Thailand: Mystical Asia


Tour Leader: Benjamin Schwartz
Local Guides: Pinit and Amon
Participants: Ian Fulton, Jack Dent Jr. and Marie Shiels-Djouadi

Introduction: From its friendly locals to its stunning temples and huge diversity of birdlife, Thailand is one of Asia’s most exciting birding destinations. Located at a crossroads of Southeast Asia, Thailand receives both the tropical Malayan species in the south as well as the Palearctic migrants in the north. During our three-week trip we were able to cover this vast region from mountain peaks to limestone outcroppings and lush tropical forests. Add to this the famous Thai cuisine (convincing even skeptics that rice can be good) and it is no wonder that Thailand is one of the top birding destination in Asia. With a staggering list of 410 species seen, this introduction to Asian birder was a fantastic experience for everyone.

Day 1: Petchaburi and Samut Sahkorn
After having all met the previous evening, we were very excited for our first day out birding and our first target species of the trip; the Spoon-billed Sandpiper. We started off early with a drive down to the saltpans of Petchaburi. Here we found an amazing array of shorebirds including Temminck’s and Long-toed Stints, though Red-necked Stint was definitely the most common bird around. The small number of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in the area made finding them a seemingly impossible task; it’s amazing how much a Red-necked Stint with a glob of mud on its bill can resemble this prized wader. However, we persevered and were eventually rewarded with great looks of our bird.
From the saltpans we headed to a beautiful boardwalk through the mangroves near Samut Sahkorn. The loud call of the Asian Koel could be heard all around us (a call we would hear both day and night, city and forest throughout our time in Thailand). Brahminy Kite was seen flying very closely overhead while malkohas and kingfishers darted through the mangroves. Specialty species such as Mangrove Whistler and Golden-bellied Gerygone were tracked down and excellent views obtained. Our first day ended with a trip to a local temple. Here we were not only impressed by the temple itself, but also by the huge number of Germain’s Swiftlet that had built mud-cup nests along the walls.

Day 2: Bangkok to Khao Yai
The rice paddies north of Bangkok provide some excellent birding opportunities and we took advantage of these as we made our way to Khao Yai. Asian Openbill was extremely prolific in this region and we stopped to view a breeding area where the trees were weighed down by this impressive species. Extremely happy to be out of the city, we spent our time enjoying open country birds such as Pied Bushchat, Plain Prinia, and Asian Golden Weaver.
Arriving at Khao Yai in the early afternoon, we were amazed by the lushness of the forest after the openness of the rice paddies and saltpans. Pulling up at the entrance to the park we saw our first barbet of the trip: a Lineated Barbet calling from the top of a tree. Finding a fruiting tree, we decided to wait and see what appeared. Our first bird was the Asian Fairy Bluebird with its bright blue back and metallic black underparts. This was quickly followed by Scarlet Minivet and Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike. Before we had time to fully take in the beauty of these birds (much less get decent photos of them), a large swooshing noise brought our attention skywards. Landing in our fruiting tree were a pair of Wreathed Hornbill, followed shortly thereafter by the even louder swooshing of Great Hornbill. We were ecstatic to see two hornbill species feeding on the one tree and our excitement grew even more when we spotted White-handed Gibbons up in the tree as well. Unlike most monkey species (such as the Pig-tailed Macaques we had been seeing along the roadside), gibbons really do swing through the trees and their aerial displays are a wonder to watch.
Despite all that we’d managed to see, our first day out of Bangkok wasn’t quite over. We headed out of the park to Hue Nam Sai Cave to view the remarkable exodus of Wrinkle-lipped Bats at dusk. While raptors soared overhead, millions of these bats left their daytime roosts in a huge black river. Another amazing sight to end the day.

Day 3: Khao Yai
Driving into the park we made our first stop at a viewpoint where we could better see the forest. Blue-winged Leafbird and Black-crested Bulbul surrounded us as we searched for some of the more difficult birds. Our first rare bird of the day was a Pompadour Green-Pigeon. It turned out that not less than three of these birds were feeding in a tree within 10 meters of our van. This was especially exciting as the bird was a lifer for our local guide as well. Thick-billed Green-Pigeon was also seen in the area and this gave us an excellent chance to compare these two species. Other impressive birds seen in this area were Greater Yellownape, Greater Flameback, and the Long-tailed Broadbill, which has often been described as looking as if it came straight out of a Disney movie.
Continuing up the road, a stop to view a bat roosting in a drainage pipe led to two more excellent sightings. As we were viewing the bat, a swooshing sound overhead once again had us all looking skywards. This time however we were even luckier in what we saw. Two Brown Hornbill, a bird which can be very difficult to view at Khao Yai, perched in a large tree on the opposite side of the road. As we looked on, the large birds took turns feeding a female and their young inside a large cavity in the tree. Not only had we found a fairly rare bird, but we had found its nest as well! As we were watching this, a Banded Kingfisher began calling in the woods and was kind enough to come out and perch right above our heads. Another often difficult to see bird!
Deciding that lunch was in order, we continued up the road to the headquarters where we were lucky enough to pick up Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Vernal Hanging-Parrot, Black-naped Oriole, and Blue-bearded Bee-eater to name just a few. After enjoying our relaxed though bird filled repast, we headed up to the campsite where one of Khao Yai’s most famous species can be seen feeding as evening approaches. After waiting for a mere fifteen minutes, we were lucky enough to see two Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo come out into the open to feed. After being scared away by squirrels for a short time, they returned and hung around long enough for some of us to get excellent photos. The campsite was also very good for other birds and we hung around for a while to see what else we could pick up. Yellow-vented and Fire-breasted Flowerpeckers were two of the highlights as they came so close that our binoculars were useless.

