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28 day trip from the far North to the far South – February 2014

 
Ian and Nigel had been planning this trip for a long time and booked a whole month to cover most of Thailand. They had birded in India before but never in South-East Asia so expected the trip to be more productive as time went on and we moved further South. Both were experienced birders and Nigel carried a camera for record shots. From our perspective, this was the longest trip we had run and hoped to see over 500 bird species during the four weeks. All the images shown on this report were taken during this trip.
 

Day 1 – 1st Feb – Chiang Saen


Due to the first Baer’s Pochard being recorded in Thailand for three years and it’s highly threatened status we changed the itinerary to spend the first afternoon at Chiang Saen lake. Pick up was from Chiang Rai airport in the early afternoon and we rushed straight to the lake to get on the boat before the local fishermen got out and disturbed the ducks. We first found a pair of Long-tailed Ducks, a real rarity for Thailand. Soon after we encountered a larger group of ducks including Tufted Duck, Ferruginous Pochard, Common Pochard, Northern Pintail, Eastern Spot-billed Duck, Gadwall and Garganey. Then behind a large group of Lesser Whistling Ducks we spotted the Baer’s Pochard. The local boatman and the ranger Khun Boonpop were excellent and moved us in closer for better looks. A great start to the trip.

We spent the rest of the afternoon picking up some more common birds around the HQ area with the highlights being a Purple Sunbird and a Yellow Bittern.
Before dusk we moved over to an area the local Harriers fly over to their roost. We quickly had both Pied Harrier and Eastern Marsh Harrier. We were surrounded by Chinese Francolin calling but none showed. We did however see a Burmese Shrike and a few Black-collared Starlings.

Nigel and Ian had arrived exhausted after three flights and many hours traveling. They were now done in and after dinner crawled off to bed.
 
 

Ruddy Shelduck - Chiang Saen
Baer's Pochard - Chiang Saen
Great Cormorant - Chiang Saen
 
 

Day 2 – 2nd Feb – Chiang Saen & Fang


We went back to the last location of the previous day to try and get a Francolin out into the open but failed. We found a few more open area birds though including Racket-tailed Treepie, Thick-billed Warbler, Scaly-breasted Munia and Siberian Rubythroat.

During the heat of the day we drove to Fang and checked into our hotel.

After a short break we made our way to the local paddy fields where we found a party of Chestnut-headed Babblers. At Fang Hot Springs the birds were very quiet and little was seen apart from White-capped Water-redstart, Asian Barred Owlet, Black-capped Kingfisher and Brown Hawk-Owl.


Day 3 – 3rd Feb – Doi Lang


The target bird for the day was Giant Nuthatch which eluded us everywhere we looked for it. However, while looking for it we managed to see over sixty other species of birds. Cutia was the highlight but not seen by Ian or Nigel. Ian’s bird of the day was Chestnut Thrush, Nigel’s was Chestnut-headed Tesia while Games’s was Buff-throated Warbler as it was a lifer. Other good birds seen included Grey-winged Blackbird, Himalayan Bluetail, Red-flanked Bluetail, Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush, White-gorgetted Flycatcher, Slaty-Blue Flycatcher, Daurian Redstart, Aberrant Bush-Warbler, Scarlet-faced Liocichla and White-bellied Redstart.

 

Chestnut-headed Tesia - Doi Lang
Chestnut Thrush - Doi Lang
Red-flanked Bluetail - Doi Lang
Maroon Oriole - Doi Lang
Buff-throated Warbler - Doi Lang

 

Day 4 - 4th Feb – Doi Lang


We birded Doi Lang again in the morning and drove over to Doi Inthanon in the afternoon where we went owling after dinner.

Again the idea was to target the Giant Nuthatch. On the way to the first army checkpoint we were diverted by some buntings on the road which we chased around a grassy area for twenty minutes before we got onto them to confirm they were the Crested Buntings we were looking for. A pair of Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babblers came in behind us and although a group of Mountain Bamboo Partridges shouted at us from the verge they didn’t show.

At the checkpoint we staked out a dead tree which the soldiers told us were often visited by the nuthatches and after a false alarm with a pair of Chestnut-vented Nuthatches a pair of Giant Nuthatches came in and stayed for a few minutes. Nigel declared the 4th Feb as Giant Nuthatch Day to be celebrated annually.

Whilst searching the pines area for the partridges we got very lucky and found three Fire-capped Tits sharing a tree with a pair of Black-throated Bushtits.

We stopped for half an hour towards the bottom of the mountain and picked up Speckled Piculet, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Black Bulbul and a large group of Rufescent Prinias.

Our luck ran out at Doi Inthanon as we heard Hodgesons Frogmouth, Himalayan Wood Owl, Collared Scops Owl and Mountain Scops Owl but none of them came in to call.


Giant Nuthatch - Doi Lang
Black-throated Bushtit - Doi Lang
 

Day 5 - 5th Nov – Doi Inthanon


Although we had failed the last two times we went to a spot a few hundred metres up the mountain from the temple at sunrise to look for Speckled Wood Pigeons. We were very pleased to find a group of about 30 of them in the top of a tree bathing in the first heat of the morning.
 
We struggled at the top of the mountain over the next couple of hours with only a few phylloscopus warblers and the more common species seen. We then went down to the 34km track and picked up Hume’s Treecreeper, Bay Woodpecker, Greater Yellownape and Green Cochoa which saved the morning.

After lunch we went back up the mountain for some more punishment at the peat swamp. After one circuit we found a Dark-sided thrush just off the trail which stayed still for ten minutes to be fully appreciated. A few minutes later we found a Eurasian Woodcock standing in a puddle. While photographing it a male White-browed Shortwing popped up behind it. The climax to a really good couple of hours. 
 
All the while we had been looking for Pygmy Wren-Babbler which was being elusive so we went down to the second checkpoint to try our luck there. That didn’t work either but we did call in a Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon. We tried for the Black-tailed Crake in the late afternoon but failed to see it.

Speckled Wood-Pigeon - Doi Inthanon
Bar-throated Minla - Doi Inthanon Green Cochoa - Doi Inthanon Dark-sided Thrush - Doi Inthanon Eurasian Woodcock - Doi Inthanon

Day 6 - 6th Feb – Doi Inthanon


Our main target was the Pygmy Wren-babbler and as we had failed to see it at the top we decided to spend the morning at the 2nd checkpoint and on the jeep track. Luckily we found two of them along the road and managed to get some short looks as they skulked in the undergrowth.
 
A large bird wave moved through which included Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Silver-eared Mesia, Grey-chinned Minivet and Claudia’s Leaf Warbler.

The jeep track was fairly quiet but we found Slaty-bellied Tesia, Striated Bulbul, Ashy bulbul and Mountain Bulbul.

After lunch we visited the dipterocarp forest near the bottom of the mountain. Along the river at the start of the side road Nigel spotted a Plumbeous Redstart. We then drove a couple of kilometers up the road before parking. A pair of Large Woodshrike were flying around and led us up a side trail where we also found a group of Black-headed Woodpeckers and a Eurasian Jay. After that we walked the main track with the sun on our backs for a couple of hours. Slim pickings included a Common Flameback, a Black-naped Monarch, a Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and the back end of a White-rumped Falcon as it flew away from us.
 
 
 

Day 7 - 7th Feb – Mae Ping & Phu Hin Rong Kla


A lot of driving was done this day. We started at 5am from the base of Doi Inthanon and drove to Mae Ping for three hours of birding. From there we drove through to 5pm to get an hour’s birding in at Phu Hin Rong Kla.

