09/03 - 07/04/2012
Hans Matheve & Jasmin Lauwaert
Many thanks to Joachim Teunen, Jurgen Dewolf, Stijn Dewin and Peter Collaerts for pre trip information. Dean Nicholson and Gerry Brett, Jan Van der Laan and Arjan Brenkman, Peter Ericsson and several others birders I met during the trip helped me out each on their own way.
Departure from Belgium. Night on plane.
Arrival + travel to Bangkok. Night in Bangkok.
Travel + birding Kaeng Krachan (around Ban Krang campsite). Camping at Bang Krang campsite.
Birding Kaeng Krachan (3 streams area). Camping at Ban Krang campsite.
Birding Kaeng Krachan (Panoen Thong area + 3 streams area). Camping at Ban Krang campsite.
Birding Kaeng Krachan (3 streams area) + travel to Petchaburi. Night in Petchaburi.
Birding Pak Thale + birding Laem Pak Bia + travel. Night on bus.
Travel to Krabi + visit Relay Beach. Night in Krabi.
Birding Krabi (mangrove boardwalk) + travel + birding Khao Nor Chuchi (U trail). Night in Morakot Resort.
Birding Khao Nor Chuchi (B and C trail). Night in Morakot Resort.
Birding Khao Nor Chuchi (B and D trail) + travel + visit Krabi. Night in Krabi.
Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Island + relax + birding Kho Phi Phi (Ko Bida Nok). Night in Ko Phi Phi.
Snorkeling + Ferry to Krabi + travel to Bangkok. Night on bus.
Visit Bangkok. Night in Bangkok.
Visit Bangkok + train to Chiang Mai. Night on train.
Travel + birding Doi Inthanon (campsite). Night at Mr Daeng's.
Birding Doi Inthanon (summit + KM 37,5). Night at Mr Daeng's.
Birding Doi Inthanon (summit + KM 37,5 + KM 34,5 + Siriphan Waterfall). Night at Mr Daeng's.
Birding Doi Inthanon (KM 13 + Inthanon Highland Resort + Parakeet Project Site). Night at Mr Daeng's.
Birding Doi Inthanon (KM 37,5 + KM 34,5) + travel + birding Doi Chiang Dao (temple area). Night at Malee's.
Birding Doi Chiang Dao (temple area + Nature trail) + relax at Malee's. Night at Malee's.
Birding Doi Chiang Dao (Den Ya Kat substation). Night at Malee's.
Birding Doi Chiang Dao (Fence trail) + travel + visit Chiang Mai. Night in Chiang Mai.
Visit Chiang Mai. Night in Chiang Mai.
Travel + visit Sukhothai. Night in New Sukhothai.
Travel to Khao Yai. Camping at Pa Gluay Mai campsite.
Birding Khao Yai (A trail + Haew Suwat Waterfall). Camping at Pa Gluay Mai campsite.
Birding Khao Yai (wildlife watchtower + B trail). Camping at Pa Gluay Mai campsite.
Birding Khao Yai (trail to HQ) + travel. Night in Bangkok.
Visit Bangkok. Night in Bangkok.
Visit Bangkok + Departure from Bangkok Airport. Night on plane.
Flight + Arrival at Brussels Airport.
Download kml file with all gps coordinates
We used public transport throughout. Regular busses were used most of the time, but we also regularly made use of minibuses and songtaews (jeepneys). To cover the last stretches we often used moto taxis and hitchhiking. The latter mainly to get around in national parks. On two occasions we needed a private car: (i) to bird the Laem Pak Bia and Pak Thale area we went together with a fellow birder with a private rented car and (ii) we hired a car and driver to get to the Den Ya Kat substation in Doi Chiang Dao.