Day 4: Khao Yai
With an early morning start, we began by heading towards the highest point of Khao Yai. Stopping to bird along the way we very quickly found a flock which included Striped Tit-Babbler, White-bellied Yuhina, and many species of the difficult Phylloscopus warblers. As the flock passed we were able to hear ruffling in the leaf litter and after painstakingly brief looks and a bit of a chase, we managed to finally get decent looks at a Large Scimitar-Babbler. Knowing that the morning had just begun and that the birds were still extremely active, we continued on up the hill. At the very top we picked up a beautiful Black-throated Sunbird before continuing along a small trail.
This short trail turned out to be very active and we encountered a flock consisting of four species of minivets. The trail led us to a beautiful overlook where we could see the huge expanse of forest stretching away from us. The beauty of the scenery around us was amplified as a Black Eagle soared overhead and groups of Wreathed and Oriental Pied Hornbills flew just above the canopy. Making our way back to the van a flock of Black-throated Laughingthrush and White-browed Scimitar-Babbler escorted us the whole way with occasional appearances of Radde’s Warbler mixed in.
After a couple grueling days of birding we all spent some time relaxing by the pool before heading back out for more birds. Still in a relaxed mood we went to Haew Su Wat Waterfall to enjoy the scenery and birds. Our mood was quickly changed to one of pure excitement as three Great Slaty Woodpecker flew to perch in a far off tree. Looking through our scopes we were in awe as these giant woodpeckers called and displayed while we looked on. As dusk approached we were thrilled to see another giant of its family, the Great Eared Nightjar. As evening turned to night, the call of the Brown Hawk-Owl roused us to search out one last bird for the day. This bird was found and we got great looks as it stared back down at us with its bright yellow eyes and red irises.

Day 5: Khao Yai to Bangkok
Starting off the morning with a walk along the famous “trail 6” near park headquarters, we were immediately serenaded by both Orange-breasted and Red-headed Trogons. Walking through this dense forest was a brief glimpse of what makes forest birding so difficult in this region. However, the challenge didn’t put us off and we had an excellent morning of birding. Highlights of the morning included Abbott’s Babbler, White-crowned Forktail, and White-crested Laughingthrush. These, amongst the other species seen, were an excellent way to finish off our time at Khao Yai, and so our journey into the north began.

Day 6: Bangkok to Doi Chiang Doa
Our morning flight to Chiang Mai found us in a region thick with smoke. Local forest fires, as well as fires in Burma, had covered all of northern Thailand in a thick cloud. However, this didn’t dampen our optimism and arriving at Doi Chiang Doa we decided to spend some time around the park entrance at the lower elevations. Being our first birding stop in the north, we were all very excited to get on our way and see what fun new species we could find. The cacophony of birdcalls around us was amazing and we soon began to tick them off. From the low cooing of the Mountain Imperial-Pigeon to the monotonous calls of the Blue-throated and Blue-eared Barbets we were thrilled by our new surroundings. Just standing in the parking area we picked up Citrine Wagtail, Sooty-headed Bulbul, and the stunning White-throated Kingfisher perched atop a tree. Walking further down the road we found a mixed group of Pin-tailed and Wedge-tailed Pigeons settling in for the evening while Thick-billed and Bianchi’s Warblers hopped about the undergrowth. Deciding that settling in for the night wasn’t such a bad idea (especially with the early morning we had planned), we returned to the hotel.

Day 7: Den Ya Kat Sub-station
Den Ya Kat Sub-station is well known among birders as being one of the only places in Thailand where Hume’s Pheasant and Giant Nuthatch can be seen. It isn’t always the easiest place to get to though. The normal reason is the bumpy roads and long drive to reach the top of the mountain. For us the difficulty came from forest fires having swept through sections of the park. A couple of kilometers from the top our path was blocked by a giant tree. When our driver exited the vehicle with a hatchet and saw we knew we could still make it to the top. Being the intrepid birders that we are (and not wanting to miss out on the Hume’s Pheasant) we all chipped in to help move the cut logs from the road. Luckily our work did not go unrewarded and upon reaching the top we found two of these beautiful pheasants. Feeling bolstered by our early morning exercise we began searching for more birds. Some of our first species of the day included birds such as Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, Large Cuckooshrike, and Sapphire Flycatcher.
As the day heated up we went out in search of the Giant Nuthatch. Stopping along the trail in view of a nuthatch nest, we settled in to wait. While our target bird was not found here, many other species, such as Maroon and Slender-billed Orioles, Banded Bay Cuckoo, and Long-tailed Minivet could be seen in the canopy overhead. With one more chance at the nuthatch we headed towards the parking area to search through the pine trees. As luck would have it, almost immediately on our arrival a Giant Nuthatch was spotted working its way up a tree trunk. It was an excellent opportunity for some photos, and we did not neglect the chance.
After our thrill at having seen both of the target species for the area, we decided our luck would hold and worked our way down the road looking for other interesting birds. We were indeed lucky as we came upon a large feeding flock consisting of Grey-cheeked Fulvetta and both White-bellied and Striated Yuhinas. Searching through the flock for other species, we were very happy to discover Grey-headed Parrotbill and the stunning Chestnut-fronted Shrike-Babbler working their way through the flock as well. It was an excellent way to end our time at the substation and we worked our way back to the hotel with no more need of our drivers’ lumberjack skills.

Day 8: Doi Chiang Doa Temple to Doi Ang Khang
The temple grounds at Chiang Doa are gorgeous and even without all the birds they would have been well worth seeing (though the birds definitely did hold our interest as well). I’ve always wondered at the massive numbers of stairs at many of the temples. The over 500 stairs seem to have been originally placed as a sign of the monks devotion; now, the same sentiment seems to apply to the birders that come here regularly! Before our climb, we were lucky enough to start off our day with excellent looks at Orange-bellied Leafbird. This bird, with its bright orange belly and metallic green back, turned out to be one of the favorite birds of the trip. Other interesting birds of the morning included Asian Drongo-Cuckoo, Black Bulbul, and White-crowned Forktail. Continuing our walk through the temple grounds we searched, and finally got great looks at, Streaked Wren-Babbler while both Thick-billed and Plain Flowerpeckers flitted through the trees overhead. Having the chance to view these two flowerpeckers side by side was very rewarding as they can often be difficult to distinguish. Looking up into the canopy at the flowerpeckers, we were awarded the rare opportunity to see a Mountain Imperial-Pigeon in its swooping display flight overhear.
Arriving at Doi Ang Khang in the early afternoon brought us to a whole new slew of species. We decided to start our exploration with a walk along the road and a brief foray into the woods. In the woods we were lucky enough to get good looks at a Spot-throated Babbler. This is a bird whose call can often be heard but is very difficult to actually see. This was the first of many difficult to see birds which we found at Doi Ang Khang. As it started getting darker we headed over the western slope of the mountain where we could take advantage of the light a little longer. We were rewarded here with birds such as White-browed Laughingthrush, Common Rosefinch, and a fleeting glimpse of Mountain Bamboo-Partridge (a bird we would see much better at Doi Inthanon).

