Thailand Tour Report 2015

20th January - 8th February 2015

Either for rarity value, excellent views or simply a group favourite.


  • Rufous-throated Partridge
  • Bar-backed Partridge
  • Scaly-breasted Partridge
  • Siamese Fireback
  • Hume’s Pheasant
  • Brown-cheeked Rail
  • Pied Harrier
  • Black-thighed Falconet
  • Nordmann’s Greenshank
  • Asiatic Dowitcher
  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper
  • Malaysian Plover
  • White-faced Plover
  • Black-headed Woodpecker
  • Banded Woodpecker
  • Great Slaty Woodpecker
  • Great Hornbill
  • Tickell’s Brown Hornbill
  • Red-headed Trogon
  • Asian Emerald Cuckoo
  • Blossom-headed Parakeet
  • Great Eared Nightjar
  • Yellow-vented Green-Pigeon
  • Blue Pitta
  • Black-and-red Broadbill
  • Black-and-yellow Broadbill
  • Banded Broadbill
  • Dusky Broadbill
  • Long-tailed Broadbill
  • Ratchet-tailed Treepie
  • Dark-sided Thrush
  • Mugimaki Flycatcher
  • Ultramarine Flycatcher
  • Siberian Blue Robin
  • Himalayan Bluetail
  • Firethroat
  • Black-backed Forktail
  • Golden-crested Myna
  • Giant Nuthatch
  • Blyth’s Reed Warbler
  • Chestnut-headed Tesia
  • Black-throated Laughingthrush
  • Silver-eared Mesia
  • Large Scimitar-Babbler
  • Limestone Wren-Babbler
  • Clicking Shrike-Babbler
  • Collared Babbler
  • Grey-headed Parrotbill
  • Spot-breasted Parrotbill
  • Spot-winged Grosbeak

Firethroat - Thailand 2015 tour by Nick Bray
The above list of great birds seen on our annual visit to Central and Northern Thailand says it all really. As ever we encountered many truly iconic south-east Asian birds, obtaining wonderful views of most of them along the way. Beginning in the north, the bird-filled mountains of Doi Ang Khang, Doi Lang and Doi Inthanon were as good as ever, and we even saw the first Firethroat for Thailand as well. Heading further south to the forests of Khao Yai and Kaeng Krachen we did particularly well seeing 5 species of broadbill. There was also plenty of time spent with the shorebirds of Pak Thale and our sighting of 6 Spoon-billed Sandpipers at Pak Thale was extraordinary. In fact this is probably the No 1 site for waders in the world and an amazing experience. For the most complete birding experience in Asia, then Thailand remains the no 1 destination.


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