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Birding Trip North and Central Thailand

Itinerary

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First of all, that entire trip was successfully organized by Wild Bird Eco Tour which is an experienced birding travel agency in South-east Asia with moderate prices. We highly recommend them and especially the guide Panuwat Sasirat (Par) who has a perfect knowledge of the country. So please have a look on their web site: http://www.wildbirdeco.net/.

Day 1 (20.12.14): Beijing airport and flight to Chiang Mai

Day 2 (21.12.14): Chiang Mai, Mae Hiab (A) and travel to Doi Inthanon (B)

Day 3 (22.12.14): Doi Inthanon National Park (B)

Day 4 (23.12.14): Doi Inthanon National Park (B), travell to Doi Ang Khang (C)

Day 5 (24.12.14): Doi Ang Khang (C)

Day 6 (25.12.14): Doi Ang Khang (C) and travell to Doi San Ju (D)

Day 7 (26.12.14): Doi San Ju (D), travell to the campsite before Doi Lang (D)

Day 8 (27.12.14): Doi Lang (D)

Day 9 (28.12.14): Foothill Doi Lang (D) and travell to Chiang Saen Lake (E)

Day10 (29.12.14): Chiang Saen Lake (E), 7 hours travell to Mae Wong National Park (F)

Day11 (30.12.14): Mae Wong National Park (F)

Day12 (31.12.14): Mae Wong (F) and evening at Huai Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuary (HKK, G)

Day13 (01.01.15): Huai Kha Kaeng (G), travell to Khao Yai National Park (H)

Day14 (02.01.15): Khao Yai National Park (H)

Day15 (03.01.15): Khao Yai (H), Mangrove forest south of Bangkok and Par’s farm in Phetchaburi (I)

Day16 (04.01.15): Ban Pak Thale (J), Phetchaburi (I) and travel to Kaeng Krachan (K)

Day17 (05.01.15): Kaeng Krachan National Park (K)

Day18 (06.01.15): Kaeng Krachan National Park (K)

Day19 (07.01.15): Travel to freshwater area and to Bangkok. Flight to Beijing

Daily report

Day 1 (20.12.14): Beijing airport and flight to Chiang Mai
Our flight arrived at 7am at Beijing airport. The connecting flight being 10 hours later, we took a free 72 hours visa to get out of the airport for some birding. We found a small park with some bushes and trees just south-west of the terminal 3. We found there our first birds like Siberian Accentor, White-cheeked Starling, Yellow-bellied Tit, Grey-capped Greenfinch, Light-vented Bulbul.
After that we got back to the airport for our flight to Chiang Mai. We arrived at Chiang Mai at 11pm. Our guide Panuwat Sasirat (Par) and the driver Ton were waiting for us. They brought us to the hotel B2, 10 minutes from the airport.

Day 2 (21.12.14): Chiang Mai, Mae Hiab and travel to Doi Inthanon
Our first birding day in Thailand. The first hour in the morning was spent around the hotel, where we saw our first common birds like Taiga Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler, Coppersmith Barbet and Streak-eared Bulbul. After driving for 10 minutes, we found some Crested Treeswifts sitting on wires in the middle of the city. Then we moved towards the Mae Hiab area. Our first stop was made around a couple of ponds. We saw there Wire-tailed Swallow, Thick-billed Warbler, Red Adavat, Yellow Bittern, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Dusky Warbler, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, White-breasted Waterhen. We also found in the bushes around the ponds a Lesser Whitethroat, as far as we know the 5th record for Thailand! We moved then towards an open area of fields, trees. The first interesting bird was a Spotted Owlet found by Par. Then we saw some other interesting species: Burmese, Long-tailed, Brown and Grey-backed Shrikes, Plain-backed Sparrow, Indochinese Bush lark, Plain Prinia, Paddyfield Pipit, Banded Bay Cuckoo and Shikra. In the forest area along those fields, we saw Arctic, Radde’s and Yellow-streaked Warblers, Lineated Barbet, Crested Honey-Buzzard, Crested Serpent-Eagle and Green-billed Malkoha.
After that, we drove 2 hours to enter the Doi Inthanon National Park. On the way, we did a stop on the foothills, finding easily Blossom-headed Parakeet. After this, we went birding in the dry dipterocarpic forest inside the park. We found in 1 hour a pair of White-rumped Pygmy-Falcon, a few Collared Falconets, Large Cuckooshrike, Scarlet Minivet, Black-napped Oriole, Black-napped Monarch and Rufous-winged Buzzard.
We did the next stop close to a rapid stream up in the national park. We found there Black-backed Forktail, Hume’s Leaf-Warbler, Chestnut-flanked, Japanese and Oriental White-Eye, Yellow-bellied Warbler and our first Verditer Flycatcher.
The next stop in the park was close to a second stream inside a forest, where we saw Plumbeous Water Redstart, Slaty-backed Forktail, Yellow-bellied Fantail. We set up the camp at 5pm. at the Ton Son Campsite. We birded around the campsite until darkness and saw Two-barred Warbler, Slaty-blue and Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher, Grey Bushchat and Cinereous Tit.

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Collared Falconet, Doi Inthanon NP, 21.12. Chris Venetz

Day 3 (22.12.14): Doi Inthanon National Park
We spent the first hour birdwatching around the campsite. The pond adjacent to the area is a good place to find Black-tailed Crake. We heard one bird but couldn’t find it in the dense vegetation. Around this pond we saw Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Rufous-fronted Babbler, many warblers in a big flock: Sulphur-breasted, Two-barred, Eastern crowned and Chinese Leaf. We also had Hill Prinia in dense vegetation.
After this, we went up the mountain to the second checkpoint of the National Park. There we walked on a few hundred meters along the road, finding many good birds such as Brown-cheeked and Rufous-winged Fulvettas, Mountain and Flavescent Bulbuls, White-throated Fantail, Short-billed and Grey-chinned Minivet, Blyth’s Leaf Warbler, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Dark-backed and Rufous-backed Sibia, Spectacled Barwing, Yellow-cheeked Tit.
We then went up to the top mountain of the National Park. Many birds were feeding just under the restaurant on old food rests, including Chestnut-tailed Minla, Rufous-throated Partridge, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush and on flowers Mr. Gould’s and Green-tailed Sunbird (of the local ‘angkanensis’ endemic subspecies). We went down a trail inside the forest and we found there Pygmy Wren-Babbler, Ashy-throated and Davison’s Leaf-Warbler, the scarce Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, two males Snowy-browed Flycatchers and a skulking Dark-sided Thrush. Around the parking we saw our first Golden-throated Barbet, Yellow-browed Tits and Yunnan (or Grey-cheeked) Fulvettas.
We went down the mountain to go birding and lunch in a pine forest, where we saw Velvet-fronted Nuthatchs, Blyth’s Shrike-Babblers and on flowering trees a few Black-throated Sunbirds.
We went to an area to take a trail to a waterfall (which could have been good for Forktails, but we couldn’t find any). On this trail and around the waterfall we saw some Little Spiderhunters, Pin-striped Tit-Babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Grey-crowned Warbler, Dusky Crag Martin, White-browed Piculet, White-bellied Erpornis, a female Siberian Blue Robin, our first Asian Brown Flycatcher, Blue-winged Leafbird, Puff-throated Bulbul and an adult Rufous-bellied Eagle flying over us.
We changed spot and went birding along the road, where we saw White-gorgeted Flycatcher, Silver-eared Mesia, Hume‘s Treecreeper, Rufous-bellied, Small and Large Niltava, a good flock Spot-winged Grosbeak, Long-tailed Minivet, Ashy Bulbul, Eyebrowed Thrushs and Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher.
On the evening we tried to find Frogmouths but couldn’t find any. Over the campsite were singing many Asian Barred Owlets.

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Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Doi Inthanon NP, 22.12. Chris Venetz

Day 4 (23.12.14): Doi Inthanon National Park and travel to Doi Ang Khang
We started the day by birding around the campsite, where we could find many good species. We again heard Black-tailed Crake but couldn’t find it. Around the pond we saw many birds : Little Pied and Slaty-backed Flycatchers, Buff-breasted Babbler, Chestnut-fronted Shrike Babbler, a few Greenish and Pallas’s Leaf Warblers, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Blue Rock Thrush and we had good views of a Besra sitting low in a tree.
We went again to the second checkpoint where we found along the road White-browed Shortwing, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, Golden Babblers. Inside the second checkpoint trail we could find around 5 Slaty-bellied Tesias.
We moved then slowly towars Doi Ang Khang. On the way we saw a few Dark-rumped Swifts. On the foothills we had good views of a dark morph Booted Eagle, apparently rare in Thaïland (which was a new bird for Par!). We will see 2 Booted Eagles during the trip.
We arrived at dusk at the Ban Luang Resort, inside Doi Ang Khang, where we settled up our tent. Just before night we saw a couple White-browed Scimitar Babblers, Spot-necked Babbler and Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush.

Day 5 (24.12.14): Doi Ang Khang (DAK)
We started birding 30 minutes around the resort and saw Crested Finchbills, Black and Brown-breasted Bulbuls. We then moved towards the rubbish dump of DAK and found many birds in the dump itself and in bushes around: Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Grey Treepie, Bronzed Drongo, a male Daurian Redstart, White-browed Laughingthrushs. We went then a bit down inside a forest trail and found a Speckled Piculet and Striated Bulbuls. At the top mountain, inside the pine forest, we found Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, a few Buff-throated Warblers and Blue-winged Minlas.
After lunch, we went inside the King project and saw Black-breasted Thrushs, Rufous-bellied Niltava and White-tailed Robins. We then went out of the King project and went by foot for 2 hours along a forest trail. We saw there Mountain Tailorbirds, Bianchi’s Warblers, Streaked Wren Babblers, Maroon Oriole, Grey-eyed Bulbul and Burmese Nuthatch. We flushed inside the forest a Scaly Thrush, which we couldn’t find anymore after.
On late afternoon we went back to the resort to try to find White-capped Redstart, which we found quite easily by the waterfall. We then went back to the rubbish dump, where we saw new birds such as Northern Goshawk, Black-headed Greenfinch, Grey-winged Blackbird, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler and a skulking Aberrant Bush Warbler in the high grass surrounding the area.

