Northern Trip – January 2020

With a ten-day break over Chinese New Year, I decided to finally head to an area of Thailand I’d previously not visited – the far north.  My plan originally included stopping at Doi Chiang Dao (where I have previously visited) to hike to the summit, but only a few weeks before this trip started, I found out that the summit trail had been closed for the 2019/20 season to allow the forest to recuperate after a bad fires ravaged the area in early-to-mid 2019.  So with this news putting an end to the hiking leg of my trip, I decided to spend more time simply birding, which also allowed me to go a little further north than I would have if I’d have climbed Doi Chiang Dao. My original plan always included visiting Doi Lang, but the extra time now also allowed me to make it into Chiang Rai, and more specifically Doi Tung, where several rare thrushes had turned up over the winter. The following report details this trip, where I managed to see well over 200 species, 42 of which were lifers!

Thursday, January 23rd

I left straight from work on the Thursday afternoon, and travelled directly to my pre-booked accommodation which was situated a little to the northwest of Nakhon Sawan, along Route 1, and made it there in a little over 3.5 hours. In the weeks leading up to this trip, Bangkok had been plagued by bad smog – though not as bad as the north sees during burning season – and I was discouraged to see quite a lot of open burning of fields during my drive, especially through Chainat and into Nakhon Sawan. When I finally arrived at my accommodation, I checked the air quality and it was considerably worse than the Bangkok air I’d left behind – so much for country air. So, an early night indoors it was.

Friday, January 24th

With a long drive to Fang, Chiang Mai, planned, I was up a little after 6 am and on the road a little after that . As with the afternoon before, one very noticeable factor on my drive north was the air quality, which seemed to become horrible in northen Tak and Lamphang province in particular – the air for several hours was a horrible brownish-grey.

After a few stops along the way, including heading into Chiang Mai town itself to get some meal worms for the stakeouts on Doi Lang, I rolled into Fang a little after 2 pm, and once I’d checked into my guesthouse and oriented myself for the next couple of days, I decided to head to the Fang hot springs. The hot springs is also the location of the headquarters of Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park, which is a sprawling area that encompasses Doi Angkhang (which I wouldn’t visit this trip), Doi Sanju (also known as Doi Lang west), and Doi Lang itself (often referred to as Doi Lang east).

The headquarters area wasn’t particularly busy, but there were still a number of tourists walking around, with attractions including a man-made geyser, and several pools of hot water, one of which has been turned into an open air ‘egg boiler’. This area is known as the best area in Thailand to view Spot-winged Grosbeaks up close, but unfortunately they usually only visit in the morning, so I was left to wander the grounds in search of other species.

During my 2-hour stay, some species made themselves more obvious as the afternoon wore on, with both Grey and White Wagtails being prevalent around the hot water streams at dusk, with the White Wagtails being represented by various subspecies.  Earlier in the afternoon near the geyser, I was drawn towards the scrubby edges of the accommodation blocks by a call I was unfamiliar with, and was rewarded with clear views of Marten’s Warbler, my first new species of the trip. After this good start, numerous other good birds were seen, including White-faced Jay high in the canopy, Asian Barred Owlet, Crested Serpent-eagle and Shikra on the edges of the more open areas, as well as Blue-winged Leafbirds, Grey Bushchats, many Black-crested Bulbuls and a single Grey-eyed Bulbul. However, the highlight of the afternoon was a buteo buzzard that will remain unidentified at the species level; reasonable views were had of the bird perched, but no under-wing views were attained unfortunately.

After this quick excursion to the hot springs area, I found dinner and a cold beer in Fang town, stocked up on supplies and then call it a night. –> checklist

Saturday, January 25th

The first site on Doi Sanju (Doi Lang west) that I wanted to check out was an annual stakeout for Ultramarine Flycatcher, which is located right on the road that travels along  the mountain ridge. With the projected sunrise not being until 7 am, and being unsure of the quality of roads, I didn’t set off from the guesthouse until around 6:30 am. Driving slowly along the winding (and still dark) roads, I was set up at the stakeout a little before 7:30 am, and while the lighting wasn’t great (given the sun was rising in front of me), the cool mountain air and general surrounds were amazing, and it wasn’t too long until the birds started turning up.