Bangkok Airport - City
Bangkok - Petchaburi
Petchaburi - Kaeng Krachan village
1 hr 15
Kaeng Krachan villige - KK HQ
KK HQ - KK Ban Krang campsite
KK Ban Krang campsite - KK Panoen Thong
KK Ban Krang campsite - Kaeng Krachan village
Kaeng Krachan villige - Petchaburi
1 hr 10 min
full day to bird LPB and PT
Petchaburi - Krabi
Krabi - Railay Beach
Krabi - Klong Thum
Klong Thum - Morakot Resort
Morakot Resort - Klong Thum
Klong Thum - Krabi
Krabi - Ko Phi Phi
Ko Phi Phi - Ko Bida Nok
Krabi - Bangkok
Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai - Chom Thong
Chom Thong - Mr Daeng, Doi Inthanon
DI Mr Daeng - DI summit
DI Mr Daeng - KM 13
DI Mr Daeng - Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai - Chiang Dao
Chiang Dao - Malee, Doi Chiang Dao
DCD Malee - DCD Den Ya Kat substation
Chiang Mai - Sukhothai
Sukhothai - Phitsanulok
Phitsanulok - Sariburi
Sariburi - Pak Chong
1 hr 15 min
Pak Chong - Khao Yai entrance
KY entrance - KY Pay Gluay May campsite
KY PGM campsite - Pak Chong
Pak Chong - Bangkok
As Thailand is a prime touristic destination there is a large choice in accommodation, ranging from cheap backpackers places to very luxurious resorts. At some sites the higher standard hotels are located further away from the birding site (e.g. Doi Inthanon). When staying within the national parks it is often possible to choose between bungalows and camping. The latter can be done using your own gear or by renting camping material. We felt this was very easy and good value as we didn't need to carry along our camping gear. Tents, Matrasses and sleeping bags were for rent at the Kaeng Krachan Ban Krang campsite and at the Khao Yai Pay Gluey Mai campsite.
ATM's were easy to find throughout the country. We also exchanged some euros. We felt it was necessary to bargain most of the times as a tourist price is very often proposed. Ko Phi Phi was remarkably more expensive than the mainland.
We had very nice weather throughout. In the South it got tropical hot around midday and bird activity became very low. In the North we still had sunny and warm weather but several degrees lower and less humid. At night it even got somewhat chilly... We only had one very intense shower in KNC and another on the last evening in Bangkok...
Health and safety
We encountered no major health problems. Travelling independently caused no safety problems at all. We never experienced any kind of hassle. Unfortunately some baths and euros were stolen out of JL's wallet, probably on the very touristic Ko Phi Phi Island...
Below is a list of the sites I birded. The website of Thaibirding is full of very useful information, especially if you travel by public transport. The same goes for North Thailand Birding but it was still largely under construction. Other useful information was gathered through various trip reports on the internet.
Kaeng Krachan NP
This is the largest national park of Thailand. We reached it from Petchaburi where we took a minibus going up to the village of Ban Kaeng Krachan. From the HQ (12.884696, 99.632387) we tried to hitchhike, but we failed to do so as it was getting late. Eventually we chartered a songtaew to take us all the way up to the Ban Krang campsite (12.79901, 99.45443).
We mainly birded along the main road from the Ban Krang campsite towards Panoen Tong. In the first stretch there are 3 stream crossings. The forest here offers some very good birding until the roads starts winding up after a few km. At night I did some owling near the 1st stream crossing but it is said to be dangerous because of elephants. We did see loads of dung...
One day we went all the way up to the Panoen Tong campsite (12.82524, 99.36534). It is situated higher up and is home to some different species. Early morning we flagged down a van with regular tourists to get up there and came down with them as well. Lucky for us as it is about 35 km further on...
Highlights: Gray Peacock-Pheasant (1 bird seen along the road near stream 1st crossing; 1 calling bird seen well along the trail to the right, just before the 3rd stream crossing), White-fronted Scops-Owl (1 bird seen very well at night just after the 1st stream crossing 12.80267, 99.44235, another was heard here as well; 1 bird heard right at the Ban Krang campsite), Oriental Bay-Owl (1 bird heard near the 1st stream crossing; 1 bird taped in and seen very well near the Ban Krang campsite at 12.79792, 99.45598 and another heard there as well), Ferruginous Partridge (1 calling bird taped in and seen about 200m after the first stream crossing at 12.80369, 99.44165), Pin-tailed Parrotfinch (1 feeding bird in a bamboo patch about 1 km below the summit; a flock of 4-5 birds a few hundred meters lower), Bamboo Woodpecker (1 bird taped in in the bamboo patch 100m after the 1st stream crossing), Kalij Pheasant (several birds), Streak-throated Woodpecker (1 bird near the 1st stream crossing).