On the way in to Mae Ping we stopped to photograph a perching Crested Honey Buzzard and heard a Chinese Francolin calling. Our first two birds in the park were Grey-headed Parakeet and White-bellied Woodpecker, two of our target birds. A busy twenty minutes also gave us Small Minivet, Rosy Minivet, Black-hooded Oriole, Two-barred Warbler and a Changeable Hawk-Eagle called in the distance.

We arrived at Phu Hin Rong Kla with only an hour of light left. Many Dusky Crag Martins were feeding over the ridge and a short walk down the road produced a male Jerdon’s Bushchat, our main target there. We had been told a Chestnut-eared Bunting was in the area and true enough, it flew out of a cabbage field and landed on a power line in front of us.

Crested Honey-Buzzard - Mae Ping NP
Grey-headed Parakeet - Mae Ping NP
White-bellied Woodpecker - Mae Ping NP
 
 
 

Day 8 – 8th Feb – Phu Suan Sai


We had stayed the previous night at Lom Sak so had a two hour drive in the morning to get to the park. We started off looking for Rufous-chested Fulvetta on the entrance road but had no luck. We did though have a Shikra, a Crested Goshawk, a few Oriental Turtle Doves and a selection of Bulbuls and White-eyes.

Next we tried the birding trail which though it was late morning turned out to be pretty good with sightings of Rufous-chested Fulvetta and a pair of Long-tailed Broadbills. Grey-eyed Bulbuls and Puff-throated Bulbuls were very active. A party of Indochinese Yuhina (soon to be split to Chestnut-collared Yuhina) were found at midday on the way back to the HQ area.

On the east side of the park in the afternoon a pair of Crested Honey-buzzards were seen displaying to each other in flight.

Another late afternoon walk on the birding trail looking for Eyebrowed Wren-babblers turned out to be fruitless.

A short night walk almost got us on to a Collared Scops Owl, but no cigar.
 
 
 

Day 9 – 9th Feb – Phu Suan Sai


The road part of the birding loop at Phu Suan Sai only gets the sun from 8am onwards so we went on the forest trail first which gets the sun a little earlier. There were plenty of birds on the trail but little that we hadn’t seen already. A pair of Buff-breasted Babblers came close but wouldn’t show. We did get a family of Bar-backed Partridges barrel down a slope towards us as we played the call. Up on the road we found a group of White-headed Bulbuls and a pair of Golden-crested Mynas flew over. Other birds seen included Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Bay Woodpecker, Scarlet Minivet and Grey-backed Shrike.
 
As we were packing a Black Eagle flew very low over our rooms.

During our long drive to Mae Wong we stopped to look at a perching Rufous-winged Buzzard which then took flight and wheeled around to show off.


Indochinese Yuhina - Phu Suan Sai NP
Grey-backed Shrike - Phu Suan Sai NP
 
 
 

Day 10 - 10th Feb – Mae Wong NP


The plan was to pick up as many species as we could in the hides to free up time in the following days to go birding on foot. The morning at the main hide was very pleasant with many babblers coming in including Spot-necked Babbler, Buff-breasted Babbler, Streaked Wren-Babbler and Lesser Shortwing. A passing bird wave also gave us Oriental White-eye, Golden babbler and a surprise Pin-tailed Parrotfinch. Also present were Hill Blue Flycatcher and Small Niltava.

After lunch the hide above Khun Nam Yen was visited which produced a female Siberian Blue Robin, a female Blue Pitta, an Asian Stubtail and two White’s Thrush.

Also seen during the day on the roadside were Long-tailed Sibia and Great Barbet.

At dusk we stepped into the forest and got glimpses of a White-crowned Forktail and an Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler.

On the drive out we encountered Red Junglefowl, Kalij Pheasant, Large-tailed Nightjar and Indian Nightjar.

What a day!

 


Spot-necked Babbler - Mae Wong NP
Lesser Shortwing - Mae Wong NP
Streaked Wren-Babbler - Mae Wong NP
Yunnan Fulvetta - Mae Wong NP
 



Buff-breasted Babbler - Mae Wong NP
Long-tailed Sibia - Mae Wong NP
Indian Nightjar - Mae Wong NP
 
 
 
 

Day 11 - 11th Feb – Mae Wong NP


So today was meant to be a walking day but we went to the hide below Chong Yen at 7am. Both the Rufous-throated Partridge and the Grey Peacock-Pheasant showed up very quickly.
 
Back at the viewpoint a pair of Pin-tailed Green Pigeons flew around for a few seconds. Then Annant the ranger radioed in that the birds we had missed at the main hide were now coming in so we jumped in the car and quickly saw Rusty-naped Pitta and White-crowned Forktail. Well done Annant.

The remainder of the morning was spent in and around the campsite but little of note was seen apart from better views of Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler and a Sulpher-breasted Warbler.

After a long and leisurely lunch break during which Nigel found a Large Hawk-Cukoo we walked the road for an hour and added Slender-billed Oriole to our list. For the last hour of the day we sat up at the viewpoint at Chong Yen and enjoyed a succession of birds passing through including Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, Greater Yellownape, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Oriental White-eye, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Hair-crested Drongo, Flavescent Bulbul and many others.
 
One or the rangers at Khun Nam Yen suggested she cook our dinner for us so we could wait until dark just in case the local Leopard Cat came calling. Sure enough, at around 7.30pm it came and helped itself to the meat that had been left out. What a beautiful animal and a real privilege to stand and watch it for fifteen minutes from only ten metres away.
 
A great way to end the day.
 





Rusty-naped Pitta - Mae Wong NP
White-crowned Forktail - Mae Wong NP White-tailed Robin - Mae Wong NP Asian Stubtail - Mae Wong NP Alstrom's Warbler - Mae Wong NP
 





Hill Blue Flycatcher - Mae Wong NP
Blue Pitta - Mae Wong NP White's Thrush - Mae Wong NP Grey-chinned Minivet - Mae Wong NP Leopard Cat - Mae Wong NP
 
 
 

Day 12 - 12th Feb – Mae Wong & Huai Kha Kaeng & Hup Pa Tad


We opted not to drive to the top of the mountain as we had seen most of what it had to offer. Instead we walked the nature trail across the river from the HQ area. Red-billed Blue Magpie were flying around the HQ buildings and in the forest it didn’t take us long to find our target bird, the Bamboo Woodpecker. A pair worked the bamboo around us for a few minutes.

We then packed and moved on to Huai Kha Kaeng. Little was seen during the heat of the day apart from two Shikra, Green Bee-eater, Eurasian Hoopoe, Lesser-necklaced Laughingthrush and a male Siberian Blue Robin.

Our real target for the afternoon was Limestone Wren-Babbler at Hup Pa Tad. After checking in to our hotel we walked through the limestone cliffs into the hidden forest. There at the back of the forest Ian found our first pair hopping around in the dark understory. Outside, near the rooms we found another pair which showed very well. A couple of Peregrine Falcons flew high above the cliffs.

 
 

Day 13 - 13th Nov – Huai Kha Kaeng & Beung Boraphet


We arrived at the gates of Huai Kha Kaeng at 6:30 in order to target the Green Peafowl along the road. Unluckily for us a grumpy Warden wouldn’t allow us in until 7am. As we drove in a small family group of Banteng crossed the road in front of us. Peafowl called in the distance but were not seen. Ian then spotted a Hog Badger rummaging in the undergrowth. No birds but two excellent mammals.

We proceeded to the main car park and walked one of the tracks for the rest of the morning. A Stork-billed Kingfisher came in to call next to the river and Red-breasted Parakeets sunned themselves in the tree tops. Birds of note on the track were Banded Kingfisher and Orange-breasted Trogon.

