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News and Information on Birding Sites Throughout Thailand and the Andaman

  • The Spotted Wood Owl is a large sized owl found throughout southern Thailand. Its beautiful plumage makes it a favorite among many birders and naturalists alike.

  • Watering holes in the forest are a lifesaver for hundreds of thirsty birds and animals during the dry season. Finding one is no easy task but once discovered, can be a fantastic place for spotting dozen of fantastic birds and other wildlife.

  • One of the rare gems of the seashore, the Spoon billed Sandpiper takes the stage in April's Photo of the Month.

  • 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 and Ao Phang Nga – 16-17/4/16

Four birds wanted: Great Argus, Stork billed Kingfisher, Bat Hawk and Grey headed Fish Eagle. Four birds twitched. -I call that a good day out!

Trip Report: Klong Saeng – 17-18/12/15

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

A Visit to a Watering Hole -18/4/16

Watering holes in the forest are a lifesaver for hundreds of thirsty birds and animals during the dry season. Finding one is no easy task but once discovered, can be a fantastic place for spotting dozen of fantastic birds and other wildlife.

Birding Trip: Sri Phang Nga – 27/1/16

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: River Tern

This rarely-encountered River Tern showed up in southeastern Thailand and Peter Ericsson was out there ready to create some art out of the opportunity.

Bird of the Month: Blyth’s Frogmouth

Bird of the Month: Crested Serpent Eagle

Bird of the Month: Purple Swamphen

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

This rarely-encountered River Tern showed up in southeastern Thailand and Peter Ericsson was out there ready to create some art out of the opportunity.

Someone once said "Face your fears". The call of the Blyth's Frogmouth is truly fear-inducing, but after one meets the little fellow, you'll often find its rather cute and cuddly.

The Crested Serpent Eagle is a medium sized bird of prey which, as its name suggests, feeds on snakes and reptiles. It is a common feature in forests throughout Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

The Purple Swamphen is a large wetland bird which resembles a chicken. It is found all throughout the country and often ends up as a main course in dinner pots of local homes and restaurants.

Flight shots are never easy but Peter Ericsson made this one look like a walk in the park.

The Blue and White Flycatcher is a lively little bird which is often found on the “want list” for many of Thailand’s birdwatchers.

Four birds wanted: Great Argus, Stork billed Kingfisher, Bat Hawk and Grey headed Fish Eagle. Four birds twitched. -I call that a good day out!

  • Noteworthy

    Special Thanks to Peter Ericsson, Ian Dugdale, Weine Drotz and Hermann Drotz for contributing their photos to this website. All photos displayed in this website are used with permission from the owner.
  • Contact

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