Exploratory trip to NE and SE: 27 Oct - 13 Nov 2013


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27 Oct - 13 Nov 2013.
Wet and warm in the south. Mostly dry and pleasant in the northern half.
Chumphon Stadium, Khao Dinsor, Chumphon mangroves, Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, Khao Khitchakut National Park, Thap Lan National Park, Sanambin Non-hunting Area, Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park, Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary and Phu Suan Sai National Park.

With Ian Dugdale and Games Punjapa Phetsri; plus, in parts, Steve Mawby, Andy Pierce, Dan Byrne and Paul Carter. An exploratory and reconnaissance trip to a number of infrequently visited sites in the southeast and northeast, together with their difficult set of target species.

27 Oct. Having spent a few rainy days in Phuket, with some migration of Oriental Honey Buzzard and Grey-faced Buzzard in evidence, we set off northward to Chumphon early morning. Heavy overnight rain continued on and off, but eased to cloud and showers by the time we'd reached Chumphon early afternoon. With the low cloud and rain sure to have made visibility and migration at Khao Dinsor less than optimal we opted to visit Chumphon Stadium where Chestnut-eared Starling had been seen recently. On arrival, a good number of Daurian Starling were on display, as well as Vinous-breasted Starling. The poor weather on Khao Dinsor pushed Steve and Andy to join us shortly after, and the remainder of the afternoon spent in vain searching for Chestnut-eared Starling. A few hundred Black Baza passed over, as well as Peregrine, Eastern Marsh Harrier and a migrant Asian Brown Flycatcher. Left at dusk and headed to Thung Wua Laen for a three night stay.

28 Oct. An early start to arrive at the Chumphon mangroves by 07:00. We took a boat toward the river mouth, finding Brown-throated Sunbird and a group of 30 Pink-necked Green Pigeon en route. Our main target here was Pale-capped Pigeon, and a couple of hours here provided at least 10-15 birds but, as usual, with flight views only. A few showers early on, and back to dry land by 09:30 from where Steve returned to the UK and the four remaining headed to Khao Dinsor. Some heavy rain en route, but at least the hike up the mountain proved dry. The weather, despite threatening further rain, remained largely dry all day, but migration proved rather slow with only one kettle of 200 Black Baza in addition to a few singles of Grey-faced Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Shikra, Japanese Sparrowhawk and Crested Goshawk. No sign of the hoped for White-throated Needletail and a poor day for photography. At 18:00 retuned to Thung Wua Laen.

29 Oct. Some heavy overnight rain continuing as showers and low cloud in the morning. Arrived at the summit of Khao Dinsor by 07:30 which was enshrouded by low cloud and light rain that continued till about 09:00 when the cloud finally lifted a little and a stream of migrant raptors started to flow. Over the next few hours an impressive flood included at least 20,000 Black Baza and 1,000 Grey-faced Buzzard, as well as a selection of others such as Black-eared Kite, Crested Serpent Eagle and Chinese Sparrowhawk.

Khao Dinsor view
Wet weather at Khao Dinsor

Black Baza
Black Baza

The undergrowth on the mountain held a good number of Pale-legged Leaf Warbler. However, given that Sakhalin Leaf Warbler was netted there recently and identification is nigh on impossible who knows what lurks. Unluckily no identifiable needletails, which had been our great hope, so around 15:00 called it a day and headed into Chumphon to check out the stadium for a second shot. This time we had a more luck, finding a male Chestnut-eared Starling within a smaller group of Daurian Starling. An earlier return to the accommodation and then out to a local restaurant, where walking the road at night we found Muller's Blind Snake.

30 Oct. An early start for the long drive toward Chanthaburi and Khao Soi Dao. The biggest surprise en route was five Spot-billed Pelican on flooded land west of Bang Khla in Chacheongsao province. We also passed through the Khao Ang Ru Nai Wildlife Sanctuary along Highway 3295, but had no time to stop. Eleven hours later arrived at Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary where the weather was cool and dry - a far cry from the rain in the south and markedly different to the last time we had ventured here, and been washed out in June 2011. An hour's walk, in the last light of the day gave us Brown-backed Needletail, Thick-billed Green Pigeon, Greater Flameback and a couple of Green Peafowl around the HQ area, presumably introduced birds. Overnight at the simple Happy Day motel on the edge of Soi Dao town - OK but not particularly recommended.