At the moment of our visit the salt pans near Pak Thale were the easiest and most reliable place to find the rapidly declining and critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Reaching the place by public transport is probably not very easy. We were lucky enough to meet Duncan, a Canadian birder, at Kaeng Krachaen and he was happy to take us along in rental car. Duncan made a prior arrangement with Gerry, an Irish birder living in Thailand. Otherwise we probably would have to charter a taxi for a full day to take us to this and the next site...
We birded the well-known saltpans and surroundings (13.145861, 100.062951).
Highlights: Spoon-billed Sandpiper (1 bird), Nordmann's Greenshank (only 1 bird recognized among some Great Knots, there might have been more but the group got flushed by the saltpan workers), Indian Nightjar (1 adult and 1 flightless chick flushed), Plain-backed Sparrow (several).
Laem Pak Bia
About 15km South of Pak Thale there is a sand spit (13.060541, 100.10489) near the fishing village of Leam Pak Bia. We had a prior arrangement with Mr Daeng, a local boatman who can bring you to the sand spit and even show you the White-faced Plover. His house can be found at 13.041517, 100.090859. This is a very enjoyable way of birding the area.
We also checked the surroundings of the so-called abandoned building (13.033873, 100.07589)
Highlights: Malaysian Plover (at least 6), Chinese Egret (2 singles). Unfortunately no White-faced Plovers were found...
At walking distance from Krabi City one can easily explore the mangroves along a boardwalk. From the quay in Krabi follow the main road north for a bit more than 1 km. When it turns away (to the left) from the water there is a sign towards the boardwalk on the right (8.074462, 98.916993). At the time of our visit the boardwalk was well maintained and continues for about 1 km.
Highlights: Mangrove Pitta (3 birds easily seen and at least 1 more heard), Brown-winged Kingfisher (3 birds seen and regularly heard), Slaty-breasted Rail (1 bird taped in), Rufous-bellied Swallow (at least 3 birds were among the numerous Pacific Swallows at the Krabi pier).
Khao Nor Chuchi
This small forest reserve (?) is world's best known place to see Gurney's Pitta. Most people who are eager to see the pitta use the guiding services of Yothin. Contact him well on beforehand as he can become fully booked. I decided not to go with him as he was charging an incredible amount of money, even for European standards. At the time I asked, it didn't matter if I was alone of a group. It was not possible to go for half a day only. And as a surplus he heavily charged for a 4WD car to take us around, even though all pitta stake-outs are at walking distance. Spring 2012 was wetter than other years, pittas could be everywhere, so Yothin did not have a guaranteed stake-out at the time of my visit...
From Krabi we took a bus towards Trang and got off at Klong Thom. Here we took a mototaxi to reach the Morakot Resort (7.92056, 99.254539). This resort is conveniently situated at walking distance of the birding areas and there is a bird logbook with some recent sightings...
The first day I concentrated on the famous U-trail. From the Morakot Resort follow the road for about 500 m and continue straight on a dirt road where the paved road bends to the left (towards the main entrance). After 200m the trail starts at (7.92152, 99.264633). Birding was very hard over here and the trails were rather overgrown and not very obvious to follow. The next 2 days I entered through the main entrance and birded the B-trail which starts at (7.92491, 99.260741) and also explored the C and D-trail, starting at (7.929067, 99.263016).
Highlights: Gurney's Pitta (along the B trail, just before the junction with C and D, a male gave only limited views after some hard work as it was only very sporadically calling; the same bird was heard by a Dutch birder as I took him to the spot 7.928080, 99.262610), Large Wren-Babbler (1 taped in along the B trail at 7.926925,99.261596), Banded Pitta (1 along the first stretch of the B trail, just before the small bridge 7.92594, 99.261139), Green Broadbill (a few seen, more birds were very vocal).
Ko Phi Phi Island(s)
We somehow misjudged this site. It was a very crowded island with lots of young people looking for beach and party. Lots of tourist traps were around: little quality for overcharged prices (to Thai standards that is). We didn't really enjoy the snorkling trip neither...
