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Doi Lang

Doi Lang has been known as a good birding spot for many years but really came into its own just a couple of years ago. Two things changed, firstly the road was repaired which meant there was access along the good road from Fang whereas before the only access was from a poor road from Thaton. Secondly, local birders started putting up hides to photograph the birds. Now Doi Lang offers the best bird watching and photography in Thailand. The only issue here is that the nearest rooms are in Fang, an hours drive from the top of the mountain.
Any part of the 30km road up and down the mountain can be birded but the top 5km are the best. Each year set-ups are appearing in different places and with new birds coming in. Now dozens of different species are bing photographed at close quarters. Birding while walking the road is also excellent. I will let the following photos do the talking. They are just a selection of what we have.

The Hides


Blue Whistling Thrush
Chestnut-headed Tesia
Eyebrowed Thrush
Golden Bush-Robin
Grey-winged Blackbird
 White-bellied Redstart
White-browed Laughingthrush
Himalayan Bluetail
Large Niltava
Rufous-gorgeted flycatcher
Rusty-naped Pitta
Scarlet-faced Liocichla
Small Niltava
Spectacled Barwing
Spot-breasted Laughingthrush
Spot-throated Babbler
Ultramarine Flycatcher
White-gorgeted Flycatcher
Spot-breasted Parrotbill


The Road

Chestnut Thrush
Crested Bunting
Crested Finchbill
Crimson-breasted Woodpecker
Giant Nuthatch
Himalayan Cutia
Hodgson's Frogmouth
Maroon Oriole
Mountain Bamboo Partridge
Mrs Hume's Pheasant
Whiskered Yuhina 
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler
Asian Emerald Cuckoo
All the photographs shown on this page were taken by ourselves at Doi Lang.
Miss Punjapa Phetsri (aka Games)
Site owner and guide.