Sunday, 6 December 1992

6/12/92 Itchen, Southampton

Night Heron 1 juv.

Sunday, 18 October 1992

18/10/92 Beachy

Yellow-browed Warbler 1

Saturday, 17 October 1992

17/10/92 Beachy

Red Kite 1
Yellow-browed Warbler 1

Saturday, 3 October 1992

3/10/92 North Ronaldsay

SIBERIAN THRUSH 1 ex.

Tuesday, 1 September 1992

1/9/92 Holme

RUPPELL’S WARBLER 1 female ex.

Female Ruppell's Warbler at Holme (Alan Tate http://www.aabirdpix.com/ )
Having been stuck in the queue the day before until dusk we returned disheartened to Sussex. It seemed quite a surprise that it overnighted, so we returned to Holme, and thankfully the queue was faster moving. After another anxious wait, our opportunity finally came, and the bird showed well at close range.


Saturday, 22 August 1992

22/8/92 Cuckmere

Little Egret 3

Saturday, 15 August 1992

15/8/92 Chichester GP

Little Egret 1

Friday, 14 August 1992

14/8/92 Cuckmere

Little Egret 2

Saturday, 8 August 1992

8/8/92 Cuckmere

Little Egret 1

Sunday, 2 August 1992

2/8/92 Cley

RED-NECKED STINT 1 adult s/p ex.

2/8/92 Cuckmere

Little Egret 2

Thursday, 11 June 1992

11/6/92 Powdermill Reservoir, Hastings

Red-footed Falcon 1+ first-summer male

Saturday, 6 June 1992

6/6/92 Felixstowe

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW 1 ex.

Saturday, 30 May 1992

30/5/92 Filey & Flamborough

Red-footed Falcon 2 females

Flamborough
Red-rumped Swallow 1 ex.
Red-breasted Flycatcher 1

Tuesday, 26 May 1992

26/5/92 Filey

SPECTACLED WARBLER 1 male singing ex.

Thursday, 21 May 1992

21/5/92 Sidlesham Ferry

Long-billed Dowithcer 1 s/p ex.

Sunday, 17 May 1992

17/5/92 Ely, Cambs & Welney, Norfolk

Red-footed Falcon 3 (2 males & 1 female)

Welney
Cattle Egret 1 adult

Friday, 15 May 1992

14/5/92 Beachy

Long-tailed Skua 1E adult ex.

Saturday, 2 May 1992

2/5/92 Plym Estuary

BONAPARTE’S GULL 1 ad. s/p ex.

Monday, 20 April 1992

20/4/92 Ythan Estuary

King Eider 1 adult drake

Saturday, 18 April 1992

18/4/92 Lerwick, Shetland

PINE GROSBEAK 1 first-winter ex.
 
Pine Grosbeak in Lerwick (Alan Tate)
http://www.aabirdpix.com/index.htm

Friday, 17 April 1992

17/4/92 Cairngorm

Black Grouse 1 male
Ptarmigan 2 (a pair)