Day 9: Doi Ang Khang
The Royal Project at Doi Ang Khang is one of the easiest places around to get good looks at the Limestone Wren-Babbler. We began our ninth morning here and were soon rewarded with looks at our second wren-babbler of the trip. There were also quite a lot of other birds around and the morning was spent in the beautiful gardens and the numerous plantations watching birds such as Rufous-bellied Niltava, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, and the stunning Gould’s Sunbird. We were also rewarded with a small flock that including Fire-capped Tit.
For lunch we stayed at the royal projects but first went to look behind the restaurant (something that was quickly becoming a theme of our trip). Here we managed great looks at many of the wintering thrushes including Black-breasted, Grey-sided and Eyebrowed. Scaly Thrush could also be seen below us and White-tailed Robin darted in the nearby trees.
In the afternoon we headed back out to the western slope of the mountain and it turned out to be very lucky that we did. Investigating a small rustle in the leaf litter we found not one but three extremely small and difficult to see birds. Our first sighting was of a Slaty-bellied Tesia, which upon closer inspection turned out to have a Grey-bellied Tesia following behind it. We were thrilled! Two tesias in as many minutes! Sitting not more than four meters away from the sloping wall, we stayed put in order to gain better views of these birds. We were lucky enough to have a Buff-breasted Babbler and Slaty-blue Flycatcher fly through before our third tiny bird came into view. The Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler is an extremely difficult bird to see and we were lucky enough to have three of them surrounding us on both sides of the road. Our local guide practically danced a jig due to his excitement at seeing this bird! Continuing up the road a bit further we encountered many more birds, the highlight of which were the Striated and Brown-breasted Bulbuls. It had definitely turned out to be a very lucky day and we worked our way back to the resort quite pleased with the number of rare species we had managed to see.

Day 10: Doi Ang Khang to Chiang Mai
Birding along the main road and down towards the school we thought we would try to pick up a couple more species before our drive back to Chiang Mai. The extremely colorful Silver-eared Mesia was a common sight in the early morning and both White-browed and Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babblers could be seen hopping through the undergrowth. The forest throughout this region is absolutely gorgeous and we were feeling very lucky to see all that we had up to this point as we started our return journey to Chiang Mai, with Doi Inthanon and the south still to come.

Day 11: Chiang Mai to Hua Han Krai and Doi Inthanon
We started off the morning with an early trip to Hua Han Krai Royal Project. This site is one of the only remaining places in Thailand to see the Green Peafowl (which is fairly common here). The project has quite a few caged birds from various parts of Thailand and trying to track down a rare bird calling often leads to one of these. However, the experience of seeing the giant Green Peafowl flying through the air, perched in the trees, and, if lucky, displaying along the river makes it an amazing place to spend a morning.
Having quite enjoyed the spectacle at Hua Han Krai we began the drive to Doi Inthanon. At over 2500 meters this is Thailand’s highest mountain and as such has a huge array of birds throughout the elevational ranges. As we arrived in the afternoon we decided to take some time to explore the lower elevations in the area surrounding our lodge. Coppersmith Barbet and Asian Koel provided the background noise to our birding as we headed to a marshy area. On the way there we were lucky enough to see the Racket-tailed Treepie. Once at the marshes we were distracted from our birding by two extremely large cobras entangled in the middle of a courtship dance. This was an amazing sight to behold as they reared up to entwine themselves. Even for those of us on the trip with an aversion to snakes, this was well worth seeing – as long as they kept their distance!

Day 12: Doi Inthanon Summit and lower waterfalls
An early morning start is needed to reach the summit of Doi Inthanon. Once up top the chill can make even the most stalwart of birders reconsider their sanity. However, the amazing birds to be seen make it all worthwhile. Considering how difficult many of these birds are to find in other locations, they are amazingly common on the summit of Thailand’s highest peak. Birds such as Chestnut-tailed Minla, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, Dark-backed Sibia, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, and Green-tailed Sunbird become trash birds and with a bit or persistence even the more difficult birds can be found without too much hassle. A walk along the well-maintained boardwalk proved very beneficial with excellent views of White-browed Shortwing. As we were watching this bird, we were lucky enough to see a Eurasian Woodcock taking a stroll. Seeing this bird move was a highlight for some as it is much more frequently encountered sitting perfectly still until it is flushed from right under your feet.
Dark-sided Thrush is usually almost a guarantee along the summit trail, but this year it had decided to make it’s way to one of our favorite birding locations: out behind a restaurant. This turned out to be a rather difficult bird to see and the eventual glimpses that we did get became a matter of piecing together the various parts of the bird seen. In the end we did all get a good overview of our Dark-sided Thrush.
In the afternoon we spent our time gaining an understanding of the natural beauty of this spectacular park by visiting many of its waterfalls. These huge cascades were indeed a sight worth seeing and we picked up some very cool birds in the process. The Siribhum waterfall is especially good for Slaty-backed Forktail and we got excellent views as the bird hopped along the rocks of the falls. Some of us did get slightly wet hanging out under sprinklers, but on a hot humid day a chance to cool down was well worth taking. Other highlights of the afternoon included Collared Falconet, Red-billed Blue Magpie, and Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush.
A brief foray back to the cobra courting grounds of the previous day brought us another rare bird: Grey-headed Lapwing. Not very many of these birds come to Thailand every year and we were happy to see a pair of them in almost the exact same spot as the cobras had been using.

