Bright-eye Bushbrown, Striped Blue Crow and Common Palmfly.

21 Feb. Added additional images of Abnormal Judy to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

20 Feb. Updated Thailand Mammal checklist.

20 Feb. Added Common Plum Judy (species #653) to Thailand Butterfly gallery.

20 Feb. Added additional images of Indian Spot-billed Duck to Thailand Bird gallery.

2 Feb. Added Asian Red-eyed Bulbul (spcies #786) to Thailand Bird gallery.

30 Jan. Added additional images of Cotton Pygmy Goose and Falcated Duck to Thailand Bird gallery.

5 Jan. Added North Moluccan Pitta (species #1,509) to World (Indonesia) Bird gallery.

5 Jan. Added additional images of Mandarin Duck to Thialand Bird gallery.

4 Jan. Added additional images of White-booted Racket-tail to World (Colombia) Bird gallery.

4 Jan. Added additional images of White-winged Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Lesser Whistling Duck and Ruddy Shelduck to Thailand Bird gallery.

3 Jan. Added Cauca Guan (species #1,508) to World (Colombia) Bird gallery.

Full update history.

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