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21 day trip from the far North to the central Peninsula – February 2015

 
Lorna was an experienced and well travelled birder who had birded Asia before but not Southeast Asia and Jean had never birded outside Australia before so the remit was to see as many species as possible. The trip started in Chiang Saen in the far north and moved west and south down to the central peninsula, ending in Phuket.
 

Day 1 – 1st Feb – Chiang Saen

We started with a 9am pick up from Chiang Rai airport. The ladies were given the option of checking in at the hotel or going straight out birding. They chose birding so we made our way towards Chiang Saen but stopped off on the way at an area of paddy fields which is normally flooded in the wet season but they manage to grow a crop in the dry season. This means that many of the local wetland birds make their way there at this time of year.

As we drove up we spotted Citrine Wagtails and White Wagtails in the first field followed shortly by Eastern Yellow Wagtails in the next. Pied Bushchats and Stenegjer’s Stonechats were everywhere. Dusky Warblers were in every ditch and a Pied Harrier came by. A nice start. Our first unexpected bird of the trip was spotted by Lorna – a Glossy Ibis – a real rarity for north Thailand. We called out a small group of Chestnut-capped Babblers, always a crowd pleaser with their angry calls and good looks.

Asian Openbills had recently moved into the area and it was a sight to see a few hundred of them squeezed into a small field.

After lunch at the Golden Triangle we spent an hour overlooking the Mekong where we got some really good birds – Grey-throated Martin, River Lapwing, Eurasian Wryneck, Small Pratincole and Red Avadavat.

We then moved on to the nature reserve at Nam Kham. The large pond there had almost dried up which meant we knew where the crakes and rails were likely to show up and sure enough after a few minutes we got onto Ruddy-breasted Crake and Brown-cheeked Rail.

As the ladies were tired after their long journey we called it a day.


 
 
Citrine Wagtail
Chestnut-capped Babbler
Common Purple Sapphire
Citrine Wagtail - Chiang Saen
Chestnut-capped Babbler - Chiang Saen
Common Purple Sapphire - 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.
 

White-browed Crake
Burmese Shrike
Great Cormorant
Common Kestrel - female
Eurasian Wryneck
White-browed Crake - Chiang Saen
Burmese Shrike - Chiang Saen
Great Cormorant - Chiang Saen
Common Kestrel - Chiang Saen
Eurasian Wryneck - Chiang Saen


Day 3 – 3rd Feb – Doi Lang


Doi Lang is always a joy to visit. It has a variety of habitats and many special birds. We arrived in the pines area at sunrise and had breakfast while the birds woke up. The first bird seen was a Little Pied Flycatcher and then Chestnut-vented Nuthatch. Giant Nuthatch can sometimes be difficult to track down but today we saw them everywhere we went, we even found a nest hole which was being lined with moss and twigs. Small-billed Minivets and Japanese Tits were abundant too in the pines and Hume’s Leaf Warbler was easy to find.  The highlight though was a group of Fire-capped Tits. A White-browed Piculet was working the roadside which delighted the ladies.

Not much was going on at the blinds apart from White-gorgeted Flycatcher and Silver-eared Laughingthrush but Slaty-backed Flycatcher and Himalayan Bluetail were in the same area. A little further down a pair of Spot-breasted Parrotbills came in and posed for us.

At the army checkpoint over lunch we added Blue-throated Barbet and Crested Finchbill which were feeding in a fruiting tree. A short walk down the road got us a group of Grey-headed Parrotbills and some Bronzed Drongoes.

We then took a break so the ladies could digest what they had seen and check the bird books. The afternoon session was a little slow but a Mountain Hawk-eagle landed right in front of us and by the end of the day we had seen plenty of good birds.


 
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch
Fire-capped Tit
Long-tailed Minivet
Giant Nuthatch
Spot-breasted Parrotbill
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch - Doi Lang
Fire-capped Tit - Doi Lang
Long-tailed Minivet - Doi Lang
Giant Nuthatch - Doi Lang
Spot-breasted Parrotbill - Doi Lang

 

Day 4 - 4th Feb – Doi Lang


The next morning we drove up Doi Lang again but this time from the Thaton side. We had breakfast on the bridge about three quarters the way up the mountain. As the sun hit the trees the birds became active and things got frantic as we all got onto different birds at the same time. A Banded Bay Cuckoo did circuits overhead as we got the scope onto a Stripe-breasted Woodpecker. A Common Green Magpie flew over one end of the bridge and a little later a Long-tailed Broadbill showed at the other end. A Slender-billed Oriole only gave flight views but a pair of Mountain Imperial Pigeons sat nicely for us.

A little way up the road a mixed flock of Minivets came through adding Swinhoe’s Minivet, Rosy Minivet and Scarlet Minivet to our list. A male Rufous-bellied Niltava showed briefly. Up at the paddy fields we quickly found the Grey-faced Buzzard which is usually in the area.
At the border patrol station the birds were very active with Scarlet-faced Liocichla, Dark-backed Sibia, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Large Niltava, Blue Whistling Thrush and Spectacled Barwing all vying for attention.

A flock of small birds then came through, the highlights being Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Chestnut-crowned Warbler and Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher.
After lunch we had a very frustrating time with a pair of Himalayan Cutia which stayed in the area for a while but refused to show to the ladies. In a flowering tree some Whiskered Yuhina were feeding with some Mountain Bulbuls. Yellow-bellied Fantails were everywhere and a pair of Eurasian Sparrowhawks tussled in mid-flight. Striated Bulbuls and Ashy Bulbuls were also seen.
Back down at the bridge in the late afternoon we found a Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo and a few Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikes.
 
 
Spectacled Barwing
Himalayan Bluetail
Scarlet-faced Liocichla
Himalayan Cutia
Yellow-bellied Fantail
Spectacled Barwing - Doi Lang
Himalayan Bluetail - Doi Lang
Scarlet-faced Liocichla - Doi Lang
Himalayan Cutia - Doi Lang
Yellow-bellied Fantail - Doi Lang

Day 5 - 5th Nov – Fang Hot Springs & Doi Ang Khang


We got to the hot springs just in time to watch a group of Spot-winged Grosbeaks fly into a tree on the ridge. Whilst scoping them we also found a pair of Pin-tailed Green Pigeons. We heard Asian Barred Owlet calling so tracked it down and enjoyed our first Owl of the trip. A fruiting tree had Plain Flowerpecker and Thick-billed Flowerpecker in it together with a variety of Barbets and Bulbuls. A Black-capped Kingfisher saw off another Asian Barred Owlet and our last new bird there was a Grey-backed Shrike.