Thursday, 19 March 1992

Thailand 19/3/92 - 4/4/92

Thailand 1992 & two trips in 1999

Trip Itineraries:
1992:
19/3/92
Birded the Rama Hotel gardens and afternoon/evening visit to the marshes at Rangsit.
20/3/92 
Long drive north from Bangkok to Mae Sot and on to Umphang.
21/3/92  
All day in forest around Umphang.
22/3/92 
All day in forest around Umphang.
23/3/92
All day in forest around Umphang.
24/3/92
Early morning in forest near Umphang and then drove back to Bangkok.
25/3/92
Early morning visit back to the marhes at Rangsit before back to Bangkok Airport and flight to Trang.
26/3/92
Left Trang with visit to the Kantang mangroves before catching a boat to Ko Libong viewing wader roost on Haa Toup before returning to Trang.
27/3/92
Left Trang early morning visiting Ang Thong waterfall before catching a truck into Khao Phra Bang Kram (KPBK).
28/3/92
KPBK Trail B & Trail P
29/3/92
KPBK Trail B & Trail P
30/3/92
KPBK visiting Khao Noi Churchi plateau and the nearby waterfall.
31/3/92
KPBK Trail B
1/4/92
KPBK Upper Pool then Trail B and Trail P before catching truck back to Krabi and visiting nearby mangroves in the evening.
2/4/92
Krabi Resort before catching boat to Ko Phi Phi and on to Ko Maa.
3/4/92
Ko Phi Phi then boat to Ko Phi Leh visiting a Swiftlet cave before boat back to Krabi Resort.
4/4/92
Early morning visit to Ban Noi Chong before onto Pahngnga mangroves and Pahngnga Lowland Forest.
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1999: (Two trips)
10/2/99
Fly Lufthansa arriving Bangkok on time at 2pm. Pick up car from Budget and by 3pm are driving NE to Khao Yai NP. Book into a 'longboat' chalet just south of Pak Chong for 700Baht and just have time to have a brief look at the grounds of the Rhino Lodge near the Bat Caves. Watch the thousands of bats swirling up like rising smoke at dusk - 6.30pm.
11/2/99
Not much sleep (jet-lag) and out by 6am (when NP opens). Light at 6.30am by which time we had driven to a viewpoint within the Khao Yai NP where we stayed until 7.30am. Then walked Trail 6 from 8am - 3pm. Returned to our  car which would not start ! Phoned Budget who sent break-down truck who jump-started car. Followed truck back towards Bangkok for some distance where they changed the battery from where we returned to the 'longboat' by 9pm.
12/2/99
Early morning walk along the first km of the 'Military Base' road. Along Trail 6 from 9am to 1pm (passing a huge King Cobra on our way out), a quick look along Trail 1 from 1pm - 2pm and looked out over the Park HQ dump from 2pm to dusk in a vain attempt for Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo. On our way out of the NP came across 7 Elephants crossing the road. 'Our' chalet was booked so slept in the car just outside the gate.
13/2/99
Trail 6 dawn to 1.30pm seeing a superb party of White-handed Gibbons, Trail 1 1.30 - 3pm, Trail 6 3pm to dusk. Back to the longboat (passing the Elephants - this time at a safer distance as they were at their salt-lick) and went for a meal in a nearby restaurant.
14/2/99
Enter NP at 6am. Walk first Km of 'Military Base' road 6.30 - 8am. Trail 6 8am - 1pm. 'Military Base' viewpoint 1 - 2.30pm. Last walk of Trail 6 2.45pm - dusk.
15/2/99
Drive to Wat Tampraprotisat where birded dry streambed and then nearby fields from 6.30am to 8.30am. Drove to edge of lake near Nong ya Khao nok c.30km south of Chaiphum where we mist-netted 3pm to dusk. Stayed in a Hotel at Chaiphum in room costing 250 Baht.
16/2/99           
Left Hotel at 5.30am and mist-netting from 6.30am to 9am. Drove to Nam Nao NP where camping for 3 nights cost 60 Baht. Walked River Trail 3 -6.30pm.
17/2/99           
Nam Nao River Trail to 2pm and then ravines west of the river to dusk.
18/2/99
Nam Nao Entrance road 6.30 - 8.30am then back to ravines until 1pm and then walked River Trail to dusk.
19/2/99
Nam Nao Ravines and River Trail 6 - 11am. Long drive to Lumphang where stayed in a good Hotel with room costing 1030Baht.
20/2/99
Drive to Doi Inthanon NP arriving at 10am. Looked at Km37.5 Jeep Trail (trees taller than expected !), Summit Marsh, Km 34.6 Ravine and Km 13 Dry Forest.  Stayed in Littlehome Guesthouse just outside NP in room costing 400Baht.
21/2/99 
Km 13 Ridge Trail 7am - 9.30am, Km 34.6 10am - 12.30pm, Km 37.5 Jeep Trail 1pm - 2.30pm. Then booked into NP chalet for 6 nights costing 300Baht per night and back to the Summit Marsh 3.30pm - dusk.
22/2/99Summit Marsh 6.30 - 9am, Km 37.5 roadside and Jeep Track 9.30 - 11.30am, campsite areas to 2.30pm, Km 34.5 3pm to 6pm and back to Campsite  'Crake' site to dusk.
23/2/99
Km 37.5 roadside then along Jeep Trail to 10.30am. Quick look at Km 5.5 along the Mae Chem road to midday. Up to the Summit Marsh to 3pm then down for a quick look in the fields at Km 25 before returning to the campsite areas until dusk.
24/2/99
Km 37.5 roadside and Jeep Trail, down to Km 34.5 Ravine, along Royal Project road beyond campsite for 16km and evening spent along Km 13 'River' Trail.
25/2/99
Km 37.5 Jeep Trail to 11am, Summit until 2pm and back to Km 37.5 to dusk.
26/2/99
Campsite until 7.30am, up to Km 34.5 until 10.30am, Km 37.5 to midday, Summit marsh until 2.30pm and back to Km 37.5 Jeep Trail until dusk.
27/2/99
Campsite road to Royal Project at Km16, then Km 37.5 until midday. Drove to Malee's at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao arriving late pm where had a brief  look at nearby fields. Room at Malee's cost 350 Baht.
28/2/99           
Chaing Dao Temple Gully early morning and mid afternoon until dusk taking it easy over hot midday spell. Heavy rain from 4.30pm turning the day dark !
1/3/99
Temple Gully until 9am. Drove to Doi Ang Khan where stayed until 3pm when headed back to Temple Gully for evening.
2/3/99
Driver with 4WD picked us up at 5am arriving at Doi Chaing Dao substation (DYK) at 7am. Left at 1.30pm arriving back at Malee's at 3.30pm where  spent until dusk in the Temple Gully.
3/3/99
Drove to Thaton Paddies arriving at dawn and staying until midday, then upDoi Ang Khan 1.30pm until dusk where camped at Km 24 campsite free of charge.
4/3/99
Doi Ang Khan Trekkers Route Exit dawn until 9am, Km24 Gully Trail until 11am when drove back to Chaing Dao Temple Gully for afternoon.
5/3/99
Temple Gully until 9am. Drive via Chaing Mai Airport to rearrange car for extra day and back to Doi Inthanon checking Summit Marsh area, 'Crake'  Site, Km13 River Trail and back to 'Crake' Site for evening. Slept in car.
6/3/99
Visits to 'Crake' Site, Summit area, Km 37.5 Jeep Track where spent much of morning before driving back to Chaing Mai.
7/3/99
7.15am flight to Bangkok and midday flight back to London.
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28/5/99
Arrived Phuket 5.15pm. Hired a 4WD vehicle from the Airport. Drove 2.5 hours to Krabi Meritime mostly in the dark.
29/5/99
Drove to KPBK taking 1.5 hours arriving Trail U at 7am. Left U at 11.30am and went to Trail B and V and then walked to Emerald Pool.
30/5/99
Drove to KPBK Trail U arriving 6.15am. Tried Trail M and Trail N. Left for Krabi at 1.30pm trying mangroves at Meritime until dusk.
31/5/99
Drove to KPBK for 6.15am. Tried Trail B then Trail P. Back to car at 11.45am and drove to Trail U. Left U at 4.30pm for drive back.
1/6/99
Trail U by 6.30am. Cut across to Boundary Trail and then back to Trail U. Left KPBK at midday. Afternoon Krabi and Ao Nang.
2/6/99
Trail U by 6.30am. Cut across to Boundary Trail and then back to U Drove up towards Khao Noi Chuchi plateau. Returned to walk B &C.
3/6/99
Very windy with heavy storms. Wasted day really.
4/6/99
Trail U until midday. Drove to Phanom Bencha NP walking Huay Sakee Trail.
5/6/99
Trail U just after dawn walking Boundary area. Heavy rain so left KPBK by 8am. Back to Phanom Bencha but rain still hampering birding.
6/6/99
Ban Noi Chong. Drove to Phuket stopping at a 'Limestone Outcrop' NP. Checked some marshes and paddies on Phuket.
Systematic List
following An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the Oriental Region, (1996).
22. Chinese Francolin - Francolinus pintadeanus
DC was fortunate to obtain brief views of 1 disappearing from the side of the entrance road at Nam Nao during the early morning of the 18/2/99.
40. Rufous-throated Partridge - Arborophila rufogularis
A single individual was seen in the immediate vicinity of the three water tanks behind the Visitor's Centre near the summit of Doi Inthanon on the afternoon of the 5/3/99.
(44. Bar-backed Partridge - Arborophila brunneopectus)
Pairs of what we suspected to be this species were seen at Nam Nao on three occasions in 1999, but frustrating views never allowed for a conclusive identification to be made.
54. Scaly-breasted Partridge - Arborophila charltoni
A pair were seen near the start of Trail 1 at Khao Yai on the 12/2/99, followed by a single individual and then a pair along Trail 6 on the 13/2/99 and 14/2/99 respectively. The OBC Checklist (1996) treats this form as conspecific with Chestnut-necklaced Partridge which is given full species status in Lekagul & Round (1991).
58. Mountain Bamboo Partridge - Bambusicola fytchii
A party of 3 were flushed from fields surrounded by bamboo at around Km15 along the road that past the campsite at Doi Inthanon on the 27/2/99. At Doi Ang Khan a party of up to 5 were flushed from the orchard at Km19 on both the 1/3/99 and the 4/3/99 and at Doi Chaing Dao a single bird was flushed from the edge of the 4WD track along the last 5km leading to the substation.
74. Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus
In 1999 up to 5 were seen on three dates at Khao Yai seemingly often crossing roads just after dawn, up to 3 were seen on four dates at the Summit Marsh at Doi Inthanon (although we often wondered about the provenance of these birds especially as the altitude exceeded that stated in Lekagul and Round), and finally a pair were flushed from the Temple Gully at Doi Chaing Dao on the 28th.
79. Silver Pheasant - Lophura nycthemera
A party of 2 males and 2 females allowed good views for some time near the start of the climb up the ridge along Trail 6 on the 11/2/99 and a pair were seen briefly and only poorly at Nam Nao at the ravine to the west of the river on the 17/2/99. The OBC Checklist (1996) draws attention to the possibility that the subspecies of 'Kalij Pheasant' illustrated in Lekagul & Round (1991) should be treated as subspecies of Silver Pheasant.
88. Siamese Fireback - Lophura diardi
A party of 3 superb males were seen gritting for around half an hour soon after dawn on the 14/2/99 along the first km of road which leads up to a military base at the south end of Khao Yai. They occasionally displayed flapping their wings revealing their restricted 'firebacks'. They are much longer legged than the illustration in Lekagul and Round. Superb. This species is considered Vulnerable by Collar et al. (1994) who state 'it is threatened by the continuing extensive lowland forest destruction within its range , and hunting'.                                                                                                                  
(96. Mrs Hume's Pheasant - Syrmaticus humiae)
A pair in captivity at the Forestry Station (which we did not see)near Mallee's at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao had produced young which were apparently being reared in order to be released in the vicinity of the DYK substation - future records may therefore increase from this site ! This species is considered Vulnerable by Collar et al. (1994).
125. Lesser Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna javanica
In 1992 a roadside flock of 15 were seen north of Bangkok and 3 were seen at Rangsit. A pair were seen in flight on the drive along dirt tracks between Khlong Thom and KPBK just after dawn on the 31/5/99.
185. Yellow-legged Buttonquail - Turnix tanki
A single bird allowed good views to be obtained as it froze in the middle of the road between Umphang and Mae Sot on the 24/3/92.
187. Barred Buttonquail - Turnix suscitator
Pairs were seen crossing the dirt tracks between Khlong Thom and KPBK on the 2/6/99 and the 4/6/99.
190. Malaysian Honeyguide - Indicator archipelagicus
In 1992 we were taken to a stakeout up on the Khao Nor Churchi Plateau where a male had consistently performed for several years. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
192. Wryneck - Jynx torquilla
Two were seen in the grounds of the hotel on the outskirts of Mae Sot on the 24/3/92.
193. Speckled Piculet - Picumnus innominatus
A single bird was seen at Umphang on the 21/3/92. JFC saw 1 along the River Trail at Nam Nao on the 19/2/99 and DC saw 1 along the Km 24 Gully trail at Doi Ang Khan on the 3/3/99.
194. Rufous Piculet - Sasia abnormis
A single bird was located tapping on bamboo along Trail B at KPBK on the 29/3/92.
195. White-browed Piculet - Sasia ochracea
In 1992 a single bird was located in a bamboo stand lining the road above the checkpoint at Umphang.
200. Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker - Dendrocopus canicapillus
In 1999 a single individual was seen at Nam Nao on the 18/2/99, up to 2 were seen on two dates at Doi Inthanon, and around 6 were seen along the trail behind the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
205. Stripe-breasted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos atratus
In 1992 up to 8 were seen on three dates at Umphang Evergreen Forest. A single individual was seen along the Km 34.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon on the  24/2/99, and 4 were seen along the trail behind the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99 including a pair copulating.
216. Rufous Woodpecker - Celeus brachyurus
In 1992 a pair were seen at KPBK along Trail B.
217. White-bellied Woodpecker - Dryocopus javensis
Singles (possibly the same individual) were seen along the Km13 Ridge Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 21/2/99 and along the Km13 Dry Stream Trail on the 5/3/99.
221. Lesser Yellownape - Picus chlorolophus
A single bird was seen in the evergreen forest above Umphang.
223. Greater Yellownape - Picus flavinucha
A single individual was taped into view along the 'Trekker's Route' at Doi Ang Khan on the 4/3/99.
225. Streak-breasted Woodpecker - Picus viridanus
In 1992 a pair were seen in the mangroves at Krabi. In 1999 seen at KPBK where pairs were seen on the 30/5/99 and the 4/6/99.
226. Laced Woodpecker - Picus vittatus
At Khao Yai up to 2 were seen daily from the 11/2/99 to the 13/2/99 along Trail 6.
231. Black-headed Woodpecker - Picus erythropygius
A pair of these superb Woodpeckers were seen along the Km13 Ridge Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 21/2/99 and 1 was seen along the Km13 Dry Stream Trail on the 24/2/99.
235. Common Flameback - Dinopium javanense
In 1992 singles were seen in mangroves on Ko Libong and at Krabi. A female was seen along the first Km of the military base road at the southern end of Khao Yai on the 14/2/99. Singles were seen in the grounds of the Meritime Hotel at Krabi on the 30/5/99 and the 3/6/99.
237. Greater Flameback - Dinopium lucidus
A pair were seen along Trail 6 at Khao Yai on the 11/2/99. A single individual was seen in the mangroves visible from the small landing stage accessed from the side of the Meritime Hotel at Krabi on the 30/5/99.
240. Bamboo Woodpecker - Gecinulus viridis
In 1999 after about an hour of searching for a tapping individual in a huge bamboo clump along the River Trail at Nam Nao JFC finally tracked it down, only for it to fly off leaving DC with frustrating untickable flight views.
245. Buff-rumped Woodpecker - Meiglyptes tristis
In 1992 a pair were seen at KPBK along Trail B.
248. Grey-and-buff Woodpecker - Hemiccircus concretus
In 1992 pairs were seen at the Khao Nor Chuchi Plateau and at Ban Noi Chong.
249. Heart-spotted Woodpecker - Hemicircus canente
DC traced a drumming bird down to sitting on the very top of a dead trunk along Trail 6 at Khao Yai on the 13/2/99 only for it to fly off before JFC reached the spot, but much to JFC's relief a more obliging individual was seen along the first Km of the military base road at Khao Yai on the 14/2/99.
252. Great Slaty Woodpecker - Mulleripicus pulverulentus
A single individual was seen flying across the entrance road at Nam Nao on the 18/2/99.
254. Great Barbet - Megalaima virens
Two were seen in the evergreen forest above Umphang on the 24/3/92. A single individual was seen along the River Trail at Nam Nao on the 19/2/99 and 2 were seen at Doi Inthanon on both the 23/2/99 and 24/2/99.
257. Lineated Barbet - Megalaima lineata
A single individual was seen along the Km13 Dry Stream Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 5/3/99.