Day 13: Doi Inthanon
The area around the second checkpoint at Doi Inthanon is known as some of the best birding on the mountain. We spent the morning walking a couple of km’s along the road and were rewarded with some excellent sightings. One of the highly anticipated birds of this elevation is the Spectacled Barwing. While this bird seemed less numerous than on past visits, it was still found and we all got great looks. An unexpected highlight was great views of a Fujian Niltava through the scope. This bird is only reported a handful of times every year in Thailand and we were very lucky to see it.
In the afternoon we made our way back up to the summit to once again experience the amazing birds found there and hopefully have the chance to photograph some of them. We were also rewarded with great views of birds such as Yellow-browed Tit and both Ashy and Speckled Wood-Pigeons.

Day 14: Doi Inthanon to Bangkok
Waking up to our final morning in northern Thailand it was hard to envision this as the end of our trip. Luckily this was a fleeting emotion as everyone had signed up for the southern extension and we would still have more time together. We spent the morning birding around the resort and were quite pleased at being able to pick up some more last minute birds for the north. These included Baya Weaver, Bright-headed Cisticola, and Chestnut-tailed Starling among others. Happy with our successes in northern Thailand and the number of rare and beautiful birds seen we began our journey to the south.

Day 15: Bangkok to Khao Nor Chu Chi
Khao Nor Chu chi, usually just referred to as KNC, is knows as the only accessible place in the world to see the highly endangered Gurney’s Pitta. (Another site for this bird has been discovered in Myanmar, but as it’s surrounded by landmines, KNC is definitely the more accessible). Our first afternoon in the heat and humidity of southern Thailand was also our first encounter with rain (afternoon showers were a fairly reliable pattern in this section of the country). This didn’t stop us from going out in search of some of the exciting southern birds. We made our way down the main road in the area and were rewarded with birds such as Grey-rumped Treeswift, Grey-breasted Spiderhunter, and Yellow-vented Bulbul.
Although we had an early morning planned in search of one of the worlds' rarest pittas, we decided a brief evening foray would be well worthwhile. We were rewarded very shortly after dusk as a Javan Frogmouth came to perch very close to us. This was a new family for some of the participants and we spent a while taking in the oddity of this bird.

Day 16: KNC
An early morning start found us sitting in a hide set up by a local guide in the area. This proved to be a perfect spot. Within less than five minutes both a male and female Gurney’s Pitta had shown up. Rather than the brief glimpses often obtained of pittas, we were able to sit and watch this gorgeous bird for almost an hour as it fed in the open area in from of us. As the day wore on and the pitta began to be chased off by a squirrel we decided to take our leave and see what else was in store for us.
The day was definitely nowhere near being over. Walking along a small jeep track we froze as a Green Broadbill call was heard in the distance. This bird eventually moved closer to us and sat in a tree overhanging the road. For such a bright metallic green bird, it’s amazing how camouflaged it can be. Broadbills are an extremely varied and spectacular group of birds and we were lucky enough to see three different species in one day. Along with Green, we also saw Banded and had great looks at Black-and-Yellow Broadbills. Definitely an amazing day!

Day 17: KNC
Waiting on a trail where another of KNC’s pittas had been observed regularly over the past weeks, we were quite pleased to get views of our second pitta species: the Banded Pitta. Not being in a hide, this view was of the typical pitta variety; views as the bird hopped across the path. As it was still early in the morning, we continued our walk through the lush and beautiful forest (“beautiful forest” is a phrase I often find to be a euphemism for extremely difficult birding). While it was difficult, we still managed to see some outstanding birds including Chestnut-breasted Malkoha and a white morph Asian Paradise-Flycatcher. After searching for quite some time we were also able to obtain some excellent looks at Orange-breasted Trogon.
As the day started to heat up we returned to our lodge for lunch and then a swim in one of the beautiful emerald ponds. This natural feature is what attracts most tourists to Khao Nor Chu Chi and after seeing the beautiful blue crystal clear water, it can be well understood why. The gracefulness of our entries and exits to the pond from the algae covered rocks was definitely the envy of everyone else that was present!
While the afternoon was fairly rainy and stormy, we did manage to pick up a couple birds regardless. Picking up both Greater and Lesser Green Leafbirds finished off that family for us. Considering that leafbirds were a favorite family of some of the people on the trip, it was nice to be able to see all five that occur in Thailand. Dusk was spent watching Large-tailed Nightjar fly overhead.

Day 18: KNC to Ko Phi Phi
Sad to leave KNC, though ecstatic about the birds we had seen, we made our way to Krabi for a brief foray into the mangroves. The main bird we were looking for here was the Brown-winged Kingfisher, which we were lucky enough to get great views of almost immediately. After having seen this bird we went out to the river mouth to see what other waders were hanging about. The large number of waders here included Terek Sandpiper, Common Redshank, and Bar-tailed Godwit in breeding plumage. While scanning for possible rarities, we were lucky enough to find a lone Chinese Egret feeding. This concluded our time in the mangroves and we were quickly off on our way to Ko Phi Phi.
Ko Phi Phi is one of Thailand’s premier attractions and after our relative solitude in national parks, being surrounded by thousands of beach-goers was quite a shock to the system. The island is absolutely gorgeous with amazing limestone outcroppings sticking up all around. After waiting for a bit of a storm to pass over, we braved the seas in a longtail boat to search for Lesser and Christmas Island Frigatebirds. With another storm approaching and the tide quickly moving out we were about to give up hope when we finally saw one lone frigatebird soaring high in the sky. Feeling emboldened we decided to wait a little while longer and soon we had over 20 of these giant birds circling quite close to our boat. We were thrilled to see that we had not only the Lesser, but also the much rarer Christmas Island Frigatebirds directly overhead. Unfortunately the delay did mean that we had missed our tidal opportunity. After getting stuck up on a couple rocks, we managed to beach the boat and walk the rest of the way to our lodge through crystal clear, shin deep water.

Day 19: Ko Phi Phi to Sri Phang Nga
Taking a ferry from Ko Phi Phi back to Krabi, we arrived in mid-morning and began our drive up the west coast to Sri Phang Nga. Before arriving at the park we stopped at a restaurant with an excellent boardwalk through the mangroves. Kingfishers were very prevalent here with Stork-billed, Ruddy, and Brown-winged all seen. After a relaxing lunch we were again on our way and arrived at our resort just in time for a brief walk before darkness fell.