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Rufous-bellied Niltava, Doi Ang Khang, 24.12. Chris Venetz

Day 6 (25.12.14): Doi Ang Khang and travell to Doi San Ju
We started the day by birdwatching a few minuts at the campsite, where we found 2 Ashy Wood Pigeons. We went up towards the pine forest and saw a flying Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, some Spot-breasted Parrotbill and Vivid Niltava. We went to the rubbish dump and saw again many birds: Great Barbets, Crested Goshawk, Siberian Rubythroat, a female/first-winter White-bellied Redstart and a Buff-barred Warbler.
After this, we moved towards Doi San Ju. On the foothills we found Greater Coucal and Rufescent Prinia.
We settled up the camp at the Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park. We birded 1 hour around the campsite and found a female Asian Emerald Cuckoo sitting for long minuts high in a tree, Black-capped Kingfisher, Plain Flowerpecker and Blue-eared Barbets.
Then we went up to Doi San Ju for birding. On the way we found a few Blue-bearded Bee-eaters and Asian Koel. At Doi San Ju, we did road birding and saw Golden-fronted Leafbird, Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpeckers, Rosy Minivet, Oriental Turtel Dove and Crested Bunting. We had again good views of a female White-bellied Redstart. At the top, from the car, we heard the typical calls of Giant Nuthatch and had very good views of 2 birds. In the bushes and pines, good numbers of Pallas’s Leaf Warbler. Suddently, a good mix flock of Sibias and Minlas appeared. Inside this flock, we saw first very briefly a bird with many bars on his belly, many colours and short tail. First we didn’t realized what it was, but then had bether views of this bird: Himalayan Cutia! What an awesome bird! It was only the second Cutia for our guide Par. For sure one of the birds of the trip! We went down the hill towards our campsite. 

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Himalayan Cutia, Doi San Ju, 25.12. Chris Venetz

Day 7 (26.12.14): Doi San Ju and travell to the campsite before Doi Lang
We woke up early to be at first light on the top of Doi San Ju, to try to find Mrs Hume’s Pheasant. After 1 hour without any birds, we suddently found a nice male of this species very close and had good views during 15 minuts. The bird was feeding just along the road. We then went birding by foot and found many birds: Ultramarine Flycatcher, Lesser racket-tailed Drongo, White-bellied Green Pigeon flying over us, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Black-winged Cuckooshrike. Many woodpeckers were seen: Lesser and Greater Yellownape, Grey-headed and Crimson-breasted Woodpeckers. We had again good views of Giant Nuthatchs. As it was getting hot, we moved a bit further and found a good sunless and fresh place. Many birds were actively feeding along the road. We saw a few Himalayan Bluetails, Slaty-backed, Pale Blue, Sapphire and Rufous-gorgeted Flycatchers, Brown Prinia, Buff-barred Warbler, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Siberian Rubythroat. On the way down towards the foothill, we saw Chestnut-capped Babbler, Chinese Pond-Heron, Black-headed Bulbul and Asian Fairy Bluebird. We settled up the camp just before the first checkpoint of Doi Lang. 

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Mr. Hume’s Pheasant, Doi San Ju, 26.12. Chris Venetz

Day 8 (27.12.14): Doi Lang
Early morning at the campsite on the foothill of Doi Lang, we had flight views of Mountain Scops Owl after having heard it singing during the whole night. Then we went up towards Doi Lang, stopping along the road inside the forest. The first stop was done in a kind of clearing in the middle of the forest, just along the main road. It produced Greater racket-tailed Drongo, Bay Woodpecker, Red-headed Trogon, Collared Owlet and Grey-breasted Martin. We continued on the road and arrived on a bridge over the canopy. From this bridge we had flight views of Little Cuckoo Dove, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon and a flock of Whiskered Yuhinas. We also heard some calls of Long-tailed Broadbills, which we couldn’t see for the moment. We continued on the same road, arriving in some fields, where a few Grey-faced Buzzard were sitting on the top of tall trees. We also saw there 2 Lesser Coucals. Par told us that this area sometimes hold Jerdon’s Bushchat but we couldn’t find any.
We went up towards the final checkpoint, where the access by car is restricted. At this checkpoint we had good views of Scarlet-faced Liocichla. We went by foot further on the road and found many birds: Black-eared Shrike Babbler, Grey-bellied Tesia, a male Red-flanked Bluetail, Yellow-vented Warblers, 2 immature Rufous-bellied Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Emerald Dove and Hume’s Treecreeper.
At the end of the afternoon, we went down the hills. We did a quick stop at the bridge and this time had distant views of a few Long-tailed Broadbills and Greater Flameback. After this, a Mountain Bamboo Partridge crossed the road just in front of our car. We went back to the campsite, where we saw our last new species for the trip of the day: White-rumped Shama. A Collared Scops Owl was singing but a bit to far to find it.

Day 9 (28.12.14): Foothill Doi Lang and travell to Chiang Saen Lake
Around the campsite in the morning we saw Common Iora and an Eurasian Sparrowhawk. After this we went down and birded the foothill area of Doi Lang, along the Tha Ton river, where we found Wryneck, Racket-tailed Treepie and 2 Richard’s Pipit with Paddyfield Pipits.
After breakfast we started the journey towards the Chiang Saen Lake. We set up the campsite by midday along the northern end of the Chiang Saen Lake. There we met some birders who told us that the first ever Firethroat for Thailand has just been found in a private reserve close to the lake. We decided to try it on the next day. From this viewpoint we found quickly 2 Great crested Grebes, apparently 4th record for Thailand. We also had flight views of Eastern Marsh Harrier. A quick walk in the area produced Indian Spot-billed Duck, Burmese Shrike, Black-browed Reed Warbler, Plaintive Cuckoo, Lineated Barbets and White-rumped Munia.
In late afternoon we decided to go to the Pied Harrier roost located south-west of the lake. On the way we already saw 1 male Pied Harrier. In the roost area we found Citrine Wagtails, Striated Grassbirds, Asian Openbills, Great, Little, Intermediate, Purple and Grey Heron.
At around 5pm. begun the crazy arrival of Pied Harrier. We saw during the evening more than 100 of this beautifull raptor, sometimes sitting a few meters only in front of the hide! We found with these harriers a female Hen Harrier and a few Eastern Marsh Harriers. A team trapped and ringed a few of these Harriers, including several male Pied. They also trapped an Eastern Grass Owl, quite distinctive from Barn Owl.
During the evening we went along the Mekong river to have diner and had flight views of Barn Owl with its typical calls.

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Pied Harrier, Chiang Saen Lake, 28.12. Chris Venetz

Day 10 (29.12.14): Chiang Saen Lake and 7 hours travell to Mae Wong National Park
We spent the first hour around the campsite, finding a Baillon’s Crake and Brown-cheeked Rail. After this we went to the Nam Kham Nature Reserve to try the Firethroat. We went directly to the spot and after waiting for 2 minuts, the bird appeared just in front of us! A male Firethroat in winter plumage, the first ever for Thailand. We also had views at the same spot of Siberian Rubythroat. Other birds seen in the reserve: Paddyfield Warbler (trapped by the ringing team), 2 Jerdon’s Bushchat (1 male in field and 1 female ringed by ringing team), many Painted Snipes, a Common Snipe, Red Adavats, a Great Bittern and 2 Manchurian Bush Warblers.
We went birding then along the Mekong River, where we found 2 River Lapwings and a Pied Kingfisher. We also heard Yellow-bellied Prinia.
Back at the lake, we flushed several times a Pintail Snipe. We also saw Ferruginous Pochard, Northern Pintail and other common ducks. In bushes we saw Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Two-barred Warbler.
We left the Chiang Saen area at 5pm to go to the Mae Wong National Park. We arrived there at 2am the next morning and slept in the car.

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Firethroat, first record for Thailand. Nam Kham Nature Reserve, 29.12. Chris Venetz

Day 11 (30.12.14): Mae Wong National Park
In the morning over the first campsite we had flight views of Oriental Pied Hornbills and Brown-backed Needletail. We birded by foot after the first checkpoint (who’s opening only after 9am) and found following birds along the road: White-crested Laughingthrush, Ashy and Swinhoe’s Minivet, Great Iora, Crested Serpent Eagle.
We arrived at 10am at the Kun Yen campsite, where we will camp the following night. The ranger of the national park came directly to us, telling us that a strange bird is sitting in bushes just on the other side of the camping. We went there, looked in the high grass and found a Wood Snipe! The bird was sitting and feeding in high grass near the campsite. It stayed there for 1 hour, before being flushed by other people. It is apparently only the 4th record of this rare himalayan breeder.
We went up the road towards the third and last campsite. On the road, we did a stop at a hide to try to see the Rusty-naped Pitta, which we saw after 2 hours. At this same spot we had Spot-necked and Grey-throated Babbler, Streaked Wren Babbler, Rufous-browed and Dark-sided Flycatcher, Striated Yuhina, White-necked and Black-throated Laughingthrush. We heard 3 White-crowned Forktail deep inside the forest but couldn’t find any.
At the third campsite we went into the forest following a trail. We heard a Blue Pitta there and saw Silver-eared Mesia and many warblers. We then went down in the forest at the ranger station and sitted quietly for 2 hours. During this time, birds came feeding at the feeding station. We saw Grey Peacock-Pheasant and Rufous-throated Partridge at really close range.
In the evening, we went owl-watching around our camping (the middle one) and had very good views of Brown Wood Owl.