First to show were male and female Grey Bushchats, and they were soon joined by Grey-chinned and Long-tailed Minivets  and Japanese Tits. It wasn’t long, however until the star of the show, a male Ultramarine Flycatcher showed up, and he ended up being very approachable – after I had exited my pop-up hide to go for a walk, he landed almost within touching distance, and seemed not at all worried by my presence. Along with flycatcher, a group of three Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babblers appeared at the stake-out when I wasn’t in my hide, but I was still afforded good views, albeit from a little further away. Another great bird that turned up briefly (although they had been calling, and getting closer for numerous minutes) were a pair of Coral-billed Scimitar-babblers, but these were by far the most skittish of the birds at the stake-out, and only made themselves visible once. –> checklist

I then spent the rest of the day driving further along the road, making several stops on the way to and back from the army checkpoint which you are forbidden from passing.  The site with the most activity was a stretch of road well known to birders and photographers, where the forest is greener and thicker, where small stake-outs for several species have been set up. It was along this stretch of road that I spent the most time during the day, and on my first stop here the birds were abundant, with the canopy holding Slaty-backed, Sapphire, Verditer, and Rufous-gorgeted Flycatchers, along with Hume’s Treecreeper, Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird, Velvet-fronted and Chestnut-vented Nuthatches and Blue-winged Minla among others, while the the ground held skulking species such as Slaty-blue and White-gorgeted Flycatcher, White-bellied Redstart, Silver-eared Laughingthrush and even a single Lesser Shortwing.

It was on a later stop along this stretch of road, however, that the day’s best bird was seen in a mixed feeding flock – a pair of Himalayan Cutia! This same feeding flock also held Grey-headed Parrotbill, Yellowed-cheeked Tit, Yunnan Fulvetta and Orange-bellied Leafbird. After this flock had carried on by, I walked further up the road into an area of long grass which yielded several very showy Spot-breasted Parrotbills – a bird with great character.

Other birds that were seen on the mountain on this day included disappointing views of Giant Nuthatch along the pine ridge, and a smaller bird wave further down the mountain on my return that included small flocks of Long-tailed Broadbills and Large Woodshrikes as well as a pair of Slender-billed Orioles. The day ended with me finding a lone Oriental Turtle-dove atop a tree as I stopped at a small concrete bridge to survey the surrounding countryside. –> checklist

Sunday, January 26th

Today’s birding would take me to the eastern side of Doi Lang, and along a road that was described to me by everyone as terrible. While my truck isn’t 4WD, it does have a high clearance, and I was told that would be fine in the dry season, and I’m happy to report that information is correct – only once did I experience any slipping, and that was simply because I hadn’t been going fast enough as I approached a hill. And to be honest, with the size and depth of some of the ruts on some of the hills, even having a 4WD wouldn’t be of much use if you were to slip in.

The gate to the road up Doi Lang is only open to the public from 8 am, and though I was told that sometimes the guards let people in before that time, on this day they politely refused and I had to wait. The guards did, however, allow me to walk along the road, so for the half hour before 8 am, I did just that, and the bird life just along this couple-hundred-metre stretch of road was impressive, with Speckled Piculet, Grey-capped Woodpecker, Blue-throated Bulbul, and Black Bulbul all seen among other species.

Once 8 am arrived, I was off up the road, and the very first hill one hits is close to the worst of the whole road, which totals about 25 km from the gate to the Doi Sanju Viewpoint. About 3 km from the front gate there is a small army camp on a hilltop on the right side of the road – this is where I made my first stop for the day. At the camp itself, nice views over the valley can be had, and it was here that I had great views of Golden-fronted Leafbird, a pair of Chestnut-bellied Rock-thrushes, and a pair of Chestnut Buntings.

I then made one or two quick stops along the road – as the whole road seemed to have potential – and it was on one of these stops I came across my first Maroon Oriole of the day, as well as a Grey-backed Shrike. Further along the road – about 3 km from the army hill camp, and about 1 km before the first checkpoint – I stopped at a section of road where the forest seemed denser and damper, and it was here that a nice bird wave came through containing many good birds, including several specie of phylloscopus warblers such as Davison’s and Claudia’s Leaf-warblers, a female Red-headed Trogon, Blyth’s Shrike-babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, a single Puff-throated Bulbul and numerous Yunnan Fulvetta. Once the flock had passed by, I drove on.

Between the first checkpoint (about 7 km from the front gate), and a concrete bridge than spans a deep gully (about 10 km from the front gate), is easily the worst section of road I experienced, with several long, steep declines that I was dreading having to drive back up later in the day, owing mostly to the large, deep ruts that ran lengthwise down the road. Having got to the bottom and to the bridge, I stopped briefly, but aside from a couple of noisy Maroon Orioles, there wasn’t much around, so I pressed on, stopping next at a small hill tribe village a further 3 km along the road. The small area of open farmland among the forest meant different species were about, with both White and Grey Wagtails present, as well as White-throated Kingfisher, Chinese Pond-heron and a Eurasian Kestrel.

The next army checkpoint is less than a kilometre from the village, and from here the forest seemed a little more open, and I encountered a very approachable Crested Serpent-eagle as well as a flock of Long-tailed Broadbills. Another 4 km from the 2nd army checkpoint is the Doi Lang campgrounds, which looked quite nice, and I hope to get back here and camp one day, as that would allow birding in the area before 8 am. I stopped briefly at the campground, before heading a further 3 km to the final checkpoint, which is also the location of a few stake-outs where the soldiers put fruit out for the forest birds in the area.

The soldiers here were very friendly – as they were at all the checkpoints – and it’s quite obvious that most of the tourists that come along here do so for the birds. No sooner had I arrived at the checkpoint and been given a banana to place at one of the stake-outs, all the species this area is known for were hopping around less than 5 metres from me, and seemingly unworried by my presence. The highlight of this was undoubtedly the colourful Scarlet-faced Liocichla, but close up views of Large Niltava, Whiskered Yuhina, Black-backed Sibia, Silver-eared Laughingthrush and Himalayan Bluetail were also memorable.

I then drove on past the 3rd checkpoint for another 3 km to the Doi Sanju Viewpoint, parked my car and walked along the road in both directions for a while, with a highlight being an Oriental Hobby seen gliding along a ridge. Other birds of note in this area were Crested Finchbill, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Golden-throated Barbet and Hill Prinia. 

With my destination for the night being Doi Tung/Doi Chang Moob – about a 2-hour drive from the front gate – I left the viewpoint area around 1:30 pm, so that I would have time for roadside stops on my return, as well as still being out of the front gate by 4 pm – I didn’t want to be driving through the mountains to my next destination in the dark.  Stops along my return added several other species for the day including a pair of Stripe-breasted Woodpeckers at the very first hill camp, and in total, my day had netted more than 70 species. I then managed to be out of the gate at around 4 pm, and later arrived at my accommodation at Doi Tung in Chiang Rai province just before nightfall. –> checklist

Monday, January 27th

As mentioned above, this destination wasn’t part of my original plan, but in the end, I was glad I made it here. Doi Tung itself is quite touristy, with a royal palace and accompanying garden and other tourist attractions situated along a ridge. I had spent the night in a very comfortable homestay only a kilometre or so from this destination, but my plans would take me several kilometres in the opposite direction along the ridge towards Doi Chang Moob Arboretum, at which an amazing array of migrant thrushes had decided to spend their winter. I turned up at the arboretum at around 7:30 am, and within a couple of hours had bagged all the thrush species present – Chestnut, Grey-sided, Eyebrowed, Dusky, Naumann’s, Scaly, Black-breasted, and Grey-winged Blackbird – a couple of which are very rare in Thailand. Along with all the thrushes, another rare migrant, Blue-fronted Redstart, was also present, along with some more common birds including Hill Blue and Slaty-backed Flycatchers and Himalayan Bluetail and Blue-winged Minla. –> checklist

My plans had been to stay at Doi Tung for two nights, but as I’d cleaned up all the species I was hoping to see in a matter of hours during the morning, I decided to head back to Thaton after lunch, so that my drive into Chiang Mai town to stay with a friend the following day would be two hours shorter. So, I found a cheap guesthouse on the river at Thaton, and drove the two hours back there, checked in, and then went straight out to do some paddyfield birding, starting at the Thaton rice paddies, and then heading to the Mae Ai paddies, not far away.

I had read that the Thaton rice paddies have undergone vast crop diversification/change, and as such the bird life here is not as it once was, with less natural habitat left along the river, and fewer actual rice fields. The birds I came across in my hour of searching were as one would expect, but I nonetheless got some nice pics of common birds such as Long-tailed Shrike, Siberian Stonechat and Pied Bushchat, and it’s always good to run into Eurasian Wryneck. –> checklist

I then finished the day driving and walking around Mae Ai paddies for about an hour and a half, and the habitat here seemed much more conducive to open-country birding than the Thaton paddies had. In the 90 minutes I was there, I racked up close to 60 species, with highlights being Citrine Wagtail, a large roost of Chestnut-tailed Starling,  several more Eurasian Wryneck, Striated Grassbird metres from my car window, several Green Sandpipers, and a magnificent male Pied Harrier flying low over the rice fields late in the afternoon. –> checklist

Tuesday, January 28th

I started the day with another couple of hours at Mae Ai paddies before setting off on the 2+ hour drive into Chiang Mai. My main hope for the morning was to find some buntings, but unfortunately I was out of luck. I did, however, add a few more species to my trip total with a single Bluethroat seen skulking around the edge of a pond, with a single large flock of Grey-headed Lapwing also present.  After about two and a half hours I’d further added Plain-backed Sparrow and Red-throated Pipit, and by this stage it was close to 10 am, so I decided to hit the road, as I had one more site I wanted to stop before reaching Chiang Mai. –> checklist

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About half an hour north of Chiang Mai town is the area of Mae Taeng, and it is at the Mae Taeng Irrigation Project that a male Jerdon’s Bushchat had been wintering – a species I’d not yet seen. So despite passing through the area just after midday, I decided to give it a shot; and armed with the precise location of where the bird had consistently showed, I was pretty confident of an easy tick. But alas, despite the GPS coordinates, I came up empty in terms of my target bird, but my two hours of birding in the midday sun did turn up another Thailand tick in the form of several Eurasian Coot seen out on a large man-made lake, and other good birds included Siberian Rubythroat, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Crested Treeswift, Citrine Wagtail, and Rufous-winged Buzzard. –> checklist

Wednesday, January 29th

Despite my mate in Chiang Mai not being a birder, I convinced him to go back out to Mae Taeng Irrigation Project on this afternoon so that I could have another go at finding the bushchat, and he was happy to come along. This time, arriving a little later in the afternoon, we were at the spot I was told, and after about ten minutes, the male Jerdon’s Bushchat showed up and gave great views. Other birds added this time around included a Common Snipe, a small flock of Red Avadavat, and great views of a male Pied Harrier, that flew by quite close. And while I don’t think I converted my mate to birding, he nonetheless enjoyed the exercise and the stroll around outside. –> checklist

Thursday, January 30th

The previous night, I decided that I would make an overnight stopover in Tak on my way back to Bangkok, which would allow me to hit a couple of birding sites just south of Chiang Mai after I’d left my mate’s house. One of these stops was at a small lake area at Hang Dong where a very rare vagrant warbler had recently been seen, so given I was more-or-less going past this site, I thought I’d stop by and have a look. While several phylloscopus warblers were seen, none of them were the rare vagrant I’d been hoping to stumble upon, but my quick stop did included a few rather showy Black-browed Reed Warblers and a decidedly not showy Pallas’s Grasshopper-warbler. –> checklist

My next stop was at Pasak woods and scrubland, in neighbouring Lamphun province. This site had become more famous this winter after Thailand’s 2nd ever – and first to be photographed – White-tailed Eagle turned up here late in 2019. Additionally, numerous Steppe Eagles, another rare winter migrant to Thailand, had also been in this area, and while the White-tailed Eagle had since moved on, I was hoping to at least connect with the Steppe Eagles.  As soon as I hopped out of my car, I spotted a large raptor in a distant tree which turned out to be a Greater Spotted Eagle, but after walking through the scrub towards a stand of trees, in which a small roost of Black-eared Kites was seen, I spotted a single Steppe Eagle sitting in a tree next to what I assumed to be the same Greater Spotted Eagle as before. With the eagle in the bag, I wandered around the area for a little longer, adding among other birds a nice Burmese Shrike, then decided to hit the road for my overnight destination, Tak, which was still a few hours away. –> checklist

Before I’d left Lamphun, I had messaged another birder who lives in Tak for some tips for birding areas close to Tak city centre, and by the time I’d checked into the very comfortable and reasonably priced Ping View Villa Resort on the west bank of the Ping River, I had a list of places to visit and what I might see. I had been told that Spot-winged Starling – which I’d never seen – had been seen at a few locations recently, so I set off to look. I first stopped without luck at some flowering riverside trees, before I then set off to a local marsh, Nong Kra Hoh marsh. It was here that I actually saw the Spot-winged Starling, a bird that took my Thai list to 600 species, and soon after I was at 601, with a small flock of Ferruginous Ducks over-wintering at the marsh. In all, I encountered over 60 species in just over two hours of birding, with highlights being the two aforementioned species, along with about 30 Garganey, a pair of Eurasian Coot, a single Pheasant-tailed Jacana and a small flock of Vinous-breasted Starling. –> checklist

And with that, I returned to my riverside hotel and enjoyed a cold beer overlooking the Ping River, with the only part of my trip north remaining being a 5-hour drive back into Bangkok the following morning.

BIRD LIST (214 identified species)

