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News and Information on Birding Sites Throughout Thailand and the Andaman

  • A day photographing around Ao Phang Nga was highlighted by appearances of Mangrove Pitta, Collared Kingfisher, Black and Red Broadbill and Spotted Wood Owl. -With Peter van Velzen

  • A three-day trip to the wilderness of Klong Saeng and Sri Phang Nga found us six species of hornbill and some fabulous specialties such as Helmeted Hornbill and Grey headed Fish Eagle.

  • With the heat rising and the dry season in full swing, birding has improved and many species of birds are beginning their breeding cycle. A day around Sri Phang Nga proved just that.

  • Phuket lost its appeal as a birding destination decades ago, but that doesn’t mean that a little general birding can’t be enjoyed. To prove our point, we came up with a list of 64 "usual suspects" in a morning of birding.

  • There are 11 species of birds listed as "Critically Endangered" on the IUCN Redlist for Thailand. What are they, where are they found and can they still be seen in the country?

Trip Reports

Trip Report: Sri Phang Nga & Klong Saeng – 3-5/3/17

A three-day trip to the wilderness of Klong Saeng and Sri Phang Nga found us six species of hornbill and some fabulous specialties such as Helmeted Hornbill and Grey headed Fish Eagle.

Gear Reviews

Gear Review: “A Photographic Guide to Birds of Thailand” book

The Photographic Guide to Birds of Thailand is an inexpensive and lightweight field guide the size of a large smartphone. -But with merely 252 species depicted, can it really do the job?

Gear Review: Minox BV 8×42 BR Binoculars

Conservation

Twelve Birds to See in Thailand Before You (or They) Die

There are 11 species of birds listed as "Critically Endangered" on the IUCN Redlist for Thailand. What are they, where are they found and can they still be seen in the country?

Headed To Dam-Nation

A Colossal Crustacean Crisis

News

Stakeouts in Southern Thailand – Vol.1

We have complied a list of stakeouts of special birds which can be found in southern Thailand, posted for the benefit of birdwatchers who may be planning a trip and are assessing their options. –Happy hunting!

My Top 10 Most Wanted Birds in Thailand

Have Passport, Will Travel

Field Trips

Birding Trip: Ao Phang Nga – 8/3/17

A day photographing around Ao Phang Nga was highlighted by appearances of Mangrove Pitta, Collared Kingfisher, Black and Red Broadbill and Spotted Wood Owl. -With Peter van Velzen

Site Reviews

Site Review: Krung Ching Waterfall

Krung Ching Waterfall, a substation on Khao Luang National Park, ranks as one of the best birdwatching sites in southern Thailand. With over 360 species found in the park, it is a place few birders would want to pass up.

Site Review: Baan Song Nok

Site Review: Talang Forest Nursery

Spotlight

Bird of the Month: Banded Broadbill

The Banded Broadbill is a medium-sized broadbill and endemic to forests throughout Southeast Asia. Loss of habitat is threatening this beautiful bird, and its status is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Redlist.

Bird of the Month: Common Iora

Bird of the Month: Green Peafowl

Bird of the Month: Baer’s Pochard

Events

Asian Midwinter Waterbird Census 2015

The Asian Midwinter Waterbird Census is being held from the 15-30 of January in 2015. The Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) is asking for volunteers to help survey the wetlands throughout the nation during that period.

Pelagic Trip off Phuket Island for 26/10/14

Happy New Year 2014!

Latest Articles

The Banded Broadbill is a medium-sized broadbill and endemic to forests throughout Southeast Asia. Loss of habitat is threatening this beautiful bird, and its status is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Redlist.

A day trip to Phang Nga netted us 42 species including highlights such as Banded Pitta, Chestnut naped Forktail and Spotted Wood Owl. -With Jarmo Komi

The Common Iora is an urban and forest bird, highly adaptable and sometimes confiding. It is found all throughout Thailand in forests, mangroves, towns and even the heart of Bangkok.

A visit to Sri Phang Nga and Thai Muang National Park netted us 32 species of birds including River Lapwing, Spotted Wood Owl and Chinese Blue Flycatcher. -With Eliraz Dvir

A two day trip to three national parks featured highlights such as Mangrove Pitta, Black and Red Broadbill, Brown winged Kingfisher and Chestnut naped Forktail. -With Gordon and Julie Mills

The Green Peafowl is the second largest galliform found in Thailand and among the most beautiful of all peafowl found on earth.

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