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Rusty-napped Pitta, Mae Wong NP, 30.12. Chris Venetz

Day 12 (31.12.14): Mae Wong and evening at Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary (HKK)
We spent the first 3 hours in the forest near the campsite. We had there good views of a curious Blue Pitta and brief views of a Scaly Thrush. A skulking Asian Stubtail gave also good views and a Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo flew directly in front of us.
We went after this again to the feeding spot along the road. We had nice views in the big trees bording the road of a flock of Burmese Yuhina.
At 11.30am we left the national park in direction of the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary. On the way we saw a pale morph Booted Eagle, Eastern Jungle Crow, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Black-winged Stilt and a few Grey-headed Lapwing in ricefields.
We spent the evening in HKK, finding Orange-breasted Trogon, Common Flameback, Orange-headed Thrush, Pied Fantail, Puff-throated Babbler, Red-breasted Parakeet, Black-hooded Oriole, Common Woodshrike, a flock of 10 Black-headed Woodpecker (what a nice Woodpecker!). We flushed a big flock of Red Junglefowl and had amazing flight views of male Green Peafowl.
We settled up the camp just after the checkpoint to enter the sanctuary. During the evening we had beathtaking views of Brown Boobook, Collared Scops Owl, Asian Barred Owlet.

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Black-headed Woodpecker, Huai Kha Kaeng, 31.01. Chris Venetz

Day 13 (01.01.15): Huai Kha Kaeng and travell to Khao Yai National Park
The morning was spent inside the sanctuary. We first went to the Green Peafowl birdwatching tower, where we saw Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Rufous Treepie, Burmese Shrike and many others. 5 Green Peafowl were feeding the whole time just in front of us, a male was also displaying during long minuts. We then went birding along the road, where we found the rare and localised White-bellied Woodpecker, Laced Woodpecker, Changeable Hawk Eagle and Chestnut-headed Bee-eater. We left the park at 11am to travel towards Khao Yai, where we arrived at 5pm.
Khao Yai was really full of tourists at this time of year (the most popular camping destination of Thaïland). It was almost impossible to bird along the road. We camped inside the park for the following 2 nights.
In the evening we saw Hill Myna, Blue-eared Kingfisher. We flushed 3 times a Lanceolated Warbler, 1m away from the main road! During the evening we saw sitting 20m from us Large-tailed Nightjar.
At night, we went by car along the road to try to find some good nocturnal birds. Many lighting cars are organised by the National Park and it was quite easy to find good birds. We had very good views of a sitting Brown Fish Owl.

Day 14 (02.01.15): Khao Yai National Park
At first light we went by foot along the road. Not far from the campsite we had flight views of Great Eared Nightjar. At dawn we found 2 Dollarbirds and Great Hornbills. The morning was spent searching for difficult birds like Pheasants, Pittas, Ground-Cuckoo, etc. First we went by car slowly along the road towards the mountain, where we had good views of several Siamese Fireback but nothing else really exciting.
We then went for birding inside a forest trail, a bit down the road. We tried to find Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, Eared Pitta and Banded Kingfisher but nothing showed up. Suddently, after 30 minuts, just in front of us, a whole tree was moving. Immediatly, the guide gets allerted and told to us: elephant!! We quickly went down the trail, trying to recede as much as possible from the beast. The only new bird during this long trail was Dark-necked Tailorbird.
We went birding around the visitor center, which was full of tourist. We found there a male Mugimaki Flycatcher and Vernal Hanging Parrot. Then we went inside again another trail, which was much bether than the first one. We had good views of Eurasian Woodcock, Abbott’s Babbler, Plain-backed Sparrow and Richard’s Pipit. We spotted inside a forest a strange-looking flycatcher: a female Asian Paradise Flycatcher! Chris maybe saw also a male, but too briefly and only in flight. We went birding in open areas for the afternoon, where we saw several Sultan Tits.
After this we went birding behind the toilets of the Pha Kluai Mai Camping. We met there a photographer who told us that Blue Pitta is showing well and that in the morning, the Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo (our ultimate Khao Yai target!!) is feeding around. We decided to take Par’s hide and to stay there for the rest of the day. We had indeed good views of Blue Pitta, but no Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo! Other birds showing around were Orange-headed Thrushs, Siberian Blue Robins. We also had close views of a Plain-tailed Warbler. As the Ground-Cuckoo didn’t showed, we decided to try again to stay in the hide on the next morning.
During the evening we had good views of Great Eared Nightjar and Brown Fish Owl (same spot as yesterday, along the main road of the park in a clearing).

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Mugimaki Flycatcher, Khao Yai NP, 02.01. Chris Venetz

Day 15 (03.01.15): Khao Yai, Mangrove forest south of Bangkok and Par’s farm in Phetchaburi
We went at dawn behind the toilets as yesterday evening, to try to see the extreme localised and skulking Coral-Billed Ground Cuckoo. We went into the tent (our guide’s hide). Probably the most unexpected moment of the trip happened: after only 1 minut, we noticed a bird moving on the ground behind bushes. We put our binoculars on it: GROUND CUCKOO!!! The bird appeared for at 07.30am first 30 seconds, always hiding behind bushes and dead branches. We then waited for the next 2 hours to see it again. It appeared a second time at 09.30am, in similar conditions, always hiding. But we were very close of it and had very good views. A dream came true!
After this, we went birding around in open area, where we saw Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, many Red Junglefowls, White-throated Rock Thrush and Bright-headed Cisticola.
We then moved outside the park towards Bangkok, where we arrived in the middle of the afternoon. We first went to the Wat Chong Long temple to look for Germain’s Swiftlet breeding inside the temple. We then moved towards the Mahachai mangrove forest, where we saw Collared Kingfisher, Golden-bellied Gerygone, Brahminy Kite, Brown-hooded Gull, White-winged and Whiskered Terns, Red-necked and Long-toed Stints, Pacific Golden Plover, Indian and Little Cormorants, Yellow-bellied Prinia, a pair Ruddy-breasted Crakes, White-winged Starlings, Stork-billed Kingfisher.
We then went to Par’s farm for the evening. We had close views of sitting Indian Nightjars and Barn Owl.

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Siberian Blue Robin, Khao Yai NP, 02.01. Chris Venetz

Day 16 (04.01.15): Ban Pak Thale, Phetchaburi and travel to Kaeng Krachan
We began the day at Ban Pak Thale to search Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the main purposes of our trip! We arrived at the spot at the same time than 2 other birdwatching groups. We found directly a big Red-necked Stint/Sanderling/Phalarope flock, where we searched for only 10 minuts before finding 2 Spoon-billed! It was a dream since we were childs, I don’t have to tell you the emotion we had at this moment! Another dream came true this morning. Birding in Thailand is really amazing.
We spent the morning in birding the area of Petchaburi, finding many good birds like Asian Dowitcher (a flock of 10+ birds), Nordmann’s Greenshank (a flock of 74 birds), Black-naped, Great Crested, Lesser Crested, Common, Caspian and Dougall’s Tern, Far Eastern Curlew, Terek Sandpiper, Pacific Reef Heron.
After midday we went birding the freshwater area of Phetchaburi, finding Bronze-winged and Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Baya Weaver, 3 Red-throated Pipits, Cinnamon Bittern, Black-headed Ibis, Purple Swamphen and many others.
We then moved towards Kaeng Krachan, where we spent the last days of our trip. In the evening we already saw some good birds like Black-and-buff Woodpecker, Moustached Barbets, Thick-billed Green Pigeon, Crimson Sunbird and Grey-rumped Treeswift.

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Ban Pak Thale, 04.01. Chris Venetz

Day 17 (05.01.15): Kaeng Krachan National Park
We woke up early and spent the first 30 minuts around the campsite (the first campsite of the park). We saw there Buff-vented Bulbul, Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Greater necklaced Laughingthrush and a flying Yellow-vented Green Pigeon. After this, we spent the whole morning birding along the road down the campsite. We took the road going down towards the bottom of the national park and did many stops at clearings. We saw there Green-eared Barbet, Heart-spotted, Black-and-Buff, Bamboo and Streak-breasted Woodpeckers, Sultan Tits, a pair of Black-tighted Falconet directly over the main road, Lesser Cuckooshrike, Plain and Ruby-cheeked Sunbirds. 1km under the campsite, we had good views of a pair Black-and-red Broadbill. We had lunch at the restaurant of our campsite.
The afternoon was spent along the road, going up this time from the campsite. Many streams are crossing the road in the firsts 2 kms of the road and we walked this portion of the national park. First, we heard at 1 km up from the campsite Grey Peacock-Pheasant and Scaly-breasted Partridges, deep in the forest. We birded the road and saw Chestnut-bellied Malkoha, Large Woodshrikes, Ochraceous Bulbuls, a male Violet Cuckoo, a flying Jerdon’s Baza, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Lesser Green Leafbird and Yellow-eared Spiderhunter. Then we drove again towards the campsite, hanging at the car, and suddently a typical call was heard above us. Par directly shouted Green Broadbill! Extremely difficult to find in this national park. Saddly, we couldn’t find the bird anymore and heard it only once. Other birding groups also heard it at the same place this day.
We birded again the road down from the campsite and this time we could find a small flock of the beautifull Black-and-yellow Broadbill (the 500th species for our trip!). We also saw a Mountain Hawk-Eagle as well as a Black-tighed Falconet.
We went by night on the road to try to find some owls but couldn’t find anything else than Great Eared Nightjar.