To assure you see the Christmas Island Frigatebird one needs to charter a longtail boat and head for the smaller rocky island of Ko Bida Nok (7.654916, 98.765920) where huge numbers of frigatebirds seem to gather in the late afternoon. It was easy to find longtails to take you there (near the main pier) but all for a very overcharged price.
Highlights: Christmas Island Frigatebird (at least 2 different males and 2 females were identified, there probably were several more as the sky was filled with thousands of frigatebirds...), Pied Imperial-Pigeon (3).
Doi Inthanon NP
Thailand's highest mountain lies within this national park. From Chiang Mai we took a bus to Chom Thong. From there we hitchhiked up the mountain till we reached our accommodation: Mr Daeng's Bird Center, very close to the HQ (18.533455, 98.522365). There are also songtaews going up and down but not all day long. We didn't want to charter one ourself as they were overcharging.
On two occasions we went up early morning to bird the summit area. Just before you reach the substation at the top there is a boardwalk on the left (18.588267, 98.486196). This is a loop and goes through some very nice mossy forest. Make sure you be there very early as there can be loads of noisy tourists. About 300 m before the summit one there is a great spot to go early morning to scan the tops of the trees (18.586611, 98.484904). We did get our pigeons and thrushes there.
Both at KM 37.5 and KM 34.5 there are trails/jeep tracks to explore the forest. The 37.5 trail starts a about 50m above the 2nd checkpoint at (18.52601, 98.49904) to the right and continues for about 1km where it becomes unclear and overgrown. The 34.5 trail starts at (18.50822, 98.51067) and winds through some bamboo patches fro the first hundred meters. After a while there is a fork. Apparently the left track passes a fence and through open area before it goes back into some forest.
At walking distance we also explored the garden of Mr Daeng (18.533348, 98.522218) and the marshy area within the nearby camping. The first can be good for thrushes and shortwings while the latter is a well-known stake-out for the crake. Coming from Mr Daeng, take the paved road left just below the HQ and follow it until you reach a barrel. Enter the campground and follow the dirt track which winds along 2 ponds. The crake can be very showy in the marshy area just past the second pond (18.543423, 98.525346), especially in the evening.
At the lower altitudes the area near KM 13 has some excellent dry forest. Take the dirt road east at 18.524761, 98.651879, cross the bridge and follow the center paved road which goes up. We birded this track for a few kms. It soon gets very hot in here.
One late afternoon we went to the Parakeet roost site. To get there, drive out of the park and take left at the main junction. After a few hundred meters there is a road on the left (18.489278, 98.673553) which has already a parakeet signpost. Follow it all the way and take left again about here: 18.492647, 98.681292. We hiked up and found the place for the parakeets. There is a log book and the best time to seem them is clearly early morning or late evening.
All sites were visited by hitchhiking up and down. This turned out to be very easy and reliable. Early morning there were plenty of pickup trucks in both directions, even before dawn. The local people do not continue all the way up to the summit though.
Highlights: Black-tailed Crake (in the evening 3 came out at the well-known campsite site, see coordinates above), Dark-sided Thrush (only 1 bird seen on the summit boardwalk), Gray-sided Thrush (at least 3 seen in a fruiting tree about 300m below the summit), White-rumped Falcon (1 along the KM 13 trail at 18.538728, 98.641171), Black-headed Woodpecker (3 birds seen in total, all along the KM 13 trail), Ashy Wood-Pigeon (a lare flock and a several others seen, mainly from the panoramic view just below the summit), Mountain Bamboo-Partridge (2 seen and more heard in the higher parts), Green Cochoa (1 taped in and seen along the main road near KM 37.5), Asian Emerald Cuckoo (2 singles near KM 37.5), Blossom-headed Parakeet (3 birds only at the parakeet roost site, see coordinates above).
Doi Chiang Dao
This national park on the limestone massif has some very good forest left. We took a bus from Chiang Mai straight to Chiang Dao. From the village it was easy to get to our accommodation at Malee's Guesthouse (19.40325, 98.926111) as there is a good variety of homestays and lodges.