Day 20: Sri Phang Nga
Sri Phang Nga is a beautiful area with a nice stretch of little used road running through the forest. This makes birding quite a bit easier as there is a bit more open space to see some of the species. Walking along a path at the end of the road brought us to a peaceful waterfall with a pond at the bottom containing giant fish which we were able to feed with little pellets sold by local children. With the eerie cry of the Great Argus in the background we searched the trees in the area and found such species as Banded Woodpecker and Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher. On our way out of the park we got excellent views of Forest wagtail in the grassy plains. The open areas here also turned out to be excellent places to see hornbills and we had quite a few looks at Bushy-crested Hornbill as they flew overhead.

Day 21: Karaburi Resort to Bangkok
We started off the morning with a quick walk around our resort near Sri Phang Nga. The grounds here contain a beautiful pond and some excellent forest, so we had hopes for a couple more species before our departure. We weren’t disappointed. A small creek leading to the pond provided great looks at Cinnamon Bittern as well as Chestnut-breasted Malkoha feeding in the trees. After our breakfast we made our way to Laem Pragarang. This area is the remnant of an ancient coral bed and at low tide many pools form as hundreds of meters of this is exposed. Local fisherman dotted the area discovering large squid that had been trapped in these pools. While this had been a favorite selection for dinner dishes, seeing the squid pulled from the ponds definitely made some of us question our dinner chose for this, our final evening. It didn’t stop us from searching the area for birds. The area seemed to be primarily filled by hundreds of Greater and Lesser Sandplovers. We did however find a few Ruddy Turnstones, a new species for the trip, as well as two Black-naped Terns mixed in with the large flocks of Little Terns.
Moving slightly inland from the coast, we spent the rest of our morning exploring local marshes and were quite pleased to pick up some excellent new species. These included Yellow Bittern, as well as both Pintail and Common Snipes. Seeing two snipes and two bitterns, both often difficult species to find, on our last day definitely gave us all a thrill and made us even more excited to further explore the birds of Asia.
Unfortunately our current time in Asia was up. Having enjoyed an extremely productive birding trip, as well as the discussions centered on the different hunting techniques of crocodiles versus lions, we sat down to our final dinner together. We were thrilled to be able to sit down with the wife of our local guide, Pinit, and recount all the fun times we’d had.