 

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Black-and-yellow Broadbill, Kaeng Krachan NP, 05.01. Chris Venetz

Day 18 (06.01.15): Kaeng Krachan National Park
Directly after breakfast, we went up towards the highest parts of the national park to search for our main targets. First stop was done maybe 4-5km from the campsite, where we had a huge view on a big part of the national park. From this point we had flight views of a female Wreathed Hornbill. We did some others stops on the road, finding Buff-rumped Woodpecker and Long-tailed Broadbill. Then we went to the best spot for Ratchet-tailed Treepie, a forest with deep bamboo basin. We found there a big flock of White-hooded Babbler. Usually, the Treepie can be found feeding together with these Babblers deep in bushes, but in this flock we didn’t find anything else than Black-throated Laughingthrush. We birded the area for a while, finding Great Hornbills and Yellow-bellied Warblers. After this we went 1km up and found again a quite large mix flock with White-hooded Babbler. We first only heard many times in this flock Ratchet-tailed Treepie. We waited 20 minuts and finally had good but brief views of the Treepie! What a tail.
We then went up at the second campsite. We birded for midday around the campsite (where we had lunch) and saw Little Cuckoo Dove feeding on a fruiting tree together with Blue-eared and Great Barbets. We also saw there Great Green Leafbird and Par heard again a Ratchet-tailed Treepie, far away inside the forest.
After lunch we continued on the road towards its end, doing many stops. At the first stop we saw there 5 Dusky Broadbills and Crimson-winged Woodpecker. We did the second stop where we had very good and close views of Red-bearded Bee-eater. The last stop was done at the end of the road, where we saw Banded Broadbills and again Red-beared Bee-eater.
We went back at the second campsite and saw Everett’s White-eye. We flushed by car a Blue Pitta!
We spent the evening along the road. Suddently, we heard a singing White-fronted Scops Owl along a stream. We spent 30 minutes searching for it and finally we found it sitting and singing quite close! A very nice Owl seen in perfect conditions! During this trip we saw 11 owl-species in similar conditions.
At the campsite we did a small tour around to search for mammals and we saw Masked Palm Civet and Large Indian Civet.

Day 19 (07.01.15): Travel to freshwater area and to Bangkok. Flight to Beijing.
After breakfast, we left the campsite and went down the road. We saw there Gold-crested Myna, Cinnamon Bittern, Dusky and Black-and-red Broadbills. We did a stop at the foothills of the national park, where we saw Scaly-breasted Partridge in cultivations, a Black Eagle circling high over the mountains, many Crested Honey Buzzards, Oriental Skylark in cultivations and Lesser and Greater necklaced Laughingthrush at a water point.
We then did a stop at the main office of the National Park. In the dry forest next to the office where we had good views of Forest Wagtail, quite difficult to find between the numerous dead leaves. After this stop, we did 2 hours driving to the next stop, a big freshwater area. We saw there Pied Kingfisher, White-browed Crake and about 100 Cotton Pygmy Goose. We went back at the Bangkok airport for our flight to Beijing and then to Switzerland.
Complete Species List

For this trip, we spent 18 full days of birdwatching making a total of 524 species. This taxonomic list is based on the IOC World Bird Checklist. For more informations, don’t hesitate to contact us:
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

1. Lesser Whistling duck Dendrocygna javanica
First birds seen on 21.12. at Mae Hiab, and many more around Pak Thale on 04.01.
2. Cotton Pygmy Goose Nettapus coromandelianus
Hundreds seen at the freshwater areas between Kaeng Krachan and Petchaburi, 07.01.
3. Gadwall Anas strepera
Several seen on Chiang Saen lake, 29.12.
4. Indian Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
A few on Chiang Saen lake, 29.12.

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Indian Spot-billed Duck, Chiang Saen Lake, 29.12. Julien Mazenauer

5. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Several on Chiang Saen lake, 29.12.
6. Garganey Anas querquedula
Several on Chiang Saen lake, 29.12.
7. Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Several on Chiang Saen lake, 29.12.
8. Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca
A few on Chiang Saen lake, 30.12.
9. Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
A few on Chiang Saen lake, 30.12.


GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

10. Rufous-throated Patridge Arborophila rufogularis
Several, first a dozen at the highest point of Doi Inthanon NP, 22.12.

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Rufous-throated Partridge, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz

11. Green-legged Patridge Arborophila chloropus
One at the entrance of Kaeng Krachan NP, 07.01.
12. Moutain Bamboo Patridge Caloperdix oculeus
One on the road between the first and the second checkpoint of Doi Lang, 27.12.
13. Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
Ten inside the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12, many others at Khao Yai, 01-02.01, a few at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
14. Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi
A few at Khao Yai, 02.01.
15. Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae
A male on the road early morning at Doi San Ju, 26.12.
16. Grey Peacock-Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum
A few in the forest under the third campsite of Mae Wong NP, 30.12.

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17Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz

17. Green Peafowl Pavo muticus
Several seen at Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12-01.01.

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Green Peafowl, Huai Kha Kaeng, 01.01. Julien Mazenauer


PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

18. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Several at Doi Lang’s foothills and on Chiang Saen lake, 28.12.
19. Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Two on Chiang Saen lake, 28.12.

CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

20. Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
Several at Bangkok, 03.01. and many more around Pak Thale, 04.01.
21. Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
A big flock over Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and more around Pak Thale, 04.01.

PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

22. Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
Three on the road between Petchaburi and Bangkok on freshwater areas, 04.01.

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Black-headed Ibis, freshwater areas, 04.01. Chris Venetz

PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

23. Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris
One at the Nam Kham nature reserve, 29.12.
24. Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
First one at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and many more throughout Thailand.
25. Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
One at Petchaburi, 04.01 and one at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
26. Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Several south of Chiang Saen lake, 28.12.
27. Striated Heron Butorides striata
First at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and others thoughout Thailand.
28. Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus
First at Doi Lang’s foothills, 26.12, and some others throughout Thailand.
29. Javan Pond Heron Ardeola speciosa
First one at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and some others throughout Thailand.
30. Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus
Many throughout Thailand.
31. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
First at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and some more during the trip.
32. Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
First at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and some others around Petchaburi, 04.01.
33. Great Egret Ardea alba
First one at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and some others around Petchaburi, 04.01.
34. Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Several at Doi Inthanon’s foothills, 21.12, and many others throughout Thailand.
35. Little Egret Egretta garzetta
First one at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and more birds seen in wetlands.
36. Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
One along the coast south of Pak Thale, 04.01.

SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

37. Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger
Several at Petchaburi and Pak Thale, 04.01.
38. Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
39. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
First ones on Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and some others at Pak Thale, 04.01.

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

40. Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
One at Petchaburi’s freshwater area.

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

41. Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Several during the trip along the road in open areas.
42. Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
Several throughout during the trip.
43. Jerdon’s Baza Aviceda jerdoni
One in flight at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
44. Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
Several throughout over forested hills, especially in national parks (like Kaeng Krachan).

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Crested Serpent Eagle, Kaeng Krachan, 05.01. Chris Venetz

45. Changeable Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus
First one at Mae Wong NP, 30.12 and at Huai Kha Kaeng, 01.01.

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Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Huai Kha Kaeng, 01.01. Julien Mazenauer


46. Mountain Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus nipalensis
First one at Doi Lang, 27.12 and close views of a perched bird at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.

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Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Kaeng Krachan, 05.12. Chris Venetz

47. Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii
First at Doi Inthanon, 23.12 and two at Doi Lang, 27.12.

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Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle, Doi Lang, 27.12. Julien Mazenauer

48. Black Eagle Ictinaetus malaiensis
One seen from the lowlands over Kaeng Krachan, 07.01.
49. Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
One dark morph along the foothills of Doi Inthanon, 23.12 and one pale morph at Mae Wong, 31.12.
50. Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus
One at Doi Ang Khang, over the Banluang resort, 24.12.
51. Shikra Accipiter badius
Several seen in forested and open areas during the trip.

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Shikra, Huai Kha Kaeng, 01.01. Julien Mazenauer

52. Besra Accipiter virgatus
Good views of one perched bird at Doi Inthanon, 23.12.
53. Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
One perched bird on the foothills of Doi Lang, 28.12.
54. Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
One in flight at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
55. Eastern Marsh Harrier Circus spilonotus
Several around the Chiang Saen lake, 28-29.12.
56. Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
A female at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12.
57. Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos
More than 100 birds seen at the roost south of Chiang Saen lake, one of the many highlights of the trip, 28.12.
58. Black Kite Milvus migrans
Several seen throughout during the trip.
59. Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
Quite common between Bangkok and Petchaburi, 03-04.01.
60. Rufous-winged Buzzard Butastur indicus
A few at Doi Inthanon, 21.12.
61. Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus
Several birds perched at Doi Lang in open areas, 27.12.
62. Himalayan Buzzard Buteo burmanicus
One over Doi Ang Khang, 23.12.

FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

63. White-rumped Falcon Polihierax insignis
Three at the dry forest of the foothill of Doi Inthanon, 21.12.

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White-rumped Falcon, female (left) and male, Doi Inthanon. Julien Mazenauer

64. Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens
Two at the dry forest of the foothill of Doi Inthanon, 21.12.

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Collared Falconet, Doi Inthanon, 21.12. Julien Mazenauer

65. Black-thighed Falconet Microhierax fringillarius
Two at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.

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Black-thighed Falconet, Kaeng Krachan, 05.01. Chris Venetz

66. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Seen at many places, quite common.
67. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
One at Mae Hiab, 21.12.

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

68. Brown-cheeked Rail Rallus indicus
Several heard and seen at Chiang Saen lake, 28-29.12.
69. White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Several seen during the trip on ponds, wetlands (Mae Hiab, Petchaburi, Pak Thale).
70. Black-tailed Crake Porzana bicolor H
Heard only at Doi Inthanon, near the campsite, 22-23.12.
71. Baillon’s Crake Porzana pusilla
One bird seen at the campsite along the north coast of Chian Saen lake, 29.12.
72. Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca
Two birds seen close to the Mahachai mangrove forest, 03.01.
73. White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea
Several at the freshwater area between Kaeng Krachan and Petchaburi, 07.01.
74. Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Several at Chiang Saen lake (poliocephalus), 28-29.12 and others at Petchaburi (viridis), 04.01.
75. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
At Mae Hiab, 21.12, Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and Petchaburi 04.01.
76. Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
Many at Chian Saen lake, 28-29.12.

CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

77. Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
First at Chiang Saen lake, 28-29.12 and many more at Pak Thale, 04.01.
78. Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Hundred at Pak Thale, 04.01.

CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

79. River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii
Two seen along the Mekong river, north-east of the Chiang Saen lake, 29.12.

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River Lapwing, Mekong river, 29.12. Julien Mazenauer

80. Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
Several in ricefields between Mae Wong NP and Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12 and several at Petchaburi, 04.01.

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Grey-headed Lapwing, lowlands of Mae Wong, 31.12. Chris Venetz

81. Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Seen at many places during the trip, common.
82. Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Many at Pak Thale, 04.01.
83. Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
84. Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Several seen during the trip.
85. Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Many at Pak Thale, 04.01.
86. Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
87. Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.

CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

88. Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
Several at the Nam Kham nature reserve (north of Chiang Saen lake), 29.12.

CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

89. Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Several at Petchaburi, 04.01.
90. Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus
Several at Petchaburi, 04.01.

CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

91. Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
One flushed along a river at Khao Yai, 02.01.
92. Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola
Surprisingly found at the second campsite at Mae Wong NP, 30.12.

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Wood Snipe, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz

93. Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura
One at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12, and one south of Pak Thale close to the mangrove forest (King project), 04.01. Many other Gallinago sp. seen during the trip.
94. Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
First at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and others along the road in ricefields between Mae Wong and the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12.
95. Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus
Twelve at Pak Thale, 04.01.
96. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
97. Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
98. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Many at Pak Thale, 04.01.
99. Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis
A few at Pak Thale, 04.01.
100. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
101. Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
102. Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Many at Pak Thale, 04.01.
103. Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
104. Nordmann’s Greenshank Tringa guttifer
74 birds seen at Pak Thale, 04.01.

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Nordmann’s Greenshank and Great Knot, Pak Thale, 04.01. Chris Venetz

105. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Several in Northern Thailand (Mae Hiab, Chiang Saen lake)
106. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Several at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and at Pak Thale, 04.01.
107. Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
108. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Many seen during the trip, from northern Thailand to Pak Thale.
109. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
A few at Pak Thale, 04.01.
110. Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Hundreds at Pak Thale, 04.01.
111. Red Knot Calidris canutus
One flock at Pak Thale (10 birds), 04.01.
112. Sanderling Calidris alba
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
113. Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Thousands at Pak Thale
114. Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Several at Pak Thale and Petchaburi, 04.01.
115. Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
116. Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
2 birds together with hundreds Red-necked Stint at Pak Thale, 04.01.

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Pak Thale, 04.01. Chris Venetz

117. Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
118. Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
119. Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.

CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

120. Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei
A few at Pak Thale, 04.01.
121. Brown-headed Gull Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Hundreds at Pak Thale, 04.01.
122. Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
A few at Pak Thale, 04.01.
123. Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
124. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
125. Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii
One at Pak Thale, 04.01.
126. Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis
One at Pak Thale, 04.01.
127. Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Several at Pak Thale, 04.01.
128. Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
A few at Pak Thale, 04.01.
129. Black-naped Tern Sterna acuticauda
A few near Pak Thale, 04.01.
130. Common Tern Sterna hirunda
Many at Pak Thale, 04.01.
131. Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Common around Bangkok and Pak Thale, 03-04.01.
132. White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Several at Bangkok and Pak Thale, 03-04.01.

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

133. Rock Dove Columba livia
Common in towns and cities.
134. Ashy Wood Pigeon Columba pulchricollis
2 seen at Doi Ang Khang, 25.12.
135. Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
First at Doi San Ju, 25.12 and at other places in northern Thailand.
136. Red Turtle (or Red Collared) Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
Seen at several places during the trip.
137. Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis
Seen at many places during the trip.

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Spotted Dove, Mae Hiab, 21.12. Chris Venetz

138. Little Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia ruficeps
First at Doi Lang, 26.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.

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Little Cuckoo-Dove, Kaeng Krachan, 06.01. Chris Venetz

139. Common Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
First at Doi Lang, 26.12 and some more at Kaeng Krachan (05-06.01)
140. Zebra Dove Geopelia striata
Several around towns (Chiang Mai, Bangkok)and other open areas.
141. Thick-billed Green Pigeon Treron curvirostra
any at Kaeng Krachan (05-06-07.01)
142. Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus
30 at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, from the ‘Green Peafowl tower’, 01.01.

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Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Huai Kha Kaeng, 01.01. Chris Venetz

143. Pin-tailed Green Pigeon Treron apicauda
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 25.12.
144. Yellow-vented Green Pigeon Treron seimundi
A few at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.
145. Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenurus
A few at Doi Lang, 26.12.
146. White-bellied Green Pigeon Treron sieboldii
In flight at Doi San Ju, 26.12.
147. Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea
A few at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, from the ‘Green Peafowl tower’, 01.01.
148. Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12, Mae Wong, 30.12.

CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

149. Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Seen at several places, from northern Thailand to Kaeng Krachan.
150. Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis
One at Doi Lang, 27.12.
151. Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo Carpococcyx renauldi
One seen several times very close but shortly at Khao Yai, 03.01.
152. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
153. Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis
First at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and others at several places in northern Thailand and Kaeng Krachan.
154. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
First at Doi San Ju, 25.12 and several at other places during the trip.
155. Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus
One along the foothills of Doi San Ju and Doi Lang, 25.12.
156. Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
One at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
157. Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii
One at Mae Hiab, 21.12.

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Banded Bay Cuckoo, Mae Hiab, 21.12. Julien Mazenauer

158. Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus
First at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and others at Petchaburi, 04.01.
159. Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx nisicolor
One at Mae Wong, near the second campsite, 31.12.

STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

160. Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
Heard at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and seen at Petchaburi, 03.01.
161. Eastern Grass Owl Tyto longimembris
One bird trapped by biologists at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12.

STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

162. White-fronted Scops Owl Otus sagittatus
One singing bird seen in very good conditions at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.

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White-fronted Scops Owl, Kaeng Krachan, 06.01. Panuwat Sasirat

163. Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus
Heard and seen at Doi Lang, 25.12.
164. Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia
Heard at Doi Lang, 25.12 and seen at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12.
165. Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
One seen at Khao Yai, 01-02.01.
166. Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica
Heard and seen in good conditions at Mae Wong, 30.12.
167. Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei
Seen at Doi Lang, 26.12 and heard at other places during the trip.
168. Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
Heard and seen at several places (Doi Inthanon, Kaeng Krachan)

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Asian Barred Owlet, Kaeng Krachan, 05.01. Chris Venetz

169. Spotted Owlet Athene brama
One at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
170. Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata
Close views at the checkpoint of the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12 and heard at Khao Yai, 02.01

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Brown Hawk-Owl, Huai Kha Kaeng,31.12. Chris Venetz


CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

171. Great Eared Nightjar Lyncornis macrotis
Several flight views at Khao Yai, 01-02.01 and at Kaeng Krachan, 04-05.01.
172. Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
Several seen in very good conditions at Khao Yai, 01-02.01.
173. Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
Several seen sitting very close at Petchaburi, 03.01.

APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

174. Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata
Several seen in Chiang Mai, 21.12, others at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and Doi Lang, 25.12.

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Crested Treeswift, Chiang Mai, 21.12. Chris Venetz

175. Grey-rumped Treeswift Hemiprocne longipennis
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 05-07.01.

APODIFORMES : Apodidae

176. Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris
Many seen in northern Thailand and Kaeng Krachan.
177. Germain’s Swiftlet Aerodramus germani
Several breeding inside the Wat Chong Lom temple, 03.01.
178. Brown-backed Needletail Hirundapus giganteus
Several at Mae Wong, 30.12, Khao Yai, 02.01 and Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01.
179. Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
Seen at several places during the trip.
180. Cook’s Swift Apus cooki
Several at Doi San Ju, 25.12. and Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01
181. Pacific Swift Apus pacificus
Several at Petchaburi, 04.01.
182. Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda
A few at Doi Inthanon, 23.12.
183. House Swift Apus nipalensis
Several at Mae Hiab, 21.12

TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

184. Orange-breasted Trogon Harpactes oreskios
Several at Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12 and Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.

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Orange-breasted Trogon, Huai Kha Kaeng, 31.12. Chris Venetz

185. Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus
One at Doi Lang, 27.12.

CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

186. Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
Many seen at many places during the trip.

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Indian Roller, Huai Kha kaeng, 01.01. Chris Venetz

187. Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
One at Doi Lang, 02.01.

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

188. Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera
One at Petchaburi, 03.01.
189. White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Many seen at several places.
190. Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
First one at Doi Lang, 25.12 and several around Petchaburi, 03-04.01.
191. Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
Several at Mahachai mangrove forest, 03.01.
192. Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting
Two at Khao Yai, 01.01.
193. Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Many during the trip at ponds and wetlands.
194. Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
One along the Mekong river, 29.12.

CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

195. Red-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis amictus
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.

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Red-bearded Bee-eater, Kaeng Krachan, 06.01. Chris Venetz

196. Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni
First at Doi San Ju, 25.12 and many seen inside Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01.
197. Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Seen at many open areas, common. First one was seen at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
198. Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus
First between Mae Wong and the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12 and others at several places in lowlands.
199. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
Several at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 01.01 and Khao Yai, 02.01.

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Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Huai Kha Kaeng, 01.01. Julien Mazenauer

BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

200. Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
Several at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and a few were seen at Petchaburi, 03-04.01.

BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

201. Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis
Two individuals at Khao Yai , 02.01 and many at Kaeng Krachan, 05-07.01.
202. Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris
First at Mae Wong, 30.12 and the most common hornbill at Kaeng Krachan, 05-07.01.
203. Wreathed Hornbill Rhyticeros undulatus
Only one in flight at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.

PICIFORMES: Megalaimidae

204. Great Barbet Psilopogon virens
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 25.12 and several at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.