31 Oct. A day of total frustration started with a short walk at 06:30 around the HQ area of the Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, finding little. By 08:30 we dropped in at the HQ office to talk to the head man, in order to make arrangements for staying at, and trekking into, the sanctuary. Despite having a permit and permission from Bangkok, we were blocked with excuses about how no one was allowed to camp on the mountain, elephants were dangerous and why would anyone want to look at birds anyway? In the last year two rangers had been killed by elephant and bear, so surely it would be better to look for animals and birds in the zoo than in the dangerous wild! Eventually, we were directed to talk to the rangers at the Thung Pen Ranger Station to the south of the sanctuary. As none of the staff were able to tell us where this actually was it took over an hour to drive there and talk to the rangers, where we received the same story, and how the head man had forbidden trekking into the mountains.

Frustrated, we rethought our strategy and decided to try Khao Khitchakut National Park to the south. An internet search revealed an annual pilgrimage in February and March to the summit of this mountain, at 1,075 metres, up a steep track, to where the Buddha's footprint can be found. Judging from Google Earth, the slopes of this mountain are forested and might be expected to hold at least some of the southeastern specialities. On arrival at the entrance barrier at the foot of the mountain we were barred from entry by some spotty youth ranger who insisted we needed a ranger from the park HQ in order to follow the track to the summit. The fact that 500,000 people simply walk in and trek up the mountain at other times of the year did not seen to be a hinderance to blocking others at different times of the year. Backtracking to the HQ, 12 kilometres away, refreshingly we found a helpful lady, who promised to arrange a ranger for the following day.

In order to have other options we then returned to Pong Nam Ron where we dropped in to the house of Khun Toi, whom we had met on our previous trip two years back. Khun Toi and a couple of others run, or rather ran, trekking trips up Khao Soi Dao as part of a local cooperative project. Unfortunately, we heard from neighbours that he had been away and unwell, but we were able to speak to Khun Jae who had previously assisted in taking people up the mountain. Annoyingly, we again discovered that the head man at Khao Soi Dao has applied pressure on the local operatives and forbidden trekking on the mountain, leaving locals without a working opportunity and us once again frustrated. We then decided to try to look for ourselves at the start of the route up Khao Soi Dao as described in Charles Davies report from 2005. This was partly successful, although of course directions had changed, but by ascending a dirt track outside the captive breeding project just north of Pong Nam Ron we were able to follow a track up to 490 metres elevation where it then disappeared into the forest. Getting farther would require time, a machete and GPS. Little seen, as by now it was late afternoon. Returned to Khao Khitchakut National Park and overnighted at one of the, as usual, basic and overpriced park bungalows. A few beers to drown some sorrows of a largely unsatisfactory day.

Pallid Faun
Pallid Faun

Silver Oriole
Silver Oriole

01 Nov. Met up with our ranger at the base of the Buddha walk at 06:00 who proved to be spotty youth from yesterday. All day spent on the mountain, walking from the barrier, at 105 metres elevation, to the top at 1,075 metres, and back. The walk up took the best part of four hours. The first five kilometres are along a steep jeep track covered with loose gravel, that is only driveable in park-owned 4x4 vehicles during the pilgrimage season that runs from Chinese New Year for two months. After that the rains wash out the road, no one visits for several months until the road is regraded for the next season. After five kilometres a set of steps and trails runs a farther one and a half kilometres to the summit. The route is forested all the way from top to bottom, and during our visit quiet and undisturbed. We therefore had high hopes of finding some good birds. The biggest surprises were Silver Oriole, a flushed Malayan Night Heron and, near the top, White-throated Rock Thrush. Other species found included Orange-breasted Trogon, Sulphur-breasted Warbler and Alstrom's Warbler. The whole atmosphere on the mountain is of a ghost town. After a flood of visitors in the season the mountain is then left for eight months in a state of slow decay until repaired for the next year. Temples, temporary shelters, bells, statues, kiosks, walkways and seating are all left to the elements and covered with dust and overgrown. Back to the checkpoint by 17:00, from where we drove to Pong Nam Ron where we checked into Daen Dao - a simple but pleasant roadside accommodation about four kilometres north of town.

02 Nov. Into Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary early on where we hung out around the camping area eating breakfast. The main hope was for Ashy-headed Green Pigeon, but only Thick-billed Green Pigeon found. After yesterday's hill march we'd decided on a more leisurely approach today, walking the road and waterfall trail. This took up the morning until 13:00. In-keeping with all birding here this was tough going with low numbers in terms of both species and numbers. Best birds included Green-legged Partridge, Laced Woodpecker, Dusky Broadbill and Banded Kingfisher. The waterfall trail was especially quiet, with Triangled Black-headed Snake the only highlight.

Triangled Black-headed Snake
Triangled Black-headed Snake

Lunch, coffee and a siesta, and then back into the sanctuary for another attempt at lowland birds. Over the years, several of the area's specialities have been seen around the headquarters but sightings seem few and far between. And so it proved the same for us with very little seen. Overnight as yesterday.