In the afternoon we visited the king’s project on the southern edge of Beung Boraphet lake. Both Ian and Nigel were amazed by the range and head count of the birds there. At dusk hundreds of Sand Martins and Pipits flew over heading their roosts. The pick of the afternoon were Greater Painted Snipe, Savannah Nightjar, Plain-backed Sparrow, Spotted owlet, Pied Kingfisher, Oriental Skylark and Striated Grassbird, though over sixty species were seen.



Asian Barred Owlet - Huay Kha Kaeng WS
Pied Kingfisher - Bueng Boraphet
 
 
 

Day 14 - 14th Feb – Bueng Boraphet & Ratchaburi


Most of the day was spent traveling but we managed a couple of hours at the lake in the morning and a couple of hours at a lake in Ratchaburi province in the afternoon.

Our target list was small but at Bueng Boraphet we found Ruddy-breasted Crake, White-browed Crake, Cinnamon Bittern, White-shouldered Starling and Oriental Pratincole.

Further south we wanted Rain Quail and Small Buttonquail but neither showed. We had to make do with Yellow-eyed Babbler and Indochinese Bushlark.


Yellow-eyed Babbler - Ratchaburi
 
 
 

Day 15 - 15th Feb – Petchaburi coastline


Pak Thale at dawn for the obvious.  After about an hour Ian found a Spoon-billed Sandpiper in one of the ponds to the right of the decaying sign. Meanwhile Nigel had found a Red-necked Stint which was one of his targets.
 
Down at Laem Pak Bia we couldn’t find a Nordmann’s but had no problem finding a group of Asian Dowitchers among the Black-tailed Godwits. We swung through the king’s project where a first for Thailand had recently been found and picked up the Bay-backed Shrike.

After lunch Mr Daeng took us out to the sand spit where we got Chinese Egret, White-faced Plover, Malaysian Plover, Black-tailed Gull, Heuglin’s Gull, Pallas’s Gull and many others.

We failed to find the Collared Pratincole which was another new bird for Thailand this season but spent the last hour of the day looking for Nordmann’s Greenshank. Games finally found one with a group of Great Knot so all ended well. We had seen 35 waders over the day. Not bad.






Asian Dowitcher - Laem Pak Bia
Malayan Pied Fantail - Laem Pak Bia Brahminy Kite - Laem Pak Bia Black-tailed Gull - Laem Pak Bia Pallas's Gull - Laem Pak Bia
 
 
 

Day 16 – 16th Feb – Kaeng Krachan NP


A day in the park. In the morning we walked from km27 to the top and back again. The birding along the road was very slow. No sign of the Treepie but we picked up some new birds for the trip including Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo, Ochraceous Bulbul and Buff-vented Bulbul. The highlights were Asian Emerald Cuckoo and Black-and-buff Woodpecker.
 
During a coffee break at the top Nigel was on form and found a Black Baza perching close beneath us and a Mountain Hawk-Eagle perching in the distance. In the foreground a pair of Orange-bellied Leafbirds were building a nest and a family of Vernal Hanging-Parrots socialised.

In the afternoon we slowly made our way out of the park and picked up Tickell’s Brown Hornbill and Sultan Tit in the river section and later got the full set of Hornbills with Pied Hornbill.
 
A nesting pair of Golden-crested Myna flew into a tree next to a pair of Greater Flamebacks.

As we left the park a Besra circled around us. A fine end to the day as Nigel had mentioned that he would like to see one.






Vernal Hanging Parrot - Kaeng Krachan NP
Black Baza - Kaeng Krachan NP Blyth's Shrike-Babbler - Kaeng Krachan NP Tickell's Brown Hornbill - Kaeng Krachan NP Golden-crested Myna - Kaeng Krachan NP
 
 
 

Day 17 – 17th Feb – Kaeng Krachan NP


This morning we worked the lower sections of the park. At dawn on the entrance road we concentrated on Great Slaty Woodpecker but failed to find it. Whilst looking we did find Black-and-Red Broadbill, Green-eared Barbet and Heart-spotted Woodpecker. The 400th bird of the trip was an Asian Brown Flycatcher, as predicted by Ian the previous evening.

We next stopped just before the stream section where we finally found a Blue-bearded Bee-eater. Last chance saloon so very happy to get that one. Soon after we found a male Violet Cuckoo, a pair of Buff-rumped Woodpecker and a Rufous-fronted Babbler.

At lunch an Orange-headed Thrush came in the feeding station at Baan Maka resort.

After a long lunch break we walked into Lung Sin’s bird hide. The usual suspects were there but no grande finale with neither a Crake or a Magpie coming in. New birds for the trip included Green-legged Partridge, Abbott’s Babbler and Puff-throated Babbler. 
 

Dusky Langur - Kaeng Krachan NP
Green-legged Partridge - Kaeng Krachan NP Black-naped Monarch - Kaeng Krachan NP Northern Treeshrew - Kaeng Krachan NP Western Striped Squirrel - Kaeng Krachan NP
 





Bar-backed Partridge - Kaeng Krachan NP
Red Junglefowl - Kaeng Krachan NP White-browed Laughingthrush - Kaeng Krachan NP Lesser Mousedeer - Kaeng Krachan NP Tickell's Blue Flycatcher - Kaeng Krachan NP
 
 

Day 18 – 18th Feb – Kaeng Krachan NP & Chumphon


Back in the park to look for the Great Slaty Woodpecker again, this time very early to get  there before they got active. As we got out of the car at about 6:15 a Great Eared Nightjar circled above us before heading off to it’s day roost. A few minutes later a pair of Great Slaty Woodpeckers started calling and flew off into the distance. We had been hoping for rather better views than that. We decided to bird the road in the hope of catching up with them again but no luck.
 
We got to the Falconet roost just in time to see them fly out of their nest hole up to the top of the tree to catch sun early morning sun.
 
Along the road we heard a Ferruginous Partridge calling. We scrambled down the bank into the forest and it took us about 40 minutes to get a view and then only Ian saw it.

We only had a couple of hours of light left when we got to Chumphon so we went to the sports stadium to look for starlings. After a few minutes we found a group of about ten Daurian Starlings feeding in a tree.

 
 

Day 19 – 19th Feb – Chumphon & Khao Sok


Our target for the morning was the Pale-capped Pigeon in the mangroves. We took the boat out at 7am and on the way out found a few Pink-necked Green Pigeons, sadly though we did not get the Pale-capped despite staying in the area for three hours.

We then transferred to Khao Sok reservoir for our boat trip out to Khlong Mon floating rafthouse. On the way over we saw two Lesser Fish-Eagles perching on snags in the water. During a late afternoon boat trip we got close to a Blue-eared Kingfisher and after dinner went searchlighting from the boat during which we didn’t manage to get an Oriental Bay Owl to show itself but we did find Buffy Fish Owl and a Grey Nightjar.




Western Osprey - Khao Sok NP
Sambar - Khao Sok NP Grey Nightjar - Khao Sok NP Buffy Fish-Owl - Khao Sok NP
 
 
 
 

Day 20 – 20th Feb – Khao Sok


We woke up to another beautiful morning on the lake. The plan for the day was to walk the trail to our Great Argus stakeout. This is a two hour walk along steep forest trails. We rarely see much on the trail but did see Blue-banded Kingfisher and Rufous-necked Kingfisher. A pair of Maroon Woodpeckers and a Chesnut-breasted Malkoha were too skulking for us to get good views.

Up at the stakeout the Argus called a couple of times from behind it’s lek but didn’t show despite our patience. Although we hadn’t seen much we had enjoyed spending time in the pristine forest.