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Great Barbet, Doi Ang Khang, 25.12. Julien Mazenauer

205. Lineated Barbet Psilopogon lineatus
Seen at many places in northern Thailand (Mae Hiab, Chiang Saen lake).
206. Green-eared Barbet Psilopogon faiostrictus
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01.
207. Golden-throated Barbet Psilopogon franklinii
Common, first at Doi Inthanon, then Doi Ang Khang and Doi San Ju.
208. Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus
Common, first at Doi Inthanon and other places in northern and western Thailand.
209. Moustached Barbet Psilopogon incognitus
Several at Khao Yai, 01.01 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05-07.01.
210. Blue-eared Barbet Psilopogon duvaucelii
First at Doi Lang, 25.01 and others in northern and western Thailand.
211. Coppersmith Barbet Psilopogon haemacephalus
Common, seen at many places during the trip.

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Coppersmith Barbet, Chiang Saen lake, 28.12. Chris Venetz


PICIFORMES: Picidae

212. Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla chinensis
2 along the river Thaton, Doi Lang’s foothills, 28.12.
213. Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus
First at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12, at Doi San Ju, 26.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.

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Speckled Piculet, Doi Ang Khang, 24.12. Chris Venetz

214. White-browed Piculet Sasia ochracea
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and 2 indivudals seen at Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01.
215. Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus concretus
One at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
216. Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus
Seen at several places during the trip (Doi San Ju, Mae Wong)
217. Stripe-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos atratus
First at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12 and at Doi San Ju, 26.12.
218. Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos cathpharius
One at Doi San Ju, 26.12.
219. White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis
A few at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 01.01.
220. Greater Yellownape Chrsophlegma flavinucha
One at Doi San Ju, 26.12.

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Greater Yellownape, Doi San Ju, 26.12. Julien Mazenauer

221. Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus
First at Doi San Ju, 26.12 and Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.
222. Crimson-winged Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus
Two at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.
223. Streak-breasted Woodpecker Picus viridanus
One at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.
224. Laced Woodpecker Picus vittatus
One at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 01.01.
225. Black-headed Woodpecker Picus erythropygius
Several seen at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12 – 01.01.
226. Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus hessei
Two at Doi San Ju, 26.12.
227. Common Flameback Dinopium javanense
First at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12 and several at Kaeng Krachan, 05 – 06.01.
228. Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus
Several at Doi Lang, 27.12.
229. Bamboo Woodpecker Geninulus viridis
Two at Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01.
230. Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis
First ones at Doi Lang, 27.12 and then at Mae Wong, 30-31.12
231. Buff-rumped Woodpecker Meiglyptes tristis
One at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.

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Buff-rumped Woodpecker, Kaeng Krachan, 06.01. Chris Venetz

232. Black-and-buff Woodpecker Meiglyptes jugularis
Two at Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01.

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Black-and-buff Woodpecker, Kaeng Krachan, 06.01. Julien Mazenauer

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

233. Vernal Hanging Parrot Loriculus vernalis
Several at Khao Yai, 02.01.
234. Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata
A pair at the foothills of Doi Inthanon, 21.12.

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Blossom-headed Parakeet, Doi Inthanon, 21.12. Chris Venetz

235. Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri
Several at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12-01.01

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Red-breasted Parakeets, Huai Kha Kaeng, 31.12. Chris Venetz


PASSERIFORMES: Eurylaimidae

236. Green Broadbill Calyptomena viridis H
One heard only at Kaeng Krachan, 3km after the first campsite, 05.01.
237. Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhunchus macrorhynchos
Several at Kaeng Krachan, lower parts, 05-07.01.
238. Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae
First at Doi Lang, 27.12, and at Kaeng Krachan 06.01.

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Long-tailed Broadbill, Kaeng Krachan, 06.01. Julien Mazenauer

239. Silver-breasted Broadbill Serilophus lunatus
Several at Kaeng Krachan, lower parts, 05.01.
240. Banded Broadbill Eurylaimus javanicus
Several at Kaeng Krachan, upper parts 06.01.
241. Black-and-yellow Broadbill Eurylaimus ochromalus
Several at Kaeng Krachan, lower parts, 05.01.
242. Dusky Broadbill Corydon sumatranus
Several at Kaeng Krachan, lower and upper parts, 06-07.01.

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Dusky Broadbill, Kaeng Krachan, 06.01. Julien Mazenauer


PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

243. Rusty-naped Pitta Hydrornis oatesi
One at Mae Wong seen in perfect conditions, 30.12.
244. Blue Pitta Hydrornis cyaneus
First at Mae Wong, 31.12, Khao Yai, 02-03.01 and Kaeng Krachan, 06.12.

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Blue Pitta, Khao Yai, 02.01. Chris Venetz

PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

245. Golden-bellied Gerygone Gerygone sulpgurea
Several at the Mahachai mangrove forest, between Bangkok and Petchaburi. 03.01.

PASSERIFORMES : Tephrodornithidae

246. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
Common, seen at many places, such as Doi Inthanon, Doi Ang Khang, Kaeng Krachan.
247. Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis virgatus
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
248. Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Several at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

249. Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
Common near towns and cities, mainly in lowlands.

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Ashy Woodswallow, Chiang Saen lake, 28.12. Chris Venetz

PASSERIFORMES: Aegithinidae

250. Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
First at Doi Lang, 28.12 and then in many other areas. Quite common.
251. Great Iora Aegithina lafresnayei
Several at Mae Wong, 30.12 and Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.

PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

252. Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei
One at the dry forest of the foothills of Doi Inthanon, 21.12.
253. Indochinese Cuckooshrike Coracina polioptera
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Doi Lang, 27.12.
254. Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos
Several at Doi San Ju, 26.12.
255. Lesser Cuckooshrike Coracina fimbriata
Two at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
256. Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus
Several at Doi San Ju, 26.12 and at Mae Wong, 31.12.
257. Swinhoe’s Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis
Several at Mae Wong, 31.12.
258. Ashy Minivet Pericrocotus divaricatus
Several at Mae Wong, 31.12.
259. Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Several at Doi Inthanon, 23.12.
260. Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
261. Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
262. Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris
A few at Doi Inthanon, 23.12.
263. Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus
Many at Doi Inthanon, 21-22.12, at Doi Lang, 26.12 and at Kaeng Krachan 05.01.

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

264. Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Common, seen in many areas (first at Mae Hiab, 21.12).
265. Burmese Shrike Lanius collurioides
First at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and at Chiang Saen lake, 01-02.01.

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Burmese Shrike, Chiang Saen lake, 27.12. Chris Venetz

266. Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
First at Mae Hiab, 21.12, Chiang Saen lake, 02.01 and Petchaburi, 04.01.
267. Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus
One at Mae Hiab, 21.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

268. White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12, at Doi Lang, 27.12 and Kaeng Krachan, 05.01
269. Blyth’s (or White-browed) Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius aeralatus
First seen at Doi Inthanon, 22.12, Doi Ang Khang, 24.12 and Doi San Ju, 25.12.
270. Black-eared Shrike-babbler Pteruthius melanotis
Several at Doi Lang, 27.12.
271. Clicking (or Chestnut-fronted) Shrike-babbler Pteruthius intermedius
First at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12 and at Doi Lang, 27.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

272. Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Several at Doi Inthanon, 21-22.12, Khao Yai, 02.01 and Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.
273. Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
A few at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12.
274. Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii
Two at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.

PASSIFORMES: Dicruridae

275. Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Seen in many areas, common.
276. Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
Common, a few at Kaeng Krachan (leucogenis), 05-06.01, at Mae Hiab (mouhoti), 21.12 and other areas.
277. Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
A few at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12 and Khao Yai, 02.01.
278. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer
First at Doi San Ju, 26.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
279. Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus
Common, seen in many areas.
280. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
First at Doi Lang, 27.12, at Khao Yai, 02.01 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01.

PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

281. White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12, at Doi San Ju, 26.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
282. Malaysian Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanica
Several at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12-01.01.
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

283. Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Common, first at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and several were seen at many places during he trip.
284. Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
Female at Khao Yai, 02.01.

PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

285. Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12 and Doi San Ju, 25-26.12.
286. Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrotyncha
First at Doi San Ju, 25.12 and at Mae Wong, 30.12.
287. Common Green Magpie Cissa chinensis
Several at Doi Lang, 27.12.
288. Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
Several at the Huai Kha Kaeng sanctuary, 01.01.
289. Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae
First at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12 and at Doi San Ju, 25.12.
290. Racket-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia
Seen at several spots (lowlands of Doi Lang, Petchaburi).
291. Ratchet-tailed Treepie Temnurus temnurus
One at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.
292. Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
Several at Petchaburi, 04.01
293. Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii
One at Mae Wong, 31.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

294. Yellow-bellied Fantail Chelidorhynx hypoxanthus
Several at Doi Inthanon, 21-23.12. and at Mae Wong, 30.12.


Yellow-bellied Fantail, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz
295. Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
Common, seen at many places (Doi Inthanon, Doi Lang, Kaeng Krachan).

PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

296. Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and Doi San Ju, 25.12.
297. Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea
Several at Khao Yai, 02.01 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.

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Sultan Tit, Kaeng Krachan, 05.01. Chris Venetz

298. Cinereous Tit Parus cinereus
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12, at Doi San Ju, 25-26.12 and Doi Lang 27.12.
299. Yellow-cheeked Tit Machlolophus spilonotus
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Doi San Ju, 25.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

300. Indochinese Bush Lark Mirafra erythrocephala
Several at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
301. Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
Only one, in the lowlands of Kaeng Krachan, 07.01.

PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

302. Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12.

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Crested Finchbill, Doi Ang Khang, 24.12. Chris Venetz

303. Brown-breasted Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthorrhous
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12.

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Brown-breasted Bulbul, Doi Ang Khang, 25.12. Julien Mazenauer


304. Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12.
305. Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps
At Doi Lang, 26.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
306. Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus flaviventris
Several black-throated individuals at Doi Lang, 27.12 and ‘johnsoni’ at Khao Yai, 02.01.
307. Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Many at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and at Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12.
308. Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis
Seen at several places (Mae Hiab, Doi Inthanon).
309. Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12, at Chiang Saen lake, 29.12 and Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01.
310. Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.