3 Nov. Having a different ranger, we again spent the whole day trekking up Khao Khitchakut. Although none of the southeastern specialities have been confirmed from this mountain, they occur in forest to both the north and south. Furthermore, Khao Khitchakut has almost never been birded, and certainly not in recent years, so finding some of these species should be possible, However, we were to be disappointed again, with little seen over the day - the best bird being Van Hassalt's Sunbird. By the end of the day some very tired legs and sore feet, having completed the 13 kilometres trek for the second time. Overnight as yesterday.

Wild boar on campsite
Wild boar enjoying Khao Soi Dao camp

4 Nov. An early start, and into Khao Soi Dao sanctuary at first light. Again hoping for Ashy-headed Green pigeon, but again to no avail. However, the open area around the campsite did provide a male Golden-crested Myna, a huge flock of 47 Common Hill Myna and a very approachable Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo. It was disappointing to see the lack of cleanup and maintenance here, with all the bins overflowing, and clearly no regular collection of rubbish - although the local wildlife clearly enjoy visiting regularly. The toilet block was also in a disgraceful condition.

Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo

Plus it's hard to fathom why the barrier on the road to the waterfall is permanently locked, thereby preventing general visitors from going - as it now requires a two kilometre walk - especially since the access road has recently been repaved and new toilets built at the waterfall area.

White-browed Fantail
White-browed Fantail

Mid morning we left the area to drive north. In conclusion, very tough birding the southeast; now after two visits and almost ten tough birding, still not a single speciality found. We arrived at Thap Lan National Park in the heat of the day at 14:00. Not to be deterred we immediately set out birding. Several dry forest species readily found, including Brown Prinia, Rufous-winged Buzzard and Red-breasted Parakeet. It took a couple of hours to find our main target of White-browed Fantail. Drove toward Buriram, arriving late and checked into a roadside motel.

5 Nov. Met up at first light with Dan at the Sanambin Non-hunting Area, also known as the International Airport Bird Sanctuary. This small area, 40 kilometres south of Buriram is the base of the Sarus Crane reintroduction project and was the main reason for our visit. We spent several hours walking the edges and scanning the open marshes and fields, finding a good number of Black-crowned Night Heron, Painted Stork, Asian Openbill, and a group of 150 Garganey. Birding around the small visitor centre, with its viewing platforms and tower is very pleasant and the staff friendly. Later we drove and walked the road around the dam and rice fields to the east, but were unable to find any trace of Sarus Crane. A total of 14 birds were released into this area in 2011 and continue to survive, but have yet to breed in the wild. However, these birds are difficult to find as they move and feed in the surrounding rice fields and marshes, only occasionally returning to visit the protected area. A whole day here driving the fields and scanning from the tower was unsuccessful. Towards dusk we headed north to Buriram and checked into a roadside motel.

Green Bee-eater
Green bee-eater

6 Nov. Drove to Khon Kaen, picked up Paul at the airport, and continued to Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, arriving around 14:00. The first stop was the headquarters to speak to the staff. As expected here, our accommodation was rather basic, but there are no alternatives for those wishing to visit. Dropped bags and took a short walk into the adjacent forest to discover leeches were rampant. Quickly exited to gear-up with leech protection. Decided to check the two nearby ponds for one of our key targets - White-winged Duck - taking the Queen's Loop Trail through the forest. A couple of hours produced Great Slaty Woodpecker, Thick-billed Green Pigeon, Great Barbet and large numbers of leeches, but no duck. Although these are the most readily accessible lakes in the area for the duck they are known to be unreliable, and as such they lived up to their reputation with none found. Dinner at the staff restaurant and then a short night drive with a park vehicle, which produced scores of Hog Deer a couple of Golden Jackal.

7 Nov. Early to local ponds to try again for the duck. Walked the loop, as yesterday, but nothing much of note. For most of the remainder of the day we walked the Buengpan trail with one of the rangers, traversing four kilometres each way, eventually finding Austen's Hornbill and Silver-breasted Broadbill. Late afternoon checking various ponds for the duck without success. The most reliable area for the duck is Mon Lake. However, the head man does not allow visitors there - where had we heard that before? - so finding this species now is very difficult. Rain showers on and off in the afternoon and evening. A Mountain Scops Owl found after dark around our accommodation.

8 Nov. An early start to arrive pre-dawn at one of the nearby lakes in the vain hope for White-winged Duck. Initially, we became excited when one appeared out in the early morning gloom along the lake edge. However, this proved to be way too tame for a wild bird, and although it had flown in from outside the area, was evidently a recent release, and definitely not countable! The remainder of the morning we walked and birded the entrance road between kilometres 15 and 10, seeing an interesting collection of butterflies as well as a few notable birds such as Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Radde's Warbler and Rufous-winged Buzzard. Afternoon drive to Phu Hin Rong Kla, where we arrived around 16:00.