259. Green-eared Barbet - Megalaima faiostricta
A pair were seen at the viewpoint just inside Khao Yai NP on the 11/2/99 giving prolonged views in a dead tree.
261. Gold-whiskered Barbet - Megalaima chrysopogon
A single bird was seen near the Upper Pool at KPBK on the 1/4/92.
263. Red-throated Barbet - Megalaima mystacophanos
A group of 4 were seen in a fruiting tree at Pahngngha Lowland Forest on the 3/4/92.
266. Golden-throated Barbet - Megalaima franklinii
In 1992 up to 3 were seen on two dates in dry forest at Umphang. In 1999 up to 3 were seen on five dates whilst at Doi Inthanon - seemingly always present along the Km34.5 Jeep Trail.
268. Blue-throated Barbet - Megalaima asiatica
Two were seen at a partially deforested hillside between Mae Sot and Umphang on the 24/3/92. In 1999 singles seen at Km5.5 along the Mae Chem road at Doi Inthanon, and twice at the temple at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao.
270. Moustached Barbet - Megalaima incognita
A single individual was seen (with others heard) in the vicinity of the military base viewpoint at the southern end of Khao Yai on the 14/2/99 and along the Nam Nao River Trail 1 was seen on the 17/2/99 and 2 the following day.
274. Blue-eared Barbet - Megalaima australis
In 1992 singles were seen on two dates in the Umphang forests. At Nam Nao 2 were seen on the 19/2/99.
277. Coppersmith Barbet - Megalaima haemacephala
In 1992 seen at Umphang dry forest, Rangsit and Krabi Resort with a maximum of 10 seen at the latter site. Seen in the vicinity of Km13 at Doi Inthanon where 2 were seen along the Ridge Trail on the 21/2/99 and 1 was seen along the Dry Stream Trail at Km13 on the 5/3/99. Singles were seen in the grounds of the Meritime Hotel at Krabi on the 30/5/99 and at a petrol station between Khlong Thom and Krabi on the 31/5/99.
278. Brown Barbet - Calorhamphus fuliginosus
In 1992 a pair were seen in a fruiting tree at the Khao Noi Churchi Plateau.
Hornbill sp. - Rhyticeros sp.
A distant party of 4 were seen in flight over the track outside the start of Trail U on the 2/6/99. I felt they were most likely Wreathed Hornbills but views were too poor to be sure.
283. Oriental Pied Hornbill - Anthracoceros albirostris
Only seen at Khao Yai where 6 were seen on the 11/2/99 and 2 the following day, all sightings being from the viewpoint just within the NP or roadside sightings. The OBC Checklist (1996) retains the treatment of Southern Pied Hornbill as a subspecies.
284. Black Hornbill - Anthracoceros malayanus
A pair were seen at KPBK on the 28/3/92. This species is treated as Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
288. Great Hornbill - Buceros bicornis
In 1999 singles were seen on three dates at Khao Yai NP.
304. Wreathed Hornbill - Aceros undulatus
A party of 3 were seen in flight at Khao Yai near the Elephant salt lick on the 13/2/99.
309. Hoopoe - Upupa epops
A single individual was seen north of Bangkok on the 24/3/92.
313. Diard's Trogon - Harpactes diardi
A single male was seen along Trail B at KPBK on the 31/3/92.
317. Scarlet-rumped Trogon - Harpactes duvaucelii
A superb male was seen along Trail B at KPBK on the 28/3/92.
318. Orange-breasted Trogon - Harpactes oreskios
A single male was seen at KPBK on the 29/3/92. A single female was seen along the first Km of the road leading to the military base at Khao Yai on the 12/2/99. A single individual was seen very briefly along Trail U at KPBK on the 29/5/99.
319. Red-headed Trogon - Harpactes erythrocephalus
A single female was seen at the Umphang Picnic Site on the 21/3/92. In 1999 up to 2 were seen on three dates along Trail 6 at Khao Yai, a party of 5 were seen at the ravine west of the river at Nam Nao on the 18/2/99, and 1 was seen along the steps leading to the temple at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao on the 28/2/99. 
322. Indian Roller - Coracias benghalensis
In 1992 it proved to be a common roadside bird to the north of Bangkok with up to 50 seen on five dates. In 1999 seen on ten dates being chiefly roadside sightings with a daily maximum of 8 seen on the 19/2/99 during the long drive NW from Nam Nao. At least 3 were seen in the grounds of the Krabi Meritime Hotel on the 30/5/99.
324. Dollarbird - Eurystomus orientalis
In 1992 3 were seen in the Kantang mangroves, 1 at the Krabi Mangroves and 2 on Ko Phi Phi.
327. Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
In 1992 seen on four dates with a maximum of 5 seen at the Krabi mangroves. At least 2 were seen at the fishponds near Nong ya Khao nok on the 15/2/99 and 1 was seen at Doi Inthanon on the 22/2/99.
336. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher - Ceyx erithacus
Three 'black-backs' were seen on two dates at KPBK in 1992.
339. Banded Kingfisher - Lacedo pulchella
A single male was seen just above the upper pool at KPBK on the 28/3/99. A single female was seen perched high in a tree over the U.22 gully near the edge of the forest outside the boundary at KPBK on the 5/6/99. Superb.
341. Brown-winged Kingfisher - Halcyon amauroptera
In 1992 a single bird was seen in the Kantang mangroves and 4 were seen in the Krabi mangroves. A pair were seen at the small landing stage adjacent to the Meritime Hotel at Krabi on the 30/5/99. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
345. White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis
In 1992 seen on six dates with a maximum of 4 seen on the 24/3/92. In Feb/March 1999 singles were seen on five dates at widespread locations. In May/June 1999 recorded on the drive between Krabi and KPBK on five dates but only in small numbers.
346. Black-capped Kingfisher - Halcyon pileata
In 1992 3 were seen on the drive north from Bangkok, 8 were seen in the Kantang mangroves, 6 at the Krabi mangroves and singles noted on two other dates.
354. Collared Kingfisher - Todiramphus chloris
In 1992 3 were seen at the Kantang mangroves, 4 were seen at Krabi and 3 were seen daily at Ko Phi Phi. A pair were seen in mangroves viewed from the Krabi waterfront on the 1/6/99.
367. Red-bearded Bee-eater - Nyctyornis amictus
In 1992 a single bird was seen perched in a dead tree along Trail B at KPBK.
368. Blue-bearded Bee-eater - Nyctyornis athertoni
In 1992 singles were seen on two dates in the evergreen forest at Umphang.
370. Green Bee-eater - Merops orientalis
Around 5 were seen in the fields near Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99, 2 were seen at Nong ya Khao nok on the 16/2/99, and around 10 were seen in fields on the outskirts of Chaing Mai on the 27/2/99.
371. Blue-throated Bee-eater - Merops viridis
In 1992 3 were seen at the Kantang mangroves, 8 at KPBK, 3 at Krabi and 4 at the Krabi Resort.
373. Blue-tailed Bee-eater - Merops philippinus
In 1992 a single individual was seen on the drive north from Bangkok and 12 were seen in the Kantang mangroves. Two pairs were seen in fields near Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99. The OBC Checklist (1996) accords this form specific status along with both Blue-cheeked and Madagascar Bee-eaters.
376. Chestnut-headed Bee-Eater - Merops leschenaulti
In 1992 up to 5 were seen on two dates at Umphang and 6 were seen near the Krabi resort. A party of 4 were seen along the first Km of the road leading to the military base at Khao Yai on the 12/2/99, 10 were seen along the 16Km road which leads beyond the campsite at Doi Inthanon (with some birds present around their breeding colonies) and 2 were seen on the drive down from the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
380. Large Hawk Cuckoo - Cuculus sparveroides
A single individual was seen at Umphang on the 23/3/92.
382. Moustached Hawk Cuckoo - Hierococcyx vagans
A single individual was seen along Trail B at KPBK on the 31/5/99.
384. Indian Cuckoo - Cuculus micropterus
In 1992 singles were seen on two dates at Umphang.
391. Plaintive Cuckoo - Cacomantis merulinus
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on both visits to Rangsit and 2 were seen on Ko Phi Phi. In 1999 just 2 were seen, at Nong ya Khao nok on the 15/2/99.
401. Asian Emerald Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx maculatus
A superb male was watched for around half an hour in a dead tree along the Km 34.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 24/2/99. Stunning.
402. Violet Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Two males and a female were watched visiting a flowering tree near the temple at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao on the 28/2/99.
404. Drongo Cuckoo - Surniculus lugubris
In 1992 singles were seen in secondary growth at KPBK and Ko Maa. In 1999 a single individual was seen along the forest edge bordering the Boundary Trail at KPBK on the 30/5/99.
405. Asian Koel - Eudynamys scolopacea
In 1992 3 were seen at Rangsit and 6 were seen on Ko Phi Phi with many others heard. In Feb/March 1999 despite being heard on a number of dates the only individual seen was a female in the grounds of the Hotel at the foot of the Bat Caves just outside Khao Yai on our first evening - the 10/2/99.
409. Black-bellied Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus diardi
A pair were seen at Ban Noi Chong on the powerline trail on the 4/4/92.
410. Chestnut-bellied Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus sumatranus
In 1992 singles were seen on the Khao Noi Churchi Plateau and at the Pahngngha Mangroves.
411. Green-billed Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
In 1992 singles were seen in the dry forest at Umphang and on the drive north from Bangkok. In 1999 pairs were seen at Khao Yai and near Wat Tampraprosiat and singles were seen on two dates at Doi Ang Khan.
414. Raffle's Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus
In 1992 pairs were seen at KPBK and at Ban Noi Chong Powerline trail.
417. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
In 1992 a single bird was seen at the Ban Noi Chong Powerline trail. Singles were seen in the U.22 gully and along Trail B at KPBK on the 30/5/99 and the 31/5/99.
423. Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo - Carpococcyx renauldi
Whilst walking Trail 6 at Khao Yai at 4pm on the 13/2/99 we flushed a bird from the far end of the stream which flew a short distance before running across the trail and disappearing up a slope. The following afternoon we sat close to the area from 3pm and at 3.30pm the bird appeared over the ridge and made its way towards the stream a litlle further along the Trail. We crept up on it and followed it walking along a 100 yard stretch of the trail. We then again flushed it from the stream whereby it again crossed the trail and made its way up the slope and started to call. Having enjoyed spectacular views we then continued along the trail, but then again saw the bird twice on our return along the trail around an hour later. Absolutely brilliant and best bird of the Spring 1999 trip in our opinion. This species is treated as Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
429. Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis
In 1992 seen in small numbers on four dates at widespread locations. A single individual was seen in the mangroves adjacent to the Meritime Hotel at Krabi on the 30/5/99.
433. Lesser Coucal - Centropus bengalensis
In 1992 singles were seen near Mae Sot and Ban Noi Chong. In Feb/March 1999 singles seen on four dates at scattered locations.
479. Vernal Hanging Parrot - Loriculus vernalis
In 1992 pairs were seen at Umphang, KPBK, Krabi Mangroves and Ban Noi Chong. In Feb/March 1999 only seen at Khao Yai where 10 were seen at the viewpoint on the 11/2/99 and where 3 were seen on the 14/2/99. Typically most views were of birds 'whizzing' overhead. A pair were seen just outside the entrance to Phanom Bencha NP on the 5/6/99.
492. Grey-headed Parakeet - Psittacula finschii
A flock of 20 were seen in dry forest at Umphang on the 23/3/92.
499. Red-breasted Parakeet - Psittacula alexandri
At Khao Yai a single individual was seen perched in a tree near the viewpoint just inside the National Park on the 11/2/99.
Swiftlet sp. - Collocalia sp.
A few Swiftlets were seen at various locations including KPBK. They generally appeared fairly pale grey so were presumably likely to have been Edible-nest Swiftlets.
508. Himalayan Swiftlet - Collocalia brevirostris
In 1992 up to 20 were seen daily whilst at Umphang. Swiftlets, presumably all referring to this species, were seen on twelve dates early Spring 1999 with the maximum number recorded being 50 at Khao Yai on the 14/2/99.
514. Edible Nest Swiftlet - Aerodramus fuciphagus
In 1992 seen daily in good numbers in the Peninsular.
518. Silver-rumped Needletail - Rhaphidura leucopygialis
In 1992 2 were seen along the entrance road to KPBK and 12 were seen feeding over the Upper Pool there in the early mornings. A pair were seen flying over forest at Phanom Bencha NP on the evening of the 5/6/99.
523. Asian Palm Swift - Cypsiurus balasiensis
In 1992 large numbers were seen daily from Bangkok northwards. In Feb/March 1999 seen on six dates often in the direct vicinity of palms with a daily maximum of 30 recorded on the 15/2/99. Up to 6 were seen around the Palm trees at the Krabi Meritime Hotel on the 30/5/99 and 1/6/99 and 2 were seen whilst driving on the 31/5/99.
527. Fork-tailed Swift - Apus pacificus
A single individual was seen at the Ang Thong Waterfall on the 27/3/92. In Feb/March 1999 seen on eight dates, with a daily maximum of 20 recorded at Doi Inthanon on the 1/3/99. Despite checking, unfortunately no Dark-rumped Swifts could be located amongst them.
529. House Swift - Apus affinis
In 1992 up to 6 were seen on two dates north of Bangkok. In Feb/March 1999 surprisingly only seen on four dates with a daily maximum of only 6 at Doi Inthanon on the 21/2/99. Around 25 were seen around the limestone stack adjacent to the Krabi Meritime Hotel during the evening of the 3/6/99.
530. Crested Treeswift - Hemiprocne coronata
In 1992 up to 8 were seen on two dates at the bridge across a large river north of Umphang. In 1999 only seen over the agricultural areas on Doi Inthanon on three dates, with a maximum of 8 seen on the 24/2/99.
531. Grey-rumped Treeswift - Hemiprocne longipennis
In 1992 up to 12 were seen daily at KPBK and also in the Krabi mangroves.
(544. Mountain Scops Owl - Otus spilocephalus)
Unfortunately 1 was found dead on the road up Doi Inthanon on the 23/2/99.
(553. Oriental Scops Owl - Otus sunia)
Again 1 was found dead on the road up Doi Inthanon on the 23/2/99 after what had sadly been a bad night for the Owls on the mountain. The OBC Checklist (1996) retains the treatment of full specific status from Otus scops.
584. Collared Owlet - Glaucidium brodei
A single individual was seen hunting in the evergreen forest above Umphang on the 23/3/92.
585. Asian Barred Owlet - Glaucidium cuculoides
Singles were seen along the entrance road to Nam Nao on the 18/2/99 and along the Km 13 Dry Stream Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 24/2/99.
617. Great Eared Nightjar - Eurostopodus macrotis
In 1992 5 were seen at dawn flying into roost into forest opposite the Krabi Resort Hotel. A single individual was seen below the bat caves just outside Khao Yai on the 10/2/99 and birds were heard in the vicinity of our accomodation just outside the park on three other dates.
623. Large-tailed Nightjar - Caprimulgus macrurus
In 1992 2 were seen at dawn and dusk on several dates around the KPBK HQ. In February 1999 this species was heard on two dates at Khao Yai but no real attempt was made to track them down. On the drive from Phuket to Krabi 1 was seen on the 28/5/99 and between Krabi and KPBK 1 was seen on the 29/5/99 and 2 on the 1/6/99.
Nightjar sp. - Caprimulgus sp.
Birds seen over the campsite pool at Doi Inthanon and on the drive up to the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao were not identified.
638. Ashy Wood Pigeon - Columba pulchricollis
Three were seen opposite the entrance to the Km 37.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 24/2/99.
650. Oriental Turtle Dove - Streptopelia orientalis
A single individual was seen along the 16km road leading beyond the campsite at Doi Inthanon on the 27/2/99.
652. Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinensis
In 1992 seen on seven dates at widespread locations. In Feb/March 1999 seen on eleven dates with a daily maximum of 10 seen on the 16/2/99. In May/June 1999 up to 5 were seen on four dates either around the Krabi Meritime Hotel or whilst driving.
653. Red Collared Dove - Streptopelia tranquebarica