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Flavescent Bulbul, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Chris Venetz

311. Streak-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus blanfordi
Firsts at Chiang Mai and Mae Hiab, 21.12 and at several other locations.
312. Puff-throated Bulbul Alophoixus pallidus
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12.
313. Ochraceous Bulbul Alophoixus ochraceus
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
314. Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propingua
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
315. Buff-vented Bulbul Iole olivacea
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
316. Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
317. Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and many were seen at Doi Ang Khang, 23-25.12.

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Ashy Bulbul, Doi Ang Khang, 23.12. Julien Mazenauer

318. Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
319. White-headed Bulbul Cerasophila thompsoni
Several at Doi Inthanon, 23.12 and a few were also seen at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.

PASSERIFORMES : Hirundinidae

320. Grey-throated Martin Riparia chinensis
A few at Doi Lang, 27.12.
321. Sand Martin Riparia riparia
First at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and at Petchaburi, 04.01.
322. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Many seen during the trip, at several places (Mae Hiab, Doi Inthanon, etc.)
323. Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
First, several at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and one excellent view at Doi Lang foothills, 28.12.


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Wire-tailed Swallow, Doi Lang, 28.12. Chris Venetz

324. Dusky Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne concolor
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12.
325. Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus
Several at Doi San Ju, 25-26.12. Many others Delichon sp. seen during the trip, not always possible to identify.
326. Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Several at Doi Inthanon (japonica), 22.12 and at other lowland open areas.
327. Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata
First at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and a few were seen in other open areas in northern Thailand.

PASSERIFORMES: Pnoepygidae

328. Pygmy Wren-babbler Pnoepyga pusilla
One at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Cettidae

329. Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Mae Wong, 30.12.
330. Mountain Tailorbird Phyllergates cuculatus
Several seen at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
331. Aberrant Bush Warbler Horornis flavolivaceus
One at Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12 and one at Doi San Ju, 25.12.
332. Grey-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer
One at Doi Lang, 27.12.
333. Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea
Several at Doi Inthanon, 23.12.
334. Manchurian Bush Warbler Cettia canturians
A few at the Nam Kham nature reserve, 29.12.
335. Asian Stubtail Urosphena squameiceps
One at Mae Wong, 30.12.

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Asian Stubtail, Mae Wong, 31.12. Julien Mazenauer

PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

336. Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Several seen at several places (Mae Hiab, Doi Inthanon, Chiang Saen lake, etc).
337. Buff-throated Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis
A few at Doi Ang Khang (pine forest), 24.12.

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Buff-throated Warbler, Doi Ang Khang, 24.12. Chris Venetz


338. Yellow-streaked Warbler Phylloscopus armandii
First at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
339. Radde’s Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi
Seen at many places during the whole trip. (Mae Hiab, Doi Inthanon, Kaeng Krachan, etc).
340. Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher
One at Doi Ang Khang, 25.12.
341. Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis
Many at the top mountain of Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and one at around 1300 masl., 23.12.

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Ashy-throated Warbler, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Chris Venetz

342. Chinese Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus yunnanensis
Two at Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12.
343. Pallas’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
First at Doi Inthanon, 21-23.12, at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12, at Doi San Ju, 25-26.12 and at Doi Lang, 27.12.
344. Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Common in lowalands, seen at many places.
345. Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei
A few at Doi Inthanon, 21-23.12.
346. Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
First at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
347. Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12 and at Doi Lang, 27.12.
348. Two-barred Warbler Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
A few at Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12.
349. Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.
350. Eastern Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus
First at Doi Inthanon on the top mountain, 22.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01
351. Blyth’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides
A few at Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12.
352. Davison’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus davisoni
A few at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.

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Davison’s Leaf Warbler, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Chris Venetz

353. Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator
One at Doi Lang, 27.12.
354. Sulphur-breasted Warbler Phylloscopus ricketti
First at Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12 and we had several indivudals at Doi Lang, 27.12.
355. Grey-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus
A few at Doi Inthanon, top mountain, 22.12.
356. Bianchi’s Warbler Seicercus valentini
One at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
357. Alström’s Warbler Seicercus soror
One at Khao Yai, 02.01. Several other Seicercus sp. were seen during the trip in northern Thailand.
358. Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

359. Oriental Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
First at Chiang Mai, 21.12. Also recorded at Doi Lang foothills, 28.12, at Chiang Saen lake, 29.12 and at Petchaburi, 03.01.
360. Black-browed Reed Warbler Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
First at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and at Petchaburi, 03.01.
361. Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola
One trapped and ringed at the Nam Kham nature reserve, 29.12.
362. Thick-billed Warbler Iduna aedon
Several seen during the trip (Mae Hiab, Doi San Ju, Kaeng Krachan).

PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

363. Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata
One at Khao Yai, 01.01.
364. Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
First at Chiang Saen lake, 28.12 and at Petchaburi, 03.01.

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Striated Grassbird, Chiang Saen lake, 28.12. Julien Mazenauer

PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

365. Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Several seen in lowlands (Mae Hiab, Petchaburi).
366. Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis
One at Khao Yai, 03.01.
367. Brown Prinia Prinia polychroa
Several at Doi San Ju, 25.12.
368. Hill Prinia Prinia superciliaris
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12 and at Doi San Ju, 25.12.

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Hill Prinia, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Chris Venetz

369. Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens
A few in lowlands between Doi Ang Khang and Doi San Ju, 25.12.
370. Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
Several at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
371. Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris
First heard along the Mekong river close to the Chiang Saen lake, 29.12 and seen at Petchaburi, 03.01.
372. Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
Several aroung Mae Hiab, 21.12.
373. Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
Seen at many places during the trip, including Mae Hiab and Kaeng Krachan.
374. Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis
First at Khao Yai, 02.01 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.

PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae

375. Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys
Two at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
376. White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps
First at Doi Ang Khang, 23.12 and at Mae Wong, 30.12.
377. Grey-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Mae Wong, 30.12.

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Grey-throated Babbler, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Chris Venetz

378. Spot-necked Babbler Stachyris strialata
First at Doi Ang Khang, 23.12 and at Mae Wong, 30.12.

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Spot-necked Babbler, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz

379. Rufous-fronted Babbler Stachyridopsis rufifrons
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Mae Wong, 30.12.
380. Golden Babbler Stachyridopsis chrysaea
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and a few were seen at Mae Wong, 30.12.
381. Pin-striped Tit-Babbler Macronus gularis
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
382. Chestnut-capped Babbler Timalia pileata
Several in lowlands of Doi San Ju, 27.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

383. Rufous-winged Fulvetta Alcippe castaneceps
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Mae Wong, 30.12.
384. Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12.
385. Yunnan (or Grey-cheeked) Fulvetta Alcippe fratercula
Several at Doi Inthanon, top mountain, 22.12.
386. Streaked Wren-Babbler Napothera brevicaudata
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12 and Mae Wong, 30.12.

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Streaked Wren-Babbler, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz

387. Collared (or White-hooded) Babbler Gampsorhynchus torquatus
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.
388. Abbott’s Babbler Malacocincla abbotti
Several at Khao Yai, 02.01.
389. Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
Several at Mae Wong, 30.12.
390. Buff-breasted Babbler Pellorneum tickelli
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

391. White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus
Heard first at Doi Lang, 27.12, seen at Mae Wong, 30.12 and Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
392. White-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax strepitans
Several at Mae Wong, 30.12.

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White-necked Laughingthrush, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz

393. Black-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax chinensis
Several at Mae Wong, 30.12.

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Black-throated Laughingthrush, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz


394. Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger
A few ar Kaeng Krachan, 07.01.
395. Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis
A few at Kaeng Krachan, 07.01.
396. White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12.
397. Silver-eared Laughingthrush Trochalopteron melanostigma
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12, Doi San Ju, 25-26.12 and Doi Lang, 27.12.

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Silver-eared Laughingthrush, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Chris Venetz

398. Himalayan Cutia Cutia nipalensis
One surprisingly found in a big bird flock at Doi San Ju, 25.12.
399. Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
400. Bar-throated (or Chestnut-tailed) Minla Minla strigula
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and Mae Wong, 30.12.
401. Scarlet-faced Liocichla Liocichla ripponi
A few at Doi Lang, 27.12.

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Scarlet-faced Liocichla, Doi Lang, 27.12. Chris Venetz


402. Spectacled Barwing Actinodura ramsayi
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Doi Lang, 27.12.
403. Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Mae Wong, 30.12.

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Silver-eared Mesia, Mae Wong, 30.12. Julien Mazenauer

404. Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectans
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Doi San Ju, 25-26.12.
405. Dark-backed Sibia Heterophasia melanoleuca
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.

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Dark-backed Sibia, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Chris Venetz


PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

406. Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
One found at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
407. Grey-headed Parrotbill Psittiparus gularis
Several at Doi San Ju, 26.12.
408. Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 25.12.

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Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Doi Ang Khang, 25.12. Chris Venetz

 

PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

409. Striated Yuhina Yuhina castaniceps
Several at Mae Wong, 30.12.
410. Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis
Several at Doi Lang, 27.12.
411. Burmese Yuhina Yuhina humilis
One flock of ten birds at Mae Wong, 31.12.
412. Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus
Several seen in northern Thailand in small mixed flocks, first at Doi Inthanon, 21.12.
413. Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
Several at Doi Inthanon, 21.12.
414. Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
Common, seen at many spots, including Doi Inthanon, Doi San Ju, Khao Yai.
415. Everett’s White-eye Zosterops everetti
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.

PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae

416. Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella
First at Doi Lang, 27.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.

PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

417. Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis
One at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
418. Burmese Nuthatch Sitta neglecta
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12 and Doi Inthanon, 25.12.
419. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
Several seen in northern Thailand, first at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
420. Giant Nuthatch Sitta magna
Two birds at Doi San Ju, 25.12.