Mountain Scops Owl
Mountain Scops Owl

White-winged Duck
White-winged Duck (recent release)

Rather cool and windy with low cloud. However, a good number of birds feeding over the ridges with at least ten Dusky Crag Martin, hundreds of Cook's Swift, Barn Swallow and a few Asian House Martin. Walking farther down the road we picked up a male Jerdon's Bush Chat. Late afternoon a good flock of Nepal House Martin found. Returned to Lom Sak and checked in to the, not so, Grand Hotel in town.

9 Nov. Drove to Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary near Loei, arriving to the top, at 1,480 metres, by 10:00. A short walk from the ranger station was rewarded with a group of eight Silver Pheasant. We then walked to the viewpoint, finding a usual collection of montane species. On a longer walk down through the top 12 kilometres of the road as far as Km 16, we recorded Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Grey-backed Shrike, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, Collared Babbler and Martens's Warbler. Unfortunately, being a wildlife sanctuary, it was not possible to stay inside without prior permission from Bangkok, so overnight at Ingmok Resort back toward Phu Ruea.

10 Nov. Back to the entrance checkpoint by 06:00, only to discover that despite the sign at the entrance stating open 06:00 - 18:00, the guards were not allowing entry until 08:00 due to the dangerous elephants along the road. These beasts were really becoming a pain in the neck for our trip. Indeed there was considerable elephant dung and signs of activity along the upper stretches of the road, but nothing looked recent

Black-eared Parrotbill
Black-eared Parrotbill

So we had to content ourselves with breakfast in the parking area and a wander around the adjacent trees for a two hours. A few species of note found, including Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Claudia's Leaf Warbler, Asian Brown Flycatcher and Ashy Bulbul. At 08:00 we finally drove to the top where we set out along the track to the viewpoint. After an hour here we ran into a group of no fewer than 30 Black-eared Parrotbill in the bamboo. This, the beaulieui form of Black-throated Parrotbill, in Thailand is only found at Phu Luang, and is a very strong candidate for a future split. With our main target found we headed to Phu Suan Sai, arriving mid afternoon, where we were lucky enough to be able to book ourselves into one of the park bungalows.

The late afternoon spent along the Birdwatching Trail, that has recently been maintained, so credit to the park staff here, as trail maintenance is mostly non-existent in Thai national parks. The last hours of the day produced little other than a calling Rusty-naped Pitta and a fly over Asian Emerald Cuckoo. After dark we heard Mountain Scops Owl, Himalayan Wood Owl and Collared Scops Owl.

11 Nov. Although out early onto the main road through the park in the cool conditions, bird activity very low until about 07:00 when the sun started to hit the trees. Several Rufous-throated Fulvetta found, although obtaining a good view of them took a while. Short-tailed Parrotbill was glimpsed by some. Returned along the Birdwatching Trail, but rather quiet other than a calling Rusty-naped Pitta. Lunch and a siesta in the heat of the day. After lunch a short visit to the nearby cave where a few Miniopterus sp. bats were roosting. By now, although afternoon, the sky had clouded, so took a walk down the main road, in showers, out of the park, finding a feeding group of Collared Babbler and Red-billed Scimitar Babbler as well as a pair of Rufous-throated Fulvetta.

Proceeded to the local village where we stocked up on ice and beer, and then spent the rest of the afternoon on the eastern side entry road, finding Oriental Turtle Dove, Buff-chested Babbler and Lanceolated Warbler. No owls vocal at night.

12 Nov. Early birding on the park entry road, with a couple of pair of Rufous-throated Fulvetta, Oriental Turtle Dove and Grey Treepie. The rest of the morning a mixture of the eastern side of the park and the Birdwatching Trail, mainly trying for Blue-naped Pitta, but little of note seen. After the heat of the day had cooled another session along the road below the entrance gave us more of the same from the morning session. A night walk gave close encounters of the Hog Badger kind.

Hog Badger
Hog Badger (South Thailand Birding)

13 Nov. With only a couple of hours available we birded the road and Birdwatching Trail but little seen other than a few Rufous-throated Fulvetta. Longish drive to Chiang Mai passing through the Phu Soi Dao National Park which as ever looks good for birding, but no time to stop.

Species List

  Chumpon Stadium Count   Phu Khieo Count
  Chinese Pond Heron 3   Bar-backed Partridge 12
  Black Baza 300   Green-legged Partridge 8
  Shikra 1   Red Junglefowl 5
  Eastern Marsh Harrier 1   Striated Heron 1
  Peregrine Falcon 1   Chinese Pond Heron 5
  Rock Dove 20   Intermediate Egret 1
  Spotted Dove 6   Changeable Hawk-Eagle 2
  Greater Coucal 1   Rufous-winged Buzzard 1
  Asian Koel 3   White-breasted Waterhen 2
  Germain's Swiftlet 500   Common Moorhen 2
  Indian Roller 2   Spotted Dove 10
  Lineated Barbet 2   Common Emerald Dove 2
  Coppersmith Barbet 60   Thick-billed Green Pigeon 15
  Brown Shrike 1   Mountain Imperial Pigeon 25
  Black-naped Oriole 6   Vernal Hanging Parrot 6
  Black Drongo 30   Green-billed Malkoha 3
  Racket-tailed Treepie 2   Mountain Scops Owl 2
  Yellow-vented Bulbul 1   Collared Owlet 6
  Barn Swallow 4   Asian Barred Owlet 1
  Asian Glossy Starling 8   Large-tailed Nightjar 1
  Great Myna 16   Himalayan Swiftlet 100
  Common Myna 50   Asian Palm Swift 50
  Vinous-breasted Starling 14   Cook's Swift 25
  Pied Myna 10   House Swift 2
  Daurian Starling 60   Orange-breasted Trogon 4
  Chestnut-cheeked Starling 1   Red-headed Trogon 2
  Asian Brown Flycatcher 1   Indian Roller 1
  Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 6   Banded Kingfisher 1
  Olive-backed Sunbird 5   White-throated Kingfisher 2
  Paddyfield Pipit 8   Common Kingfisher 3
        Blue-bearded Bee-eater 2
  Chumphon Mangroves Count   Chestnut-headed Bee-eater 70
  Striated Heron 1   Austen's Brown Hornbill 15
  Chinese Pond Heron 4   Oriental Pied Hornbill 15
  Grey Heron 1   Great Barbet 4
  Great Egret 4   Green-eared Barbet 3
  Little Egret 20   Moustached Barbet 10
  Little Cormorant 30   Heart-spotted Woodpecker 1
  Shikra 1   Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker 1
  Brahminy Kite 3   Greater Yellownape 2
  Whimbrel 10   Lesser Yellownape 1
  Whiskered Tern 2   Greater Flameback 2
  Pale-capped Pigeon 15   Bay Woodpecker 2
  Pink-necked Green Pigeon 33   Great Slaty Woodpecker 2
  Black-capped Kingfisher 10   Silver-breasted Broadbill 3
  Golden-bellied Gerygone 4   Large Woodshrike 2
  Barn Swallow 2   Ashy Woodswallow 30
  Pacific Swallow 10   Common Iora 1
  Oriental Magpie-Robin 1   Large Cuckooshrike 2
  Brown-throated Sunbird 1   Swinhoe's Minivet 12
  Paddyfield Pipit 1   Small Minivet 2
        Scarlet Minivet 2
  Khao Dinsor Count   Brown Shrike 2
  Asian Openbill 130   White-bellied Erpornis 4
  Crested Honey Buzzard 1   Ashy Drongo 20
  Oriental Honey Buzzard 4   Bronzed Drongo 4
  Black Baza 20,000   Hair-crested Drongo 40
  Crested Serpent Eagle 1   Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 25
  Crested Goshawk 1   Black-naped Monarch 10
  Shikra 150   Blyth's Paradise Flycatcher 1
  Chinese Sparrowhawk 10   Eurasian Jay 2
  Japanese Sparrowhawk 20   Red-billed Blue Magpie 4
  Black-eared Kite 1   Common Green Magpie 2
  Grey-faced Buzzard 1,000   Eastern Jungle Crow 4
  Common Kestrel 2   Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher 4
  Greater Coucal 2   Sultan Tit 6
  Asian Barred Owlet 1   Black-headed Bulbul 3
  Germain's Swiftlet 20   Black-crested Bulbul 12
  Pacific Swift 20   Red-whiskered Bulbul 2
  House Swift 6   Stripe-throated Bulbul 4
  Oriental Dollarbird 2   Puff-throated Bulbul 10
  Blue-tailed Bee-eater 220   Grey-eyed Bulbul 6
  Lineated Barbet 4   Barn Swallow 30
  Ashy Minivet 165   Yellow-bellied Warbler 4
  Black-naped Oriole 12   Dusky Warbler 2
  Black Drongo 50   Radde's Warbler 2
  Ashy Drongo 1   Yellow-browed Warbler 40
  Barn Swallow 200   Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 20
  Asian House Martin 30   Sulphur-breasted Warbler 1
  Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 20   Large Scimitar Babbler 4
  Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 3   White-browed Scimitar Babbler 4
  Orange-bellied Flowerpecker 3   Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 20
  Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 2   Brown-cheeked Fulvetta 1
  Olive-backed Sunbird 4   Collared Babbler 2
        Puff-throated Babbler 6
  Khao Soi Dao Count   Buff-breasted Babbler 4
  Green-legged Partridge 4   White-crested Laughingthrush 20
  Chinese Pond Heron 2   Siberian Blue Robin 1
  Changeable Hawk-Eagle 1   White-rumped Shama 2
  Crested Goshawk 1   Stejneger's Stonechat 3
  Spotted Dove 9   Blue Rock Thrush 1
  Common Emerald Dove 1   Verditer Flycatcher 1
  Zebra Dove 4   Hainan Blue Flycatcher 1
  Thick-billed Green Pigeon 95   Hill Blue Flycatcher 3
  Vernal Hanging Parrot 13   Blue-winged Leafbird 8
  Greater Coucal 4   Golden-fronted Leafbird 1
  Green-billed Malkoha 8   Ruby-cheeked Sunbird 1
  Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo 1   Paddyfield Pipit 1
  Asian Barred Owlet 6      
  Germain's Swiftlet 10   Phu Hin Rong Kla Count
  Brown-backed Needletail 9   Common Kestrel 1
  Asian Palm Swift 10   Cook's Swift 200
  House Swift 2   House Swift 1
  Orange-breasted Trogon 4   Brown Shrike 1
  Banded Kingfisher 3   Barn Swallow 20
  Black-capped Kingfisher 1   Dusky Crag Martin 12
  Blue-bearded Bee-eater 2   Asian House Martin 10
  Oriental Pied Hornbill 6   Nepal House Martin 45
  Green-eared Barbet 3   Stejneger's Stonechat 1
  Moustached Barbet 2   Pied Bush Chat 1
  Blue-eared Barbet 35   Jerdon's Bush Chat 3
  Coppersmith Barbet 1   White Wagtail 2
  Laced Woodpecker 4   Red-throated Pipit 30
  Greater Flameback 3      
  Banded Broadbill 4   Phu Luang Count
  Black-and-yellow Broadbill 1   Red Junglefowl 2
  Dusky Broadbill 2   Silver Pheasant 8
  Blue-winged Pitta 1   Crested Goshawk 1
  Ashy Woodswallow 30   Common Emerald Dove 2
  Great Iora 1   Pin-tailed Green Pigeon 2
  Black-winged Cuckooshrike 9   Mountain Imperial Pigeon 8
  Swinhoe's Minivet 2   Green-billed Malkoha 2
  Brown Shrike 1   Asian Emerald Cuckoo 2
  White-bellied Erpornis 3   Banded Bay Cuckoo 2
  Black-naped Oriole 13   Great Barbet 6
  Ashy Drongo 12   Golden-throated Barbet 6
  Hair-crested Drongo 36   Blue-throated Barbet 8
  Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 30   Speckled Piculet 1
  Black-naped Monarch 3   White-browed Piculet 1
  Black-headed Bulbul 1   Bay Woodpecker 1
  Black-crested Bulbul 22   Scarlet Minivet 5
  Streak-eared Bulbul 1   Grey-backed Shrike 1
  Ochraceous Bulbul 6   White-bellied Erpornis 6
  Grey-eyed Bulbul 24   Clicking Shrike-babbler 1
  Barn Swallow 43   Ashy Drongo 10
  Asian House Martin 2   Bronzed Drongo 6
  Red-rumped Swallow 3   Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo 2
  Yellow-browed Warbler 6   Hair-crested Drongo 10
  Two-barred Warbler 4   Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 2
  Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 52   White-throated Fantail 3
  Eastern Crowned Warbler 3   Black-naped Monarch 2
  Alström's Warbler 2   Grey Treepie 4
  Dark-necked Tailorbird 10   Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher 5
  Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 26   Yellow-cheeked Tit 3
  Asian Fairy-bluebird 4   Black-crested Bulbul 10
  Golden-crested Myna 1   Flavescent Bulbul 10
  Common Hill Myna 55   Puff-throated Bulbul 6
  Great Myna 20   Grey-eyed Bulbul 15
  Common Myna 10   Mountain Bulbul 2
  Oriental Magpie-Robin 1   Ashy Bulbul 4
  White-rumped Shama 6   Barn Swallow 1
  Asian Brown Flycatcher 6   Yellow-bellied Warbler 10
  Taiga Flycatcher 18   Mountain Tailorbird 10
