Thailand Northern Specialties Tour report 2015

20th February - 5th March

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

  • Mountain Bamboo-Partridge
  • Rufous-throated Partridge
  • Hume’s Pheasant
  • Chinese Egret
  • Milky Stork
  • Black-faced Spoonbill
  • Eurasian Bittern
  • Eastern Water Rail
  • Black Baza
  • Pied Harrier
  • Collared Falconet
  • Asiatic Dowitcher
  • Long-billed Dowitcher
  • Nordmann’s Greenshank
  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper
  • Malaysian Plover
  • Small Pratincole
  • Oriental Pratincole
  • Asian Emerald Cuckoo
  • Blossom-headed Parakeet
  • Hodgson’s Frogmouth
  • Speckled Woodpigeon
  • Indochinese Cuckooshrike
  • Dark-sided Thrush
  • Vivid Niltava
  • Pale Blue Flycatcher
  • White-bellied Redstart
  • Scarlet-faced Liocichla
  • Burmese Shrike
  • Slaty-backed Forktail
  • Baikal Bush Warbler
  • Lanceolated Warbler
  • Grey-crowned Warbler
  • Daurian Starling
  • Red-billed Starling
  • Giant Nuthatch
  • Fire-capped Tit
  • Slaty-bellied Tesia
  • White-necked Laughingthrush
  • Pygmy Wren-Babbler
  • Clicking Shrike-Babbler
  • Black-throated Parrotbill
  • Grey-headed Parrotbill
  • Spot-breasted Parrotbill
  • Asian Golden Weaver
  • Black-headed Greenfinch
  • Spot-winged Grosbeak
  • Crested Bunting


Brown-cheeked Rail - North Thailand 2015
The focus of this tour is to enjoy the wonderful birds of Thailand’s northern mountains of Doi Lang, Doi Ang Khang and Doi Inthanon. Each tour we do to this wonderful country produces an enviable list of quality birds and we always seem to find quite a few extra special species. This particular tour certainly provided our keen group with quite a few highlights with a nesting Hodgson’s Frogmouth being a particular favourite, although a close flock of Black-headed Greenfinches was pretty good, and who could forget the male Hume’s Pheasant or the singing Baikal Bush Warbler? Photo opportunities at the numerous feeding stations were superb and sometimes the birds are just too close! With a post-tour extension to see Spoon-billed Sandpiper resulting in 40 species of shorebird including a Long-billed Dowitcher in a flock of Asian Dowitchers, some Nordmann’s Greenshanks and nesting Asian Golden Weavers we really had a fun time! For the most complete birding experience in Asia, then Thailand remains the no 1 destination.


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