Friday, 20 March 2020

Southern Thailand March 2020

Just finished up my March 2020 Southern Thailand tour and we saw loads of incredible birds and got some fantastic views of many of the specials of the region. Hot and humid birding at its best! Plenty of kingfishers, hornbills, broadbill, bulbuls, malkohas, raptors, spiderhunters, and a few quality pittas. Here are a few photos...

Malayan Banded Pitta

Mangrove Pitta

Green Broadbill

Banded Kingfisher

Black-and-red Broadbill

Black-and-yellow Broadbill

Blyth's Frogmouth

Brown-winged Kingfisher

Buffy Fish Owl

Bushy-crested Hornbill

Collared Kingfisher

Great Hornbill

Great Hornbill

Green-backed Flycatcher

Lesser Adjutant

Lesser Fish Eagle

Malayan Banded Pitta

Mangrove Pitta

Maroon-breasted Philentoma

Northern Hawk Owl

Orange-breasted Trogon

Oriental Pratincole

Painted Stork

Red-bearded Bee-eater

Red-throated Barbet

Ruddy Kingfisher

Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Sooty Barbet

White-crowned Hornbill

White-crowned Hornbill

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Northern Thailand January 2020

After a great couple of weeks birding in Central Thailand I flew up to Northern Thailand for a few weeks really enjoyable birding. The list of highlights was very long, and included Mrs Hume's Pheasant, Giant Nuthatch, a lifer in the form of Mongolian Short-toed Lark (about the 5th Thai record I think), and an exceptional number of thrushes, with highlights including Dusky Thrush (another lifer), Scaly Thrush, Chestnut Thrush, Grey-sided Thrush, Black-breasted Thrush, Grey-winged Blackbird, and lots more... Other quality included Green Peafowl, Rusty-naped Pitta, Pied Harrier, Siberian Rubythroat, Ultramarine Flycatcher, White-crowned Forktail,  and tonnes more....

Trip reports on Cloudbirders soon... Here are some photos of some of the highlights...


Mrs Hume's Pheasant


Ultramarine Flycatcher


Dusky Thrush


Scaly Thrush

Black-breasted Thrush

Siberian Rubythroat

White-crowned Forktail

Blue-eared Barbet

Chestnut Thrush

Collared Owlet

Eastern Marsh Harrier

Green Peafowl

Green-tailed Sunbird

Grey-backed Shrike

Grey-winged Blackbird

Himalayan Shortwing

Long-tailed Shrike

Mongolian Short-toed Lark

Mountain Bulbul

Olive-backed Pipi

Slender-billed Oriole

Striated Bulbul

White-browed Laughingthrush