  Hainan Blue Flycatcher 4   Yellow-browed Warbler 50
  Tickell's Blue Flycatcher 1   Two-barred Warbler 1
  Blue-winged Leafbird 7   Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 4
  Yellow-vented Flowerpecker 1   Claudia's Leaf Warbler 4
  Ruby-cheeked Sunbird 2   Davison's Leaf Warbler 2
  Crimson Sunbird 1   Martens's Warbler 15
  Little Spiderhunter 2   Hill Prinia 1
  Forest Wagtail 2   Rufescent Prinia 2
  Grey Wagtail 1   White-browed Scimitar Babbler 5
        Grey-throated Babbler 2
  Khao Khitchakut Count   Golden Babbler 20
  Green-legged Partridge 2   Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 20
  Malayan Night Heron 1   Rufous-winged Fulvetta 10
  Chinese Pond Heron 2   Yunnan Fulvetta 20
  Changeable Hawk-Eagle 1   Puff-throated Babbler 4
  Crested Goshawk 3   Buff-breasted Babbler 3
  Common Emerald Dove 4   White-crested Laughingthrush 12
  Thick-billed Green Pigeon 5   Blue-winged Minla 12
  Vernal Hanging Parrot 10   Black-eared Parrotbill 30
  Green-billed Malkoha 1   Chestnut-flanked White-eye 50
  Banded Bay Cuckoo 1   Eyebrowed Thrush 3
  Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo 1   Blue Whistling Thrush 2
  Collared Owlet 3   Slaty-backed Forktail 1
  Asian Barred Owlet 3   Asian Brown Flycatcher 2
  Germain's Swiftlet 55   Taiga Flycatcher 3
  Pacific Swift 3   Verditer Flycatcher 4
  Orange-breasted Trogon 4   Hill Blue Flycatcher 4
  Banded Kingfisher 1   Common Hill Myna 3
  Oriental Pied Hornbill 6   Fire-breasted Flowerpecker 12
  Green-eared Barbet 1   Olive-backed Sunbird 1
  Moustached Barbet 20   Black-throated Sunbird 10
  Blue-eared Barbet 20   Streaked Spiderhunter 1
  Greater Flameback 1   Grey Wagtail 2
  Black-and-yellow Broadbill 2   Olive-backed Pipit 4
  Large Woodshrike 2      
  Black-winged Cuckooshrike 16   Phu Suan Sai Count
  White-bellied Erpornis 10   Bar-backed Partridge 3
  Black-naped Oriole 7   Red Junglefowl 4
  Silver Oriole 2   Chinese Pond Heron 1
  Ashy Drongo 22   Eastern Cattle Egret 2
  Bronzed Drongo 2   Crested Goshawk 1
  Hair-crested Drongo 10   Oriental Turtle Dove 4
  Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 26   Spotted Dove 2
  Black-naped Monarch 3   Barred Cuckoo-Dove 6
  Blyth's Paradise Flycatcher 3   Common Emerald Dove 1
  Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher 1   Thick-billed Green Pigeon 3
  Black-crested Bulbul 15   Green-billed Malkoha 1
  Stripe-throated Bulbul 2   Asian Koel 1
  Ochraceous Bulbul 32   Asian Emerald Cuckoo 1
  Grey-eyed Bulbul 12   Banded Bay Cuckoo 2
  Barn Swallow 30   Mountain Scops Owl 1
  Yellow-browed Warbler 26   Collared Scops Owl 2
  Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 50   Himalayan Wood Owl 1
  Eastern Crowned Warbler 9   Asian Barred Owlet 1
  Claudia's Leaf Warbler 3   Brown-backed Needletail 3
  Sulphur-breasted Warbler 6   Asian Palm Swift 50
  Alström's Warbler 8   Red-headed Trogon 1
  Dark-necked Tailorbird 6   Blue-bearded Bee-eater 3
  White-browed Scimitar Babbler 1   Great Barbet 5
  Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 22   Lineated Barbet 1
  White-rumped Shama 4   Blue-throated Barbet 15
  Blue Rock Thrush 3   Speckled Piculet 1
  White-throated Rock Thrush 5   White-browed Piculet 3
  Dark-sided Flycatcher 2   Bay Woodpecker 3
  Asian Brown Flycatcher 9   Rusty-naped Pitta 1
  Taiga Flycatcher 20   Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike 6
  Hainan Blue Flycatcher 3   Black-winged Cuckooshrike 2
  Blue-winged Leafbird 9   Scarlet Minivet 5
  Buff-bellied Flowerpecker 3   Brown Shrike 1
  Ruby-cheeked Sunbird 4   Grey-backed Shrike 1
  Van Hasselt's Sunbird 4   White-bellied Erpornis 4
  Black-throated Sunbird 1   Blyth's Shrike-babbler 2
  Crimson Sunbird 5   Ashy Drongo 8