Rufous-collared Kingfisher - Khao Sok NP
 
 
 
 

Day 21 – 21st Feb – Sri Phang Nga, Laem Pakarang & Thai Muang


After a couple of slow days for birding we were looking forward to a morning of southern forest birds at Sri Phang Nga. As we arrived we passed another birder who put us on to a perching Wallace’s Hawk-Eagle. Next we walked the perimeter of the lawns and Nigel soon found the Forest Wagtail he had been longing to see. We then drove through to the end car park and walked the trail to the feeding station. We watched a Chestnut-naped Forktail work the river bed for a few minutes and at the hide Malayan Banded Pitta and Large Blue Flycatcher were already showing. As we walked out a Rufous Piculet came in well. Just the morning we had been hoping for.

On the walk back to the HQ we added Whiskered Treeswift, Swinhoe’s Minivet, Maroon Woodpecker, Asian Paradise Flycatcher and Purple-naped Sunbird.

At the HQ area a fruiting tree gave us Spectacled Bulbul, Asian Red-eyed Bulbul and Blue-eared Barbet.

After lunch we moved on to Laem Pakarang where we were only targeting Grey-tailed Tattler. On arrival things looked grim as the tide was high and no birds were feeding on the flats.
We got lucky though and Games found the Tattler on an exposed rock with Terek Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstones and Bar-tailed Godwits.

At Thai Muang beach our luck continued as we found a Spotted Wood-Owl within a couple of minutes. The marshes were very dry so we walked in and flushed a few Watercocks and a Lesser Coucal which was a big one for Ian as he had missed it in India a few years before. In a muddy ditch we found three Ruddy-breasted Crakes and a Slaty-breasted Rail.
 



Large Blue Flycatcher - Sri Phang Nga NP
Malayan Banded Pitta - Sri Phang Nga NP Grey-breasted Spiderhunter - Sri Phang Nga NP Slaty-breasted Rail - Thai Muang
 



Day 22 – 22nd Feb – Phang Nga Mangroves


A day in the mangroves started at Ao Phang Nga HQ where Common Flamebacks and Streak-breasted Woodpeckers moved around together. Rufous-bellied Swallows were present and we also got Ashy Tailorbird and Olive-winged Bulbul.
 
Over at Bang Phat mangroves a Brown-winged Kingfisher flew in near us at the start of the walkway and a Golden-bellied Gerygone came in to call. At the first rest area we had Copper-throated Sunbird and Ruby-cheeked Sunbird. Nigel got a White-chested Babbler low down near the floor. A little later a Ruddy Kingfisher responded and then buzzed us. A few Mangrove Whistlers were seen along the trail too.

In the afternoon we walked one of the trails at Nai Chong where we picked up Black-and-yellow Broadbill and Banded Broadbill at the same spot. Common Emerald Doves and Siberian Blue Robins were feeding on the track. A pair of Raffles Malkoha posed nicely and we had to work quite hard to get on to a male Chinese Blue Flycatcher. On the way out a small group of Black-throated Babblers and a lone Moustached Babbler tested our forest birding skills.

Outside the rooms at Khlong Thom we saw a couple of Large-tailed Nightjars and a Western Barn Owl.



Streak-breasted Woodpecker - Ao Phang Nga NP


 

Day 23 – 23rd Feb – KNC


In the morning we birded the main road and a loop of trails back to the car. We started off well with Hairy-backed Bulbul and Grey-cheeked Bulbul but although a Red-crowned Barbet flew over us that was all we saw of it. A little further down the road a Chestnut-rumped Babbler came in and a group of Yellow-bellied Bulbuls were seen feeding on caterpillars in a small tree. Black Magpies were heard but not seen. A Rufous-crowned Babbler was seen well and Green Broadbills showed briefly. On “R” trail we had Puff-backed Bulbuls and a Rufous-winged Philentoma. On “N” trail we saw an Eastern-crowned Warbler and a pair of Great Iora. It was getting late by now and nothing was seen on “U” trail.

In the afternoon we transferred down to Haat Yai ready for our drive down to the far south the following day.



Day 24 – 24rd Feb – Yaring Mangroves, Pha Pru Swamp & Bala


This was essentially a travel day with a couple of stop offs for rare birds.
 
At Yaring mangroves we found Mangrove Blue Flycatcher in its usual spot without too much difficulty but failed to find any Chestnut-bellied Malkoha. The highlight of the stop though was a Von Schrenck’s Bittern which we flushed from near the boardwalk.

At the peat swamp in the middle of the day things were quiet but Buff-necked Woodpeckers were active and the Fluffy-backed Tit-Babblers came out and put on a show for us. Van Hasselt’s Sunbirds were seen and a pair of Malayan Blue Flycatchers came in. We also saw our first Crimson-breasted Flowerpeckers of the trip.

During a short afternoon walk along the road at Bala we added Bushy-crested Hornbill, Helmetted Hornbill and Rhinocerous Hornbill. A pair of Spectacled Spiderhunters flew around the HQ area and during dinner a pair of Blyth’s Frogmouths huddled up to each other in the tree above our table.
 





Mangrove Blue Flycatcher - Yaring Mangroves
Buff-necked Woodpecker - Pha Pru Banded Bay Cuckoo - Pha Pru Wreathed Hornbill - Hala Bala WS Rhinocerous Hornbill - Hala Bala WS
 
 
 

Day 25 – 25th Feb – Bala


We decided to walk the road again on our first full day to give our trip list a boost. Among the new birds seen were Finsch’s Bulbul, Scaly-breasted Bulbul, Streaked Bulbul, Grey-bellied Bulbul, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker, Long-billed Spiderhunter, Plain Sunbird, Dark-throated Oriole and a pair of Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrots. Highlights of the morning were a brief glimpse of a White-necked Babbler and a Blyth’s Hawk-Eagle flying low over us.

An afternoon walk on the higher parts of the road yielded a bumper crop of good birds starting with Crested Jay, Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler and Everitt’s White-eye which were had after the Jay was heard while driving. A little further up the road we started our walk with a Dusky Broadbill and followed with Ferruginous Flycatcher (no idea why that was around in Feb) and ending with a pair of Orange-backed Woodpeckers and a Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle. A surprise Grey-headed Fish-Eagle showed up too.

During the nightly bird list Ian revealed that he had seen a Bat Hawk fly over the breakfast table before anyone one else had risen. A great day.


Blyth's Hawk_Eagle - Hala Bala WS
 
 
 

Day 26 – 26th Feb – Bala


A day on the leech trail looking for local specials. It had been dry for a few weeks so leeches were hard to find. Unlucky us. Nigel was pleased to finally get on to a Green Broadbill. Ferruginous Babbler responded well to call but Large Wren-Babbler skulked and was difficult to see. The Malaysian Honeyguide sat lower than normal so we could all pick out its features. We walked the long trail at the back of the ridge and found two Rail Babblers. Nigel got onto the first and the second walked right past both Ian & Nigel. So that was the last of the big targets for the trip with six out of the seven seen with only the Great Argus missed.

On a short walk in the afternoon we saw a few hornbills we had seen previously. The only new birds seen were a pair of Red-bearded Bee-eaters.

While doing the bird list before dinner a couple of hundred Brown-backed Needletails did twenty laps around a tree behind our rooms before heading into their roost.

After dinner we went looking for owls. Reddish Scops Owl called but wouldn’t come in but a little further down the road we heard an Oriental Bay Owl calling. We walked down to it and to our surprise it was right next to the road and we had nice long looks before it flew off.

Over a celebratory beer back at the rooms we heard a White-fronted Scops-Owl calling in the forest behind us. No luck though as we could not find it.