After a short drive to Doi Ang Khang we were advised by our resort owner to head straight to the kings project as a large group of photographers were due to arrive soon. Good advice as we had a quiet hour at the hide before they arrived during which we watched Silver-eared Mesias, Black-throated Thrushes, White-tailed Robins, a female Siberian Blue Robin and a Streaked Wren-babbler come in for meal worms.

A walk around the gardens gave us Oriental White-eye, Chestnut-flanked White-eye and Blue-winged Minlas, all at close range. Back at the resort a White-capped Redstart showed at the waterfall and Brown-breasted Bulbuls came down for our bananas.
A short walk in the afternoon only added Large Hawk-cuckoo which called very loudly before showing itself.


Eyebrowed Thrush
Silver-eared Mesia
Black-chested Thrush - female
White-tailed Robin
Black-chested Thrush - male
Eyebrowed Thrush - Doi Ang Khang
Silver-eared Mesia - Doi Ang Khang Black-chested Thrush - female - Doi Ang Khang White-tailed Robin - Doi Ang Khang Black-chested Thrush - male - Doi Ang Khang

Day 6 - 6th Feb – Doi Ang Khang & Doi Inthanon


We started off at the campground looking for birds from the lookout. A group of White-browed Laughingthrushes came out of the scrub and looked for insects in the grass and we finally had some good looks at Buff-throated Warblers.  A pair of Scarlet-faced Liocichlas then joined the Laughingthrushes. A Buff-chested Babbler came in to call and a Golden-throated Barbet was found by Lorna in a small tree below us. We then moved up to the Chinese Cemetry area where we found Siberian Stonechat and an Eyebrowed Thrush. At the army camp we took a while to get the Daurian Redstart.

The bulk of the afternoon was spent in transit to Doi Inthanon but we managed to get in about 45 minutes birding at the base of the mountain. As we got out of the car we heard some Blossom-headed Parakeets calling and soon located them in a nearby tree. This was our main target and by the time we left we had seen at least thirty. Other good birds seen at the same spot were Plain-backed Sparrow and Rufous Treepie.

 
Buff-throated Warbler
Siberian Stonechat
Hill Prinia
 
 
Buff-throated Warbler - Doi Ang Khang
Siberian Stonechat - Doi Ang Khang Hill Prinia - Doi Ang Khang

 

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


A full day at Doi Inthanon is always a treat. We started off at dawn at one of the sunrise watching spots. As we walked into position Speckled Wood Pigeons rose out of their roosting spots all around us and settled in a high tree to warm themselves.

At the summit we also sought out the sunnier spots to warm ourselves. We quickly found Ashy-throated Warbler and Blyth’s Leaf Warbler. Bar-throated Minlas were everywhere and at the upper walkway a Pygmy Wren-babbler called three-blind-mice right under our noses. There is no cuter bird in Asia.
In one circuit of the lower walkway we had Snowy-browed Flycatcher, White-browed Shortwing and Eurasian Woodcock. The last being found by Jean despite the fact that the walkway was full of local birders doing a bird survey who had yet to see it.

At the observatory we had Buff-barred Warbler and a little lower down the hill an Eastern Buzzard flew over during lunch.
We had a short but fruitful walk on the km37 track in the late afternoon. A pair of Hume’s Treecreepers seemed to follow us around and a Speckled Piculet kept one step ahead of us. A Chinese Leaf Warbler evaded observation but we did get on to a group of Yunnan Fulvetta. Mountain Bamboo Partridge called nearby but wouldn’t show and then we heard Silver-breasted Broadbill down the track so we rushed down and found a group of ten birds.

Things almost got better as we approached the car. A Green Cochoa called from down a side track but the light was fading and we couldn’t find it. We were looking forward to visiting the area again in the morning to look for the birds we had just missed.


Speckled Wood-Pigeon
Snowy-browed Flycatcher
Hume's Treecreeper
Yellow-browed Tit
 
Speckled Wood-Pigeon - Doi Inthanon
Snowy-browed Flycatcher - Doi Inthanon Hume's Treecreeper - Doi Inthanon Yellow-browed Tit - Doi Inthanon
 
 

Day 8 – 8th Feb – Doi Inthanon & Mae Ping


In the morning back on the track felt like we were not seeing much but looking at the list later it was apparent that we had seen plenty but much of it was repeats. The obvious exceptions were a Slaty-backed Forktail near the stream at the start of the track, a male Asian Emerald Cuckoo just before the open area and four Red-headed Trogons where we heard the Cochoas the previous day. Bay Woodpeckers got the better of us by repeatedly staying just one tree too far away.

We had a good afternoon at Mae Ping. The top target was the Rufous-bellied Woodpecker which had recently been found there but on the way in we stopped a couple of times when we heard something call. At the first stop we had Large Cuckooshrike and White-crested Laughingthrush and at the second Greater Yellownape and Large Woodshrike. We couldn’t find the Rufous-bellied Woodpecker but did get Black-headed Woodpecker and White-bellied Woodpecker. Grey-headed Parakeets were seen several times and a Changeable Hawk-eagle called in the distance.

 

Day 9 – 9th Feb – Mae Ping


We got to the same spot before sunrise and stayed in the area until 10:30 but couldn’t find the Rufous-bellied Woodpecker. We had a good time though and had better looks at most of the previous day’s woodpeckers together with Common Flameback and Lesser Yellownape. Orange-breasted Trogons looked fine in the early light but Yellow-streaked Warblers were elusive. Also seen were Common Woodshrike and Rosy Minivet.

The afternoon was taken up by the transfer to Mae Wong and included a cultural stop at the temple ruins at Kamphaeng Phet.
A short walk around the HQ area allowed us better views of Red-billed Blue Magpie.