Bird List:
1, Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis,
2, Little Cormorant, Phalacrocorax niger,
3, Christmas Island Frigatebird, Fregata andrewsi,
4, Lesser Frigatebird, Fregata ariel,
5, Gray Heron, Ardea cinerea,
6, Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea,
7, Great Egret, Ardea alba,
8, Intermediate Egret, Egretta intermedia,
9, Little Egret, Egretta garzetta,
10, Chinese Egret, Egretta eulophotes,
11, Pacific Reef-Heron, Egretta sacra,
12, Chinese Pond-Heron, Ardeola bacchus,
13, Javan Pond-Heron, Ardeola speciosa,
14, Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis,
15, Striated Heron, Butorides striata,
16, Yellow Bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis,
17, Cinnamon Bittern, Ixobrychus cinnamomeus,
18, Asian Openbill, Anastomus oscitans,
19, Lesser Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna javanica,
20, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus,
21, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Pernis ptilorhynchus,
22, Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus caeruleus,
23, Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus,
24, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Haliaeetus leucogaster,
25, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Spilornis cheela,
26, Pied Harrier, Circus melanoleucos,
27, Crested Goshawk, Accipiter trivirgatus,
28, Shikra, Accipiter badius,
29, Chinese Goshawk, Accipiter soloensis,
30, Japanese Sparrowhawk, Accipiter gularis,
31, Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis,
32, Rufous-winged Buzzard, Butastur liventer,
33, Eurasian Buzzard, Buteo buteo,
34, Black Eagle, Ictinaetus malayensis,
35, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Spizaetus cirrhatus,
36, Collared Falconet, Microhierax caerulescens,
37, Eurasian Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus,
38, Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus,
39, Rufous-throated Partridge, Arborophila rufogularis,
40, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Arborophila chloropus,
41, Mountain Bamboo-Partridge, Bambusicola fytchii,
42, Red Junglefowl, Gallus gallus,
43, Hume's Pheasant, Syrmaticus humiae,
44, Great Argus, Argusianus argus, (H)
45, Green Peafowl, Pavo muticus,
46, White-breasted Waterhen, Amaurornis phoenicurus,
47, Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus,
48, Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus,
49, Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus,
50, Oriental Pratincole, Glareola maldivarum,
51, River Lapwing, Vanellus duvaucelii,
52, Gray-headed Lapwing, Vanellus cinereus,
53, Red-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus,
54, Pacific Golden-Plover, Pluvialis fulva,
55, Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola,
56, Little Ringed Plover, Charadrius dubius,
57, Snowy Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus,
58, Lesser Sandplover, Charadrius mongolus,
59, Greater Sandplover, Charadrius leschenaultii,
60, Eurasian Woodcock, Scolopax rusticola,
61, Pintail Snipe, Gallinago stenura,
62, Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago,
63, Bar-tailed Godwit, Limosa lapponica,
64, Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus,
65, Eurasian Curlew, Numenius arquata,
66, Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus,
67, Common Redshank, Tringa totanus,
68, Marsh Sandpiper, Tringa stagnatilis,
69, Common Greenshank, Tringa nebularia,
70, Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus,
71, Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola,
72, Terek Sandpiper, Xenus cinereus,
73, Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos,
74, Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres,
75, Red-necked Stint, Calidris ruficollis,
76, Temminck's Stint, Calidris temminckii,
77, Long-toed Stint, Calidris subminuta,
78, Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea,
79, Dunlin, Calidris alpina,
80, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus,
81, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Limicola falcinellus,
82, Brown-headed Gull, Larus brunnicephalus,
83, Caspian Tern, Sterna caspia,
84, Lesser Crested Tern, Sterna bengalensis,
85, Great Crested Tern, Sterna bergii,
86, Black-naped Tern, Sterna sumatrana,
87, Little Tern, Sterna albifrons,
88, Whiskered Tern, Chlidonias hybridus,
89, Rock Pigeon, Columba livia,
90, Speckled Wood-Pigeon, Columba hodgsonii,
91, Ashy Wood-Pigeon, Columba pulchricollis,
92, Red Collared-Dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica,
93, Spotted Dove, Streptopelia chinensis,
94, Barred Cuckoo-Dove, Macropygia unchall,
95, Emerald Dove, Chalcophaps indica,
96, Zebra Dove, Geopelia striata,
97, Pompadour Green-Pigeon, Treron pompadora,
98, Thick-billed Pigeon, Treron curvirostra,
99, Pin-tailed Pigeon, Treron apicauda,
100, Wedge-tailed Pigeon, Treron sphenura,
101, Mountain Imperial-Pigeon, Ducula badia,
102, Pied Imperial-Pigeon, Ducula bicolor,
103, Red-breasted Parakeet, Psittacula alexandri,
104, Vernal Hanging-Parrot, Loriculus vernalis,
105, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Cuculus sparverioides,
106, Banded Bay Cuckoo, Cacomantis sonneratii,
107, Plaintive Cuckoo, Cacomantis merulinus,
108, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx maculatus,
109, Violet Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus,
110, Asian Drongo-Cuckoo, Surniculus lugubris,
111, Asian Koel, Eudynamys scolopacea,
112, Black-bellied Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus diardi,
113, Green-billed Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus tristis,
114, Raffles's Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus,
115, Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus curvirostris,
116, Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo, Carpococcyx renauldi,
117, Greater Coucal, Centropus sinensis,
118, White-fronted Scops-Owl, Otus sagittatus, (H)
119, Asian Barred Owlet, Glaucidium cuculoides,
120, Spotted Owlet, Athene brama,
121, Brown Hawk-Owl, Ninox scutulata,
122, Javan Frogmouth, Batrachostomus javensis,
123, Great Eared-Nightjar, Eurostopodus macrotis,
124, Large-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus macrurus,
125, Glossy Swiftlet, Collocalia esculenta,
126, Himalayan Swiftlet, Aerodramus brevirostris,
127, Black-nest Swiftlet, Aerodramus maximus,
128, German's Swiftlet, Aerodramus germani,
129, Silver-rumped Needletail, Rhaphidura leucopygialis,
130, Brown-backed Needletail, Hirundapus giganteus,
131, Asian Palm-Swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis,
132, Fork-tailed Swift, Apus pacificus,
133, House Swift, Apus nipalensis,
134, Gray-rumped Treeswift, Hemiprocne longipennis,
135, Whiskered Treeswift, Hemiprocne comata,
136, Red-headed Trogon, Harpactes erythrocephalus, (H)
137, Orange-breasted Trogon, Harpactes oreskios,
138, Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis,
139, Blue-banded Kingfisher, Alcedo euryzona, (H)
140, Banded Kingfisher, Lacedo pulchella,
141, Brown-winged Kingfisher, Pelargopsis amauropterus,
142, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis,
143, Ruddy Kingfisher, Halcyon coromanda,
144, White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis,
145, Black-capped Kingfisher, Halcyon pileata,