  Little Spiderhunter 4   Bronzed Drongo 6
  White-rumped Munia 1   Hair-crested Drongo 12
  Grey Wagtail 1   White-throated Fantail 8
  Olive-backed Pipit 4   Black-naped Monarch 4
        Grey Treepie 4
  Thap Lan Count   Eastern Jungle Crow 2
  Rufous-winged Buzzard 1   Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher 4
  Spotted Dove 3   Black-crested Bulbul 6
  Red-breasted Parakeet 12   Flavescent Bulbul 6
  Germain's Swiftlet 10   Puff-throated Bulbul 6
  Indian Roller 4   Grey-eyed Bulbul 20
  Green Bee-eater 3   Ashy Bulbul 6
  Lineated Barbet 4   Barn Swallow 2
  Greater Yellownape 1   Striated Swallow 40
  Ashy Woodswallow 4   Yellow-bellied Warbler 12
  Eurasian Jay 2   Yellow-browed Warbler 25
  Red-billed Blue Magpie 1   Claudia's Leaf Warbler 4
  Sooty-headed Bulbul 6   Sulphur-breasted Warbler 3
  Barn Swallow 10   Martens's Warbler 10
  Asian House Martin 5   Alström's Warbler 1
  White-browed Fantail 1   Lanceolated Warbler 1
  Yellow-browed Warbler 10   Common Tailorbird 1
  Two-barred Warbler 3   Dark-necked Tailorbird 4
  Brown Prinia 3   White-browed Scimitar Babbler 4
  Rufescent Prinia 4   Red-billed Scimitar Babbler 2
  Taiga Flycatcher 6   Grey-throated Babbler 2
  Purple Sunbird 2   Buff-chested Babbler 2
        Golden Babbler 10
  Sanambin Non-hunting Area Count   Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 20
  Lesser Whistling Duck 1,000   Rufous-throated Fulvetta 18
  Cotton Pygmy Goose 25   Brown-cheeked Fulvetta 4
  Garganey 150   Yunnan Fulvetta 10
  Little Grebe 12   Collared Babbler 25
  Painted Stork 10   Puff-throated Babbler 4
  Asian Openbill 140   Buff-breasted Babbler 8
  Yellow Bittern 3   Chestnut-flanked White-eye 20
  Black-crowned Night Heron 250   Japanese White-eye 30
  Chinese Pond Heron 20   Velvet-fronted Nuthatch 3
  Eastern Cattle Egret 50   Common Hill Myna 6
  Grey Heron 4   Common Myna 4
  Purple Heron 20   Oriental Magpie-Robin 1
  Great Egret 50   White-rumped Shama 1
  Intermediate Egret 500   Slaty-backed Forktail 2
  Little Egret 30   Stejneger's Stonechat 1
  Little Cormorant 10   Blue Rock Thrush 1
  Indian Cormorant 5   Taiga Flycatcher 3
  Oriental Darter 5   Little Pied Flycatcher 1
  Eastern Marsh Harrier 4   Verditer Flycatcher 3
  Black-eared Kite 2   Hill Blue Flycatcher 4
  White-breasted Waterhen 2   Plain Flowerpecker 4
  Grey-headed Swamphen 140   Black-throated Sunbird 6
  Common Moorhen 20   Little Spiderhunter 3
  Eurasian Coot 10   Streaked Spiderhunter 2
  Pheasant-tailed Jacana 6   White Wagtail 2
  Bronze-winged Jacana 20      
  Whiskered Tern 1      
  Red Turtle Dove 20      
  Spotted Dove 10      
  Zebra Dove 10      
  Greater Coucal 3      
  Asian Palm Swift 10      
  White-throated Kingfisher 4      
  Black-capped Kingfisher 2      
  Common Kingfisher 5      
  Green Bee-eater 20      
  Eurasian Hoopoe 4      
  Lineated Barbet 2      
  Coppersmith Barbet 2      
  Common Iora 1      
  Brown Shrike 5      
  Black Drongo 20      
  Malaysian Pied Fantail 10      
  Eastern Jungle Crow 20      
  Indochinese Bush Lark 4      
  Streak-eared Bulbul 3      
  Barn Swallow 120      
  Dusky Warbler 10      
  Oriental Reed Warbler 10      
  Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler 2      
  Yellow-bellied Prinia 1      
  Plain Prinia 2      
  Common Tailorbird 2      
  Great Myna 20      
  Common Myna 20      
  Black-collared Starling 15      
  Oriental Magpie-Robin 3      
  Stejneger's Stonechat 5      
  Pied Bush Chat 3      
  Taiga Flycatcher 12      
  Olive-backed Sunbird 1      
  House Sparrow 20      
  Plain-backed Sparrow 3      
  Eurasian Tree Sparrow 40      
  Baya Weaver 20      
  Scaly-breasted Munia 2      
  White Wagtail 3      
  Paddyfield Pipit 2