 

Day 10 - 10th Feb – Mae Wong NP


We arrived at the top of the mountain at dawn where we breakfasted. The plan for the day was to alternate between sitting in hides and having short walks. The first hide gave us Rufous-bellied Niltava, Buff-breasted Babbler, White-necked laughingthrush and Black-throated Laughingthrush.

Meanwhile up at the campsite eight Rufous-necked Hornbills were seen by the guide flying over to their feeding area. Overlooking the viewpoints we had Collared Babbler, Radde’s Warbler and Grey-chinned Minivet. A group of ten Asian House Martins flew over.

At the hide near Khun Nam Yen the highlight was an Asian Stubtail. Before lunch we had a walk along the end trail but no bird wave was found so the going was slow. Grey Peacock-pheasants and Rufous-throated Partridges called nearby but were not seen.

At the big hide things picked up with Streaked Wren-babbler, Rufous-browed Flycatcher and White-crowned Forktail. A walk down the hill then added Olive Bulbul and Striated Yuhina.
On the drive down to the HQ we found several  groups of Kalij Pheasant along the road. Many of the males were displaying by standing upright and shimmering their wings.


Buff-breasted Babbler
Streaked Wren-Babbler
Rufous-browed Flycatcher
White-crowned Forktail
Olive Bulbul
Buff-breasted Babbler - Mae Wong NP
Streaked Wren-Babbler - Mae Wong NP Rufous-browed Flycatcher - Mae Wong NP White-crowned Forktail - Mae Wong NP Olive Bulbul - Mae Wong NP
 
 
 

Day 11 - 11th Feb – Mae Wong NP & Beung Boraphet


The ladies wanted to try the hide at Khun Nam Yen again and were rewarded with a Blue Pitta. While driving up to the top for breakfast they found a Grey Peacock-pheasant crossing the road. A great start to the day. Over a bowl of cereal at the lookout we saw a Bay Woodpecker. A short walk down the road gave us Great Barbet, Golden Babbler and Black Bulbul.

The afternoon was spent at the king’s project at Beung Boraphet. One of the first birds seen was a Pied Kingfisher perching at eye level just a few metres away. A little later a Yellow Bittern showed well. The area is absolutely full of birds which can be overwhelming after a week of forest birding. Bronze-winged Jacanas, Egrets and Herons of all kinds, Cotton Pygmy Geese, a flock of a hundred Northern Pintails, three Oriental Darters, two Glossy Ibis, Snipes, Sandpipers, Thick-billed Warblers, Striated Grassbirds, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, etc, etc. 65 species seen in two lazy hours.

 
Flavescent Bulbul
Glossy Ibis
Northern Pintail
 
 
Flavescent Bulbul - Mae Wong NP
Glossy Ibis - Bueng Boraphet Northern Pintail - Bueng Boraphet

 
 
 

Day 12 - 12th Feb – Bueng Boraphet & Laem Pak Bia


In the morning we made our way to the north side of the lake where we breakfasted while scoping the trees around the car park. White-shouldered Starlings were numerous and a few Chestnut-tailed Starlings mingled with them. Black-naped Orioles and Asian Koels prepared for their day ahead and a Black-winged Kite looked on.
We then did a circuit of the nature trail where we found Black-browed Reed-warbler, Oriental Reed-warbler, Baikal Bush-warbler, Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Black-naped Monarch, Eastern Marsh Harrier and our first Asian Brown Flycatcher of the trip.

We arrived at Pak Thale at 3:30pm. As we drove in we stopped for a couple of Spotted Redshanks which were one of the targets as they are not seen in Australia. With them were some Marsh Sandpipers and a Common Greenshank. A short walk around the salt pans added Kentish Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Red-necked Phalarope and Sanderling. Most of the pans were too deep for the smaller shorebirds so we moved over towards the coastline beyond he little village. There we had a pair of Ruffs, a few Short-toed Stints and a couple of Red-necked Stints. The targets were falling fast but there were few birds around and none of the local specials. Out at the mudflats we added Eurasian Curlew, Terek Sandpiper and Pacific Golden Plover. Along the way we had started our Tern list with Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern and Little Tern.

Despite five hours on the road we had seen 98 species during the day.
 
 

Day 13 - 13th Nov – Laem Pak Bia


We were back at Pak Thale at dawn. There were many more birds around than the previous afternoon so our hopes were up. However, after an hour scouring every bird in every pond we were becoming despondent then Games came up trumps and found a Spoon-billed Sandpiper feeding alone along the edge of one of the larger pans. Typical Spooner dancing ensued from Lorna and then we relaxed into more gentle birding, now looking at everything rather than ignoring everything. At Pak Thale we had many Curlew Sandpiper, a few Broadbill Sandpiper, Great Knot, Grey Plover and Ruddy Turnstone.
We called in at a dry area in front of a temple and found some Oriental Pratincoles and Zitting Cisticolas. The highlight though was calling in an Oriental Skylark which walked in towards us and then displayed at head height before soaring above us to sing.

After lunch we found a couple of Temminck’s Stints and then had a break while we waited for the tide to be right to get out to the sand spit with Mr Daeng. There were hundreds of terns waiting for us as we arrived with Greater Crested Tern, Lesser Crested Tern and Common Tern new for the trip. Two Pallas’s Gulls looked huge next to them. Mr Daeng quickly found Malaysian Plover and White-faced Plover for us. Two Chinese Egrets allowed us to get very close on the way back. We’d already had a great day and everyone was tired so we headed back to our rooms for a well earned rest.
 
 
Oriental Skylark
Pallas's Gull
White-faced Plover
Chinese Egret
Temminck's Stint
Oriental Skylark - Laem Pak Bia
Pallas's Gull - Laem Pak Bia
White-faced Plover - Laem Pak Bia
Chinese Egret - Laem Pak Bia
Temminck's Stint - Laem Pak Bia
 
 

Day 14 - 14th Feb – Petchaburi coastline & Kaeng Krachan hides


We decided t try out three different spots in the morning rather than chase down the last couple of shore birds. We started at an area of salt pans near the km47 marker where we found some Pied Avocets in the distance. The birds were too far away to try and look for Nordmann’s Greenshank.

The light was excellent at Wat Tao Takrao where we scanned through the ducks. There were many Northern Pintails and Garganeys but nothing else. Black-headed Ibis were present and we also found two Stork-billed Kingfishers. Oriental Darters and Indian Cormorants were also plentiful.

At Nong Pla Lai we found a Greater Spotted Eagle sharing a thermal with a few Asian Openbills. Hundreds of Baya Weavers were feeding in long grasses.

We spent the afternoon at the hide at Baan Song Nok. Lorna enjoyed the photography and Jean worked on her identification skills. All afternoon there was something to watch, from birds bathing to squirrels and Mouse Deer eating fruit. The Greater Necklaced Laughingthrushes were obviously having a bad time with parasites as they formed a line and preened each other. At times it looked like a farmyard scene with Kalij Pheasant, Red Junglefowl and Green-legged Partridge milling around one another. Tickell’s Blue Flycatchers, Siberian Blue Robins, Brown-cheeked Fulvettas, Black-naped Monarchs, Puff-throated Babblers and Pin-striped Tit-babblers were happy to share bath water.


Black-winged Stilt
Black-headed Ibis
Indian Cormorant
Bronze-winged Jacana
 
Black-winged Stilt - Laem Pak Bia
Black-headed Ibis - Wat Khao Takrao
Indian Cormorant - Wat Khao Takrao
Bronze-winged Jacana - Nong Pla Lai
 
 
 

Day 15 - 15th Feb – Kaeng Krachan


Today we worked our way through the park from the lowlands to the highlands. At our first stop we found a pair of Black-thighed Falconets and a family of Greater Flamebacks. A couple of hundred metres further along we had Green-eared Barbet and Blue-eared Barbet, then a Blue-bearded Bee-eater showed off to us. Just before Baan Krang we had our first Sultan Tits and a couple of Rufous-fronted Babblers.

We sat down next to the stream for a break and called in a Banded Woodpecker. A pair of Crab-eating Mongoose worked the stream bed. A Black Giant Squirrel came down a tree to lick and chew the various parts of our spotting scope. It will never be the same again.

Over lunch the ladies worked out how to separate Taiga Flycatcher from Asian Brown Flycatcher as they fed around us.
We then drove all the way to km36 to look for green pigeons. None showed up but a Red-bearded Bee-eater and a Dark-sided Flycatcher showed nicely. A Banded Langur allowed us to get very close while it picked some choice leaves.

Km27 was quite but we chanced upon a flock of small birds including Sulpher-breasted Warbler and Eastern-crowned Warbler. A pair of Great Hornbills made Jean’s day.
On the way out Games found us a male Gaur chewing leaves next to a marshy area.


Black Giant Squirrel
Banded Langur
Great Hornbill
Red-headed Trogon
 
Black Giant Squirrel - Kaeng Krachan NP
Banded Langur - Kaeng Krachan NP Great Hornbill - Kaeng Krachan NP Red-headed Trogon - Kaeng Krachan NP
 
 
 

Day 16 – 16th Feb – Kaeng Krachan NP


Today we started at the top of the mountain and worked our way down. We walked from km38 back down the road. There were plenty of birds around but we had seen most of them already. We improved our views of Bay Woodpecker and Collared Babbler. Blue-winged Leafbird was new as was Brown-backed Needletail. We next tried the trail at km18 where we had more luck. A pair of Heart–spotted Woodpeckers showed nicely near the start and towards the end we found a group of Black-and-yellow Broadbills and Great Iora.

During our lunch break at Baan Krang we found a pair of Black-and-red Broadbills.

We staked out the Tickell’s Brown Hornbill nest again after lunch but had no joy. Back at the km18 trail all was quiet but we had one of our rarest birds of the trip with Ferruginous Partridge.
The drive out was eventful with a Yellow-throated Marten, a Red Muntjac and a 3.5 metre Reticulated Python. A pair of Black-thighed Falconets sat in a low tree and allowed us to photograph at will.
During a short owling session near the rooms we had great looks at Oriental Scops Owl and Collared Scops Owl.



Common Nawab
Diastocera wallichi
Tickell's Brown Hornbill
Black-thighed Falconet
Reticulated Python
Common Nawab - Kaeng Krachan NP
Diastocera wallichi - Kaeng Krachan NP Tickell's Brown Hornbill - Kaeng Krachan NP Black-thighed Falconet - Kaeng Krachan NP Reticulated Python - Kaeng Krachan NP
 
 
 

Day 17 – 17th Feb – Wat Khao Luk Chang & transfer south


This was a transfer day but we managed a couple of hours at Wat Khao Luk Chang which has a small dipterocarp forest next to it. We had a new Phyloscopus warbler with Two-barred Greenish Warbler. Three Spotted Owlets came out of a hole in a stump as we walked past. A single Red-breasted Parakeet flew over. We caught up with a lot of other birds we had seen earlier like Eurasian Hoopoe, Rufous Treepie and Asian Barred Owlet.

We got to Krung Ching at 5:30pm and had a short walk to stretch our legs. A Drongo Cuckoo was sitting on a power line and we found a swarm of birds and bats feeding on emerging flying ants. Dollarbirds, Germain’s Swiftlets and Glossy Swiftlets.
 
 
Spotted Owlet
Asian Barred Owlet
 
 
 
Spotted Owlet - Wat Khao Luk Chang
Asian Barred Owlet - Wat Khao Luk Chang


 
 
 

Day 18 – 18th Feb – Khao Luang Krung Ching NP


We were on the waterfall trail by sunrise. The first section was very active but little showed apart from Black-capped Babbler and Brown Fulvetta. The rest of the day was similar with long quiet spells and bursts of activity. One group included Maroon Woodpecker, Buff-necked Woodpecker, Chinese Blue Flycatcher and Green-backed Flycatcher. We watched a three metre King Cobra cross the trail in front of us. A male Banded Kingfisher showed well but we mainly spent the day looking for skulkers like Chestnut-winged Babbler, Moustached Babbler and Grey-throated Babbler. Also seen were Hairy-backed Bulbul, Spectacled Spiderhunter, Rufous-winged Philentoma , Red-billed Malkoha and Plain Sunbird. A Cream-coloured Giant Squirrel was eating fruit in its usual tree.

We then walked into another section of forest for Rufous-collared Kingfisher and found one waiting for us in the open.
Back on the road we had Red-throated Barbet, Golden-whiskered Barbet and Brown Barbet. A Blyth’s Hawk-eagle flew past with prey in its talons.

After dinner we went back and found a Blyth’s Frogmouth and a very rare snake, a Brown Wolf Snake.


Rufous-winged Philentoma
Rufous-collared Kingfisher
Brown Wolf Snake
 
 
Rufous-winged Philentoma - Khao Luang Krung Ching NP
Rufous-collared Kingfisher - Khao Luang Krung Ching NP Brown Wolf Snake - Khao Luang Krung Ching NP

 
 

Day 19 – 19th Feb – Khao Luang Krung Ching NP & Sri Phang Nga NP


We started at the checkpoint again and very slowly moved down the hill to the “bus stop”. Along the way we had four woodpeckers – Banded Woodpecker, Streak-breasted Woodpecker, Buff-rumped Woodpecker and Rufous Piculet. Many more southern specials were seen including Rufous-tailed Tailorbird, Dark-throated Oriole, Lesser Cuckooshrike, Crimson Sunbird, Raffles’s Malkoha, Grey-headed Babbler and a Blue-winged Pitta called but would not come out. A pair of Crab-eating Mongooses slowly walked up the road towards us for a few minutes.

The middle of the day was spent on the road and we got to Sri Phang Nga in the late afternoon. We went straight up the stream trail to and set up the hides at the stakeout. Male and female Malayan Banded Pitta showed well and a male Siberian Blue Robin came in. We then moved the hides down to the river and after 30 minutes a Chestnut-naped Forktail came in to feed.
Back at the HQ area we waited patiently for Hornbills and were rewarded with a pair of White-crowned Hornbills up high on the ridge.


Crab-eating Mongoose
Raffles's Malkoha
Malayan Banded Pitta
 
Crab-eating Mongoose - Khao Luang Krung Ching NP
Raffles's Malkoha - Khao Luang Krung Ching NP Malayan Banded Pitta - Sri Phang Nga NP
 
 
 
 

Day 20 – 20th Feb – Sri Phang Nga NP & Thai Muang


A fruiting tree at the Sri Phang Nga headquarters was busy with Bulbuls and Orioles but nothing new showed up. The Wallace’s Hawk-eagle was up and out of his nest before we could get the scope onto it so we walked up the road and found a Forest Wagtail. The walk up to the dam and back was quiet but we got Grey-throated Babbler, Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, Orange-headed Thrush and Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker. We spent some time looking around the day roost of the Gould’s Frogmouth with no success but thankfully while we were having lunch a ranger found it and took us back there to see it.

We called in at Laem Pakarang in case the Crab Plover was around but it wasn’t. We did though see a Grey-tailed Tattler and a Bar-tailed Godwit.

We searched for the Spotted Wood Owl at Thai Muang for over an hour and were just about to give up when Games found it quite low near the entrance gate. We stayed with it for quite a while as it was not bothered by us. Vernal Hanging Parrots flew around.

At the marshes we had Cinnamon Bittern and a female Black Bittern in the scope. Common Snipe were seen well and we flushed a Lesser Coucal.


Large Woodshrike
Gould's Frogmouth
Spotted Wood-Owl
 
Large Woodshrike - Sri Phang Nga NP
Gould's Frogmouth - Sri Phang Nga NP Spotted Wood-Owl - Thai Muang
 
 
 

Day 21 – 21st Feb – Phang Nga mangroves


As the ladies were to catch an afternoon flight from Phuket we only had a few hours to go birding in the morning. We started at Ao Phang Nga NP where the first birds seen were a pair of Olive-winged Bulbuls in a palm tree but we were instantly distracted by a Streak-breasted Woodpecker rummaging around in a low clump of bushes. Rufous-bellied Swallows flew over from time to time and a Brown-winged Kingfisher showed in the distance. An Ashy Tailorbird was the only other new bird added before we drove to Bang Phat mangroves. There we had Mangrove Whistler, Copper-throated Sunbird and Golden-bellied Gerygone.

After a last spicy lunch we dropped Lorna and Jean off at the airport. We had seen over 450 birds during the trip and we had all had a great time. Lorna was already sorting out her next trip with us to go for more of the southern forest birds.



Complete list of birds seen

 

Lesser Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna javanica

Cotton Pygmy Goose

Nettapus coromandelianus

Indian Spot-billed Duck

Anas poecilorhyncha

Northern Pintail

Anas acuta

Garganey

Anas querquedula

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Green-legged Partridge

Arborophila chloropus

Ferruginous Partridge

Caloperdix oculeus

Red Junglefowl

Gallus gallus

Kalij Pheasant

Lophura leucomelanos

Grey Peacock-pheasant

Polyplectron bicalcaratum

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Painted Stork

Mycteria leucocephala

Asian Openbill

Anastomus oscitans

Black-headed Ibis

Threskiornis melanocephalus

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

Yellow Bittern

Ixobrychus sinensis

Cinnamon Bittern

Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Black Bittern

Dupetor flavicollis

Malayan Night Heron

Gorsachius melanolophus

Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Striated Heron

Butorides striata

Chinese Pond Heron

Ardeola bacchus

Javan Pond Heron

Ardeola speciosa

Eastern Cattle Egret

Bubulcus coromandus

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Great Egret

Ardea alba

Intermediate Egret

Egretta intermedia

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Chinese Egret

Egretta eulophotes

Little Cormorant

Microcarbo niger

Indian Cormorant

Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

Oriental Darter

Anhinga melanogaster

Black-winged Kite

Elanus caeruleus

Crested Honey Buzzard

Pernis ptilorhynchus

Crested Serpent Eagle

Spilornis cheela

Mountain Hawk-Eagle

Nisaetus nipalensis

Blyth's Hawk-Eagle

Nisaetus alboniger

Greater Spotted Eagle

Clanga clanga

Shikra

Accipiter badius

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Eastern Marsh Harrier

Circus spilonotus

Pied Harrier

Circus melanoleucos

Brahminy Kite

Haliastur indus

Grey-faced Buzzard

Butastur indicus

Eastern Buzzard

Buteo japonicus

White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus

Ruddy-breasted Crake

Porzana fusca

White-browed Crake

Porzana cinerea

Watercock

Gallicrex cinerea

Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Pied Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

River Lapwing

Vanellus duvaucelii

Red-wattled Lapwing

Vanellus indicus

Pacific Golden Plover

Pluvialis fulva

Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

Kentish Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus

White-faced Plover

Charadrius dealbatus

Malaysian Plover

Charadrius peronii

Lesser Sand Plover

Charadrius mongolus

Greater Sand Plover

Charadrius leschenaultii

Bronze-winged Jacana

Metopidius indicus

Eurasian Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola

Pin-tailed Snipe

Gallinago stenura

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata

Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

Common Redshank

Tringa totanus

Marsh Sandpiper

Tringa stagnatilis

Common Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

Grey-tailed Tattler

Tringa brevipes

Terek Sandpiper

Xenus cinereus

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Great Knot

Calidris tenuirostris

Sanderling

Calidris alba

Red-necked Stint

Calidris ruficollis

Temminck's Stint

Calidris temminckii

Long-toed Stint

Calidris subminuta

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Eurynorhynchus pygmeus

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Limicola falcinellus

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus

Oriental Pratincole

Glareola maldivarum

Small Pratincole

Glareola lactea

Brown-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus

Pallas's Gull

Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus

Gull-billed Tern

Gelochelidon nilotica

Caspian Tern

Hydroprogne caspia

Greater Crested Tern

Thalasseus bergii

Lesser Crested Tern

Thalasseus bengalensis

Little Tern

Sternula albifrons

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybrida

Rock Dove

Columba livia

Speckled Wood Pigeon

Columba hodgsonii

Red Turtle Dove

Streptopelia tranquebarica

Spotted Dove

Spilopelia chinensis

Common Emerald Dove

Chalcophaps indica

Zebra Dove

Geopelia striata

Pink-necked Green Pigeon

Treron vernans

Thick-billed Green Pigeon

Treron curvirostra

Pin-tailed Green Pigeon

Treron apicauda

Mountain Imperial Pigeon

Ducula badia

Greater Coucal

Centropus sinensis

Lesser Coucal

Centropus bengalensis

Raffles's Malkoha

Rhinortha chlorophaea

Red-billed Malkoha

Zanclostomus javanicus

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha

Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

Green-billed Malkoha

Phaenicophaeus tristis

Asian Koel

Eudynamys scolopaceus

Asian Emerald Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx maculatus

Banded Bay Cuckoo

Cacomantis sonneratii

Plaintive Cuckoo

Cacomantis merulinus

Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo

Surniculus lugubris

Large Hawk-Cuckoo

Hierococcyx sparverioides

Collared Scops Owl

Otus lettia

Oriental Scops Owl

Otus sunia

Spotted Wood Owl

Strix seloputo

Asian Barred Owlet

Glaucidium cuculoides

Spotted Owlet

Athene brama

Gould's Frogmouth

Batrachostomus stellatus

Blyth's Frogmouth

Batrachostomus affinis

Large-tailed Nightjar

Caprimulgus macrurus

Grey-rumped Treeswift

Hemiprocne longipennis

Glossy Swiftlet

Collocalia esculenta

Himalayan Swiftlet

Aerodramus brevirostris

Germain's Swiftlet

Aerodramus germani

Silver-rumped Spinetail

Rhaphidura leucopygialis

Brown-backed Needletail

Hirundapus giganteus

Asian Palm Swift

Cypsiurus balasiensis

Pacific Swift

Apus pacificus

Cook's Swift

Apus cooki

House Swift

Apus nipalensis

Orange-breasted Trogon

Harpactes oreskios

Red-headed Trogon

Harpactes erythrocephalus

Indian Roller

Coracias benghalensis

Oriental Dollarbird

Eurystomus orientalis

Rufous-collared Kingfisher

Actenoides concretus

Banded Kingfisher

Lacedo pulchella

Stork-billed Kingfisher

Pelargopsis capensis

Brown-winged Kingfisher

Pelargopsis amauroptera

White-throated Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis

Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

Collared Kingfisher

Todiramphus chloris

Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Pied Kingfisher

Ceryle rudis

Red-bearded Bee-eater

Nyctyornis amictus

Blue-bearded Bee-eater

Nyctyornis athertoni

Green Bee-eater

Merops orientalis

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Merops philippinus

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Merops leschenaulti

Eurasian Hoopoe

Upupa epops

Tickell's Brown Hornbill

Anorrhinus tickelli

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Anthracoceros albirostris

Great Hornbill

Buceros bicornis

White-crowned Hornbill

Berenicornis comatus

Great Barbet

Megalaima virens

Lineated Barbet

Megalaima lineata

Green-eared Barbet

Megalaima faiostricta

Golden-whiskered Barbet

Megalaima chrysopogon

Red-throated Barbet

Megalaima mystacophanos

Golden-throated Barbet

Megalaima franklinii

Blue-throated Barbet

Megalaima asiatica

Blue-eared Barbet

Megalaima australis

Coppersmith Barbet

Megalaima haemacephala

Brown Barbet

Caloramphus fuliginosus

Eurasian Wryneck

Jynx torquilla

Speckled Piculet

Picumnus innominatus

Rufous Piculet

Sasia abnormis

White-browed Piculet

Sasia ochracea

Heart-spotted Woodpecker

Hemicircus canente

Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker

Dendrocopos canicapillus

Freckle-breasted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos analis

Stripe-breasted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos atratus

White-bellied Woodpecker

Dryocopus javensis

Banded Woodpecker

Chrysophlegma miniaceum

Greater Yellownape

Chrysophlegma flavinucha

Lesser Yellownape

Picus chlorolophus

Streak-breasted Woodpecker

Picus viridanus

Black-headed Woodpecker

Picus erythropygius

Common Flameback

Dinopium javanense

Greater Flameback

Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus

Maroon Woodpecker

Blythipicus rubiginosus