146, Collared Kingfisher, Todirhamphus chloris,
147, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Actenoides concretus, (H)
148, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Nyctyornis amictus,
149, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Nyctyornis athertoni,
150, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus,
151, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti,
152, Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis,
153, Dollarbird, Eurystomus orientalis,
154, Hoopoe, Upupa epops,
155, Oriental Pied-Hornbill, Anthracoceros albirostris,
156, Great Hornbill, Buceros bicornis,
157, Brown Hornbill, Anorrhinus austeni,
158, Bushy-crested Hornbill, Anorrhinus galeritus,
159, Wreathed Hornbill, Aceros undulatus,
160, Plain-pouched Hornbill, Aceros subruficollis,
161, Great Barbet, Megalaima virens,
162, Lineated Barbet, Megalaima lineata,
163, Green-eared Barbet, Megalaima faiostricta,
164, Gold-whiskered Barbet, Megalaima chrysopogon,
165, Red-crowned Barbet, Megalaima rafflesii,
166, Red-throated Barbet, Megalaima mystacophanos,
167, Golden-throated Barbet, Megalaima franklinii,
168, Blue-throated Barbet, Megalaima asiatica,
169, Moustached Barbet, Megalaima incognita,
170, Blue-eared Barbet, Megalaima australis,
171, Coppersmith Barbet, Megalaima haemacephala,
172, Speckled Piculet, Picumnus innominatus,
173, Gray-capped Woodpecker, Dendrocopos canicapillus,
174, Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos atratus,
175, Banded Woodpecker, Picus mineaceus,
176, Lesser Yellownape, Picus chlorolophus, (H)
177, Greater Yellownape, Picus flavinucha,
178, Laced Woodpecker, Picus vittatus,
179, Greater Flameback, Chrysocolaptes lucidus,
180, Bay Woodpecker, Blythipicus pyrrhotis, (H)
181, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Mulleripicus pulverulentus,
182, Banded Broadbill, Eurylaimus javanicus,
183, Black-and-yellow Broadbill, Eurylaimus ochromalus,
184, Long-tailed Broadbill, Psarisomus dalhousiae,
185, Green Broadbill, Calyptomena viridis,
186, Banded Pitta, Pitta guajana,
187, Gurney's Pitta, Pitta gurneyi,
188, Mangrove Pitta, Pitta megarhyncha,
189, Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica,
190, Pacific Swallow, Hirundo tahitica,
191, Wire-tailed Swallow, Hirundo smithii,
192, Red-rumped Swallow, Cecropis daurica,
193, Striated Swallow, Cecropis striolata,
194, Forest Wagtail, Dendronanthus indicus,
195, White Wagtail, Motacilla alba,
196, Citrine Wagtail, Motacilla citreola,
197, Gray Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea,
198, Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni,
199, American Pipit, Anthus rubescens,
200, Large Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina macei,
201, Indochinese Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina polioptera,
202, Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina melaschistos,
203, Rosy Minivet, Pericrocotus roseus,
204, Brown-rumped Minivet, Pericrocotus cantonensis,
205, Ashy Minivet, Pericrocotus divaricatus,
206, Long-tailed Minivet, Pericrocotus ethologus,
207, Short-billed Minivet, Pericrocotus brevirostris,
208, Scarlet Minivet, Pericrocotus flammeus,
209, Gray-chinned Minivet, Pericrocotus solaris,
210, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Hemipus picatus,
211, Striated Bulbul, Pycnonotus striatus,
212, Black-headed Bulbul, Pycnonotus atriceps,
213, Black-crested Bulbul, Pycnonotus melanicterus,
214, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus,
215, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Pycnonotus xanthorrhous,
216, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Pycnonotus aurigaster,
217, Stripe-throated Bulbul, Pycnonotus finlaysoni,
218, Flavescent Bulbul, Pycnonotus flavescens,
219, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus goiavier,
220, Olive-winged Bulbul, Pycnonotus plumosus,
221, Streak-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus blanfordi,
222, Red-eyed Bulbul, Pycnonotus brunneus,
223, Spectacled Bulbul, Pycnonotus erythropthalmos,
224, Puff-throated Bulbul, Alophoixus pallidus,
225, Ochraceous Bulbul, Alophoixus ochraceus,
226, Yellow-bellied Bulbul, Alophoixus phaeocephalus,
227, Hairy-backed Bulbul, Tricholestes criniger,
228, Gray-eyed Bulbul, Iole propinqua,
229, Buff-vented Bulbul, Iole olivacea,
230, Ashy Bulbul, Hemixos flavala,
231, Mountain Bulbul, Ixos mcclellandii,
232, Black Bulbul, Hypsipetes leucocephalus,
233, Greater Green Leafbird, Chloropsis sonnerati,
234, Lesser Green Leafbird, Chloropsis cyanopogon,
235, Blue-winged Leafbird, Chloropsis cochinchinensis,
236, Golden-fronted Leafbird, Chloropsis aurifrons,
237, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Chloropsis hardwickii,
238, Common Iora, Aegithina tiphia,
239, Great Iora, Aegithina lafresnayei,
240, Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush, Monticola rufiventris,
241, Blue Rock-Thrush, Monticola solitarius,
242, Blue Whistling-Thrush, Myophonus caeruleus,
243, Scaly Thrush, Zoothera dauma,
244, Dark-sided Thrush, Zoothera marginata,
245, Black-breasted Thrush, Turdus dissimilis,
246, Gray-sided Thrush, Turdus feae,
247, Eyebrowed Thrush, Turdus obscurus,
248, White-browed Shortwing, Brachypteryx montana,
249, Golden-headed Cisticola, Cisticola exilis,
250, Hill Prinia, Prinia atrogularis,
251, Gray-breasted Prinia, Prinia hodgsonii,
252, Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata,
253, Slaty-bellied Tesia, Tesia olivea,
254, Gray-bellied Tesia, Tesia cyaniventer,
255, Russet Bush-Warbler, Bradypterus seebohmi, (H)
256, Oriental Reed-Warbler, Acrocephalus orientalis,
257, Thick-billed Warbler, Acrocephalus aedon,
258, Common Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius,
259, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Orthotomus atrogularis,
260, Dusky Warbler, Phylloscopus fuscatus, (H)
261, Yellow-streaked Warbler, Phylloscopus armandii,
262, Radde's Warbler, Phylloscopus schwarzi,
263, Buff-barred Warbler, Phylloscopus pulcher,
264, Ashy-throated Warbler, Phylloscopus maculipennis,
265, Yellow-browed Warbler, Phylloscopus inornatus,
266, Hume's Warbler, Phylloscopus humei,
267, Greenish Warbler, Phylloscopus trochiloides,
268, Two-barred Warbler, Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus,
269, Eastern Crowned Leaf-Warbler, Phylloscopus coronatus,
270, Blyth's Leaf-Warbler, Phylloscopus reguloides,
271, White-tailed Leaf-Warbler, Phylloscopus davisoni,
272, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Abroscopus superciliaris,
273, Gray-crowned Warbler, Seicercus tephrocephalus,
274, Bianchi's Warbler, Seicercus valentini,
275, Plain-tailed Warbler, Seicercus soror,
276, Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher, Rhinomyias brunneata,
277, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica,
278, Brown-streaked Flycatcher, Muscicapa williamsoni,
279, Slaty-backed Flycatcher, Ficedula hodgsonii,
280, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva,
281, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Ficedula hyperythra,
282, White-gorgeted Flycatcher, Ficedula monileger,
283, Little Pied Flycatcher, Ficedula westermanni,
284, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Ficedula superciliaris,
285, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Ficedula tricolor,