Malaysian Honeyguide - Hala Bala WS




Day 27 – 27th Feb – Bala


On a short walk at the top of the hill we added Cinereous Bulbul to our list. This was just a stop off on our way to Dto Mo (gold mine). As we were getting our gear together a Rusty-breasted Cuckoo called nearby and showed nicely. Glossy Switlets swirled around a couple of trees. On the trail a male Scarlet-rumped Trogon came in but a Diard’s Trogon moved off when called. We then found the mixed flock we were looking for but the Spotted Fantail only showed for an instant. Then came the big surprise of the day and a rare lifer in the south for Games, a pair of Scarlet-breasted Flowerpeckers feeding low at the side of the trail. A little later a second bird wave came through headed by a party of Black-winged Flycatcher-Shrikes.

After a siesta we went for a short afternoon walk and picked up Cream-vented Bulbul and Red-throated Barbet.




Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker - Hala Bala WS
Dark-sided Flycatcher - Hala Bala WS



Day 28 – 28th Feb – Bala


A big day today as Nigel needed nine more lifers to reach his target of 300 for the trip. We decided to walk the road again to increase our chances of a big list. We started off very well with a pair of Red-naped Trogons, only the second time Games had seen them. Then every thirty minutes or so we picked up another bird… Lesser Cuckooshrike… Grey-headed Babbler… Yellow-crowned Barbet… Green-backed Flycatcher… and then nothing. So that made 296.
 
In the afternoon we got Spotted Fantail and Brown-streaked Flycatcher down near the temple so that was 298.



Scaly-breasted Bulbul - Hala Bala WS
Red-naped Trogon - Hala Bala WS
Spotted Fantail - Hala Bala WS



Day 29 – 1st Mar – Bala


Not really a birding day as we only had time to pack up the car and drive to Narathiwat airport for the drop-off. However, White-crowned Hornbills started calling near the rooms at 6am so we all rushed out and managed to call them into the HQ gardens. The male and female sat together at the top of a tree. Excellent, 299.

On the drive out we looked for cows. Among the first group of cows on the roadside were two Javan Mynas chasing after insects in the grass. 300! Spot on.

Another great trip and our biggest bird count to date with 556 species seen by at least one of the guests and a further 38 species either only heard or only seen by Games. Almost 600 birds in all. We'd had a lot of fun along the way too.