In 1992 seen on four dates in the north with a maximum of 15 seen at Rangsit. In 1999 only seen on the drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai when 8 were seen on the 10/2/99.
656. Barred Cuckoo Dove - Macropygia unchall
In 1992 up to 3 were seen on two dates in the forest above Umphang. In 1999 only seen at Khao Yai where 1 was seen at the viewpoint near the entrance on the 11/2/99 and 2 were seen at the military base viewpoint on the 14/2/99.
663. Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps indica
In 1992 singles were seen on two dates at Umphang. In 1999 singles were seen at the start of Trail 1 at Khao Yai on the 13/2/99 and along the Temple Gully at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao on the 28/2/99.
665. Peaceful Dove - Geopelia striata
In 1992 4 at Rangsit and 2 on the drive north from Bangkok were the only birds seen. In 1999 seen chiefly whilst driving being recorded on only four dates, with 6 on the 10/2/99, 40 on the 15/2/99, 15 on the 16/2/99 and 2 on the 19/2/99. A pair were seen at the Krabi Meritime Hotel on the 30/5/99 and the 3/6/99.
682. Thick-billed Pigeon - Treron curvirostra
In 1992 6 were seen in dry forest at Umphang and 2 were seen along the powerline clearing at Ban Nai Chong.
689. Pin-tailed Pigeon - Treron apicauda
In 1992 up to 20 were seen on five dates in the forests at Umphang.
692. Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon - Treron sphenura
A party of 6 were seen in dry forest on top of a limestone escarpment at Umphang on the 21/3/92 and 30 were seen in the dry deciduous forest the next day. A single female was seen along the first Km of the military base road at Khao Yai on the 14/2/99, and at the Km37.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon up to 15 were seen on three dates.
702. Jambu Fruit Dove - Ptilinopus jambu
A pair were seen feeding in a fruiting tree at KPBK on the 31/3/92.
729. Mountain Imperial Pigeon - Ducula badia
In 1992 up to 25 were seen on five dates in the forests above Umphang. In 1999 seen on three dates at Khao Yai and on four dates at Doi Inthanon in small numbers with a daily maximum of only 4 seen around the Km37.5 Jeep Trail on the 23/2/99.
732. Pied Imperial Pigeon - Ducula bicolor
In 1992 around 30 were seen on Ko Maa and around 8 were seen on Ko Phi Phi on the two days there.
753. Masked Finfoot - Heliopais personata
An adult male was watched down to 10 yards as it crept along the bank of a channel in the Krabi mangroves on the 1/4/92 proving to be a highlight of the 1992 trip. This species is considered Vulnerable by Collar et al. (1994) who state that it 'is threatened by the destruction of lowland forest and mangroves throughout its range, increased traffic and development along river courses and perhaps fouling of forest waterways from logging'.
776. Baillon's Crake - Porzana pusilla
A total of 3 birds fed in the open seemingly unconcerned by our prescence during the early morning of the 25/3/92 at Rangsit.
778. Ruddy-breasted Crake - Porzana fusca
A total of 6 were seen feeding in the open at Rangsit on the 25/3/92.
785. Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus
A total of 6 were seen at Rangsit on the 25/3/92. Three were seen at the fishponds near Nong ya Khao nok on the 15/2/99.
797. Eurasian Woodcock - Scolopax rusticola
In 1999 singles (probably relating to 2 individuals) were seen on four dates at the Summit Marsh at Doi Inthanon where incredible views were obtained.
805. Pintail Snipe - Gallinago stenura
At Rangsit 2 were seen on the 19/3/92 and 1 the following day on the drive north from Bangkok.
808. Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago
At Rangsit singles were seen on both visits in 1992. In 1999 only seen in the vicinity of the fishponds near Nong ya Khao nok where up to 8 were seen on the two dates.
811. Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica
Around 120 were seen on Ha Toup on the 26/3/92.
813. Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
In 1992 an estimated 200 were seen on Haa Toup and a single was seen on Ko Phi Phi.
815. Curlew - Numenius arquata
At Haa Toup 10 were seen on the 26/3/92.
817. Spotted Redshank - Tringa erythropus
In 1999 up to 2 were seen at Nong ya Khao nok on both dates.
818. Redshank - Tringa totanus
A total of 30 were seen on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92.
819. Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis
At Rangsit 2 were present on the 19/3/92. At Nong ya Khao nok 5 were seen on the 15/2/99 and 1 the next day.
820. Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
Around 40 were seen on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92. In 1999 up to 15 were seen at Nong ya Khao nok on both dates.
821. Nordmann's Greenshank - Tringa guttifer
An impressive total of 22 were seen on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92. This species is considered Endangered by Collar et al. (1994) who state 'the total world population is estimated to be c.1,000'.
825. Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola
Up to 50 were present at Rangsit on both visits and 12 were seen on roadside pools on the drive north from Bangkok. In 1999 up to 10 were seen at Nong ya Khao nok on both dates.
826. Terek Sandpiper - Xenus cinereus
A total of 20 were seen on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92.
827. Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
In 1992 seen on six dates in small numbers at scattered locations. In 1999 2 were seen at Nong ya Khao nok on both dates.
830. Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Around 20 were present on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92.
833. Great Knot - Calidris tenuirostris
A total of 10 summer-plumaged birds were present on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92.
839. Red-necked Stint - Calidris ruficollis
At Haa Toup 6 were present on the 26/3/92.
840. Temminck's Stint - Calidris temminckii
At Rangsit 4 were seen on the 19/3/92. In 1999 up to 4 were seen on both dates at Nong ya Khao nok.
841. Long-toed Stint - Calidris subminuta
At Rangsit 3 were seen on the 29/3/92. In 1999 a single individual was seen on both dates at Nong ya Khao nok.
848. Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
At Haa Toup 6 were seen on the 26/3/92.
855. Greater Painted-snipe - Rostratula benghalensis
At Rangsit 3 were flushed from a small pool on the 19/3/99. A superb female was flushed from near some bushes along the lake edge near Nong ya Khao nok on the 15/2/99.
857. Pheasant-tailed Jacana - Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Two were seen at Nong ya Khao nok on the 16/2/99.
858. Bronze-winged Jacana - Metopidius indicus
Up to 10 were seen on both visits to Rangsit in 1992.
866. Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus
A single bird was seen at Rangsit on the 25/3/92. In 1999 10 were seen at Nong ya Khao nok on both dates.
871. Grey Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
An estimated 80 were seen at Haa Toup on the 26/3/92.
874. Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
In 1992 10 were seen at Rangsit on both visits, 3 were seen on the drive north from Bangkok and 2 were seen at Haa Toup. In 1999 up to 6 were seen on both dates at Nong ya Khao nok.
875. Kentish Plover - Charadrius alexandrinus
In 1999 up to 4 were seen on both dates at Nong ya Khao nok.
877. Malaysian Plover - Charadrius peroni
At Haa Toup 4 were seen on the 26/3/92. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
879. Lesser Sand Plover - Charadrius mongolus
A total of 20 were seen on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92.
880. Greater Sand Plover - Charadrius leschenaultii
A total of 100 were seen on Ha Toup on the 26/3/92.
890. Grey-headed Lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
A superb pair were located in dry paddies along the Fang bypass on the 3/3/99. This species is treated as Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
891. Red-wattled Lapwing - Vanellus indicus
At Rangsit 10 were seen on the 19/3/92 and 5 were seen on the drive north the next day. In 1999 only seen at Khao Yai where pairs were seen on three dates - near the salt lick and near the TAT restaurant.
894. Crab Plover - Dromas ardeola
A single bird was seen on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92 proving the highlight of the Wader roost.
899. Oriental Pratincole - Glareola maldivarum
In 1992 10 were seen in roadside fields on the drive north from Bangkok.
929. Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica
At Haa Toup 12 were seen on the 26/3/92.
932. Lesser Crested Tern - Sterna bengalensis
A total of 25 were seen on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92.
933. Crested Tern - Sterna bergii
At Haa Toup 6 arrived to roost on the 26/3/92.
937. Black-naped Tern - Sterna sumatrana
In 1992 around 10 were seen on the two days spent at Ko Phi Phi including seeing them perched on their cliff-face nesting sites.
938. Common Tern - Sterna hirundo
At Haa Toup 4 were seen on the 26/3/92 and 2 were seen on the boat trip out to Ko Phi Phi.
940. Little Tern - Sterna albifrons
An estimated 200 were seen on Haa Toup on the 26/3/92.
946. Bridled Tern - Sterna anaethetus
On the boat trip from Ko Phi Phi to Phi Phi Ley 2 were seen on the 3/4/92.
949. White-winged Tern - Chlidonias leucopterus
A total of 6 were seen in the Kantang Mangroves on the 26/3/92.
964. Black Baza - Aviceda leuphotes
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on two dates in the dry deciduous forest at Umphang. In 1999 2 were seen circling over the forest at Nam Nao on the 19/2/99.
965. Oriental Honey-buzzard - Pernis ptilorhyncus
In 1992 a single bird was seen along the road between Umphang and Mae Sot on the 24/3/99. In 1999 2 were seen over the Doi Inthanon campsite on the 5/3/99. The OBC Checklist (1996) discusses its relationship with Eurasian Honey-buzzard but retains its full species staus.
968. Black-shouldered Kite - Elanus caeruleus
In 1992 seen on seven dates in widespread locations with a maximum of 20 seen north of Bangkok on the 20/3/92. In 1999 singles were seen whilst driving on the 15/2/99 and 19/2/99 and 2 were seen hunting the Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99.
970. Black Kite - Milvus migrans
A pair were seen in the Kantang Mangroves on the 26/3/92.
971. Brahminy Kite - Haliastur indus
In 1992 a single was seen at Rangsit, 16 at Kantang/Ko Libong, 6 at Krabi, 8 daily at Ko Phi Phi and 1 at Phanhgngha. In 1999 at the Krabi Meritime Hotel 2 were seen on the 1/6/99 and 1 was seen on Phuket on the 6/6/99.
972. White-bellied Sea Eagle - Haliaeetus leucogaster
In 1992 a single immature was seen in the Krabi mangroves and up to 8 were seen on the two dates in the Ko Phi Phi area. A single individual was seen at the Krabi Meritime Hotel on the 3/6/99.
987. Crested Serpent Eagle - Spilornis cheela
In 1992 singles were seen in the Umphang Picnic Area and on the Khao Nor Churchi Plateau. In 1999 a single adult was seen at Doi Ang Khan on the 2/3/99.
993. Eurasian Marsh Harrier - Circus aeruginosus
In 1992 up to 4 were seen on the two visits to Rangsit including a superb male and 2 were seen on the drive north from Bangkok.
997. Pied Harrier - Circus melanoleucos
A single female was seen hunting over the Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99.
999. Crested Goshawk - Accipiter trivirgatus
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on two dates at Umphang and 2 were seen on the Khao Nor Churchi Plateau.
1001. Shikra - Accipiter badius
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on two dates in the Umphang area. In Feb/March 1999 singles were seen on eight dates at many localities.
1008. Japanese Sparrowhawk - Accipiter gularis
A single individual was seen perched and in flight along the Km24 Gully Trail at Doi Ang Khan on the 3/3/99. The tiny size, clear white throat and barred underwings were all clearly seen.
Accipiter sp.
In 1999 a number were seen from various localities which were left unidentified.
1017. Rufous-winged Buzzard - Butastur liventer
In 1999 a superb individual was seen perched up (and then in flight) alongside the road c.12km north of Chaing Dao whilst driving towards Fang. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
1019. Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo
Singles were seen near Umphang on the 21/3/92 and Mae Sot on the 24/3/92. In 1999 up to 3 were seen on four dates whilst at Doi Inthanon, chiefly over the campsite area.
1024. Black Eagle - Ictinaetus malayensis
A single bird was seen over the Umphang Picnic Site on the 23/3/92.
1035. Rufous-bellied Eagle - Hieraaetus cirrhatus
A single bird carrying nesting material was seen along the entrance road to KPBK on the 27/3/92.
1036. Changeable Hawk Eagle - Spizaetus cirrhatus
In 1992 singles were seen in the forest areas near Umphang on two dates. In 1999 a single individual was watched being mobbed by an Accipiter sp. over Doi Ang Khan on the 3/3/99.
1037. Mountain Hawk Eagle - Spizaetus nipalensis
A single bird was seen both perched and in flight along the road between Umphang and Mae Sot on the 24/2/92. Singles were seen at Doi Inthanon at 5.5km towards Mae Chem on the 23/2/99 and along the 16km road leading beyond the campsite on the 27/2/99.
1043. White-rumped Falcon - Polihierax insignis
Two pairs were seen along the Km13 Ridge Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 21/2/99 with views including a male food passing to a calling female. This species is treated as Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
1044. Collared Falconet - Microhierax caerulescens
A group of 3 were seen along the Km13 Ridge Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 21/2/99 and 1 was seen along the Km13 dry stream trail on the 5/3/99.
1050. Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus
A single bird was seen on the drive north from Bangkok on the 20/3/92. Two were seen hunting the Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99.
1064. Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
Singles were seen over Trail 6 at Khao Yai on the 13/2/99 and over the Km37.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 6/3/99.
1065. Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
In 1992 up to 5 were seen on the pools at Rangsit on both visits.  In 1999 a total of 4 were seen on the lake at Nong ya Khao nok on both the 15/2/99 &16/2/99.
1080. Little Cormorant - Phalacrocorax niger
In 1992 up to 25 were seen at Rangsit on both visits with odd others at Bangkok Airport and on the drive north from Bangkok. In 1999 a single individual was seen in flight at Bangkok Airport on the 28/5/99.
1089. Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
In 1992 seen on seven dates in fair numbers at scattered locations. In 1999 up to 20 were seen on both dates at Nong ya Khao nok.
1092. Pacific Reef Egret - Egretta sacra
In 1992 a single bird was seen from Ko Libong and up to 12 were seen around the Ko Phi Phi islands on the two days spent there. In 1999 a single individual was seen in flight over the sea from the Fossil beach near Krabi on the 1/6/99.
1094. Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea
In 1999 2 were seen on both dates at Nong ya Khao nok.
1098. Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
In 1992 singles were seen on both visits to Rangsit.
1099. Great Egret - Casmerodius albus
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on both occasions driving north from Bangkok. In 1999 around 5 were seen on the outskirts of Bangkok on the 10/2/99 and up to 16 were seen on both dates at Nong ya Khao nok.
1100. Intermediate Egret - Mesophoyx intermedia
In 1992 only 2 were identified for certain, on the drive north from Bangkok. In 1999 up to 2 were seen on both dates at Nong ya Khao nok.
1101. Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis coromanda
In 1992 seen on seven dates in fair numbers from scattered locations. In Feb/March 1999 seen from the roadside on five dates with a maximum of 50 seen along the Fang bypass on the 3/3/99. Around 6 were seen at Bangkok Airport on the 28/5/99 and on Phuket on the 6/6/99. The OBC Checklist (1996) discusses some authors sugeestions of according B.i.coromanda full species status.
1103. Chinese Pond Heron - Ardeola grayii
In 1992 singles in full breeding plumage were seen at Rangsit, on the drive north from Bangkok, Kantang Harbour and at Krabi Mangroves with presumably many others seen in non-breeding plumage widely scattered. All Pond Herons seen in 1999 were in non-breeding plumage but on the assumption that most were this species they were encontered on six dates with a daily maximum of 100 estimated at Nong ya Khao nok on the 16/2/99.