LOCATION CODE – Location seen first

FH – Fang Hotsprings, CM

DS – Doi Sanju (Doi Lang west), CM

DL – Doi Lang east, CM

DC – Doi Chang Moob Arboretum, CR

TP – Thaton paddies & Mae Ai paddies, CM

MT – Mae Taeng Irrigation Project

HD – Hang Dong (Ban Waen lakeside), CM

PW – Pasak woods and scrubland, CM

NK – Nong Kra Hoh marsh, Tak

  1. Lesser Whistling-Duck (MT)
  2. Garganey (NK)
  3. Ferruginous Duck (NK)
  4. Little Grebe (MT)
  5. Oriental Turtle-dove (DS)
  6. Feral Pigeon (PW)
  7. Red Collared-dove (TP)
  8. Spotted Dove (FH)
  9. Zebra Dove (TP)
  10. Mountain Imperial-pigeon (DL)
  11. Greater Coucal (FH)
  12. Green-billed Malkoha (PW)
  13. Asian Koel (TP)
  14. Plaintive Cuckoo (MT)
  15. Germain’s Swiflet (TP)
  16. Himalyan Swiftlet (DL)
  17. Asian Palm-swift (MT)
  18. Cook’s Swift (DS)
  19. Crested Treeswift (MT)
  20. Eurasian Moorhen (MT)
  21. Eurasian Coot (MT)
  22. Grey-headed Swamphen (MT)
  23. White-breasted Waterhen (TP)
  24. Black-winged Stilt (MT)
  25. Red-wattled Lapwing (MT)
  26. Grey-headed Lapwing (TP)
  27. Little Ringed Plover (TP)
  28. Pheasant-tailed Jacana (NK)
  29. Common Snipe (TP)
  30. Common Sandpiper (TP)
  31. Green Sandpiper (TP)
  32. Spotted Redshank (NK)
  33. Wood Sandpiper (TP)
    1. buttonquail sp. (NK)
  34. Asian Openbill (TP)
  35. Little Cormorant (NK)
  36. Yellow Bittern (NK)
  37. Grey Heron (MT)
  38. Great Egret (TP)
  39. Intermediate Egret (TP)
  40. Little Egret (TP)
  41. Cattle Egret (TP)
  42. Chinese Pond-heron (FH)
  43. Striated Heron (DS)
  44. Black-capped Night-heron (TP)
  45. Black-winged Kite (TP)
  46. Oriental Honey-buzzard (MT)
  47. Crested Serpent-eagle (FH)
  48. Greater Spotted Eagle (PW)
  49. Steppe Eagle (PW)
  50. Rufous-winged Buzzard (MT)
  51. Pied Harrier (TP)
  52. Crested Goshawk (DL)
  53. Shikra (FH)
    1. unidentified buteo sp. (FH)
  54. Black Kite (PW)
  55. Asian Barred Owlet (FH)
  56. Red-headed Trogon (DL)
  57. Common Kingfisher (TP)
  58. White-throated Kingfisher (DL)
  59. Green Bee-eater (TP)
  60. Indochinese Roller (TP)
  61. Coppersmith Barbet (FH)
  62. Great Barbet (FH)
  63. Lineated Barbet (FH)
  64. Golden-throated Barbet (DL)
  65. Blue-throated Barbet (FH)
  66. Eurasian Wryneck (TP)
  67. Speckled Piculet (DL)
  68. Grey-capped Woodpecker (DL)
  69. Stripe-breasted Woodpecker (DS)
  70. Eurasian Kestrel (DL)
  71. Oriental Hobby (DL)
  72. Long-tailed Broadbill (DS)
  73. Grey-chinned Minivet (DS)
  74. Long-tailed Minivet (DS)
  75. Scarlet Minivet (DS)
  76. Large Cuckooshrike (DS)
  77. Blyth’s Shrike-babbler (DL)
  78. White-bellied Erpornis (DL)
  79. Slender-billed Oriole (DS)
  80. Ashy Woodswallow (TP)
  81. Large Woodshrike (DS)
  82. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (DL)
  83. Common Iora (DL)
  84. Malayan Pied-fantail (NK)
  85. Black Drongo (TP)
  86. Ashy Drongo (FH)
  87. Bronzed Drongo (FH)
  88. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo (DL)
  89. Brown Shrike (DL)
  90. Burmese Shrike (PW)
  91. Long-tailed Shrike (DS)
  92. Grey-backed Shrike (DS)
  93. Eurasian Jay (FH)
  94. Racket-tailed Treepie (TP)
  95. Large-billed Crow (TP)
  96. Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher (FH)
  97. Japanese Tit (DS)
  98. Yellow-cheeked Tit (DS)
  99. Indochinese Bushlark (NK)
  100. Common Tailorbird (TP)
  101. Hill Prinia (DS)
  102. Grey-breasted Prinia (FH)
  103. Yellow-bellied Prinia (TP)
  104. Plain Prinia (TP)
  105. Thick-billed Warbler (TP)
  106. Black-browed Reed Warbler (HD)
  107. Pallas’s Grasshopper-warbler (HD)
  108. Striated Grassbird (TP)
  109. Barn Swallow (DL)
  110. Striated Swallow (TP)
  111. Asian House-martin (DS)
  112. Black-crested Bulbul (FH)
  113. Crested Finchbill (DL)
  114. Brown-breasted Bulbul (DS)
  115. Red-whiskered Bulbul (TP)
  116. Sooty-headed Bulbul (FH)
  117. Streak-eared Bulbul (TP)
  118. Yellow-vented Bulbul (TP)
  119. Stripe-throated Bulbul (FH)
  120. Flavescent Bulbul (DS)
  121. Puff-throated Bulbul (DL)
  122. Grey-eyed Bulbul (FH)
  123. Black Bulbul (DS)
  124. Yellow-browed Warbler (FH)
  125. Radde’s Warbler (PW)
  126. Dusky Warbler (TP)
  127. Hume’s Warbler (DS)
  128. Buff-throated Warbler (DS)
  129. Martens’s Warbler (FH)
  130. Claudia’s Leaf-warbler (DL)
  131. Davison’s Leaf-warbler (DL)
  132. Mountain Tailorbird (DL)
  133. Grey-headed Parrotbill (DS)
  134. Spot-breasted Parrotbill (DS)
  135. Whiskered Yuhina (DL)
  136. Chestnut-flanked White-eye (DS)
  137. Pin-striped Tit-babbler (FH)
  138. Golden Babbler (DS)
  139. Coral-billed Scimitar-babbler (DS)
  140. White-browed Scimitar-babbler (DS)
  141. Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler (DS)
  142. Grey-throated Babbler (DL)
  143. Yunnan Fulvetta (DS)
  144. Himalayan Cutia (DS)
  145. Silver-eared Laughingthrush (DS)
  146. Black-backed Sibia (DL)
  147. Scarlet-faced Liocichla (DL)
  148. Blue-winged Minla (DS)
  149. Chestnut-vented Nuthatch (DS)
  150. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (DS)
  151. Giant Nuthatch (DS)
  152. Hume’s Treecreeper (DS)
  153. Black-collared Starling (DL)
  154. Chestnut-tailed Starling (TP)
  155. Common Myna (TP)
  156. Vinous-breasted Myna (NK)
  157. Great Myna (TP)
  158. Spot-winged Starling (NK)
  159. Scaly Thrush (DC)
  160. Grey-winged Blackbird (DC)
  161. Black-breasted Thrush (DC)
  162. Grey-sided Thrush (DC)
  163. Eyebrowed Thrush (DC)
  164. Chestnut Thrush (DC)
  165. Dusky Thrush (DC)
  166. Naumann’s Thrush (DC)
  167. White-rumped Shama (DC)
  168. Oriental Magpie-robin (FH)
  169. White-gorgeted Flycatcher (DS)
  170. Hill Blue Flycatcher (FH)
  171. Large Niltava (DL)
  172. Verditer Flycatcher (DS)
  173. Lesser Shortwing (DS)
  174. White-bellied Redstart (DS)
  175. Bluethroat (TP)
  176. Blue Whistling-thrush (FH)
  177. Siberian Rubythroat (TP)
  178. Himalayan Bluetail (DL)
  179. Slaty-backed Flycatcher (DS)
  180. Slaty-blue Flycatcher (DS)
  181. Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher (DS)
  182. Sapphire Flycatcher (DS)
  183. Ultramarine Flycatcher (DS)
  184. Taiga Flycatcher (FH)
  185. Blue-fronted Redstart (DC)
  186. Chestnut-bellied Rock-thrush (DL)
  187. Blue Rock-thrush (DL)
  188. Siberian Stonechat (DL)
  189. Pied Bushchat (TP)
  190. Jerdon’s Bushchat (MT)
  191. Grey Bushchat (FH)
  192. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (MT)
  193. Thick-billed Flowerpecker (FH)
  194. Plain Flowerpecker (FH)
  195. Olive-backed Sunbird (TP)
  196. Purple Sunbird (PW)
  197. Black-throated Sunbird (DL)
  198. Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird (DS)
  199. Blue-winged Leafbird (FH)
  200. Orange-bellied Leafbird (DS)
  201. Baya Weaver (TP)
  202. Asian Golden Weaver (NK)
  203. Red Avadavat (MT)
  204. Scaly-breasted Munia (TP)
  205. House Sparrow (TP)
  206. Plain-backed Sparrow (TP)
  207. Tree Sparrow (TP)
  208. Grey Wagtail (FH)
  209. Citrine Wagtail (TP)
  210. White Wagtail (FH)
  211. Paddyfield Pipit (TP)
  212. Olive-backed Pipit (FH)
  213. Red-throated Pipit (TP)
  214. Chestnut Bunting (DL)

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