White-crowned Hornbill - Hala Bala WS


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Chinese Francolin
Rufous-throated Partridge
Bar-backed Partridge
Green-legged Partridge
Ferruginous Partridge
Mountain Bamboo Partridge
Red Junglefowl
Kalij Pheasant
Grey Peacock-pheasant
Great Argus
Green Peafowl
Lesser Whistling Duck
Cotton Pygmy Goose
Northern Pintail
Garganey
Little Grebe
Painted Stork
Asian Openbill
Eurasian Bittern
Yellow Bittern
Von Schrenck's Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern
Black-crowned Night Heron
Striated Heron
Chinese Pond Heron
Javan Pond Heron
Eastern Cattle Egret
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Pacific Reef Heron
Chinese Egret
Spot-billed Pelican
Little Cormorant
Indian Cormorant
Oriental Darter
Western Osprey
Black-winged Kite
Crested Honey Buzzard
Black Baza
Crested Serpent Eagle
Bat Hawk
Changeable Hawk-Eagle
Mountain Hawk-Eagle
Blyth's Hawk-Eagle
Wallace's Hawk-Eagle
Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle
Black Eagle
Crested Goshawk
Shikra
Besra
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Eastern Marsh Harrier
Black Kite
Brahminy Kite
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Lesser Fish Eagle
Grey-headed Fish Eagle
Rufous-winged Buzzard
Grey-faced Buzzard
White-rumped Falcon
Collared Falconet
Black-thighed Falconet
Common Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Slaty-breasted Rail
White-breasted Waterhen
Baillon's Crake
Ruddy-breasted Crake
White-browed Crake
Watercock
Purple Swamphen
Common Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Black-winged Stilt
Pied Avocet
Grey-headed Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing
Pacific Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Kentish Plover
White-faced Plover
Malaysian Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover
Greater Painted-snipe
Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Bronze-winged Jacana
Eurasian Woodcock
Pin-tailed Snipe
Common Snipe
Asian Dowitcher
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel
Eurasian Curlew
Spotted Redshank
Common Redshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Nordmann's Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Grey-tailed Tattler
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Great Knot
Sanderling
Red-necked Stint
Temminck's Stint
Long-toed Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Ruff
Red-necked Phalarope
Oriental Pratincole
Small Pratincole
Brown-headed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Pallas's Gull
Black-tailed Gull
Heuglin's Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Greater Crested Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
Little Tern
Common Tern
Whiskered Tern
Rock Dove
Speckled Wood Pigeon
Oriental Turtle Dove
Red Turtle Dove
Spotted Dove
Common Emerald Dove
Zebra Dove
Pink-necked Green Pigeon
Thick-billed Green Pigeon
Pin-tailed Green Pigeon
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon
Mountain Imperial Pigeon
Vernal Hanging Parrot
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
Grey-headed Parakeet
Red-breasted Parakeet
Greater Coucal
Lesser Coucal
Raffles's Malkoha
Red-billed Malkoha
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
Green-billed Malkoha
Asian Koel
Asian Emerald Cuckoo
Violet Cuckoo
Banded Bay Cuckoo
Plaintive Cuckoo
Rusty-breasted Cuckoo
Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo
Large Hawk-Cuckoo
Indian Cuckoo
Western Barn Owl
Oriental Bay Owl
White-fronted Scops Owl
Reddish Scops Owl
Mountain Scops Owl
Collared Scops Owl
Sunda Scops Owl
Barred Eagle-owl
Buffy Fish Owl
Spotted Wood Owl
Brown Wood Owl
Collared Owlet
Asian Barred Owlet
Spotted Owlet
Brown Hawk-owl
Hodgson's Frogmouth
Blyth's Frogmouth
Great Eared Nightjar
Grey Nightjar
Large-tailed Nightjar
Savanna Nightjar
Grey-rumped Treeswift
Whiskered Treeswift
Glossy Swiftlet
Himalayan Swiftlet
Germain's Swiftlet
Silver-rumped Spinetail
Brown-backed Needletail
Asian Palm Swift
Pacific Swift
Cook's Swift
House Swift
Red-naped Trogon
Diard's Trogon
Scarlet-rumped Trogon
Orange-breasted Trogon
Indian Roller
Oriental Dollarbird
Rufous-collared Kingfisher
Banded Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Brown-winged Kingfisher
Ruddy Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher
Black-capped Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Blue-banded Kingfisher
Blue-eared Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Red-bearded Bee-eater
Blue-bearded Bee-eater
Green Bee-eater
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Eurasian Hoopoe
Tickell's Brown Hornbill
Bushy-crested Hornbill
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Great Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Helmeted Hornbill
White-crowned Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
Great Barbet
Lineated Barbet
Green-eared Barbet
Golden-whiskered Barbet
Red-crowned Barbet
Red-throated Barbet
Golden-throated Barbet
Blue-throated Barbet
Yellow-crowned Barbet
Blue-eared Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet
Malaysian Honeyguide
Speckled Piculet
Rufous Piculet
White-browed Piculet
Heart-spotted Woodpecker
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Freckle-breasted Woodpecker
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker
White-bellied Woodpecker
Banded Woodpecker
Greater Yellownape
Crimson-winged Woodpecker
Streak-breasted Woodpecker
Black-headed Woodpecker
Common Flameback
Greater Flameback
Bamboo Woodpecker
Maroon Woodpecker
Bay Woodpecker
Orange-backed Woodpecker
Buff-rumped Woodpecker
Black-and-buff Woodpecker
Buff-necked Woodpecker
Great Slaty Woodpecker
Green Broadbill
Black-and-Red Broadbill
Long-tailed Broadbill
Silver-breasted Broadbill
Banded Broadbill
Black-and-yellow Broadbill
Dusky Broadbill
Eared Pitta
Rusty-naped Pitta
Blue Pitta
Malayan Banded Pitta
Blue-winged Pitta
Mangrove Pitta
Golden-bellied Gerygone
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike
Large Woodshrike
Rufous-winged Philentoma
Ashy Woodswallow
Common Iora
Green Iora
Great Iora
Large Cuckooshrike
Indochinese Cuckooshrike
Black-winged Cuckooshrike
Lesser Cuckooshrike
Rosy Minivet
Swinhoe's Minivet
Small Minivet
Grey-chinned Minivet
Scarlet Minivet
Mangrove Whistler
Brown Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike
Grey-backed Shrike
White-bellied Erpornis
Blyth's Shrike-babbler
Clicking Shrike-babbler
Dark-throated Oriole
Slender-billed Oriole
Black-naped Oriole
Black-hooded Oriole
Maroon Oriole
Black Drongo
Ashy Drongo
Crow-billed Drongo
Bronzed Drongo
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
Hair-crested Drongo
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
White-throated Fantail
Malaysian Pied Fantail
Spotted Fantail
Black-naped Monarch
Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Crested Jay
Black Magpie
Eurasian Jay
Red-billed Blue Magpie
Common Green Magpie
Grey Treepie
Racket-tailed Treepie
Large-billed Crow
Eastern Jungle Crow
Rail-Babbler
Yellow-bellied Fantail
Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher
Fire-capped Tit
Sultan Tit
Japanese Tit
Yellow-cheeked Tit
Oriental Skylark
Crested Finchbill
Striated Bulbul
Black-headed Bulbul
Black-crested Bulbul
Scaly-breasted Bulbul
Grey-bellied Bulbul
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Sooty-headed Bulbul
Puff-backed Bulbul
Stripe-throated Bulbul
Flavescent Bulbul
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Olive-winged Bulbul
Streak-eared Bulbul
Cream-vented Bulbul
Asian Red-eyed Bulbul
Spectacled Bulbul
Finsch's Bulbul
Puff-throated Bulbul
Ochraceous Bulbul
Grey-cheeked Bulbul
Yellow-bellied Bulbul
Hairy-backed Bulbul
Grey-eyed Bulbul
Buff-vented Bulbul
Mountain Bulbul
Streaked Bulbul
Ashy Bulbul
Cinereous Bulbul
Black Bulbul
White-headed Bulbul
Sand Martin
Barn Swallow
Pacific Swallow
Dusky Crag Martin
Asian House Martin
Red-rumped Swallow
Striated Swallow
Rufous-bellied Swallow
Pygmy Wren-babbler
Yellow-bellied Warbler
Mountain Tailorbird
Aberrant Bush Warbler
Slaty-bellied Tesia
Chestnut-headed Tesia
Asian Stubtail
Black-throated Bushtit
Dusky Warbler
Buff-throated Warbler
Radde's Warbler
Ashy-throated Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Hume's Leaf Warbler
Arctic Warbler
Greenish Warbler
Two-barred Warbler
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Eastern Crowned Warbler
Blyth's Leaf Warbler
Claudia's Leaf Warbler
Davison's Leaf Warbler
Sulphur-breasted Warbler
Martens's Warbler
Alstrom's Warbler
Chestnut-crowned Warbler
Oriental Reed Warbler
Black-browed Reed Warbler
Blunt-winged Warbler
Thick-billed Warbler
Striated Grassbird
Zitting Cisticola
Hill Prinia
Rufescent Prinia
Yellow-bellied Prinia
Plain Prinia
Common Tailorbird
Dark-necked Tailorbird
Rufous-tailed Tailorbird
Ashy Tailorbird
Large Scimitar Babbler
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler
White-browed Scimitar Babbler
Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler
Grey-throated Babbler
Grey-headed Babbler
Spot-necked Babbler
Chestnut-rumped Babbler
White-necked Babbler
Black-throated Babbler
Chestnut-winged Babbler
Rufous-fronted Babbler
Buff-chested Babbler
Golden Babbler
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler
Chestnut-capped Babbler
Rufous-winged Fulvetta
Rufous-throated Fulvetta
Brown Fulvetta
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta
Yunnan Fulvetta
Large Wren-Babbler
Limestone Wren-Babbler
Streaked Wren-Babbler
Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler
Collared Babbler
Abbott's Babbler
Short-tailed Babbler
Moustached Babbler
Scaly-crowned Babbler
Rufous-crowned Babbler
White-chested Babbler
Ferruginous Babbler
Puff-throated Babbler
Buff-breasted Babbler
White-crested Laughingthrush
White-necked Laughingthrush
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush
Black-throated Laughingthrush
White-browed Laughingthrush
Silver-eared Laughingthrush
Himalayan Cutia
Blue-winged Minla
Bar-throated Minla
Scarlet-faced Liocichla
Spectacled Barwing
Silver-eared Mesia
Rufous-backed Sibia
Dark-backed Sibia
Long-tailed Sibia
Yellow-eyed Babbler
Grey-breasted Parrotbill
Spot-breasted Parrotbill
Striated Yuhina
Indochinese Yuhina
Chestnut-flanked White-eye
Japanese White-eye
Oriental White-eye
Everett's White-eye
Asian Fairy-bluebird
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Giant Nuthatch
Hume's Treecreeper
Asian Glossy Starling
Golden-crested Myna
Common Hill Myna
Great Myna
Common Myna
Black-collared Starling
Pied Myna
Daurian Starling
White-shouldered Starling
Chestnut-tailed Starling
Orange-headed Thrush
Dark-sided Thrush
Grey-winged Blackbird
Chestnut Thrush
Eyebrowed Thrush
Green Cochoa
Lesser Shortwing
White-browed Shortwing
Bluethroat
Siberian Rubythroat
Siberian Blue Robin
Red-flanked Bluetail
Himalayan Bluetail
Oriental Magpie-Robin
White-rumped Shama
Daurian Redstart
White-bellied Redstart
Plumbeous Water Redstart
White-capped Redstart
Blue Whistling Thrush
Chestnut-naped Forktail
White-crowned Forktail
Siberian Stonechat
Stejneger's Stonechat
Pied Bush Chat
Jerdon's Bush Chat
Grey Bush Chat
Blue Rock Thrush
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush
Dark-sided Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Brown-streaked Flycatcher
Ferruginous Flycatcher
Green-backed Flycatcher
Slaty-backed Flycatcher
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
Taiga Flycatcher
Little Pied Flycatcher
Slaty-blue Flycatcher
Verditer Flycatcher
Hainan Blue Flycatcher
Pale Blue Flycatcher
Hill Blue Flycatcher
Large Blue Flycatcher
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher
Chinese Blue Flycatcher
Malaysian Blue Flycatcher
Mangrove Blue Flycatcher
Rufous-bellied Niltava
Large Niltava
Small Niltava
Greater Green Leafbird
Blue-winged Leafbird
Golden-fronted Leafbird
Orange-bellied Leafbird
Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker
Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker
Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker
Thick-billed Flowerpecker
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
Plain Flowerpecker
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird
Plain Sunbird
Brown-throated Sunbird
Purple-naped Sunbird
Van Hasselt's Sunbird
Copper-throated Sunbird
Olive-backed Sunbird
Mrs. Gould's Sunbird
Black-throated Sunbird
Little Spiderhunter
Long-billed Spiderhunter
Spectacled Spiderhunter
Grey-breasted Spiderhunter
Streaked Spiderhunter
House Sparrow
Plain-backed Sparrow
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Streaked Weaver
Baya Weaver
Pin-tailed Parrotfinch
Scaly-breasted Munia
Chestnut Munia
Java Sparrow
Forest Wagtail
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
White Wagtail
Richard's Pipit
Paddyfield Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Common Rosefinch
Crested Bunting
Chestnut-eared Bunting
Little Bunting