There are 2 temples in the area. The forest near the Wat Tham Pha Plong temple (19.402047, 98.918246) can be explored on several trails like the Nature Trail, Fence Trail and a gully trail. We birded the Nature Trail which ends at the other - more touristic - temple.
The best birding however is done around the Den Ya Kat substation (19.373867, 98.834780). To get there in time it is necessary to get permits in advance and have a personal vehicle. We hired a car and driver for a full day through Malee, but it's rather costly. Our driver was quite familiar with the birds and took us straight to the birding spots. We made stops en route and birded the summit trail - which starts right behind the substation - on foot.
Highlights: Hume's Pheasant (1 male gave superb views as it was displaying for 2 females just 50m before the DYK substation; 1 male flushed from the summit trail - 19.378677, 98.839991; 1 male seen crossing the a bit above the firebreak trail - 19.364751, 98.837295), Giant Nuthatch (3 seen together along the road towards DYK - 19.358059, 98.835532 ; 2 seen along the summit trail - 19.378677, 98.839991), Spot-winged Grosbeak (only 1 bird near DYK), Chestnut Bunting (3 birds near DYK), Pin-tailed Parrotfinch (1 bird in the bamboo along the steps towards the temple), Stripe-breasted Woodpecker (several around DYK), Gray-headed Parrotbill (1 bird in the bamboo at 19.366975, 98.836522).
Khao Yai NP
Located only a few hours driving from Bangkok this park can be very busy in weekends and holidays. The campings can turn into overcrowded festival campings with noisy people. Nevertheless birding can be very rewarding.
We came from Sukhothai and found it not too easy to find the best route to get there. From Sukhothai we catched a bus to Phitsanulok. Here we changed to a fast minivan heading for Sariburi, where we transferred to another bus to Pak Chong. From there we took a small bus to the park entrance and then continued hitchhiking to the Pay Gluay May campsite (14.431426, 101.400532). It may sound more complicated than it actually was.
All the birding was done within walking distance of the campsite. There are several good trails which go through decent forest. One morning we had the opportunity to join an Hungarian mammal fanatic to get to the wildlife observation tower (14.454273, 101.359585) surrounded by open grasslands which are good for mammals and some different bird species.
Highlights: Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo (2 birds taped in and seen behind the PGM camping toilets - same gps coordinates as pitta; 1 taped in and seen behind the HQ; 2 single birds flushed from the trail from the HQ towards the wildlife tower), Eared Pitta (1 male seen together with the first CBGCC behind the PGM campsite toilets - 14.434408, 101.396922 ), Blue Pitta (3 birds seen along the trail from PGM campsite to the HQ), Siamese Fireback (1 male).
FULL TRIP LIST
Taxonomy strictly follows Clements' 6th Edition (incl. updates). The list only contains species positively identified by at least one of our group. Birds identified by guides or other people only are not included, presumed species neither...
Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica
Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis
Bar-backed Partridge Arborophila brunneopectus
Scaly-breasted Partridge Arborophila chloropus
Ferruginous Partridge Caloperdix oculeus Near-threatened (NT)
Mountain Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola fytchii
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos
Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi
Hume's Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae Near-threatened (NT)
Gray Peacock-Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala Near-threatened (NT)
Christmas Island Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Critically endangered (CR)
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
Gray Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes Vulnerable (VU)
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-Heron Egretta sacra
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus
Javan Pond-Heron Ardeola speciosa
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela
Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus
Shikra Accipiter badius
Chinese Goshawk Accipiter soloensis
Besra Accipiter virgatus
Rufous-winged Buzzard Butastur liventer
Gray-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Changeable Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus
Mountain Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus nipalensis
White-rumped Falcon Polihierax insignis Near-threatened (NT)
Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Black-tailed Crake Amaurornis bicolor
Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii Near-threatened (NT)
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer Endangered (EN)
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Near-threatened (NT)
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened (NT)
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Vulnerable (VU)
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus Critically endangered (CR)
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Brown-headed Gull Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Pallas's Gull Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Great Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis
Ashy Wood-Pigeon Columba pulchricollis
Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Barred Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia unchall
Little Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia ruficeps
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata
Thick-billed Pigeon Treron curvirostra
Pin-tailed Pigeon Treron apicauda
Wedge-tailed Pigeon Treron sphenurus
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon Ducula badia
Pied Imperial-Pigeon Ducula bicolor
Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata
Vernal Hanging-Parrot Loriculus vernalis
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus
Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides
Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus optatus
Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus
Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus
Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Asian Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis
Raffles's Malkoha Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus
Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo Carpococcyx renauldi
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis
Oriental Bay-Owl Phodilus badius
White-fronted Scops-Owl Otus sagittatus Vulnerable (VU)
Mountain Scops-Owl Otus spilocephalus
Collared Scops-Owl Otus lettia
Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei
Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata
Javan Frogmouth Batrachostomus javensis
Great Eared-Nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
Silver-backed Needletail Hirundapus cochinchinensis
Brown-backed Needletail Hirundapus giganteus
Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris
Black-nest Swiftlet Aerodramus maximus
German's Swiftlet Aerodramus germani
Cook's Swift Apus cooki
House Swift Apus nipalensis
Asian Palm-Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata
Gray-rumped Treeswift Hemiprocne longipennis
Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus
Orange-breasted Trogon Harpactes oreskios
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting
Black-backed Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca
Rufous-backed Kingfisher Ceyx rufidorsa
Banded Kingfisher Lacedo pulchella
Brown-winged Kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera Near-threatened (NT)
Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
Red-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis amictus
Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
Oriental Pied-Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis Near-threatened (NT)
Brown Hornbill Anorrhinus austeni Near-threatened (NT)
Rusty-cheeked Hornbill Anorrhinus tickelli Near-threatened (NT)
Wreathed Hornbill Aceros undulatus
Great Barbet Megalaima virens
Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata
Green-eared Barbet Megalaima faiostricta
Red-crowned Barbet Megalaima rafflesii Near-threatened (NT)
Red-throated Barbet Megalaima mystacophanos Near-threatened (NT)
Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii
Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica
Moustached Barbet Megalaima incognita
Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima australis
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus
White-browed Piculet Sasia ochracea
Gray-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos atratus
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus
Greater Yellownape Picus flavinucha
Streak-breasted Woodpecker Picus viridanus
Laced Woodpecker Picus vittatus
Black-headed Woodpecker Picus erythropygius
Gray-faced Woodpecker Picus canus
Common Flameback Dinopium javanense
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus
Bamboo Woodpecker Gecinulus viridis
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis
Buff-rumped Woodpecker Meiglyptes tristis
Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente
Great Slaty Woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus Vulnerable (VU)
Green Broadbill Calyptomena viridis Near-threatened (NT)
Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae
Silver-breasted Broadbill Serilophus lunatus
Banded Broadbill Eurylaimus javanicus
Black-and-yellow Broadbill Eurylaimus ochromalus Near-threatened (NT)
Eared Pitta Pitta phayrei
Rusty-naped Pitta Pitta oatesi
Blue Pitta Pitta cyanea
Banded Pitta Pitta guajana Country endemic
Gurney's Pitta Pitta gurneyi Endangered (EN) Restricted range
Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis
Mangrove Pitta Pitta megarhyncha Near-threatened (NT)
Golden-bellied Gerygone Gerygone sulphurea
Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis gularis
Rufous-winged Philentoma Philentoma pyrhoptera
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
Great Iora Aegithina lafresnayei
Large Cuckoo-shrike Coracina macei
Indochinese Cuckoo-shrike Coracina polioptera
Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike Coracina melaschistos
Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus
Brown-rumped Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis
Ashy Minivet Pericrocotus divaricatus
Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
Gray-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Blyth's Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius aeralatus
White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
Crow-billed Drongo Dicrurus annectans
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer
Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola
Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanica
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Green Magpie Cissa chinensis
Gray Treepie Dendrocitta formosae
Racket-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia
Ratchet-tailed Treepie Temnurus temnurus
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
Indochinese Bushlark Mirafra erythrocephala
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata
Rufous-bellied Swallow Cecropis badia
Asian House-Martin Delichon dasypus
Yellow-bellied Fairy-Fantail Chelidorhynx hypoxantha
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
Great Tit Parus major
Yellow-cheeked Tit Parus spilonotus
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
Giant Nuthatch Sitta magna Vulnerable (VU)
Brown-throated Treecreeper Certhia discolor
Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus flaviventris
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster
Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens
Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier
Olive-winged Bulbul Pycnonotus plumosus
Streak-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus blanfordi
Cream-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus simplex
Red-eyed Bulbul Pycnonotus brunneus
Hairy-backed Bulbul Tricholestes criniger
Puff-throated Bulbul Alophoixus pallidus
Ochraceous Bulbul Alophoixus ochraceus
Gray-cheeked Bulbul Alophoixus bres
Gray-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua
Buff-vented Bulbul Iole olivacea Near-threatened (NT)
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