Bay Woodpecker

Blythipicus pyrrhotis

Buff-rumped Woodpecker

Meiglyptes tristis

Buff-necked Woodpecker

Meiglyptes tukki

Black-thighed Falconet

Microhierax fringillarius

Common Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Vernal Hanging Parrot

Loriculus vernalis

Grey-headed Parakeet

Psittacula finschii

Blossom-headed Parakeet

Psittacula roseata

Black-and-Red Broadbill

Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos

Long-tailed Broadbill

Psarisomus dalhousiae

Silver-breasted Broadbill

Serilophus lunatus

Black-and-yellow Broadbill

Eurylaimus ochromalus

Blue Pitta

Hydrornis cyaneus

Malayan Banded Pitta

Hydrornis irena

Golden-bellied Gerygone

Gerygone sulphurea

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike

Hemipus picatus

Large Woodshrike

Tephrodornis virgatus

Common Woodshrike

Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Rufous-winged Philentoma

Philentoma pyrhoptera

Ashy Woodswallow

Artamus fuscus

Common Iora

Aegithina tiphia

Green Iora

Aegithina viridissima

Great Iora

Aegithina lafresnayei

Large Cuckooshrike

Coracina macei

Black-winged Cuckooshrike

Coracina melaschistos

Rosy Minivet

Pericrocotus roseus

Swinhoe's Minivet

Pericrocotus cantonensis

Grey-chinned Minivet

Pericrocotus solaris

Short-billed Minivet

Pericrocotus brevirostris

Scarlet Minivet

Pericrocotus speciosus

Mangrove Whistler

Pachycephala cinerea

Brown Shrike

Lanius cristatus

Burmese Shrike

Lanius collurioides

Long-tailed Shrike

Lanius schach

Grey-backed Shrike

Lanius tephronotus

Blyth's Shrike-babbler

Pteruthius aeralatus

Dark-throated Oriole

Oriolus xanthonotus

Slender-billed Oriole

Oriolus tenuirostris

Black-naped Oriole

Oriolus chinensis

Black-hooded Oriole

Oriolus xanthornus

Maroon Oriole

Oriolus traillii

Black Drongo

Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo

Dicrurus leucophaeus

Bronzed Drongo

Dicrurus aeneus

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus remifer

Hair-crested Drongo

Dicrurus hottentottus

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus paradiseus

White-throated Fantail

Rhipidura albicollis

Malaysian Pied Fantail

Rhipidura javanica

Black-naped Monarch

Hypothymis azurea

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Terpsiphone paradisi

Eurasian Jay

Garrulus glandarius

Red-billed Blue Magpie

Urocissa erythroryncha

Common Green Magpie

Cissa chinensis

Rufous Treepie

Dendrocitta vagabunda

Grey Treepie

Dendrocitta formosae

Racket-tailed Treepie

Crypsirina temia

Eastern Jungle Crow

Corvus levaillantii

Yellow-bellied Fantail

Chelidorhynx hypoxantha

Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher

Culicicapa ceylonensis

Fire-capped Tit

Cephalopyrus flammiceps

Sultan Tit

Melanochlora sultanea

Japanese Tit

Parus minor

Yellow-cheeked Tit

Machlolophus spilonotus

Oriental Skylark

Alauda gulgula

Crested Finchbill

Spizixos canifrons

Striated Bulbul

Pycnonotus striatus

Black-headed Bulbul

Pycnonotus atriceps

Black-crested Bulbul

Pycnonotus flaviventris

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Pycnonotus jocosus

Sooty-headed Bulbul

Pycnonotus aurigaster

Stripe-throated Bulbul

Pycnonotus finlaysoni

Flavescent Bulbul

Pycnonotus flavescens

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Pycnonotus goiavier

Olive-winged Bulbul

Pycnonotus plumosus

Streak-eared Bulbul

Pycnonotus blanfordi

Asian Red-eyed Bulbul

Pycnonotus brunneus

Ochraceous Bulbul

Alophoixus ochraceus

Hairy-backed Bulbul

Tricholestes criniger

Olive Bulbul

Iole virescens

Grey-eyed Bulbul

Iole propinqua

Mountain Bulbul

Ixos mcclellandii

Streaked Bulbul

Ixos malaccensis

Ashy Bulbul

Hemixos flavala

Black Bulbul

Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Grey-throated Martin

Riparia chinensis

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Pacific Swallow

Hirundo tahitica

Asian House Martin

Delichon dasypus

Red-rumped Swallow

Cecropis daurica

Rufous-bellied Swallow

Cecropis badia

Pygmy Wren-Babbler

Pnoepyga pusilla

Yellow-bellied Warbler

Abroscopus superciliaris

Asian Stubtail

Urosphena squameiceps

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

Buff-throated Warbler

Phylloscopus subaffinis

Radde's Warbler

Phylloscopus schwarzi

Buff-barred Warbler

Phylloscopus pulcher

Ashy-throated Warbler

Phylloscopus maculipennis

Yellow-browed Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus

Hume's Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus humei

Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus trochiloides

Two-barred Warbler

Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus

Eastern Crowned Warbler

Phylloscopus coronatus

Blyth's Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus reguloides

Claudia's Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus claudiae

Davison's Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus davisoni

Sulphur-breasted Warbler

Phylloscopus ricketti

Chestnut-crowned Warbler

Seicercus castaniceps

Oriental Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus orientalis

Black-browed Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus bistrigiceps

Thick-billed Warbler

Iduna aedon

Baikal Bush Warbler

Locustella davidi

Striated Grassbird

Megalurus palustris

Zitting Cisticola

Cisticola juncidis

Hill Prinia

Prinia superciliaris

Rufescent Prinia

Prinia rufescens

Grey-breasted Prinia

Prinia hodgsonii

Yellow-bellied Prinia

Prinia flaviventris

Plain Prinia

Prinia inornata

Common Tailorbird

Orthotomus sutorius

Dark-necked Tailorbird

Orthotomus atrogularis

Rufous-tailed Tailorbird

Orthotomus sericeus

Ashy Tailorbird

Orthotomus ruficeps

Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus erythrogenys

White-browed Scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus schisticeps