1104. Javan Pond Heron - Ardeola speciosa
In 1992 up to 15 were seen in full breeding plumage at Rangsit on both visits and around 20 were seen on the drive north from Bangkok.
1105. Little Heron - Butorides striatus
In 1992 around 8 were seen around Ko Libomg and Haa Toup, a single at KPBK Pool and 8 in the mangroves at Krabi. In 1999 around 6 were seen in the Krabi mangroves on the 30/5/99 and 2 on the 1/6/99.
1106. Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax
At Rangsit 5 were seen on the 25/3/92.
1110. Malayan Night Heron - Gorsachius melanolophus
A single individual was flushed from the stream along Trail 6 on the 11/2/99, 13/2/99 and twice on the 14/2/99. Rather frustratingly it never chose the same spot along the stream so only poorish flight views were ever obtained.
1112. Yellow Bittern - Ixobrychus sinensis
In 1992 up to 4 were seen on both visits to Rangsit and a single bird was seen on the drive north from Bangkok. In 1999 singles were seen on both dates at Nong ya Khao nok.
1114. Cinnamon Bittern - Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
A single individual was seen at Nong ya Khao nok on the 16/2/99.
1134. Asian Openbill - Anastomus oscitans
In 1992 an estimated 200 were seen feeding in roadside fields north of Bangkok. Around 250 were seen on the drive north from Bangkok on the 10/2/99. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
1143. Great Frigatebird - Fregata minor
Around 8 juveniles were seen from Ko Maa on the 2/4/92.
1144. Lesser Frigatebird - Fregata ariel
An estimated 70 were seen from Ko Maa with a few in the vicinity of Ko Phi Phi on the 2/4/92.
1145. Christmas Island Frigatebird - Fregata andrewsi
An estimated 30 were scoped from Ko Maa on the 2/4/92. This species is considered Vulnerable by Collar et al. (1994) who state 'the current population is estimated to be fewer than 1,600 breeding pairs'.
1187. Eared Pitta - Pitta phayrei
A pair were seen in the vicinity of the end of the stream near some rotting fallen tree trunks along Trail 6 at Khao Yai on the 11/2/99, 12/2/99 and 13/2/99. They were very confiding allowing approach to within a couple of yards and were watched for a couple of hours - in fact it was strange always leaving them on view. They were first found by tracking down a continued rustling below a thick dark bush but thereafter would react to a whistled imitation of their call. Brilliant. Needless to say an early highlight of the trip with good photographs obtained.
1190. Rusty-naped Pitta - Pitta oatesi
At the Temple Gully at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao a bird was heard calling just before it rained in the afternoon of the 28/2/99, the following morning an individual was seen hopping up the length of a slope stopping twice as it did so only c.50 yards from the entrance to the gully and another bird was heard c.150 yards along the gully. On the 2/3/99 an estimated 3 birds were heard along the first half of the gully and on the 4/3/99 a single bird was seen briefly. The 5/3/99 produced views of 2 individuals, 1 at the very entrance to the gully and 1 around 150 yards along. The dullest plumaged Pitta we have seen, but a Pitta all the same, especially sweet having missed it at Fraser's Hill, Malaysia the previous year !
1193. Blue Pitta - Pitta cyanea
A single male was seen along trail 6 at Khao Yai near the 'start' of the stream. It was seen on a slope covered by dry leaf-litter in the morning and actually in the stream itself in the late afternoon. Appeared much larger than expected.
1194. Banded Pitta - Pitta guajana
A superb male was seen in a gully adjacent to U.10 on the 31/5/99 and on the trail itself at U.10 on the 2/6/99 and an obliging female was seen along the Huay Sakee Trail at Phanom Bencha NP on the 4/6/99. Stunning.
1196. Gurney's Pitta - Pitta gurneyi
In 1992 we finally scored on our fourth day along Trail B at O.22km (just beyond the pole birdge) with prolonged views of a pair which once found proved to be approachable and unconcerned by our prescence. In 1999 a male was seen just off the trail in the dry gully at U.34 on the 29/5/99, another male was glimpsed crossing the Boundary Trail at the U.22 gully on the 31/5/99 and again on the 1/6/99 when it was followed by a female which briefly paused in the middle of the trail. Also on the 1st a male was seen twice on the trail at U.36 allowing unobscured views. Finally a female was watched near the edge of the forest actually hopping around in the .22 gully on the 2/6/99. Birds were also heard on the 4/6/99 and the 5/6/99 along Trail U and the Boundary Trail. Absolutely stunning. This species is considered Critical by Collar et al. (1994).
1198. Hooded Pitta - Pitta sordida
This species was almost certainly heard distantly from Trail V at KPBK on the 3/6/99.
1210. Blue-winged Pitta - Pitta moluccensis
At U.5 two calling birds were taped into view high in the canopy on the 30/5/99.
1211. Mangrove Pitta - Pitta megarhyncha
After hearing birds at both Ko Libong and Krabi we were relieved to tape a bird into view around the bungalows at Panhngha National Park on the 4/4/92. It gave such prolonged views that we even managed to obtain scope views of it perched on a low mangrove stump for several minutes. At the Krabi Meritime Hotel mangroves 1 was seen briefly with another 4 heard on the 30/5/99. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
1215. Banded Broadbill - Eurylaimas javanicus
In 1992 singles were seen at the upper end of Trail P at KPBK and on the Khao Noi Chuchi Plateau.
1216. Black-and-yellow Broadbill - Eurylaimas ochromalus
In 1992 2 were seen on the Khao Noi Chuchi Plateau.
1220. Long-tailed Broadbill - Psarisomus dalhousiae
In 1992 singles were seen on two dates in the evergreen forest at Umphang. In 1999 only 1 seen, along the River Trail at Nam Nao on the 19/2/99.
1221. Green Broadbill - Calyptomena viridis
In 1992 singles were seen along Trail B at KPBK and at Ban Noi Chong.
1248. Flyeater - Gerygone sulphurea
In 1992 a pair were seen in the Kantang mangroves.
1252. Asian Fairy Bluebird - Irena puella
In 1992 up to 12 were seen on five dates in Southern Thailand. In 1999 seen at Khao Yai on four dates with a daily maximum of 4 seen on the 12/2/99. A single female was seen in a fruiting tree along Trail B at KPBK on the 31/5/99.
1256. Greater Green Leafbird - Chloropsis sonnerati
In 1992 a pair were seen at the Upper Pool at KPBK.
1258. Blue-winged Leafbird - Chloropsis cochinchinensis
In 1992 singles were seen at Umphang and KPBK and 2 were seen at Panhngngha Lowland Forest. In 1999 a single individual was seen at Khao Yai on the 14/2/99.
1259. Golden-fronted Leafbird - Chloropsis aurifrons
At Khao Yai 2 were seen on the 11/2/99, at Nam Nao 4 were seen along the entrance road on the 18/2/99, and at Doi Inthanon 3 were seen on the 21/2/99.
1260. Orange-bellied Leafbird - Chloropsis hardwickii
At Doi Inthanon 2 were seen 5.5km along the Mae Chem road on the 23/2/99.
1266. Brown Shrike - Lanius cristatus
In 1992 it proved to be very common being seen on eight dates in widespread locations. In 1999 seen on seven dates with a daily maximum of 10 seen in the fields near Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99.
1267. Burmese Shrike - Lanius collurioides
A pair were seen between Mae Sot and Umphang on the 24/3/92. A superb male was seen at the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
1269. Long-tailed Shrike - Lanius schach
In 1992 up to 4 were seen on both visits to Rangsit with a few seen further north. In 1999 only seen on three dates and only 4 birds seen, with 3 being seen on two dates on Doi Inthanon, and 1 at Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99.
1270. Grey-backed Shrike - Lanius tephronotus
In 1999 seen on eight dates being recorded at Khao Yai, Doi Inthanon and Doi Ang Khan with a daily maximum of 3 seen on the 3/3/99.
1294. Black Magpie - Platysmurus leucopterus
A single individual was seen on the Khao Noi Chuchi plateau. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
1295. Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius
In 1999 seen on six dates in small numbers, being seen at Nam Nao, Doi Inthanon and Doi Chaing Dao.
1305. Common Green Magpie - Cissa chinensis
Two were seen on two dates in the evergreen forest at Umphang. A pair were seen at the start of Trail 6 at Khao Yai on the 11/2/99.
1309. Rufous Treepie - Dendrocitta vagabunda
A pair were seen near Km13 at Doi Inthanon on the 21/2/99.
1310. Grey Treepie - Dendrocitta formosae
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on four dates at Umphang. In 1999 a single individual was seen near the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99 and 4 were seen along the Km24 Gully trail at Doi Ang Khan on the 4/3/99.
1316. Racket-tailed Treepie - Crypsirina temia
A single individual was seen in trees surrounding fields near Wat Tamprarprosiat on the 15/2/99.
1336. Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos
In 1992 seen on eight dates in small numbers. In Feb/March 1999 seen on nine dates at widespread locations. In May/June 1999 a few were seen whilst driving between Phuket, Krabi and KPBK.
1343. Ashy Woodswallow - Artamus fuscus
In 1992 up to 30 were seen on the two dates travelling between Bangkok and Mae Sot. In 1999 seen on eleven dates at widespread locations.
1354. Dark-throated Oriole - Oriolus xanthonotus
A single female was seen along Trail C at KPBK on the 2/6/99.
1357. Black-naped Oriole - Oriolus chinensis
In 1992 a single bird was seen at the Upper Pool at KPBK. In 1999 a single individual was seen at the Khao Yai viewpoint on the 11/2/99.
1358. Slender-billed Oriole - Oriolus tenuirostris
Around 15 were seen in the vicinity of the DYK substaion at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
1362. Maroon Oriole - Oriolus traillii
In 1992 up to 10 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 at Doi Inthanon 3 were seen at the Km 37.5 Jeep Trail on the 23/2/99, and at Doi Ang Khan 2 were seen along the Km 24 trail on the 4/3/99.
1368. Large Cuckooshrike - Coracina macei
In 1992 up to 8 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 at Nam Nao 3 were seen along the entrance road on the 18/2/99, and at Doi Inthanon 1 was seen on the 27/2/99.
1392. Indochinese Cuckooshrike - Coracina polioptera
At Nam Nao 4 were seen along the River trail on the 17/2/99 and 1 on the 19/2/99.
1393. Black-winged Cuckooshrike - Coracina melaschistos
In 1992 two were seen in the evergreen forest at Umphang. In 1999 at Khao Yai up to 3 were recorded on three dates, and at Doi Inthanon 1 was seen on the 24/2/99.
1394. Lesser Cuckooshrike - Coracina fimbriata
In 1992 a single individual was seen on the Khao Noi Chuchi Plateau. A single female was seen just outside Phanom Bencha NP on the 5/6/99.
1403. Rosy Minivet - Pericrocotus roseus
Single males were seen at the Km37.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 22/2/99 and near the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
1404. Swinhoe's Minivet - Pericrocotus cantonensis
A single individual was seen at Umphang on the 22/3/92. Split by the OBC Checklist (1996) from Rosy Minivet. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
1405. Ashy Minivet - Pericrocotus divaricatus
In 1992 a party of 6 were seen briefly at the Upper Pool at KPBK.
1407. Small Minivet - Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
A pair were seen along the Nam Nao entrance road on the 18/2/99.
1411. Grey-chinned Minivet - Pericrocotus solaris
At Umphang a single individual was seen on the 21/3/92 and 2 on the 24/3/92. In 1999 up to 2 were seen on five dates at Doi Inthanon.
1412. Long-tailed Minivet - Pericrocotus ethologus
Only positively identified at Doi Ang Khan, where 4 were seen on the 3/3/99 and 2 on the 4/3/99 in the vicinity of the Km19 orchard.
1413. Short-billed Minivet - Pericrocotus brevirostris
Around 10 were seen at Umphang on the 22/3/92. In 1999 up to 6 were seen on three dates at Doi Inthanon, and 8 were seen in the vicinity of the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
1415. Scarlet Minivet - Pericrocotus flammeus
In 1992 up to 12 were seen on four dates at Umphang. In 1999 only positively identified on four dates at widespread locations, with a daily maximum of 4 at the Nam Nao entrance road on the 18/2/99.
1416. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike - Hemipus picatus
In 1992 up to 3 were seen on two dates at Umphang and a single was seen at KPBK. In 1999 only odd birds seen being recorded on two dates at Khao Yai, on one date at Doi Inthanon and on one day at Doi Ang Khan.
1418. Yellow-bellied Fantail - Rhipidura hypoxantha
In 1999 up to 2 were seen on four dates at the Summit Marsh at Doi Inthanon.
1423. White-throated Fantail - Rhipidura albicollis
In 1992 singles were seen on two dates at Umphang. In 1999 a few were seen on three dates at Nam Nao and similarly a few were seen on five dates in the Temple Gully at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao.
1426. Pied Fantail - Rhipidura javanica
In 1992 up to 6 were seen on both visits to Rangsit with 2 seen on Ko Libong and 1 in the Krabi mangroves. In 1999 around 4 were seen at Nong ya Khao nok including two birds mist-netted.
1437. Black Drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
In 1992 seen on five dates in good numbers in the north of the country. In 1999 seen on nine dates, usually whilst driving through 'poor' habitat, with a daily maximum of 6 recorded at a roadside fire on the 19/2/99.
1438. Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucophaeus
In 1992 up to 8 were seen on two dates at Umphang. In 1999 seen on fourteen dates proving common and widespread. A single individual was seen in the mangroves at Krabi on the 29/5/99.
1440. Crow-billed Drongo - Dicrurus annectans
In 1992, 2 were seen on Ko Libong and singles were seen at KPBK and Ban Noi Chong.
1441. Bronzed Drongo - Dicrurus aeneus
In 1992 up to 8 were seen daily at Umphang. In 1999 seen on seven dates in small numbers but recorded from most forest sites visited.
1442. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus remifer
In 1992 up to 8 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 only definitely recorded at Doi Inthanon where up to 6 were seen daily on seven dates and in the vicinity of the DYK Doi Chaing Dao substation where 4 were seen although possibly overlooked elsewhere.
1443. Spangled Drongo - Dicrurus hottentottus
In 1992 up to 40 were seen daily at Umphang. In 1999 up to 60 were recorded on four dates at Khao Yai with a large flock often present in the vicinity of the viewpoint just within the National Park, and 2 were seen at Doi Inthanon on the 21/2/99.
1447. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus
In 1992 seen on seven dates at widespread locations. In 1999 only seen on four dates with singles on two dates at Khao Yai, and singles at Doi Inthanon on two dates, although probably overlooked.
1450. Black-naped Monarch - Hypothymis azurea
In 1992 seen on seven dates in widespread locations including daily at KPBK. In 1999 surprisingly only a single bird seen, at Nam Nao on the 17/2/99.
1452. Asian Paradise-flycatcher - Terpsiphone paradisi
In 1992 up to 4 were seen daily at KPBK with both morphs being seen. In 1999 at Nam Nao a female was seen on the 18/2/99 and a male the following day. Up to 4 were seen on five dates at KPBK with a superb white morph bird seen on the 4/6/99.
1469. Common Iora - Aegithina tiphia
In 1992 6 were seen in the mangroves at Krabi. Only seen on two dates with 2 seen at the fields near Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99 and 6 seen along the Nam Nao entrance road on the 18/2/99.
1471. Green Iora - Aegithina viridissima#
In 1992 singles were seen at KPBK and at Ban Noi Chong.
1472. Great Iora - Aegithina lafresnayei
In 1992 pairs were seen on two dates at KPBK and a single individual was seen at Ban Noi Chong. In 1999 around 6 were seen at KPBK on the 30/5/99 mainly along Trail N.
1473. Rufous-winged Philentoma - Philentoma pyrhopterum
In 1992 a single individual was seen along Trail B at KPBK. In 1999 seen on three dates at KPBK with 2 on the 31/5/99, 1 on the 2/6/99 and 2 on the 4/6/99.
1475. Large Woodshrike - Tephrodornis gularis
In 1992 a party of 4 were seen on the Khao Noi Chuchi Plateau. In 1999 a pair were seen in the vicinity of a fruiting tree along Trail B at KPBK on the 31/5/99.
1484. Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush - Monticola rufiventris
A male was seen along the road to the summit at Doi Inthanon on the 22/2/99 and a pair were seen near the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