White-headed Bulbul Hypsipetes thompsoni
Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii
Pygmy Cupwing Pnoepyga pusilla
Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea
Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris
Mountain Tailorbird Phyllergates cucullatus
Buff-throated Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis
Yellow-streaked Warbler Phylloscopus armandii
Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis
Chinese Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus yunnanensis Country endemic
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes
Eastern Crowned Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus
Blyth's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides
Davison's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus davisoni
Sulphur-breasted Warbler Phylloscopus ricketti
Gray-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus
Plain-tailed Warbler Seicercus soror Country endemic
Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps
Oriental Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis
Ashy Tailorbird Orthotomus ruficeps
Hill Prinia Prinia superciliaris
Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
Gray-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis gularis
Striated Yuhina Yuhina castaniceps
Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
Everett's White-eye Zosterops everetti
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala
Gray-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia
Large Wren-Babbler Turdinus macrodactylus Near-threatened (NT)
Collared Babbler Gampsorhynchus torquatus
Rufous-winged Fulvetta Schoeniparus castaneceps
Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti
Buff-breasted Babbler Pellorneum tickelli
Spot-throated Babbler Pellorneum albiventre
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
Black-capped Babbler Pellorneum capistratum
Ferruginous Babbler Trichastoma bicolor
Moustached Babbler Malacopteron magnirostre
Scaly-crowned Babbler Malacopteron cinereum
Rufous-crowned Babbler Malacopteron magnum Near-threatened (NT)
Streaked Wren-Babbler Napothera brevicaudata
Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler Napothera epilepidota
White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis
White-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax strepitans
Black-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax chinensis
Silver-eared Laughingthrush Garrulax melanostigma
Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris
Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectens
Black-backed Sibia Heterophasia melanoleuca
Spectacled Barwing Actinodura ramsayi
Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera
Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula
Rufous-fronted Babbler Stachyridopsis rufifrons
Golden Babbler Stachyridopsis chrysaea
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler Macronous gularis
Gray-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps
Chestnut-rumped Babbler Stachyris maculata Near-threatened (NT)
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys
White-browed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella
Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
Brown-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa siamensis
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
White-gorgeted Flycatcher Anthipes monileger
Hainan Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis hainanus
Pale Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor
Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides
Hill Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis banyumas
Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
Fulvous-chested Jungle-Flycatcher Cyornis olivaceus
Large Niltava Niltava grandis
Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara
Vivid Niltava Niltava vivida
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophrys
White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana
Siberian Blue Robin Larvivora cyane
Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti
Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus
Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope
White-tailed Robin Cinclidium leucurum
Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsonii
Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra
White-capped Redstart Phoenicurus leucocephalus
Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush Monticola rufiventris
Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
Gray Bushchat Saxicola ferreus
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina
Dark-sided Thrush Zoothera marginata
Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus
Gray-sided Thrush Turdus feae Vulnerable (VU)
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
Green Cochoa Cochoa viridis
Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis
Golden-crested Myna Ampeliceps coronatus
Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa
Great Myna Acridotheres grandis
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis
Asian Pied Starling Gracupica contra
White-shouldered Starling Sturnia sinensis
Greater Green Leafbird Chloropsis sonnerati
Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons
Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanoxanthum
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma
Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum minullum
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectum
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis
Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus
Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis
Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae
Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata
Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra
Thick-billed Spiderhunter Arachnothera crassirostris
Gray-breasted Spiderhunter Arachnothera modesta
Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Oriental Pipit Anthus rufulus
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Plain-backed Sparrow Passer flaveolus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
Pin-tailed Parrotfinch Erythrura prasina
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata