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Crimson-breasted Woodpecker

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Doi Lang



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Common Kingfisher

Huay Hong Kruay



Collared Falconet

Collared Falconet

Doi Inthanon National Park



Indochinese Bushlark

Indochinese Bushlark

Huay Tung Tao



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Flavescent Bulbul

Flavescent Bulbul

Doi Inthanon  National Park




Chiang Mai



Northern Treeshrew

Doi Inthanon



Lineated Barbet

Lineated Barbet

Huay Tung Tao



White-headed Bulbul

White-headed Bulbul

Doi Ang Khan



Long-tailed Shrike

Long-tailed Shrike

Huay Tung Tao



Verditer Flycatcher

Verditer Flycatcher

Chiang Dao temple



Paddyfield Pipit

Oriental Pipit

Thaton fields



Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker

Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker

Doi Lang



Red-necked Keelback

Red-necked Keelback

Chiang Dao




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B2A guided trip, mountains of northern Thailand, 15 – 23 November 2009.


Guests; Bob East & Bill Glanz


Trip list taxonomy Clements 6th, notes Italic with the most interesting sightings.


Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis


Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea


Intermediate Egret   Egretta intermedia


Little Egret   Egretta garzetta


Chinese Pond-Heron   Ardeola bacchus


Cattle Egret   Bubulcus ibis


Lesser Whistling-Duck  Dendrocygna javanica


Black Baza  Aviceda leuphotes

2 birds at Huay Hong Kruay near Chiang Mai


Oriental Honey-buzzard  Pernis ptilorhynchus


Black-shouldered Kite  Elanus caeruleus


Crested Serpent-Eagle   Spilornis cheela


Pied Harrier  Circus melanoleucos

2 superb males seen at Thaton fields


Crested Goshawk  Accipiter trivirgatus


Shikra  Accipiter badius


Rufous-winged Buzzard  Butastur liventer

2 birds at Huay Tung Tao, 1 at Huay Hong Kruay, both near Chiang Mai


Eurasian Buzzard  Buteo buteo


Mountain Hawk-Eagle  Spizaetus nipalensis

singles on Doi Inthanon and Doi Ang Khan


Collared Falconet   Microhierax caerulescens

1 bird seen perched at km 13 Doi Inthanon


Eurasian Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus


Amur Falcon  Falco amurensis

1 bird seen on the 19th November at Thaton fields was a surprise with this date well beyond the normal migration period of the species through the area


Blue-breasted Quail  Coturnix chinensis

A female seen Thaton fields


Scaly-breasted Partridge  Arborophila chloropus

heard only at Chiang Dao temple


Green Peafowl  Pavo muticus  Vulnerable (VU)

10+ at Huay Hong Kruay royal project near Chiang Mai


Barred Buttonquail  Turnix suscitator

1 Huay Tung Tao, 2 at Thaton fields


White-breasted Waterhen   Amaurornis phoenicurus


Black-tailed Crake  Amaurornis bicolor

nice performance in the open of 2 birds on Doi Inthanon


Common Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus


Greater Painted-snipe  Rostratula benghalensis

3 birds seen well on the stake-out at Huay Tung Tao near Chiang Mai


Small Pratincole  Glareola lactea

1 bird at the river at Thaton was nice to add to our list


Grey-headed Lapwing   Vanellus cinereus

We found 2 birds at Chiang Dao rice fields.


Red-wattled Lapwing  Vanellus indicus


Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius


Pintail Snipe  Gallinago stenura


Common Snipe  Gallinago gallinago


Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos


Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus


Temminck's Stint  Calidris temminckii

2 birds at Thaton fields


Oriental Turtle-Dove  Streptopelia orientalis

single bird Doi Chiang Dao, 5 at Doi Lang


Red Collared-Dove  Streptopelia tranquebarica


Spotted Dove  Streptopelia chinensis


Little Cuckoo-Dove  Macropygia ruficeps

3 birds on Doi Chiang Dao


Emerald Dove  Chalcophaps indica


Zebra Dove  Geopelia striata


Pompadour Green-Pigeon  Treron pompadora

single Chiang Dao


Pin-tailed Pigeon  Treron apicauda

5+ seen Chiang Dao


Wedge-tailed Pigeon  Treron sphenurus

2 birds perched Doi Pha Hom Pok


Mountain Imperial-Pigeon   Ducula badia


Large Hawk-Cuckoo  Cuculus sparverioides

2 birds seen Doi Lang


Banded Bay Cuckoo  Cacomantis sonneratii


Asian Emerald Cuckoo  Chrysococcyx maculatus

singles seen Doi Pha Hom Pok and Chiang Dao temple


Violet Cuckoo  Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus

2 birds seen Chiang Dao temple


Asian Drongo-Cuckoo  Surniculus lugubris

1 seen Chiang Dao temple


Green-billed Malkoha  Phaenicophaeus tristis


Greater Coucal  Centropus sinensis


Lesser Coucal  Centropus bengalensis


Mountain Scops-Owl  Otus spilocephalus

heard Doi Pui


Collared Scops-Owl  Otus lettia


Brown Wood-Owl  Strix leptogrammica

heard Doi Pui


Asian Barred Owlet  Glaucidium cuculoides

plenty heard, seen at Huay Hong Kruay


Hodgson's Frogmouth  Batrachostomus hodgsoni

heard Doi Pui


Large-tailed Nightjar  Caprimulgus macrurus

3 seen Doi Lang


Himalayan Swiftlet  Aerodramus brevirostris


Asian Palm-Swift  Cypsiurus balasiensis


Fork-tailed Swift  Apus pacificus


House Swift  Apus nipalensis


Crested Treeswift   Hemiprocne coronata

1 near Chiang Mai airport and 10+ along old route to Doi Ang Khan


Red-headed Trogon   Harpactes erythrocephalus

1 km 34 Doi Inthanon


Common Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis


White-throated Kingfisher  Halcyon smyrnensis


Blue-bearded Bee-eater  Nyctyornis athertoni

1 brief seen on Doi Lang, good views Chiang Dao temple


Green Bee-eater  Merops orientalis


Indian Roller  Coracias benghalensis


Oriental Pied-Hornbill  Anthracoceros albirostris

heard Chiang Dao temple


Great Barbet  Megalaima virens

plenty heard but also 10+ seen Doi Lang


Lineated Barbet  Megalaima lineata

3 seen Huay Tung Tao


Golden-throated Barbet  Megalaima franklinii

single seen Doi Inthanon and 10+ seen on Doi Lang


Blue-throated Barbet  Megalaima asiatica


Blue-eared Barbet  Megalaima australis

heard Chiang Dao


Coppersmith Barbet  Megalaima haemacephala


Eurasian Wryneck  Jynx torquilla

1 seen Huay Tung Tao


Speckled Piculet  Picumnus innominatus

singles Doi Inthanon and Chiang Dao


Grey-capped Woodpecker  Dendrocopos canicapillus


Stripe-breasted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos atratus

Doi Inthanon, Doi Chiang Dao, Doi Lang and Doi Pha Hom Pok


Crimson-breasted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos cathpharius

1 seen Doi Lang


Rufous Woodpecker  Celeus brachyurus

good views of 1 bird at Huay Tung Tao


Lesser Yellownape  Picus chlorolophus

heard DI and Doi Chiang Dao, seen Doi Lang


Greater Yellownape  Picus flavinucha


Black-headed Woodpecker  Picus erythropygius

5+ seen km 13 Doi Inthanon


Greater Flameback  Chrysocolaptes lucidus


Bay Woodpecker  Blythipicus pyrrhotis

5 birds seen total, on 3 dates, 1 bird at Chiang Dao temple showing exceptionally well


Indochinese Bushlark  Mirafra erythrocephala

6 birds at Huay Tung Tao, single at Thaton fields


Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica


Wire-tailed Swallow  Hirundo smithii

4 birds near Chiang Mai, 2 en-route Chiang Dao


Dusky Crag-Martin  Ptyonoprogne concolor

5 to 10 birds seen Doi Inthanon, road to Ban Wang Khun


Asian Martin  Delichon dasypus


Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica


Striated Swallow  Cecropis striolata


Richard's Pipit   Anthus richardi


Oriental Pipit  Anthus rufulus


Red-throated Pipit  Anthus cervinus


Olive-backed Pipit  Anthus hodgsoni


White Wagtail  Motacilla alba


Citrine Wagtail  Motacilla citreola

plenty Thaton


Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea


Large Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina macei

2 Doi Inthanon


Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina melaschistos

seen Doi Lang and Doi Ang Khan


Rosy Minivet  Pericrocotus roseus

10+ Doi Inthanon km 13, also Huay Tung Tao


Long-tailed Minivet  Pericrocotus ethologus

seen Doi Lang, then on 21 Nov a group of 12 birds (only 1 male), seen at Thaton fields (yes at this low altitude, perhaps breaking all records...and no not Scarlet, not Small...). The group was obviously migrating as they kept moving from tree to tree. Perhaps the foul weather higher up gives a clue.


Short-billed Minivet  Pericrocotus brevirostris

Doi Pui and Doi Lang


Scarlet Minivet  Pericrocotus flammeus


Grey-chinned Minivet  Pericrocotus solaris


Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike  Hemipus picatus


Crested Finchbill   Spizixos canifrons

about 20 birds Doi Ang Khan


Striated Bulbul  Pycnonotus striatus

Doi Lang and Doi Ang Khan


Black-headed Bulbul  Pycnonotus atriceps


Black-crested Bulbul  Pycnonotus melanicterus


Red-whiskered Bulbul  Pycnonotus jocosus


Brown-breasted Bulbul  Pycnonotus xanthorrhous

3 birds seen Doi Ang Khan


Sooty-headed Bulbul  Pycnonotus aurigaster


Flavescent Bulbul   Pycnonotus flavescens


Streak-eared Bulbul  Pycnonotus blanfordi


Puff-throated Bulbul  Alophoixus pallidus


Grey-eyed Bulbul  Iole propinqua


Mountain Bulbul  Ixos mcclellandii


Ashy Bulbul  Hemixos flavala


Black Bulbul   Hypsipetes leucocephalus


White-headed Bulbul  Hypsipetes thompsoni  Near-endemic

few Doi Lang and an amazing 100+ birds Doi Ang Khan


Blue-winged Leafbird  Chloropsis cochinchinensis


Golden-fronted Leafbird  Chloropsis aurifrons


Orange-bellied Leafbird   Chloropsis hardwickii


Common Iora   Aegithina tiphia


Great Iora  Aegithina lafresnayei


Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush  Monticola rufiventris

pair + male seen Doi Chiang Dao, female on Doi Pha Hom Pok


Blue Rock-Thrush   Monticola solitarius


Blue Whistling-Thrush  Myophonus caeruleus


Scaly Thrush   Zoothera dauma

1 Doi Chiang Dao


Dark-sided Thrush  Zoothera marginata

1 at Mr. Deang's cafe, Doi Inthanon


Eye-browed Thrush  Turdus obscurus


Lesser Shortwing  Brachypteryx leucophrys

Hard or possibly even absent from the well known km 34 and 37 birding tracks in mid-winter, and consequently missed by plenty birders. The stake-out along the road to Ban Wang Khun, at lower altitude, has always produced for us so far. Good looks and pretty song!!


White-browed Shortwing  Brachypteryx montana

Quite easy as usual at DI summit boardwalk, 2 birds seen this time.


Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis


Golden-headed Cisticola  Cisticola exilis

1 bird Huay Tung Tao


Hill Prinia  Prinia atrogularis


Grey-breasted Prinia  Prinia hodgsonii


Plain Prinia  Prinia inornata


Slaty-bellied Tesia  Tesia olivea

2 sightings of 2 birds, Doi Inthanon


Asian Stubtail  Urosphena squameiceps

Always a nice species to get, 1 bird seen well on Doi Chiang Dao, unfortunately not for all of us


Aberrant Bush-Warbler  Cettia flavolivacea


Lanceolated Warbler  Locustella lanceolata

1 at Huay Tung Tao


Oriental Reed-Warbler  Acrocephalus orientalis


Thick-billed Warbler  Acrocephalus aedon


Mountain Tailorbird  Orthotomus cuculatus


Common Tailorbird  Orthotomus sutorius


Dark-necked Tailorbird  Orthotomus atrogularis


Dusky Warbler  Phylloscopus fuscatus


Buff-throated Warbler  Phylloscopus subaffinis

only Doi Inthanon on this trip


Radde's Warbler   Phylloscopus schwarzi

heard Huay Hong Kruay


Buff-barred Warbler  Phylloscopus pulcher


Ashy-throated Warbler  Phylloscopus maculipennis


Lemon-rumped Warbler  Phylloscopus proregulus


Yellow-browed Warbler  Phylloscopus inornatus


Arctic Warbler  Phylloscopus borealis


Greenish Warbler  Phylloscopus trochiloides


Blyth's Leaf-Warbler  Phylloscopus reguloides


White-tailed Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus davisoni


Grey-crowned Warbler  Seicercus tephrocephalus


Bianchi's Warbler  Seicercus valentini


Yellow-bellied Warbler  Abroscopus superciliaris


Slaty-backed Flycatcher  Ficedula hodgsonii

female on Doi Inthanon


Taiga Flycatcher  Ficedula albicilla


White-gorgeted Flycatcher  Ficedula monileger

1 bird in a gully at km 34, Doi Inthanon, was very nice


Little Pied Flycatcher  Ficedula westermanni

1 on Doi Inthanon


Verditer Flycatcher  Eumyias thalassinus


Large Niltava  Niltava grandis

only 1 seen, on Doi Lang


Rufous-bellied Niltava  Niltava sundara

pair DI and a male on Doi Ang Khan


Hainan Blue-Flycatcher  Cyornis hainanus

1 male at Huay Hong Kruay


Blue-throated Flycatcher  Cyornis rubeculoides


Hill Blue-Flycatcher  Cyornis banyumas


Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher  Cyornis tickelliae

not regularly seen on this itinerary because low altitude forest species but we got 1 male at Huay Tung Tao near Chiang Mai


Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher  Culicicapa ceylonensis


Oriental Magpie-Robin  Copsychus saularis


White-rumped Shama  Copsychus malabaricus


White-capped Redstart   Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

1 bird seen DI


Plumbeous Redstart  Rhyacornis fuliginosa


Slaty-backed Forktail  Enicurus schistaceus

singles seen DI and Doi Pha Hom Pok


White-crowned Forktail  Enicurus leschenaulti

1 bird at km 34, Doi Inthanon was a nice surprise as we found the bird was singing excitedly


Siberian Stonechat   Saxicola maurus


Pied Bushchat  Saxicola caprata


Grey Bushchat  Saxicola ferreus


Yellow-bellied Fantail  Rhipidura hypoxantha


White-throated Fantail  Rhipidura albicollis


Black-naped Monarch  Hypothymis azurea


White-crested Laughingthrush  Garrulax leucolophus


Black-throated Laughingthrush   Garrulax chinensis

heard Chiang Dao temple


Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush  Garrulax erythrocephalus


Red-faced Liocichla   Liocichla phoenicea

single bird seen Doi Lang


Buff-breasted Babbler  Pellorneum tickelli

2 birds at Mr. Deang, DI


Puff-throated Babbler  Pellorneum ruficeps


White-browed Scimitar-Babbler  Pomatorhinus schisticeps


Streaked Wren-Babbler  Napothera brevicaudata

seen Chiang Dao temple


Eye-browed Wren-Babbler  Napothera epilepidota

heard km 37 DI


Pygmy Wren-Babbler  Pnoepyga pusilla

2 seen DI


Rufous-fronted Babbler  Stachyris rufifrons

1 Doi Chiang Dao (Deignan's...pfff)


Golden Babbler  Stachyris chrysaea


Grey-throated Babbler  Stachyris nigriceps


Striped Tit-Babbler  Macronous gularis


Silver-eared Mesia  Leiothrix argentauris

aprox. 15 DI and 20 DAK


White-browed Shrike-Babbler  Pteruthius flaviscapis


Chestnut-fronted Shrike-Babbler  Pteruthius aenobarbus

pair Doi Chiang Dao


Spectacled Barwing  Actinodura ramsayi

2 birds seen DI


Blue-winged Minla  Minla cyanouroptera


Chestnut-tailed Minla  Minla strigula


Rufous-winged Fulvetta  Alcippe castaneceps


Brown-cheeked Fulvetta  Alcippe poioicephala


Grey-cheeked Fulvetta  Alcippe morrisonia


Black-backed Sibia   Heterophasia melanoleuca


Striated Yuhina  Yuhina castaniceps

Very nice group of 40-50 birds at Chiang Dao temple


White-bellied Yuhina  Yuhina zantholeuca


Grey-headed Parrotbill  Paradoxornis gularis

Group of 32 birds on Doi Lang, superb!


Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill  Paradoxornis atrosuperciliaris

About 13 years after my first sighting in Thailand of this very hard to find species, great looks were enjoyed again as Bob found us a nice group of 5+ birds on Doi Lang. Excellent!!


Black-throated Tit  Aegithalos concinnus

20+ birds on Doi Lang


Great Tit  Parus major


Yellow-cheeked Tit  Parus spilonotus


Yellow-browed Tit  Sylviparus modestus

seen on 4 dates


Sultan Tit  Melanochlora sultanea

2 birds Chiang Dao temple


Chestnut-vented Nuthatch  Sitta nagaensis


Velvet-fronted Nuthatch  Sitta frontalis


Giant Nuthatch  Sitta magna  Vulnerable (VU)   Near-endemic

3 birds on Doi Chiang Dao


Brown-throated Treecreeper   Certhia discolor

3 birds seen (2 dates), km 34 and 37, Doi Inthanon


Ruby-cheeked Sunbird  Chalcoparia singalensis


Purple-naped Sunbird  Hypogramma hypogrammicum

Always nice to get, 2 birds at Chiang Dao temple


Purple Sunbird  Cinnyris asiaticus

single bird DI km 13


Olive-backed Sunbird  Cinnyris jugularis


Gould's Sunbird  Aethopyga gouldiae


Green-tailed Sunbird  Aethopyga nipalensis


Black-throated Sunbird  Aethopyga saturata


Little Spiderhunter  Arachnothera longirostra


Streaked Spiderhunter  Arachnothera magna


Yellow-vented Flowerpecker  Dicaeum chrysorrheum


Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker  Dicaeum melanoxanthum

2 birds Doi Lang


Plain Flowerpecker  Dicaeum concolor


Fire-breasted Flowerpecker   Dicaeum ignipectum


Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker  Dicaeum cruentatum


Chestnut-flanked White-eye  Zosterops erythropleurus


Oriental White-eye  Zosterops palpebrosus


Japanese White-eye  Zosterops japonicus


Slender-billed Oriole  Oriolus tenuirostris

2 on Doi Chiang Dao, 1 Doi Ang Khan


Black-hooded Oriole  Oriolus xanthornus

1 bird seen only, DI


Maroon Oriole  Oriolus traillii

seen on 4 dates


Asian Fairy-bluebird  Irena puella


Brown Shrike   Lanius cristatus


Long-tailed Shrike   Lanius schach


Grey-backed Shrike  Lanius tephronotus


Common Woodshrike  Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Doi Inthanon km 23


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


Ashy Woodswallow  Artamus fuscus


Eurasian Jay  Garrulus glandarius


Green Magpie   Cissa chinensis


Rufous Treepie  Dendrocitta vagabunda


Grey Treepie  Dendrocitta formosae


Racket-tailed Treepie  Crypsirina temia

Huay Tung Tao and Thaton


Large-billed Crow  Corvus macrorhynchos


Common Hill Myna  Gracula religiosa


White-vented Myna  Acridotheres grandis


Common Myna  Acridotheres tristis


Black-collared Starling  Gracupica nigricollis


Chestnut-tailed Starling  Sturnia malabarica

2 sightings Thaton fields, 1 group 10+


House Sparrow  Passer domesticus


Plain-backed Sparrow  Passer flaveolus


Eurasian Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus


Red Avadavat  Amandava amandava

20+ birds at Huay Tung Tao


White-rumped Munia   Lonchura striata


Scaly-breasted Munia  Lonchura punctulata


Common Rosefinch  Carpodacus erythrinus


Spot-winged Grosbeak  Mycerobas melanozanthos

1 female Doi Lang


Crested Bunting  Melophus lathami

1 bird Huay Tung Tao


Little Bunting  Emberiza pusilla

3 birds Doi Lang


Chestnut Bunting  Emberiza rutila

2 birds Doi Lang


Total number of birds: 283


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