Grey-throated Babbler

Stachyris nigriceps

Grey-headed Babbler

Stachyris poliocephala

Chestnut-winged Babbler

Stachyris erythroptera

Rufous-fronted Babbler

Stachyridopsis rufifrons

Buff-chested Babbler

Stachyridopsis ambigua

Golden Babbler

Stachyridopsis chrysaea

Pin-striped Tit-Babbler

Macronus gularis

Chestnut-capped Babbler

Timalia pileata

Rufous-winged Fulvetta

Alcippe castaneceps

Brown Fulvetta

Alcippe brunneicauda

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta

Alcippe poioicephala

Yunnan Fulvetta

Alcippe morrisonia

Streaked Wren-Babbler

Napothera brevicaudata

Collared Babbler

Gampsorhynchus torquatus

Abbott's Babbler

Malacocincla abbotti

Moustached Babbler

Malacopteron magnirostre

Puff-throated Babbler

Pellorneum ruficeps

Buff-breasted Babbler

Pellorneum tickelli

Black-capped Babbler

Pellorneum capistratum

White-crested Laughingthrush

Garrulax leucolophus

White-necked Laughingthrush

Garrulax strepitans

Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush

Garrulax monileger

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush

Garrulax pectoralis

Black-throated Laughingthrush

Garrulax chinensis

Silver-eared Laughingthrush

Trochalopteron melanostigma

Blue-winged Minla

Minla cyanouroptera

Bar-throated Minla

Minla strigula

Scarlet-faced Liocichla

Liocichla ripponi

Spectacled Barwing

Actinodura ramsayi

Silver-eared Mesia

Leiothrix argentauris

Rufous-backed Sibia

Heterophasia annectans

Dark-backed Sibia

Heterophasia melanoleuca

Yellow-eyed Babbler

Chrysomma sinense

Grey-breasted Parrotbill

Suthora poliotis

Grey-headed Parrotbill

Psittiparus gularis

Spot-breasted Parrotbill

Paradoxornis guttaticollis

Striated Yuhina

Yuhina castaniceps

Whiskered Yuhina

Yuhina flavicollis

Chestnut-flanked White-eye

Zosterops erythropleurus

Japanese White-eye

Zosterops japonicus

Oriental White-eye

Zosterops palpebrosus

Everett's White-eye

Zosterops everetti

Asian Fairy-bluebird

Irena puella

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch

Sitta nagaensis

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

Sitta frontalis

Giant Nuthatch

Sitta magna

Hume's Treecreeper

Certhia manipurensis

Great Myna

Acridotheres grandis

Jungle Myna

Acridotheres fuscus

Common Myna

Acridotheres tristis

Black-collared Starling

Gracupica nigricollis

Pied Myna

Gracupica contra

White-shouldered Starling

Sturnia sinensis

Chestnut-tailed Starling

Sturnia malabarica

Orange-headed Thrush

Geokichla citrina

Black-breasted Thrush

Turdus dissimilis

Eyebrowed Thrush

Turdus obscurus

Oriental Magpie-Robin

Copsychus saularis

White-rumped Shama

Copsychus malabaricus

Dark-sided Flycatcher

Muscicapa sibirica

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Muscicapa latirostris

White-gorgeted Flycatcher

Anthipes monileger

Rufous-browed Flycatcher

Anthipes solitaris

Hill Blue Flycatcher

Cyornis banyumas

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Cyornis tickelliae

Chinese Blue Flycatcher

Cyornis glaucicomans

Rufous-bellied Niltava

Niltava sundara

Large Niltava

Niltava grandis

Small Niltava

Niltava macgrigoriae

Verditer Flycatcher

Eumyias thalassinus

White-browed Shortwing

Brachypteryx montana

Siberian Blue Robin

Larvivora cyane

Siberian Rubythroat

Calliope calliope

White-tailed Robin

Myiomela leucura

Himalayan Bluetail

Tarsiger rufilatus

Chestnut-naped Forktail

Enicurus ruficapillus

Slaty-backed Forktail

Enicurus schistaceus

White-crowned Forktail

Enicurus leschenaulti

Blue Whistling Thrush

Myophonus caeruleus

Green-backed Flycatcher

Ficedula elisae

Slaty-backed Flycatcher

Ficedula hodgsonii

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

Ficedula strophiata

Taiga Flycatcher

Ficedula albicilla

Snowy-browed Flycatcher

Ficedula hyperythra

Little Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula westermanni

White-capped Redstart

Phoenicurus leucocephalus

Blue Rock Thrush

Monticola solitarius

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush

Monticola rufiventris

Siberian Stonechat

Saxicola maurus

Stejneger's Stonechat

Saxicola stejnegeri

Pied Bush Chat

Saxicola caprata

Jerdon's Bush Chat

Saxicola jerdoni

Grey Bush Chat

Saxicola ferreus

Lesser Green Leafbird

Chloropsis cyanopogon

Blue-winged Leafbird

Chloropsis cochinchinensis

Golden-fronted Leafbird

Chloropsis aurifrons

Orange-bellied Leafbird

Chloropsis hardwickii

Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker

Prionochilus maculatus

Thick-billed Flowerpecker

Dicaeum agile

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker

Dicaeum chrysorrheum

Plain Flowerpecker

Dicaeum minullum

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker

Dicaeum ignipectus

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Dicaeum cruentatum

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird

Chalcoparia singalensis

Plain Sunbird

Anthreptes simplex

Brown-throated Sunbird

Anthreptes malacensis

Copper-throated Sunbird

Leptocoma calcostetha

Purple Sunbird

Cinnyris asiaticus

Olive-backed Sunbird

Cinnyris jugularis

Mrs. Gould's Sunbird

Aethopyga gouldiae

Green-tailed Sunbird

Aethopyga nipalensis

Black-throated Sunbird

Aethopyga saturata

Crimson Sunbird

Aethopyga siparaja

Little Spiderhunter

Arachnothera longirostra

Spectacled Spiderhunter

Arachnothera flavigaster

Grey-breasted Spiderhunter

Arachnothera modesta

Streaked Spiderhunter

Arachnothera magna

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Plain-backed Sparrow

Passer flaveolus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

Streaked Weaver

Ploceus manyar

Baya Weaver

Ploceus philippinus

Red Avadavat

Amandava amandava

White-rumped Munia

Lonchura striata

Scaly-breasted Munia

Lonchura punctulata

Chestnut Munia

Lonchura atricapilla

Forest Wagtail

Dendronanthus indicus

Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla tschutschensis

Citrine Wagtail

Motacilla citreola

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

Paddyfield Pipit

Anthus rufulus

Olive-backed Pipit

Anthus hodgsoni

Spot-winged Grosbeak

Mycerobas melanozanthos