1485. Blue Rock Thrush - Monticola solitarius
In 1992 up to 3 were seen on two dates at Umphang and up to 6 were seen around Ko Phi Phi islands. In 1999 a male was seen along the road to the military base at Khao Yai on the 14/2/99.
1491. Blue Whistling Thrush - Myophonus caeruleus
A pair were seen around the entrance to the birdcaves at Phi Phi Ley on the 3/4/92. In 1999 seen on ten dates with both yellow-billed and black-billed forms being seen. Seen mainly at Khao Yai and Doi Inthanon. A single yellow-billed form was seen on its nest on a limestone cliff between Krabi and Phuket on the 6/6/99.
1502. Orange-headed Thrush - Zoothera citrina
A single female was seen along Trail 6 at Khao Yai close to where the stream ends on the 14/2/99 although DC obtained only very poor views due to the distraction of both Eared and Blue Pittas being seen at the same time in the immediate vicinity.
1509. Scaly Thrush - Zoothera dauma
A superb individual was watched for some time along Trail 6 at Khao Yai on the 11/2/99.
1513. Dark-sided Thrush - Zoothera marginata
In 1999 up to 3 were seen on five dates at the Summit Marsh at Doi Inthanon. Superb.
1526. Grey-sided Thrush - Turdus feae
At least 2 (and almost certainly a third bird seen very briefly) were seen feeding on the ground with a flock of Eye-browed Thrushes along the Km37.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 22/2/99. This species is treated as Vulnerable by Collar et al. (1994) who state 'it is only recorded from about five localities in northern China, and its breeding habitat must have been much reduced and fragmented by deforestation in this densely populated region of China'.
1527. Eyebrowed Thrush - Turdus obscurus
In 1992 up to 12 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 up to 100 were seen on eight dates in the vicinity of the Km37.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon. Mainly tree-top views with the birds seemingly very wary - only one day did we find them feeding on the forest floor.
1543. White-browed Shortwing - Brachypteryx montana
In 1999 seen on six dates at the Summit Marsh at Doi Inthanon where 3 different birds were probably seen. Only males were ever seen !
1547. Brown-chested Flycatcher - Rhinomyias brunneata
A single individual was seen at KPBK on the 28/3/92. This species is considered Vulnerable by Collar et al. (1994) who state 'it must have been affected by the extensive deforestation which has taken place in both its breeding and wintering ranges'.
1548. Fulvous-chested Flycatcher - Rhinomyias olivacea
Singles were seen on two dates at KPBK.
1558. Dark-sided Flycatcher - Musciapa sibrica
In 1992 up to 2 were seen in the dry forest at Umphang on two dates.
1559. Asian Brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa dauurica
In 1992 up to 7 were seen on seven dates in widespread locations. In 1999 singles were seen at Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99 and at Doi Ang Khan on the 1/3/99.
1565. Ferruginous Flycatcher - Musciapa ferruginea
A single individual was seen on Ko Libong on the 26/3/92.
1566. Yellow-rumped Flycatcher - Ficedula zanthopygia
A superb male proved to be one of the best birds seen along trail B at KPBK on the 29/3/92.
1568. Mugimaki Flycatcher - Ficedula mugimaki
In 1999 a superb male at the start of the Km34.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon was a nice surprise.
1569. Slaty-backed Flycatcher - Ficedula hodgsonii
A male and a female were seen along the Km34.5 Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 22/2/99, a male was seen near the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99, and a male and a female were seen at Doi Ang Khan at Km19 on the 3/3/99 with the same female also being seen the following day.
1571. Red-throated Flycatcher - Ficedula parva
In 1992 up to 6 were seen on four dates in the north of the country. In 1999 seen on seven dates in small numbers at widespread locations. The OBC Checklist (1996) prefers to treat this form as conspecific with Red-breasted Flycatcher until an assessment is made of the extent of intergradation.
1573. White-gorgeted Flycatcher - Ficedula monileger
In 1999 a single individual was seen in the ravine adjacent to the Km34.5 Jeep Trail on Doi Inthanon where it was watched perched low for around 5 minutes before disappearing.
1575. Snowy-browed Flycatcher - Ficedula hyperythra
In 1999 a pair were seen on four dates at the Summit Marsh at Doi Inthanon. Superb with reasonable photographs obtained.
1586. Little Pied Flycatcher - Ficedula westermanni
In 1999 up to 2 were seen on four dates at Doi Inthanon chiefly in the vicinity of Km37.5 and 1 was seen at Doi Ang Khan on the 4/3/99. Only 1 female was seen.
1588. Slaty-blue Flycatcher - Ficedula tricolor
A single female was seen along the track that leads to the scrubby fields behind the chalets beyond the campsite at Doi Inthanon on the 26/2/99.
1589. Sapphire Flycatcher - Ficedula sapphira
A superb blue-headed male complete with pectoral patches reminiscent of male Ultramarine Flycatcher was one of the highlights of our visit to the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
1592. Blue-and-white Flycatcher - Cyanoptila cyanomelana
A stunning male seen at Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99 was an unexpected bonus.
1593. Verditer Flycatcher - Eumyias thalassina
In 1992 up to 6 were seen on four dates at Umphang. In 1999 seen in small numbers on fifteen dates - seen at most sites visited.
1598. Large Niltava - Niltava grandis
In 1999 seen at Doi Inthanon on three dates being seen along both the 34.5Km and 37.5Km Jeep Trails with a daily maximum of 4 being seen on the 6/3/99.
1599. Small Niltava - Niltava macgrigoriae
In 1992 a superb male was seen at the Umphang Picnic Site. A pair were seen in the ravine adjacent to the 34.5Km Jeep Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 22/2/99.
1601. Rufous-bellied Niltava - Niltava sundara
Singles were seen on three dates at Doi Inthanon with the 34.5Km Jeep Trail proving a good site and 1 was seen along the Trekker's Route at Doi Ang Khan on the 4/3/99.
1603. Vivid Niltava - Niltava vivida
In 1999 seen on five dates at Doi Inthanon with up to 5 on a day but only in the vicinity of Km37.5.
1610. Hainan Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis hainanus
A single male was seen in a large bamboo clump along the River Trail at Nam Nao on the 19/2/99.
1613. Pale Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis unicolor
A single male was seen along the Nam Nao River Trail on the 17/2/99.
1614. Blue-throated Flycatcher - Cyornis rubeculoides
In 1992 pairs were seen on two dates at Umphang. In 1999 a single male was seen along the Dry Stream Trail at Km 13 at Doi Inthanon on the 24/2/99. Superb. This individual was not of the form glaucicomens Chinese Blue Flycatcher - see OBC Checklist (1996) for the discussion as to its taxonomic status.
1615. Hill Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis banyumas
In 1999 up to 4 were seen along trail 6 at Khao Yai on two dates and up to 2 were seen around the Nam Nao campsite on two dates.
1620. Tickell's Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis tickelliae
A single male was seen at Ang Thon waterfalls on the 27/3/92.
1623. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher - Culicicapa ceylonensis
In 1992 up to 10 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 seen on nine dates in small numbers with records from most sites visited with a daily maximum of 4 seen at Nam Nao on the 17/2/99.
1630. Siberian Rubythroat - Luscinia calliope
In 1992 a single male was seen in the scrub around the Mae Sot Hotel. In 1999 an adult male was mist-netted at Nong ya Khao nok on the 15/2/99. Stunning.
1632. Bluethroat - Luscinia svecica
In 1992 up to 8 were seen on both visits to Rangsit.
1637. Siberian Blue Robin - Luscinia cyane
A single female was seen at KPBK on the 29/3/92. In 1999 seen on twelve dates with a male being seen along Trail 6 on three dates and an obliging male at Wat Tampraprosiat, up to 2 (including some males) on a day at Nam Nao and up to 4 (all females and immatures) were seen on virtually every visit to the Temple Gully at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao. Superb.
1638. Orange-flanked Bush Robin - Tarsiger cyanurus
In 1999 a stunning male and a female were present at the Summit Marsh at Doi Inthanon being seen on five dates.
1644. Oriental Magpie Robin - Copsychus saularis
In 1992 seen on ten dates in small numbers at widespread locations. In 1999 seen on nine dates in widespread locations including 1 mist-netted at Nong ya Khao nok. In May/June 1999 up to 4 daily were seen on eight dates either whilst driving or around the Krabi Meritime Hotel.
1645. White-rumped Shama - Copsychus malabaricus
In 1992 a single individual was seen on top of the limestone outcrop at Umphang. In 1999 seen on nine dates being easy to see at Khao Yai along Trail 6 and especially along the Dry Stream Trail at Km13 at Doi Inthanon where the daily maximum of 4 was recorded on the 24/2/99. Up to 2 were seen on six dates at KPBK with many others heard.
1659. Daurian Redstart - Phoenicurus auroreus
A single female was seen at the DYK substation on Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
1666. White-tailed Robin - Myiomela leucura
JFC saw a single male in the Doi Chaing Dao Temple Gully on the 1/3/99.
1675. White-crowned Forktail - Enicurus leschenaulti
In 1992 pairs were located on two small streams at Umphang. In 1999 seen on six dates being recorded at Khao Yai along Trail 6, Nam Nao along the River Trail and in the Doi Chaing Dao Temple Gully in small numbers.
1677. Purple Cochoa - Cochoa purpurea
The highlight of our stay at Doi Inthanon was finding a superb male sat quietly in a fruiting tree along the Km37.5 Jeep Track on the 26/2/99. The bird was only head-high on occasions and was watched for a couple of hours. Unbelievably it was still present in the same tree on our return visit on the 6/3/99 when further fine views were obtained. This species is treated as Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
1683. Common Stonechat - Saxicola torquata
In 1992 up to 20 were seen on four dates north of Bangkok. Seen on five dates at scattered locations with a daily maximum of 15 recorded when visiting the Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99.
1685. Pied Bushchat - Saxicola caprata
In 1992 up to 10 were seen on both the drives between Mae Sot and Umphang. In 1999 seen on nine dates from Doi Inthanon northwards with a daily maximum of 6 recorded on three dates.
1687. Grey Bushchat - Saxicola ferrea
In 1999 seen on eleven dates from Doi Inthanon northwards with a daily maximum of 6 recorded on two dates.
1702. Asian Glossy Starling - Aplonis panayensis
In 1992 this species was seen on five dates around towns in the south of the country. Only seen around Krabi where 4 were seen on the 30/5/99 and 6 on the 1/6/99.
1706. Chestnut-tailed Starling - Sturnus malabaricus
In 1999 only seen at Doi Inthanon where a party of 5 were seen feeding in a red flowering tree along the 16km road beyond the campsite.
1708. Brahminy Starling - Sturnus pagodarum
A single individual associating with Common Mynas at the Krabi Resort Hotel apparently constituted only the second record for Thailand.
1712. White-shouldered Starling - Sturnus sinensis
Only seen at Nong ya Khao nok where JFC saw 8 on the 15/2/99 but much to DC's relief 30 were seen the next day including 2 adults that were mist-netted.
1716. Asian Pied Starling - Sturnus contra
In 1992 seen on both visits to Rangsit with a few seen on the drive north.
1717. Black-collared Starling - Sturnus nigricollis
In 1992 seen on both visits to Rangsit and 14 were seen on the drive north. Only seen whilst driving with 2 being seen on both the 10/2/99 and 15/2/99.
1721. Common Myna - Acridothera tristis
In 1992 seen on ten dates proving very common. Seen on five dates between the 10/2/99 and 20/2/99 in good numbers. Up to 15 were seen on eight dates around Krabi chiefly whilst driving.
1723. Jungle Myna - Acridotheres fuscus
A pair were seen at a limestone cliff between Krabi and Phuket on the 6/6/99.
1724. White-vented Myna - Acridotheres cinereus
In 1992 seen on four dates in good numbers in the north of the country. Seen on five dates between the 10/2/99 and 6/3/99 in fair numbers. See the OBC Checklist (1996) and Feare et al. (1998) for differing views as to the taxonomic treatment of this and related forms.
1727. Golden-crested Myna - Ampeliceps coronatus
Along the entrance road at Nam Nao 3 (including 2 males) were seen during the early morning of the 18/2/99. Much better than expected.
1736. Hill Myna - Gracula religiosa
In 1992 a pair were seen from the powerline track at Ban Noi Chong. Up to 4 were seen daily at Khao Yai, 6 were seen along the Nam Nao entrance road on the 18/2/99, and up to 6 were seen on two dates in the dry forest in the Km13 area at Doi Inthanon.
1740. Chestnut-vented Nuthatch - Sitta nagaensis
Up to 2 were seen on four dates at Doi Inthanon generally in the Km37.5 area and up to 2 were seen on three dates at Doi Ang Khan mainly along the Km24 gully trail. See the OBC Checklist (1996) for a discussion of ther taxonomic relationship of this form with 'Common' Nuthatch S. europaea.
1749. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch - Sitta frontalis
In 1992 up to 8 were seen on three dates at Umphang. At Doi Inthanon 2 were seen on the 24/2/99, and in the vicinity of the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao 6 were seen on the 2/3/99.
1753. Giant Nuthatch - Sitta magna
Along the knife-edge ridge trail behind the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao 3 were taped into view on the 2/3/99 with superb prolonged views obtained. Needless to say the highlight of our visit to the summit area of Doi Chaing Dao. This species is listed as Vulnerable by Collar et al. (1194) who state that 'much of its range has been deforested by shifting cultivation in Thailand and presumably elsewhere; forest degradation by firewood collection is also a threat'.
1759. Brown-throated Treecreeper - Certhia discolor
Up to 8 were seen on two dates in the evergreen forest around the picnic site at Umphang.
1778. Great Tit - Parus major
Only seen in the vicinity of the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao where 4 were seen on the 2/3/99.
1783. Yellow-cheeked Tit - Parus spilonotus
In 1992 up to 8 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 seen daily at Doi Inthanon where up to 15 were seen on a day.
1790. Sultan Tit - Melanochlora sultanea
In 1992 a pair were seen on the Khao Noi Chuchi plateau.
1800. Sand Martin - Riparia riparia
Two were seen at Rangsit on the 25/3/92. In 1999 only seen at Nong ya Khao nok where up to 40 were seen on both dates.
1805. Dusky Crag Martin - Hirundo concolor
A pair were seen along the cliffs at Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99.
1806. Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
In 1992 it proved very common being seen virtually daily. Seen on eleven dates at widespread localities with a daily maximum of 50 seen at Nong ya Khao nok on the 15/2/99.
1807. Pacific Swallow - Hirundo tahitica
In 1992 seen near the coast at Kantang with around 10 present  and 12 were seen daily on the Ko Phi Phi islands. Only seen around Krabi where 6 were seen on the 1/6/99 and the 3/6/99.
1809. Red-rumped Swallow - Hirundo daurica
In 1999 up to 20 seen daily at Nong ya Khao nok showed characters of this species rather than Striated Swallow.
1810. Striated Swallow - Hirundo striolata
In 1992 the form H.s.badia was seen around the Krabi Resort. In 1999 we were convinced that up to 10 seen daily around the temple at Doi Chaing Dao referred to this species. Up to 10 closely resembling the form H.s.badia were seen on six dates around the Krabi Meritime Hotel.
1815. Asian House Martin - Delichon dasypus
A single individual ws seen along the road north of Umphang on the 24/3/92. In 1999 presumably all House Martins seen related to this species, with up to 80 seen on five dates at Doi Inthanon, 50 at Doi Ang Khan on the 1/3/99, and 20 at Doi Chaing Dao over the DYK substation on the 2/3/99.
1822. Striated Bulbul - Pycnonotus striatus
In 1992 a single bird was seen along the road to the north of Umphang.
1827. Black-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus atriceps
In 1992 seen on six dates at widespread locations with a maximum of 20 seen at the Upper Pool at KPBK. In 1999 at Khao Yai 2 were seen near the viewpoint on the 11/2/99, at Doi Inthanon 15 were seen on the 23/2/99 and 2 on the 24/2/99 and at the Chaing Dao temple 2 were seen on the 28/2/99. Up to 4 a day were seen on five dates at KPBK all being of the typical morph.