Francolinus pintadeanus
Arborophila rufogularis
Arborophila brunneopectus
Arborophila chloropus
Caloperdix oculeus
Bambusicola fytchii
Gallus gallus
Lophura leucomelanos
Polyplectron bicalcaratum
Argusianus argus
Pavo muticus
Dendrocygna javanica
Nettapus coromandelianus
Anas acuta
Anas querquedula
Tachybaptus ruficollis
Mycteria leucocephala
Anastomus oscitans
Botaurus stellaris
Ixobrychus sinensis
Ixobrychus eurhythmus
Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Nycticorax nycticorax
Butorides striata
Ardeola bacchus
Ardeola speciosa
Bubulcus coromandus
Ardea cinerea
Ardea purpurea
Ardea alba
Egretta intermedia
Egretta garzetta
Egretta sacra
Egretta eulophotes
Pelecanus philippensis
Microcarbo niger
Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Anhinga melanogaster
Pandion haliaetus
Elanus caeruleus
Pernis ptilorhynchus
Aviceda leuphotes
Spilornis cheela
Macheiramphus alcinus
Nisaetus cirrhatus
Nisaetus nipalensis
Nisaetus alboniger
Nisaetus nanus
Lophotriorchis kienerii
Ictinaetus malaiensis
Accipiter trivirgatus
Accipiter badius
Accipiter virgatus
Accipiter nisus
Circus spilonotus
Milvus migrans
Haliastur indus
Haliaeetus leucogaster
Haliaeetus humilis
Haliaeetus ichthyaetus
Butastur liventer
Butastur indicus
Polihierax insignis
Microhierax caerulescens
Microhierax fringillarius
Falco tinnunculus
Falco peregrinus
Gallirallus striatus
Amaurornis phoenicurus
Porzana pusilla
Porzana fusca
Porzana cinerea
Gallicrex cinerea
Porphyrio porphyrio
Gallinula chloropus
Fulica atra
Himantopus himantopus
Recurvirostra avosetta
Vanellus cinereus
Vanellus indicus
Pluvialis fulva
Pluvialis squatarola
Charadrius dubius
Charadrius alexandrinus
Charadrius dealbatus
Charadrius peronii
Charadrius mongolus
Charadrius leschenaultii
Rostratula benghalensis
Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Metopidius indicus
Scolopax rusticola
Gallinago stenura
Gallinago gallinago
Limnodromus semipalmatus
Limosa limosa
Limosa lapponica
Numenius phaeopus
Numenius arquata
Tringa erythropus
Tringa totanus
Tringa stagnatilis
Tringa nebularia
Tringa guttifer
Tringa glareola
Tringa brevipes
Xenus cinereus
Actitis hypoleucos
Arenaria interpres
Calidris tenuirostris
Calidris alba
Calidris ruficollis
Calidris temminckii
Calidris subminuta
Calidris ferruginea
Calidris alpina
Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
Limicola falcinellus
Philomachus pugnax
Phalaropus lobatus
Glareola maldivarum
Glareola lactea
Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
Larus crassirostris
Larus heuglini
Gelochelidon nilotica
Hydroprogne caspia
Thalasseus bergii
Thalasseus bengalensis
Sternula albifrons
Sterna hirundo
Chlidonias hybrida
Columba livia
Columba hodgsonii
Streptopelia orientalis
Streptopelia tranquebarica
Spilopelia chinensis
Chalcophaps indica
Geopelia striata
Treron vernans
Treron curvirostra
Treron apicauda
Treron sphenurus
Ducula badia
Loriculus vernalis
Loriculus galgulus
Psittacula finschii
Psittacula alexandri
Centropus sinensis
Centropus bengalensis
Rhinortha chlorophaea
Zanclostomus javanicus
Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
Phaenicophaeus tristis
Eudynamys scolopaceus
Chrysococcyx maculatus
Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Cacomantis sonneratii
Cacomantis merulinus
Cacomantis sepulcralis
Surniculus lugubris
Surniculus dicruroides
Hierococcyx vagans
Hierococcyx sparverioides
Cuculus micropterus
Tyto alba
Phodilus badius
Otus sagittatus
Otus rufescens
Otus spilocephalus
Otus lettia
Otus lempiji
Bubo sumatranus
Ketupa ketupu
Strix seloputo
Strix leptogrammica
Glaucidium brodiei
Glaucidium cuculoides
Athene brama
Ninox scutulata
Batrachostomus hodgsoni
Batrachostomus affinis
Lyncornis macrotis
Caprimulgus jotaka
Caprimulgus macrurus
Caprimulgus affinis
Hemiprocne longipennis
Hemiprocne comata
Collocalia esculenta
Aerodramus brevirostris
Aerodramus germani
Rhaphidura leucopygialis
Hirundapus giganteus
Cypsiurus balasiensis
Apus pacificus
Apus cooki
Apus nipalensis
Harpactes kasumba
Harpactes diardii
Harpactes duvaucelii
Harpactes oreskios
Coracias benghalensis
Eurystomus orientalis
Actenoides concretus
Lacedo pulchella
Pelargopsis capensis
Pelargopsis amauroptera
Halcyon coromanda
Halcyon smyrnensis
Halcyon pileata
Todiramphus chloris
Alcedo euryzona
Alcedo meninting
Alcedo atthis
Ceryle rudis
Nyctyornis amictus
Nyctyornis athertoni
Merops orientalis
Merops philippinus
Merops leschenaulti
Upupa epops
Anorrhinus tickelli
Anorrhinus galeritus
Anthracoceros albirostris
Buceros bicornis
Buceros rhinoceros
Rhinoplax vigil
Berenicornis comatus
Rhyticeros undulatus
Megalaima virens
Megalaima lineata
Megalaima faiostricta
Megalaima chrysopogon
Megalaima rafflesii
Megalaima mystacophanos
Megalaima franklinii
Megalaima asiatica
Megalaima henricii
Megalaima australis
Megalaima haemacephala
Indicator archipelagicus
Picumnus innominatus
Sasia abnormis
Sasia ochracea
Hemicircus canente
Dendrocopos canicapillus
Dendrocopos analis
Dendrocopos atratus
Dryocopus javensis
Chrysophlegma miniaceum
Chrysophlegma flavinucha
Picus puniceus
Picus viridanus
Picus erythropygius
Dinopium javanense
Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus
Gecinulus viridis
Blythipicus rubiginosus
Blythipicus pyrrhotis
Reinwardtipicus validus
Meiglyptes tristis
Meiglyptes jugularis
Meiglyptes tukki
Mulleripicus pulverulentus
Calyptomena viridis
Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
Psarisomus dalhousiae
Serilophus lunatus
Eurylaimus javanicus
Eurylaimus ochromalus
Corydon sumatranus
Hydrornis phayrei
Hydrornis oatesi
Hydrornis cyaneus
Hydrornis irena
Pitta moluccensis
Pitta megarhyncha
Gerygone sulphurea
Hemipus picatus
Hemipus hirundinaceus
Tephrodornis virgatus
Philentoma pyrhoptera
Artamus fuscus
Aegithina tiphia
Aegithina viridissima
Aegithina lafresnayei
Coracina macei
Coracina polioptera
Coracina melaschistos
Coracina fimbriata
Pericrocotus roseus
Pericrocotus cantonensis
Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Pericrocotus solaris
Pericrocotus speciosus
Pachycephala cinerea
Lanius cristatus
Lanius schach
Lanius tephronotus
Erpornis zantholeuca
Pteruthius aeralatus