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Giant Nuthatch, Doi San Ju,25.12. Chris Venetz

PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

421. Hume’s Treecreeper Certhia manipurensis
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Doi Lang, 27.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

422. Golden-crested Myna Ampeliceps coronatus
First at Khao Yai, 01.01 and at Kaeng Krachan, 04-05.01.
423. Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa
First at Khao Yai, 01.01 and at Kaeng Krachan, 04-05.01.
424. Great Myna Acridotheres grandis
Common in lowlands, seen at many places.
425. Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Common in lowlands, seen at many places.
426. Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis
Seen at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and at Petchaburi, 04.01.
427. Pied Myna Gracupica contra
Quite common in lowlands, first at Chiang Mai, 21.12.
428. White-shouldered Starling Sturnia sinensis
One flock near Mahachai mangrove forest, 03.01.
429. Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica
Seen at many places, including Mae Hiab, Chiang Saen lake, Petchaburi.

 

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Chestnut-tailed Starling, Chiang Saen lake, 28.12. Julien Mazenauer

PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

430. Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma
First at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12 and at Mae Wong, 31.12.
431. Orange-headed Thrush Geokichla citrina
First ones at the Huai Kha Kaeng wildlife sanctuary, 31.12 and at Khao Yai, 02-03.01.


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Orange-headed Thrush, Khao Yai, 02.01. Chris Venetz

432. Dark-sided Thrush Zoothera marginata
One at Doi Inthanon, top mountain, 22.12.

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Dark-sided Thrush, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Julien Mazenauer

433. Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
434. Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul
One at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
435. Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.

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Eyebrowed Thrush, Kaeng Krachan, 05.01. Julien Mazenauer

PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

436. Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
Common in lowlands, seen at many places.
437. White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
Seen at several places, first at Doi Lang, 26.01.

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White-rumped Shama, Khao Yai, 02.01. Chris Venetz


438. Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica
First at Mae Wong, 30-31.12 and at Kaeng Krachan, 05-06.01.
439. Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
Seen at many places, including Doi Inthanon (siamensis), 22.12.
440. White-gorgeted Flycatcher Anthipes monileger
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Doi San Ju, 26.12.

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White-gorgeted Flycatcher, Doi San Ju, 26.12. Chris Venetz

441. Rufous-browed Flycatcher Anthipes solitaris
Several at Mae Wong, 30.12.

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Rufous-browed Flycatcher, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz


442. Hainan Blue Flycatcher Cyornis hainanus
Seen at several places, first at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.

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Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Khao Yai, 02.01. Chris Venetz

443. Pale Blue Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor
One at Doi San Ju, 26.12.
444. Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis banyumas
Several seen during the trip, first individual was seen at Doi Inthanon, 21.12.
445. Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
446. Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
447. Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara
At Doi Inthanon, 22.12 and at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
448. Vivid Niltava Niltava vivida
At least one at Doi Ang Khang, 25.12.
449. Large Niltava Niltava grandis
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
450. Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
451. Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
Common, first at Doi Inthanon, 21.12.
452. White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana
One at Doi Inthanon, 23.12.

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White-browed Shortwing, Doi Inthanon, 23.12. Chris Venetz

453. Siberian Blue Robin Larvivora cyane
Seen at several places, first at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
454. White-bellied Redstart Luscinia phoenicuroides
One at Doi Ang Khang, 25.12 and on the same day one at Doi San Ju.

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White-bellied Redstart, Doi Ang Khang, 25.12. Chris Venetz


455. Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope
Seen at several places, first at Doi Ang Khang, 25.12.

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Siberian Rubythroat, Doi San Ju, 26.12. Chris Venetz

456. Firethroat Calliope pectardens
One at the Nam Kham nature reserve, 29.12, first record for Thailand !
457. White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucura
First at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12 and at Mae Wong, 30.12.

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White-tailed Robin, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz


458. Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus
One at Doi Lang, 27.12.
459. Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus
Several at Doi San Ju, 26.12 and at Doi Lang, 27.12.

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Himalayan Bluetail, Doi San Ju, 26.12. Chris Venetz

460. Black-backed Forktail Enicurus immaculatus
One at Doi Inthanon, 21.12.

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Black-backed Forktail, Doi Inthanon, 21.12. Chris Venetz


461. Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus
One at Doi Inthanon, 21.12.
462. White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti H
Heard only at Mae Wong, 31.12.
463. Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
First at Doi Inthanon, 21.12. Then seen at many places.

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Blue Whistling Thrush, Mae Wong, 30.12. Chris Venetz

464. Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki
Several at Khao Yai, 02.01.
465. Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsonii
Only seen at Doi San Ju, 26.12.
466. Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata
First at Doi San Ju, 26.12 and at Doi Lang, 27.12.

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Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Doi San Ju, 26.12. Chris Venetz


467. Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
Very common. first at Chiang Mai, 21.12.
468. Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra
Two males at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
469. Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
Seen at several places, first at Doi Inthanon, 23.12.

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Little Pied Flycatcher, Doi Ang Khang, 24.12. Chris Venetz

470. Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris
One adult male at Doi San Ju, 26.12 and one first-winter male at the Nam Kham nature reserve, unusual place fort this species.

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Ultramarine Flycatcher, Doi San Ju, 26.12. Chris Venetz


471. Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor
At Doi Inthanon, 22-23.12.
472. Sapphire Flycatcher Ficedula sapphira
One male at Doi San Ju, 26.12.

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Sapphire Flycatcher, Doi San Ju, 26.12. Julien Mazenauer

473. Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
One male at Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12.

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Daurian Redstart, Doi Ang Khang, 24.12. Chris Venetz


474. Plumbeous Water Redstart Phoenicurus fuliginosus
One at Doi Inthanon, 21.12.
475. White-capped Redstart Phoenicurus leucocephalus
One male at Doi Ang Khang, 24-25.12.

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White-capped Redstart, Doi Ang Khang, 25.12. Chris Venetz

476. Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Seen at many places, including ‘philippensis’ at Khao Yai, 02.01.
477. Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 23-24.12.

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Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush female, Doi Ang Khang, 25.10. Julien Mazenauer


478. White-throated Rock Thrush Monticola gularis
One male at Khao Yai, 03.01.
479. Stejneger’s Stonechat Saxicola stejnegeri
Seen at many places in lowlands.
480. Pied Bush Chat Saxicola caprata
Common in lowlands, seen at many places.
481. Jerdon’s Bush Chat Saxicola jerdoni
Female trapped and ringed and male seen in perfect conditions at the Nam Kham nature reserve, 29.12.

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Jerdon’s Bush Chat, female, Nam Kham, 29.12. Julien Mazenauer

482. Grey Bush Chat Saxicola ferreus
Seen at several places, first at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Chloropseidae

483. Greater Green Leafbird Chloropsis sonnerati
Several at Kaeng Krachan, 06.01.
484. Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon
Several at Kaen Krachan, 06.01.
485. Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Common, seen at several places, first at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
486. Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons
Seen at several places, first at Doi San Ju, 25.12.
487. Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii
Common, seen at several places, first at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

488. Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
One at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
489. Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Diacaeum chrysorrheum
One at Khao Yai, 03.01.
490. Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Diacaeum melanoxanthum
One male at Doi Inthanon top mountain, 22.12.

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Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Chris Venetz

491. Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum minullum
Several in the lowlands of Doi San Ju, 25.12.
492. Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus
Several at Doi Inthanon, 23.12.
493. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum
Common in lowlands, first at Mae Hiab, 21.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

494. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis
One at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
495. Plain Sunbird Anthreptes simplex
A few at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
496. Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus
Common in lowlands, first at Doi Inthanon foothills, 21.12.
497. Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis
Common in lowlands, first at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
498. Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12, at Doi San Ju, 25.12 and at Doi Lang, 27.12.

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Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird, Doi Ang Khang, 24.12. Chris Venetz

499. Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis
Several of the local subspecies at Doi Inthanon top mountain, 22.12.

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Green-tailed Sunbird, Doi Inthanon, 22.12. Chris Venetz


500. Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata
Several at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
501. Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
A few at Kaeng Krachan, 04.01.
502. Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra
First at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.
503. Yellow-eared Spiderhunter Arachnothera chrysogenys
One at Kaeng Krachan, 05.01.
504. Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna
Seen at several places, quite common, first at Doi Inthanon, 22.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

505. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
At several urban areas, first at Chiang Mai, 21.12.
506. Plain-backed Sparrow Passer flaveolus
Several at Chiang Mai, 21.12 and at Khao Yai, 02.01.

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Plain-backed Sparrow, Khao Yai, 02.01. Chris Venetz

507. Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Common in lowlands, first at Mae Hiab, 21.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

508. Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
Several at Petchaburi, 04.01.
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

509. Red Adavat Amandava amandava
First at Mae Hiab, 21.12 and at the Nam Kham nature reserve, 29.12.

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Red Adavat, Mae Hiab, 21.12. Chris Venetz

510. White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
Several at the Nam Kham nature reserve, 29.12.
511. Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
Seen at several lowland spots, first at Mae Hiab, 21.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

512. Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
One at Kaeng Krachan, 07.01.

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Forest Wagtail, Kaeng Krachan, 07.01. Julien Mazenauer


513. Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Several in lowlands, first at Nam Kham nature reserve, 28.12.
514. Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Several at Chiang Saen lake, 28-29.12.
515. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Seen at many places, first at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
516. White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Seen at many places, first at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
517. Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi
Several in lowland open areas, first at Doi Lang foothills, 28.12.
518. Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
Quite common in lowlands, first at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
519. Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Quite common, first at Mae Hiab, 21.12.
520. Red-troated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Several at Petchaburi, 04.01.

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

521. Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos
One flock at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.
522. Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Many at Doi Ang Khang, 23-24.12.
523. Black-headed Greenfinch Chloris ambigua
Several at Doi Ang Khang, 24.12.

PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

524. Crested Bunting Emberiza lathami
One at Doi San Ju, 25.12.

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