Chiang mai Bird watching Thailand

1 Day Chiang Mai Thailand
Bird Watching Tour

This bird watching tour with local English speaking expert birding guide is excellent for first time birders or those with little time in Chiang Mai.

"Great day out around Chiang Mai. They know the birds and know where to find them." Jocesq - Venice, Florida

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What a great bird tour in Doi Inthanon National Park! Thank you for the amazing tour and adding so many birds to my life list! An experience I will never forget. Contact and ask question from Sheryl Psantos
Our two day birding trip was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and very well organised. Would highly recommend. Contact and ask question from Tom M.

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1 Day bird watching around Chiang Mai.

We will take you to 2 areas on the outskirts of the city to peaceful places away from the tourist crowds where you can spot up to 60 different species. These include padding field birds, raptors, water and forest birds.

Birds in this area include Red-billed Blue Magpies, Rufous Treepie, Green-billed Malkoha, Tiaca Flycatchers and Yellow-browed Warblers. This is the only spot with any real marginal habitat for any water birds that are to be seen would most likely be found here. I have seen a few Lesser Whistling Ducks, Common Moorhen, Cinnamon Bittern, White-breasted Waterhen, Common Moorhen, Red-waddled and Grey-headed Lapwing, Chinese Pond and Little Heron, Little and intermediate Egret, Common Snipe, Kingfishers are possible too with White-throated and Common Kingfishers both being regular. There are some rough grass and scattered trees that always seem to contain Green and Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters, Black and Greater Racket-tailed Drango, White-creasted Laughingthrush. Other birds that can be found here include Grey-breasted Prinia and Red Avadavat, White-rumped Shama, Hill-blue and Tickelll's Flycatcher, Black-headed, Black-creasted, Sooty-headed, streakeared and Red-whiskered BulBul. The cultivated area has a number of interesting birds that can't be found on the rest of the site. Pied Bushchat, Grey Bushchat, Long-tailed Shrike, Common Tailorbird, Scaly-breasted and White Rumped Munia, Chest-tailed and Black-collared Starlings are common here. Also during the winter months there are times when the paddies here are dry and stubble is the only vegetation, at this time birds such as Paddyfield and Olive-backed Pipit, Zitting Cisticola, Bright-headed Cisticola, Indochinese Bushlark and Chinese Francolin are easier to find than when the rice is growing. I have also seen Small Buttonquail here and Rufous-winged Buzzard, Common Kestral, Collard Falconet, Creasted Serpent Eagle and Changeeable Hawk Eagle likes to perch on trees in this area. Ashy Woodswallow is a fixture here and it is often possible to find Plaintive Cuckoo, Rosy Minivet, Purple and Olive-back Sunbird, Scarlet Backed Flowerpecker, Brown Shrike, Greater and Lesser Coucal. Wire-tailed Swallows frequently perch on submerged twigs in the water.

TOUR INCLUDES: Transportation by private air conditioned van,driver, gas, local expert Englsh speaking birding guide, Lunch, bottled water.

Red-wattled Lapwing
Bird watching Chiang Mai Thailand
Birding in Chiang Mai spotting the Red-Wattled Lapwing

Greater Racket Tailed Drango and Rufous-Winged Buzzard

Greater Racket-tailand DrangoRufous-winged Buzzard


Pied Bushchat, Green Billed Malkoha, Rufous Treepie

Greater Coucal, Grey Headed Pipit

Lineated Barbet, Gray Bushchat, Indochinese Bushlark

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