Pteruthius intermedius
Oriolus xanthonotus
Oriolus tenuirostris
Oriolus chinensis
Oriolus xanthornus
Oriolus traillii
Dicrurus macrocercus
Dicrurus leucophaeus
Dicrurus annectans
Dicrurus aeneus
Dicrurus remifer
Dicrurus hottentottus
Dicrurus paradiseus
Rhipidura albicollis
Rhipidura javanica
Rhipidura perlata
Hypothymis azurea
Terpsiphone paradisi
Platylophus galericulatus
Platysmurus leucopterus
Garrulus glandarius
Urocissa erythroryncha
Cissa chinensis
Dendrocitta formosae
Crypsirina temia
Corvus macrorhynchos
Corvus levaillantii
Eupetes macrocerus
Chelidorhynx hypoxantha
Culicicapa ceylonensis
Cephalopyrus flammiceps
Melanochlora sultanea
Parus minor
Machlolophus spilonotus
Alauda gulgula
Spizixos canifrons
Pycnonotus striatus
Pycnonotus atriceps
Pycnonotus flaviventris
Pycnonotus squamatus
Pycnonotus cyaniventris
Pycnonotus jocosus
Pycnonotus aurigaster
Pycnonotus eutilotus
Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Pycnonotus flavescens
Pycnonotus goiavier
Pycnonotus plumosus
Pycnonotus blanfordi
Pycnonotus simplex
Pycnonotus brunneus
Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
Alophoixus finschii
Alophoixus pallidus
Alophoixus ochraceus
Alophoixus bres
Alophoixus phaeocephalus
Tricholestes criniger
Iole propinqua
Iole olivacea
Ixos mcclellandii
Ixos malaccensis
Hemixos flavala
Hemixos cinereus
Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Cerasophila thompsoni
Riparia riparia
Hirundo rustica
Hirundo tahitica
Ptyonoprogne concolor
Delichon dasypus
Cecropis daurica
Cecropis striolata
Cecropis badia
Pnoepyga pusilla
Abroscopus superciliaris
Phyllergates cuculatus
Horornis flavolivaceus
Tesia olivea
Cettia castaneocoronata
Urosphena squameiceps
Aegithalos concinnus
Phylloscopus fuscatus
Phylloscopus subaffinis
Phylloscopus schwarzi
Phylloscopus maculipennis
Phylloscopus inornatus
Phylloscopus humei
Phylloscopus borealis
Phylloscopus trochiloides
Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
Phylloscopus tenellipes
Phylloscopus coronatus
Phylloscopus reguloides
Phylloscopus claudiae
Phylloscopus davisoni
Phylloscopus ricketti
Seicercus omeiensis
Seicercus soror
Seicercus castaniceps
Acrocephalus orientalis
Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Acrocephalus concinens
Iduna aedon
Megalurus palustris
Cisticola juncidis
Prinia superciliaris
Prinia rufescens
Prinia flaviventris
Prinia inornata
Orthotomus sutorius
Orthotomus atrogularis
Orthotomus sericeus
Orthotomus ruficeps
Pomatorhinus hypoleucos
Pomatorhinus erythrogenys
Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Pomatorhinus montanus
Stachyris nigriceps
Stachyris poliocephala
Stachyris strialata
Stachyris maculata
Stachyris leucotis
Stachyris nigricollis
Stachyris erythroptera
Stachyridopsis rufifrons
Stachyridopsis ambigua
Stachyridopsis chrysaea
Macronus gularis
Macronus ptilosus
Timalia pileata
Alcippe castaneceps
Alcippe rufogularis
Alcippe brunneicauda
Alcippe poioicephala
Alcippe morrisonia
Napothera macrodactyla
Napothera crispifrons
Napothera brevicaudata
Napothera epilepidota
Gampsorhynchus torquatus
Malacocincla abbotti
Malacocincla malaccensis
Malacopteron magnirostre
Malacopteron cinereum
Malacopteron magnum
Trichastoma rostratum
Trichastoma bicolor
Pellorneum ruficeps
Pellorneum tickelli
Garrulax leucolophus
Garrulax strepitans
Garrulax monileger
Garrulax pectoralis
Garrulax chinensis
Garrulax sannio
Trochalopteron melanostigma
Cutia nipalensis
Minla cyanouroptera
Minla strigula
Liocichla ripponi
Actinodura ramsayi
Leiothrix argentauris
Heterophasia annectans
Heterophasia melanoleuca
Heterophasia picaoides
Chrysomma sinense
Suthora poliotis
Paradoxornis guttaticollis
Yuhina castaniceps
Yuhina torqueola
Zosterops erythropleurus
Zosterops japonicus
Zosterops palpebrosus
Zosterops everetti
Irena puella
Sitta nagaensis
Sitta frontalis
Sitta magna
Certhia manipurensis
Aplonis panayensis
Ampeliceps coronatus
Gracula religiosa
Acridotheres grandis
Acridotheres tristis
Gracupica nigricollis
Gracupica contra
Agropsar sturninus
Sturnia sinensis
Sturnia malabarica
Geokichla citrina
Zoothera marginata
Turdus boulboul
Turdus rubrocanus
Turdus obscurus
Cochoa viridis
Brachypteryx leucophris
Brachypteryx montana
Luscinia svecica
Luscinia calliope
Luscinia cyane
Tarsiger cyanurus
Tarsiger rufilatus
Copsychus saularis
Copsychus malabaricus
Phoenicurus auroreus
Hodgsonius phoenicuroides
Rhyacornis fuliginosa
Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
Myophonus caeruleus
Enicurus ruficapillus
Enicurus leschenaulti
Saxicola maurus
Saxicola stejnegeri
Saxicola caprata
Saxicola jerdoni
Saxicola ferreus
Monticola solitarius
Monticola rufiventris
Muscicapa sibirica
Muscicapa latirostris
Muscicapa williamsoni
Muscicapa ferruginea
Ficedula elisae
Ficedula hodgsonii
Ficedula strophiata
Ficedula albicilla
Ficedula westermanni
Ficedula tricolor
Eumyias thalassinus
Cyornis hainanus
Cyornis unicolor
Cyornis banyumas
Cyornis magnirostris
Cyornis tickelliae
Cyornis rubeculoides
Cyornis glaucicomans
Cyornis turcosus
Cyornis rufigastra
Niltava sundara
Niltava grandis
Niltava macgrigoriae
Chloropsis sonnerati
Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Chloropsis aurifrons
Chloropsis hardwickii
Prionochilus maculatus
Prionochilus percussus
Prionochilus thoracicus
Dicaeum agile
Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Dicaeum trigonostigma
Dicaeum minullum
Dicaeum ignipectus
Dicaeum cruentatum
Chalcoparia singalensis
Anthreptes simplex
Anthreptes malacensis
Hypogramma hypogrammicum
Leptocoma brasiliana
Leptocoma calcostetha
Cinnyris jugularis
Aethopyga gouldiae
Aethopyga saturata
Arachnothera longirostra
Arachnothera robusta
Arachnothera flavigaster
Arachnothera modesta
Arachnothera magna
Passer domesticus
Passer flaveolus
Passer montanus
Ploceus manyar
Ploceus philippinus
Erythrura prasina
Lonchura punctulata
Lonchura atricapilla
Lonchura oryzivora
Dendronanthus indicus
Motacilla tschutschensis
Motacilla cinerea
Motacilla alba
Anthus richardi
Anthus rufulus
Anthus hodgsoni
Carpodacus erythrinus
Emberiza lathami
Emberiza fucata
Emberiza pusilla



 

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