1828. Black-crested Bulbul - Pycnonotus melanicterus
In 1992 seen on five dates at widespread locations with a maximum of 12 seen at Umphang on the 23/3/92. In Feb/March 1999 seen on sixteen dates proving common and widespread with both forms being seen.
1831. Red-whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus
In 1992 up to 15 were seen on both visits to Rangsit with a few seen along the road to the north of Bangkok. In 1999 seen on thirteen dates also proving common and widespread with a daily maximum of 50 being recorded on the 27/2/99.
1832. Brown-breasted Bulbul - Pycnonotus xanthorrhous
Only seen at Doi Ang Khan where 2 were seen on the 3/3/99 and 20 the following day with the Trekkers Route proving a reliable place for them.
1838. Sooty-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus aurigaster
In 1992 seen in fair numbers on four dates in the Umphang/Mae Sot areas. Seen on ten dates between the 15/2/99 and 5/3/99 in fair numbers with a daily maximum of 10 seen in the fields near Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99.
1839. Puff-backed Bulbul - Pycnonotus eutilotus
In 1992 two were seen at the Upper Pool at KPBK.
1843. Stripe-throated Bulbul - Pycnonotus finlaysoni
In 1992 six were seen on the limestone escarpment at Umphang, 6 seen at KPBK on two dates and a single nearby. In 1999 odd birds were seen at Khao Yai on two dates, 2 at Wat Tampraprosiat and 1 at Nam Nao on the 18/2/99. Only seen on two dates at KPBK with 2 on the 4/6/99 and 1 on the 5/6/99.
1846. Flavescent Bulbul - Pycnonotus flavescens
In 1992 up to 30 were seen daily at Umphang. Up to 20 were seen daily from the 20/2/99 to the 5/3/99.
1848. Yellow-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus goiavier
In 1992 six were seen on both visits to Rangsit. The odd bird was seen on three dates typically in 'poor' habitat.
1849. Olive-winged Bulbul - Pycnonotus plumosus
In 1992 two were seen at the Ang Thong waterfalls.
1850. Streak-eared Bulbul - Pycnonotus blanfordi
In 1992 seen on five dates in good numbers with a maximum of 20 seen on the 19/3/92. In 1999 only 1 seen, a bird mist-netted at Nong ya Khao nok on the 16/2/99.
1851. Cream-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus simplex
In 1992 seen on five dates in small numbers at KPBK. In 1999 a single bird was seen along Trail B at KPBK on the 31/5/99.
1852. Red-eyed Bulbul - Pycnonotus brunneus
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on three dates at KPBK.
1856. Puff-throated Bulbul - Alophoixus pallidus
In 1999 up to 8 were seen daily at Khao Yai and up to 4 were seen daily at Nam Nao.
1857. Ochraceous Bulbul - Alophoixus ochraceus
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on two dates at KPBK and 4 were seen at Panhngngha Lowland Forest. In 1999 a single bird was seen along Trail B at KPBK on the 31/5/99.
1859. Yellow-bellied Bulbul - Criniger phaeocephalus
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on two dates at KPBK.
1862. Hairy-backed Bulbul - Hypsipetes criniger
In 1992 up to 3 were seen on four dates at KPBK and 1 was seen at Ban Noi Chong.
1863. Olive Bulbul - Hypsipetes viridescens
In 1992 up to 4 were seen on two dates at Umphang.
1864. Grey-eyed Bulbul - Iole propinqua
In 1999 up to 4 were seen daily at Khao Yai with many others heard and 1 was seen at Nam Nao on the 16/2/99.
1865. Buff-vented Bulbul - Hypsipetes olivacea
A party of 4 were seen along Trail B at KPBK on the 31/3/92.
1873. Streaked Bulbul - Hypsipetes malaccensis
In 1992 singles were seen on the Khao Noi Chuchi plateau and along Trail B at KPBK.
1874. Ashy Bulbul - Hemixos flavala
Only seen at Nam Nao where 1 was seen on the 17/2/99 and 2 the next day all along the River Trail.
1876. Mountain Bulbul - Hypsipetes mcclellandii
In 1992 up to 8 were seen daily in the evergreen forest at Umphang. In 1999 only seen at Doi Inthanon where up to 10 were seen daily.
1879. Black Bulbul - Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Six were seen at Umphang on the 22/3/92. At Nam Nao 2 were seen along the River Trail on the 18/2/99 and 19/2/99, at Doi Inthanon 4 were seen on the 23/2/99 and at the Chaing Dao Temple 4 were seen on the 28/2/99. No white-headed forms were encountered.
1881. White-headed Bulbul - Hypsipetes thompsoni
Only seen at Doi Inthanon where 2 were seen by the watchtower just below the Km34.5 Jeep Trail on the 20/2/99, 6 were seen in a bush with orange berries just below the Km 34.5 Jeep Trail on the 22/2/99 and 4 were seen in a bush with orange berries along the 16km road leading beyond the campsite on the 24/2/99.
1884. Zitting Cisticola - Cisticola juncidis
In 1992 up to 3 were seen on both visits to Rangsit. A single individual was seen in paddies low on Doi Inthanon on the 23/2/99 and around 20 were seen in the Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99.
1885. Bright-headed Cisticola - Cisticola exilis
At Khao Yai 2 were seen in tall grass near the Elephant salt lick on the 11/2/99.
1890. Brown Prinia - Prinia polychroa
At Nam Nao 3 were seen along the entrance road on the 18/2/99.
1891. Hill Prinia - Prinia atrogularis
In 1992 pairs were seen on two dates at Umphang. In 1999 seen at Doi Inthanon on four dates with a maximum of 4 seen near the Crake site on the 23/2/99, with singles seen at Doi Chaing Dao and on two dates at Doi Ang Khan.
1894.Rufescent Prinia - Prinia rufescens
A single individual was seen at Umphang on the 23/3/92. Pairs were seen at Km13 on Doi Inthanon on the 20/2/99 and near Mallee's at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao on the 27/2/99.
1895. Grey-breasted Prinia - Prinia hodgsoni
In 1992 pairs were seen on two dates at Umphang.
1899. Yellow-bellied Prinia - Prinia flaviventris
Around 6 were seen under the pylons at Ban Noi Chong on the 4/4/92.
1901. Plain Prinia - Prinia inornata
In 1992 up to 20 were seen on both visits to Rangsit with 6 seen on the drive north from Bangkok. In 1999 at Khao Yai 1 was seen near the salt-lick on the 11/2/99, at Nong ya Khao nok 2 were mist-netted on the 15/2/99 and at Thaton 8 were seen on the 3/3/99.
1903. Chestnut-flanked White-eye - Zosterops erythriopleurus
In 1992 parties of up to 12 were seen on two dates at Umphang.
1904. Oriental White-eye - Zosterops palpebrosus
In 1992 parties of up to 12 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 at Doi Inthanon 3 were seen along the road just above Mr. Deang's cafe on the 21/2/99 and 2 along the Km34.5 Jeep Trail on the 24/2/99.
1905. Japanese White-eye - Zosterops japonicus
Around 15 were seen around the Doi Inthanon campsite on the 26/2/99 and 2 were seen along the Doi Ang Khan Km24 Gully Trail on the 4/3/99.
1940. Slaty-bellied Tesia - Tesia olivea
A highlight of the 1992 trip was a singing male jumping from side to side on a low branch at the Umphang Picnic Site on the 23/3/92. In 1999 seen on four dates at Doi Inthanon in small numbers with both the Km 34.5 and Km37.5 ravines proving reliable sites. Brilliant characters.
1946. Asian Stubtail - Urosphena squameiceps
Singles were seen along the River Trail at Nam Nao on the 16/2/99 and 17/2/99 and what was probably the same individual was seen along the Temple Gully at the base of Doi Chaing Dao on three dates. A superb species.
1954. Aberrant Bush Warbler - Cettia flavolivacea
A single bird was seen along the Trekkers Route at Doi Ang Khan on the 4/3/99.
1958. Spotted Bush Warbler - Bradypterus thoracicus
Two were seen in the Thaton paddies with 1 being successfully mist-netted.
1960. Chinese Bush Warbler - Bradypterus tacsanowskius
A single bird gave good views in response to pishing in the scrubby fields beyond the chalets past the campsite at Doi Inthanon on the 23/2/99. The white undertail coverts, pale lower mandible and short supercilium were all clearly seen. In addition the bird gave a long series of tchuk notes as a call. The bird had originally been seen a week or so earlier by Nick Dymond.
1961. Brown Bush Warbler - Bradypterus luteoventris
A single bird was seen (with another heard nearby) in the scrub just behind the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
1969. Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler - Locustella certhiola
JFC obtained brief views of 1 at Rangsit on the 25/3/92.
1978. Black-browed Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
In 1992 up to 15 were seen on both visits to Rangsit. In 1999 a single individual was seen in a small reedbed at Nong ya Khao nok on the 16/2/99.
1984. Oriental Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus orientalis
In 1992, 4 were seen on both visits to Rangsit and 1 was seen on the drive north from Bangkok. In 1999 at least 12 (of which 9 were mist-netted) were seen at Nong ya Khao nok on the 15/2/99 and 3 were also mist-netted the next day.
1986. Thick-billed Warbler - Acrocephalus aedon
A single bird was seen at Umphang on the 23/3/92. A single bird was seen at the Khao Yai viewpoint on the 11/2/99, with 1 seen at Nong ya Khao nok on the 15/2/99 and 2 mist-netted there the following day.
1990. Mountain Tailorbird - Orthotomus cuculatus
In 1999 up to 3 were seen on all three dates at the Doi Ang Khan Km 24 Gully Trail.
1991. Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius
In 1992 a single bird was seen at Umphang. In 1999 a single bird was mist-netted at Nong ya Khao nok on the 15/2/99, 1 was seen at Nam Nao on the 18/2/99, 2 were seen near the paddies on Doi Inthanon on the 23/21/99 and 1 was seen at Thaton on the 3/3/99. A pair were seen close to the mangroves bordering the Krabi Meritime Hotel on the 30/5/99.
1992. Dark-necked Tailorbird - Orthotomus atrogularis
In 1992 seen on five dates in small numbers at widespread locations.
1995. Rufous-tailed Tailorbird - Orthotomus sericeus
A pair were found on the Khao Noi Chuchi plateau.
1996. Ashy Tailorbird - Orthotomus sepium
In 1992 whilst in mangroves 6 were seen on Ko Libong and 2 were seen at Krabi.
2007. Dusky Warbler - Phylloscopus fuscatus
In 1992 singles were seen on both visits to Rangsit. In 1999 at Nong ya Khao nok 5 were mist-netted on the 15/2/99 and 4 the following day.
2010. Buff-throated Warbler - Phylloscopus subaffinis
A single bird was seen at the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99, 3 were seen at Km 19 at Doi Ang Khan on the 3/3/99 and 1 at the Trekker's Route the following day. The taxonomic treatment of according this form full species status from Tickell's Leaf Warbler is discussed by the OBC Checklist (1996).
2012. Yellow-streaked Warbler - Phylloscopus armandii
Around 5 were seen along the Nam Nao entrance road on the 18/2/99 and 1 was seen behind the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
2013. Radde's Warbler - Phylloscopus schwarzi
In 1992 up to 6 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 seen on six dates with records from Khao Yai and Doi Inthanon with a daily maximum of 4 recorded on two dates at the latter site.
2014. Buff-barred Warbler - Phylloscopus pulcher
Only seen at the Summit Marsh at Doi Inthanon where 2 were seen on the 25/2/99 and 4 the following day.
2015. Ashy-throated Warbler - Phylloscopus maculipennis
Only seen at Doi Inthanon Summit Marsh where 1 was seen on the 22/2/99 and 4 on the 25/2/99.
2017. Lemon-rumped Warbler - Phylloscopus chloronotus
A single individual was seen along the trekker's route at Doi Ang Khan on the 4/3/99. The decision to accord this form full species staus from Pallas's Leaf Warbler is discussed in the OBC Checklist (1996).
2020. Yellow-browed Warbler - Phylloscopus inornatus
In 1992 up to 4 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 only recorded on five dates at widespread locations with a daily maximum of 8 being recorded at Khao Yai on the 12/2/99. However we struggled to identify many wing-barred Phyllosc's almost to the point of conceding defeat, so this species as with many others was probably heavily under-recorded.
2022. Arctic Warbler - Phylloscopus borealis
In 1992 a few were seen at KPBK and 3 were at the Pahnghgha Lowland Forest.
2023. Greenish Warbler - Phylloscopus trochiloides
In 1992 single P.t.plumbeitarsus were identified at Umphang and Ko Maa. In 1999 up to 4 P.t.plumbeitarsus were seen on two dates whilst at Khao Yai with others heard. Along the entrance road to Nam Nao we saw 4 of what we considered were P.t.trochiloides on the 18/2/99. See the OBC Checklist for a discussion of the taxonomic treatment of the various forms under this species.
2024. Pale-legged Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus tenellipes
In 1992 singles were seen on two dates at KPBK. In 1999 along the first Km of the Military Base road at Khao Yai we saw up to 2 on both of our visits, 1 at Wat Tampraprosiat, and up to 2 were seen alongside the small stream at the Nam Nao campsite. Presumably all records related to this species and not to Sakhalin Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus borealoides which is given full species status by the OBC Checklist (1996).
2029. Eastern Crowned Warbler - Phylloscopus coronatus
In 1992 a superb individual was seen at Umphang and 2 were seen at KPBK.
2032. Blyth's Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus reguloides
In 1992 up to 15 were seen on a couple of dates at Umphang. In 1999 seen virtually daily at Doi Inthanon also at the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao and on two dates at Doi Ang Khan, a daily maximum of 6 was recorded on the 26/2/99.
2033. White-tailed Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus davisoni
In 1992 up to 6 were seen on a couple of dates at Umphang. In 1999 a single bird was watched constructing its nest at Nam Nao along the River Trail at Nam Nao on the 17/2/99, up to 10 were seen virtually daily at Doi Inthanon where they were heard commonly in song, 8 were seen at the DYK subtation on Doi Chaing Dao and up to 6 were seen daily at Doi Ang Khan.
2036. Sulphur-breasted Warbler - Phylloscopus ricketti
In 1992, 2 were seen on two dates at Umphang often forming part of multi-species birdflocks.
2043. Golden-spectacled Warbler - Seicercus burkii
In 1992 up to 14 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 up to 2 were seen on two dates at Khao Yai, up to 4 were seen daily at Nam Nao and odd birds were seen on three dates at Doi Inthanon and at the DYK substation on Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
2047. Chestnut-crowned Warbler - Seicercus castaneiceps
Two were seen at Umphang on the 23/3/92. In 1999 singles were seen on two dates at Doi Inthanon in the vicinity of Km 37.5.
2053. Yellow-bellied Warbler - Abroscopus superciliaris
In 1992 DC saw 1 in a bamboo clump at KPBK. In 1999 only seen in the bamboo clumps along the River Trail at Nam Nao where 3 were seen on the 17/2/99 and 1 on the 19/2/99.
2065. White-crested Laughingthrush - Garrulax leucolophus
In 1999 up to 4 were seen on three dates at Khao Yai, up to 5 were seen on two dates at Nam Nao and up to 6 were seen on three dates in the vicinity of Km13 on Doi Inthanon.
2066. Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush - Garrulax monileger
A pair were seen along the Km13 Dry Stream Trail at Doi Inthanon on the 5/3/99.
2070. White-necked Laughingthrush - Garrulax streptans
In 1992 a single individual was seen at Umphang in a mixed bird flock.
2075. Black-throated Laughingthrush - Garrulax chinensis
In 1992 a pair were seen in the scrub bordering the entrance to the forest at the Umphang Picnic Site.
2106. Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush - Garrulax erythrocephalus
In 1999 up to 8 were seen virtually daily at Doi Inthanon chiefly in the Summit area and up to 2 were seen on two dates along the trekker's route at Doi Ang Khan.
2109. Red-tailed Laughingthrush - Garrulax milnei
A pair were seen in a deserted orchard at Km19 on Doi Ang Khan on the 1/3/99 apparently attracted to over-ripe fruit left on the trees. This species is treated as Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
2110. Red-faced Liocichla - Liocichla phoenicea
A pair and then a party of 3 were seen along the trekker's route at Doi Ang Khan during the early morning of the 4/3/99. Much better than expected.
2115. Ferruginous Babbler - Trichastoma bicolor
A apir were seen along Trail B at KPBK on the 31/5/99. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
2117. Abbott's Babbler - Malacocincla abbotti
Up to 4 were seen on two dates along Trail B at KPBK. In 1999 seen at Khao Yai where up to 6 were recorded on three dates. At KPBK 4 were seen on the 29/5/99, 8 on the 30/5/99 but surprisingly none thereafter.
2122. Buff-breasted Babbler - Pellorneum tickelli
In 1999 at Nam Nao 4 were seen along the River Trail on three dates.
2126. Puff-throated Babbler - Pellorneum ruficeps
In 1992, 2 were seen in dry forest at Umphang and a single bird was seen at KPBK. In 1999 seen on five dates with records at Khao Yai, Wat Tampraprosiat, Nam Nao, the Km13 Dry Stream Trail at Doi Inthanon and the Temple Gully at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao. Singles were seen on three dates and 2 seen on the 4/6/99 at KPBK.
2128. Black-capped Babbler - Pellorneum capistratum
In 1992 JFC saw 1 along Trail B at KPBK. A superb individual was seen at KPBK on the 29/5/99.
2129. Moustached Babbler - Malacopteron magnirostre
In 1992 up to 4 were seen on four dates along Trail B at KPBK.
2131. Scaly-crowned Babbler - Malacopteron cinerium
Four were seen at KPBK on the 28/3/92.
2135. Large Scimitar Babbler - Pomatorhinus hypoleucos
A single individual was seen along Trail 6 close to the 'start' of the stream on the 11/2/99.
2137. Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler - Pomatorhinus erythrogenys
A pair were seen just behind the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
2139. White-browed Scimitar Babbler - Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Two were seen at Umphang on the 22/3/92. In 1999 JFC saw 1 at Khao Yai, then up to 2 were seen on two dates at Doi Inthanon and 1 at the trekker's route at Doi Ang Khan.
2142. Red-billed Scimitar Babbler - Pomatorhinus ochraciceps
A single indibvidual was seen in the evergreen forest at the Umphang picnic site on the 21/3/92. A single individual was taped into view along the River Trail at Nam Nao on the 16/2/99.
2150. Striped Wren Babbler - Kenopia striata
In 1992 a pair were followed for half an hour as they crept along the forest floor either side of Trail B at KPBK.
2151. Large Wren Babbler - Napothera macrodactyla
A superb individual was seen at the U.22 gully on the 29/5/99 and a pair were seen again along Trail U on the 31/5/99. This species is considered Near-threatened by Collar et al. (1994).
2155. Limestone Wren Babbler - Napothera crispifrons
In 1992 a pair of the form N.c.crispifrons were seen on top of a limestone outcrop at Umphang. In 1999 a pair of the N.c.calcicola form were seen at Wat Tampraprosiat with several others heard on the 15/2/99.
2156. Streaked Wren Babbler - Napothera brevicaudata
Up to 6 were seen feeding in the ravines accessible from the Umphang Picnic Site on three dates.
2159. Eyebrowed Wren Babbler - Napothera epilepidota
In 1999 a pair were seen along the River Trail at Nam Nao on the 18/2/99, a pair were seen in the Km37.5 ravine at Doi Inthanon on the 25/2/99 and singles were seen on three dates along the Temple Gully at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao.
2161. Pygmy Wren Babbler - Pnoepyga pusilla
A single bird showed well at the edge of the Summit Marsh at Doi Inthanon on the 26/2/99. As always, brilliant.
2171. Rufous-fronted Babbler - Stachyris rufifrons
In 1992 up to 4 were seen in roadside scrub at Umphang on two dates. In 1999 a single bird was seen along the steps leading to the temple at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao on the 28/2/99 - although considering the site we are not claiming to have eliminated Deignan's Babbler ! However as the OBC Checklist states that the three known specimens of rodolphei require reassessment (although retaining it as a full species) we are probably on safe ground ! Collar et al. (1994) also questions the taxonomic status of Deignan's Babbler.
2174. Golden Babbler - Stacyris chrysaea
In 1992 singles were seen on two dates in bird flocks at Umphang. In 1999 up to 6 were seen on three dates at Doi Inthanon.
2187. Grey-throated Babbler - Stachyris nigriceps
In 1992 up to 8 were seen on two dates at Umphang. In 1999 a pair were seen along the Nam Nao River Trail on the 19/2/99, odd birds were seen on four dates at Doi Inthanon, and a pair were seen along the Chaing Dao Temple Gully on two dates.
2194. Chestnut-rumped Babbler - Stachyris maculata
In 1992 a single bird was seen along Trail B at KPBK. In 1999 two pairs calling excitedly at each other were seen along Trail B at KPBK on the 31/5/99. Superb.
2195. Chestnut-winged Babbler - Stachyris erythroptera
In 1992 a pair were seen inside the forest at Ban Noi Chong.
2199. Striped Tit Babbler - Macronous gularis
In 1992 seen on five dates in small numbers at KPBK. In 1999 a single individual was seen at Khao Yai, up to 5 were seen daily at Nam Nao and 6 were seen at Doi Inthanon along the 16km road behind the campsite on the 24/2/99. A pair were seen at KPBK on the 30/5/99.
2205. Chestnut-capped Babbler - Timalia pileata
A party of 3 were seen in fields near Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99.
2206. Yellow-eyed Babbler - Chrysomma sinense
A pair were seen along the entrance road to Nam Nao on the 18/2/99.
2222. Silver-eared Mesia - Leiothrix argentauris
In 1999 up to 6 were seen on four dates at Doi Inthanon and up to 6 were seen on three dates at Doi Ang Khan.
2226. White-browed Shrike Babbler - Pteruthius flaviscapis
In 1992 a single bird was seen with a bird flock at Umphang. In 1999 odd birds were seen in the vicinity of Km37.5 at Doi Inthanon on three dates, a pair were seen at the DYK substation on Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99 and 1 was seen at Doi Ang Khan on the 4/3/99.
2229. Chestnut-fronted Shrike Babbler - Pteruthius aenobarbus
In 1992 pairs were seen on two dates at Umphang. In 1999 only seen in the vicinity of Km37.5 on Doi Inthanon where 2 were seen on the 23/2/99 and 1 the next day.
2230. White-hooded Babbler - Gampsorhynchus rufulus
Only seen along the River Trail at Nam Nao where 4 were seen on the 16/2/99 and 2 the next day.
2232. Spectacled Barwing - Actinodura ramsayi
Pairs were seen along the roadside at c.Km38 on Doi Inthanon on both the 23/2/99 and 25/2/99.
2237. Blue-winged Minla - Minla cyanouroptera
In 1999 a single bird was seen at the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99, up to 2 were seen on two dates at Doi Ang Khan and 1 was seen near the summit of Doi Inthanon on the 6/3/99.
2238. Chestnut-tailed Minla - Minla strigula
In 1999 up to 8 were seen on four dates around the summit of Doi Inthanon.
2243. Rufous-winged Fulvetta - Alcippe castaneceps
Up to 20 were seen on two dates in the forest at the Umphang Picnic Site. In 1999 only seen at Doi Inthanon where up to 8 were seen virtually daily with both Km 34.5 and Km 37.5 proving reliable spots. A bird was flushed from its nest in the Km34.5 ravine on a couple of occasions.
2253. Brown-cheeked Fulvetta - Alcippe poioicephala
In 1992 JFC saw 2 in the dry forest at Umphang. In 1999 only seen at Nam Nao where up to 10 were seen on four dates along the River Trail.
2256. Grey-cheeked Fulvetta - Alcippe morrisonia
In 1992 up to 20 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 fairly common at Doi Inthanon and Doi Ang Khan with up to 6 being seen on eleven dates including 2 mist-netted on the 21/2/99.
2260. Rufous-backed Sibia - Heterophasia annectans
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on three dates at Umphang often in birdflocks. In 1999 up to 4 were seen on two dates roadside at Km38 at Doi Inthanon and up to 2 were seen on two dates at Doi Ang Khan.
2263. Black-headed Sibia - Heterophasia melanoleuca
In 1999 up to 15 were seen daily at Doi Inthanon, and 4 were seen at Doi Ang Khan on the 4/3/99.
2266. Long-tailed Sibia - Heterophasia picaoides
In 1992 up to 40 were seen on three dates at Umphang often in large flocks.
2267. Striated Yuhina - Yuhina castaniceps
In 1992 up to 10 were seen on two dates at Umphang.
2277. White-bellied Yuhina - Yuhina zantholeuca
In 1992 up to 4 were seen on two dates at Umphang. In 1999 seen on eight dates in small numbers being recorded at Khao Yai, Nam Nao and Doi Inthanon.
2283. Grey-headed Parrotbill - Paradoxornis gularis
A single bird was seen in the scattered pines behind the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99 - kept much higher than we had expected.
2285. Spot-breasted Parrotbill - Paradoxornis guttaticollis
In 1999 a superb individual was seen in song and later feeding in the roadside trees at Km19 at Doi Ang Khan. This species proved far better than its portrayal in Lekagul and Round.
2309. Singing Bushlark - Mirafra cantillans
JFC saw 2 at Nong ya Khao nok on the 16/2/99.
2312. Rufous-winged Bushlark - Mirafra assamica
Around 6 were seen in fields near Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99.
2332. Oriental Skylark - Alauda gulgula
Around 15 were present at the Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99.
2335. Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus maculatus
In 1992 singles were seen on two dates at KPBK.
2336. Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus percussus
In 1992 a single male was seen at the Pangnhga lowland forest.
2341. Thick-billed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum agile
In 1992 , 4 were seen in the dry forest at Umphang. In 1999 a single individual was seen distinctively moving its tail from side to side near the Doi Chaing Dao temple on the 28/2/99.
2355. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker - Dicaeum trigonostigma
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on three dates at KPBK. In 1999 a single male was seen along the road beyond the entrance to Trail U at KPBK on the 2/6/99.
2365. Fire-breasted Flowerpecker - Dicaeum ignipectus
At the military base viewpoint at Khao Yai 2 were seen on the 14/2/99. They were of the form D.i.cambodianum which Lekagul and Round is sometimes treated as a separate species D. Beccarii - however this is not commented upon by the OBC Checklist (1996).
2370. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum cruentatum
In 1992 seen on five dates in small numbers at widespread locations. A single female was seen along the riverside vegetation at Thaton on the 3/3/99.
2373. Brown-throated Sunbird - Anthreptes malacensis
In 1992 singles were seen on four dates in widespread locations. In 1999 a male was seen just outside the entrance to Phanom Bencha NP on the 4/6/99 and 5/6/99.
2375. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird - Anthreptes singalensis
In 1992 a pair were seen at the Upper Pool at KPBK followed by 6 seen at Krabi mangroves and a single bird at Panhgnha mangroves. In 1999 males were seen at Khao Yai on the 14/2/99, Wat Tampraprosiat on the 15/2/99 and Nam Nao on the 18/2/99. Singles were seen at KPBK on the 31/5/99 and the 5/6/99.
2376. Purple-naped Sunbird - Hypogramma hypogrammicum
In 1992 a single individual was seen at the Upper Pool at KPBK.
2381. Copper-throated Sunbird - Nectarinia calcostetha
A superb male was seen at Panhgngha mangroves.
2382. Olive-backed Sunbird - Nectarinia jugularis
In 1992 a single individual was seen at KPBK and up to 4 were seen on two dates at Ko Phi Phi. A pair were seen attending the flowers at the Krabi Meritime Hotel on the 6/6/99.
2385. Purple Sunbird - Nectarinia asiatica
Around 6 were seen in the dry forest at Umphang on the 22/3/92.
2393. Mrs Gould's Sunbird - Aethopyga gouldiae
A single male was seen along the Km24 Gully Trail at Doi Ang Khan on the 3/3/99.
2394. Green-tailed Sunbird - Aethopyga nipalensis
In 1999 up to 10 were seen daily around the Doi Inthanon summit with many birds being attracted to the water sprinklers at the Visitors Centre in order to bathe.
2397. Black-throated Sunbird - Aethopyga saturata
In 1992 around 4 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 single males were seen at Km37.5 at Doi Inthanon on two dates and up to 3 were seen on four dates at the temple at the foot of Doi Chaing Dao.
2398. Crimson Sunbird - Aethopyga siparaja
A single male was seen at Khao Yai on the 12/2/99.
2402. Little Spiderhunter - Arachnothera longirostra
In 1992 up to 2 were seen on four dates at KPBK. In 1999 JFC saw 1 at Khao Yai on the 13/2/99.
2406. Yellow-eared Spiderhunter - Arachnothera chrysogenys
In 1992 a single individual was seen at the Upper Pool at KPBK.
2408. Grey-breasted Spiderhunter - Arachnothera affinis
In 1992 singles were seen at the Khao Noi Chuchi plateau and at Ban Noi Chong.
2410. Streaked Spiderhunter - Arachnothera magna
In 1992 up to 6 were seen on four dates at Umphang. In 1999 at Doi Inthanon 4 were seen on the 23/2/99 and at Doi Ang Khan 1 was seen along the Km24 Gully trail on the 4/3/99.
2413. House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
In 1992, 6 were seen on both visits to Mae Sot.
2417. Plain-backed Sparrow - Passer flaveolus
In 1992 a single individual was seen on the drive north and 4 were present around the Mae Sot Hotel. In 1999 a pair were seen in the grounds of the hotel at the foot of the bat caves just outside Khao Yai NP on the 10/2/99 and at Nong ya Khao nok 6 were seen on the 15/2/99 and 3 the next day.
2419. Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus
In 1992 this species proved common being recorded on ten dates. In Feb/March 1999 seen on twelve dates proving widespread, often seen whilst driving. A few were seen on four dates chiefly at Krabi.
2428. Forest Wagtail - Dendronanthus indicus
Singles were seen around the HQ at KPBK and the bungalows at Panhgnga mangroves.
2429. White Wagtail - Motacilla alba
Two were seen daily at Nong ya Khao nok, 1 was seen at Doi Inthanon on the 23/2/99 and 2 were seen there on the 27/2/99.
2433. Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava
In 1999 at Nong ya Khao nok we saw 3 which we tentatively assigned to macronyx.
2434. Grey Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea
In 1992 a couple were seen feeding on the road to the north of Umphang on a couple of occasions. In 1999 just a single bird at Khao Yai on the 11/2/99, and up to 2 were seen daily at Doi Inthanon with odd birds also seen at Doi Chaing Dao and Doi Ang Khan.
2436. Paddyfield Pipit - Anthus rufulus
In 1999 seen on seven dates in scattered locarions including Khao Yai, Wat Tampraprosiat, Nong ya Khao nok, Doi Inthanon and Thaton paddies with a daily maximum of 15 recorded on the 15th. All appeared to relate to rufulus rather than richardi. In May/June singles were seen whilst driving on the 29/5/99 and the 5/6/99.
2441. Olive-backed Pipit - Anthus hodgsoni
In 1992 2 were present in the grounds of the Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok on the 19/3/92 and up to 5 were seen on three dates at Umphang. In 1999 up to 10 were seen daily at Doi Inthanon and 12 were seen near the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99.
2462. Baya Weaver - Ploceus philippinus
Around 10 were seen in riverside vegetation at Thaton on the 3/3/99. No breeding-plumaged males were seen.
2476. White-rumped Munia - Lonchura striata
In 1992, 4 were seen at Umphang, 5 at Rangsit and 2 at Ang Thon Waterfalls. In 1999 at Doi Inthanon 10 were seen at around Km15 along the 16km road leading beyond the campsite and around 10 were seen at the Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99. Pairs were seen on the drive between Khlong Thom and KPBK on the 29/5/99 and the 30/5/99.
2481. Scaly-breasted Munia - Lonchura punctulata
In 1992 a pair were seen at the Mae Sot Hotel. In 1999 up to 16 were seen on both dates with 2 being mist-netted daily at Nong ya Khao nok and around 20 were seen at the Thaton paddies. A party of 4 were seen at the Krabi Meritime Hotel on the 30/5/99.
2482. White-bellied Munia - Lonchura leucogastra
In 1992 parties of 3 were seen at the Khao Noi Chuchi plateau and at KPBK.
2517. Common Rosefinch - Carpodacus erythrinus
In 1992 up to 12 were seen on two dates at Umphang. A few were seen at Doi Inthanon (usually in bushes fruiting orange berries) on three dates, around 8 were seen in flowering trees at the DYK substation at Doi Chaing Dao on the 2/3/99 (of which the males appeared to be of the roseatus form) and 1 was seen at a flowering tree at Doi Ang Khan on the 4/3/99.
2568. Chestnut-eared Bunting - Emberiza fucata
Around 25 were seen in the Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99 including some fine males. Interestingly some individuals closely resembled first-winter Ortolans.
2573. Yellow-breasted Bunting - Emberiza aureola
DC saw a single female/first-winter male at the Thaton paddies on the 3/3/99.
2574. Chestnut Bunting - Emberiza rutila
At Doi Inthanon 2 females were seen in scrubby fields beyond the campsite on the 23/2/99 and on Doi Chaing Dao 1 female was seen behind the DYK substation on the 2/3/99.