286, Sapphire Flycatcher, Ficedula sapphira,
287, Verditer Flycatcher, Eumyias thalassina,
288, Large Niltava, Niltava grandis,
289, Fujian Niltava, Niltava davidi,
290, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Niltava sundara,
291, Pale Blue-Flycatcher, Cyornis unicolor,
292, Blue-throated Flycatcher, Cyornis rubeculoides,
293, Hill Blue-Flycatcher, Cyornis banyumas,
294, Gray-headed Canary-flycatcher, Culicicapa ceylonensis,
295, Siberian Blue Robin, Luscinia cyane,
296, Oriental Magpie-Robin, Copsychus saularis,
297, White-rumped Shama, Copsychus malabaricus,
298, Daurian Redstart, Phoenicurus auroreus,
299, White-capped Redstart, Chaimarrornis leucocephalus,
300, White-tailed Robin, Cinclidium leucurum,
301, Siberian Stonechat, Saxicola maura,
302, Slaty-backed Forktail, Enicurus schistaceus,
303, White-crowned Forktail, Enicurus leschenaulti,
304, Pied Bushchat, Saxicola caprata,
305, Gray Bushchat, Saxicola ferrea,
306, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Rhipidura hypoxantha,
307, White-throated Fantail, Rhipidura albicollis,
308, Pied Fantail, Rhipidura javanica,
309, Black-naped Monarch, Hypothymis azurea,
310, Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi,
311, Mangrove Whistler, Pachycephala grisola,
312, White-crested Laughingthrush, Garrulax leucolophus,
313, Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush, Garrulax monileger,
314, White-necked Laughingthrush, Garrulax strepitans,
315, Black-throated Laughingthrush, Garrulax chinensis,
316, White-browed Laughingthrush, Garrulax sannio,
317, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, Garrulax erythrocephalus,
318, Abbott's Babbler, Malacocincla abbotti,
319, Buff-breasted Babbler, Pellorneum tickelli,
320, Spot-throated Babbler, Pellorneum albiventre,
321, Puff-throated Babbler, Pellorneum ruficeps,
322, Sooty-capped Babbler, Malacopteron affine,
323, Large Scimitar-Babbler, Pomatorhinus hypoleucos,
324, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler, Pomatorhinus erythrogenys,
325, White-browed Scimitar-Babbler, Pomatorhinus schisticeps,
326, Limestone Wren-Babbler, Napothera crispifrons,
327, Streaked Wren-Babbler, Napothera brevicaudata,
328, Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler, Napothera epilepidota,
329, Pygmy Wren-Babbler, Pnoepyga pusilla,
330, Rufous-fronted Babbler, Stachyris rufifrons,
331, Black-throated Babbler, Stachyris nigricollis,
332, Chestnut-rumped Babbler, Stachyris maculata,
333, Striped Tit-Babbler, Macronous gularis,
334, Silver-eared Mesia, Leiothrix argentauris,
335, White-browed Shrike-Babbler, Pteruthius flaviscapis,
336, Chestnut-fronted Shrike-Babbler, Pteruthius aenobarbus,
337, Spectacled Barwing, Actinodura ramsayi,
338, Blue-winged Minla, Minla cyanouroptera,
339, Chestnut-tailed Minla, Minla strigula,
340, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Alcippe castaneceps,
341, Gray-cheeked Fulvetta, Alcippe morrisonia,
342, Black-backed Sibia, Heterophasia melanoleuca,
343, Striated Yuhina, Yuhina castaniceps,
344, White-bellied Yuhina, Yuhina zantholeuca,
345, Gray-headed Parrotbill, Paradoxornis gularis,
346, Golden-bellied Gerygone, Gerygone sulphurea,
347, Great Tit, Parus major,
348, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Parus spilonotus,
349, Yellow-browed Tit, Sylviparus modestus,
350, Sultan Tit, Melanochlora sultanea,
351, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Sitta nagaensis,
352, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sitta frontalis,
353, Giant Nuthatch, Sitta magna,
354, Fire-capped Tit, Cephalopyrus flammiceps,
355, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Chalcoparia singalensis,
356, Plain-throated Sunbird, Anthreptes malacensis,
357, Purple-naped Sunbird, Hypogramma hypogrammicum,
358, Purple Sunbird, Cinnyris asiaticus,
359, Olive-backed Sunbird, Cinnyris jugularis,
360, Gould's Sunbird, Aethopyga gouldiae,
361, Green-tailed Sunbird, Aethopyga nipalensis,
362, Black-throated Sunbird, Aethopyga saturata,
363, Little Spiderhunter, Arachnothera longirostra,
364, Yellow-eared Spiderhunter, Arachnothera chrysogenys,
365, Gray-breasted Spiderhunter, Arachnothera modesta,
366, Streaked Spiderhunter, Arachnothera magna,
367, Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker, Prionochilus maculatus,
368, Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum agile,
369, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Dicaeum chrysorrheum,
370, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Dicaeum melanoxanthum,
371, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Dicaeum trigonostigma,
372, Plain Flowerpecker, Dicaeum concolor,
373, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Dicaeum ignipectus,
374, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum cruentatum,
375, Oriental White-eye, Zosterops palpebrosus,
376, Japanese White-eye, Zosterops japonicus,
377, Dark-throated Oriole, Oriolus xanthonotus,
378, Black-naped Oriole, Oriolus chinensis,
379, Slender-billed Oriole, Oriolus tenuirostris,
380, Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus,
381, Maroon Oriole, Oriolus traillii,
382, Asian Fairy-bluebird, Irena puella,
383, Brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus,
384, Burmese Shrike, Lanius collurioides,
385, Long-tailed Shrike, Lanius schach,
386, Gray-backed Shrike, Lanius tephronotus,
387, Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus,
388, Ashy Drongo, Dicrurus leucophaeus,
389, Crow-billed Drongo, Dicrurus annectans,
390, Bronzed Drongo, Dicrurus aeneus,
391, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus remifer,
392, Hair-crested Drongo, Dicrurus hottentottus,
393, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus paradiseus,
394, Ashy Woodswallow, Artamus fuscus,
395, Eurasian Jay, Garrulus glandarius,
396, Blue Magpie, Urocissa erythrorhyncha,
397, Green Magpie, Cissa chinensis,
398, Rufous Treepie, Dendrocitta vagabunda,
399, Gray Treepie, Dendrocitta formosae,
400, Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia,
401, Large-billed Crow, Corvus macrorhynchos,
402, Asian Glossy Starling, Aplonis panayensis,
403, Common Hill Myna, Gracula religiosa,
404, White-vented Myna, Acridotheres grandis,
405, Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis,
406, Black-collared Starling, Gracupica nigricollis,
407, Asian Pied Starling, Gracupica contra,
408, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Sturnia malabarica,
409, Baya Weaver, Ploceus philippinus,
410, Asian Golden Weaver, Ploceus hypoxanthus,
411, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Erythrura prasina,
412, White-rumped Munia, Lonchura striata,
413, Nutmeg Mannikin, Lonchura punctulata,
414, Little Bunting, Emberiza pusilla,
415, Chestnut Bunting, Emberiza rutila,
416, Common Rosefinch, Carpodacus erythrinus,
417, House Sparrow, Passer domesticus,
418, Plain-backed Sparrow, Passer flaveolus,
419, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus,


Mammal List:
1, White-handed Gibbon, Hylobates lar
2, Pig-tailed Macaque, Macaca nemestrina
3, Grey-bellied Squirrel, Callosciurus caniceps
4, Giant Squirrel, Ratufa bicolor
5, Short-tailed Porcupine, Hystrix brachyura
6, Large Indian Civet, Viverra zibetha
7, Sambar Deer, Cervus unicolor
8, Mouse-Deer species, Tragulus sp.
9, Red Muntjak, Muntiacus muntjak