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รายงานการพบนก ก.พ. – กลาง พ.ค. 2558

19 June 2015no comments Uncategorized

RECORDS ROUND-UP March to mid-May 2015

Waterbirds

At least 2,000 Garganeys (เป็ดลาย) on Bung Boraphet on 10 Mar (MN), appears to be the largest number reported anywhere in Thailand, representing an alarming decline in the flyway population which continues largely unremarked by any conservation bodies. There were also approximately 20 Ferruginous Pochards (เป็ดดำหัวสีน้ำตาล), and at least 6 Tufted Ducks (เป็ดเปีย) at the same date and location (MN). A Common Shelduck (เป็ดเชลดัก) was on the Mekong River at Chiang Saen on 11 Mar (NU). Six Garganeys were reported at Thung Kalo, Uttaradit on 11 Apr (TNg) and a count of c.720 Cotton Pygmy Geese (เป็ดคับแค) and 6 Garganeys made at Huai Sanam Bin, Buriram  (DES, SMa).


นกโจรสลัดเกาะคริสต์มาส วัยเด็ก
Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi), juvenile
© Woraphot Bunkwamdi

A Lesser Adjutant (นกตะกรุม) injured by gunshot at Det Udom, Ubon Ratchathani, was sent for rehabilitation at Ubon Ratchathani Zoo on 8 Apr (AC). Another individual was reported with 12 Painted Storks (นกกาบบัว) at Huai Sanam Bin on 15 Apr (DES, SMa). Approx.150 Asian Openbills (นกปากห่าง) appeared at Ban Khuan, Muang, Satun on 28 Apr (RE). At least one African Sacred Ibis was photographed at Thale Noi among Black-headed Ibises (นกช้อนหอยขาว, นกกุลา) on 28 Mar (TBb, SO). Five Glossy Ibises (นกช้อนหอยดำเหลือบ) were reported at Mond Daeng, Sri Prachan, Suphan Buri on 15 Apr (UK). There were five Spot-billed Pelicans (นกกระทุง) at Laem Phak Bia on 16 Mar (NU), 12 at Wat Khao Takhrao on 21 Mar (CD, NU) increasing to 40 by 3 Apr (R & AG, NU). Additionally 11 were seen at Laem Phak Bia on 16 Apr (TB). Does this increase in records at a time of year when pelicans were formerly absent presage imminent future breeding in the Phetchaburi area? Two juvenile Christmas Island Frigatebirds (นกโจรสลัดเกาะคริสต์มาส) were photographed at Ko Man Nai during 16-18 May (AJP, WB).

Three Javan Pond Herons (นกยางกรอกพันธุ์ชวา) were reported at Laem Pakarang on 31 Mar (ISw). Reports of Von Schrenck’s Bittern (นกยางไฟหัวเทา) included a male at Thaleban on 12 Apr (TE, IS, TW), two at Sri Phang-nga on 4 May (UK), and females at Kaeng Krachan on 8 May (NJ), and Krabi Mangroves on 13 May (DES, CA, FVG). A Malaysian Night Heron (นกยางลายเสือ) was reported at Kaeng Krachan on 23 Apr (SN) and another at Khon Kaen University on 24 Apr (SKm). Indian Pond Heron (นกยางกรอกพันธุ์อินเดีย) reports included Suan Rot Fai on 25 Apr (DG), Maejo University on 26 Apr (TSp), Chulalongkorn University on 30 Apr (SPm), remaining until at least 4 May (CP); Krabi Mangroves on 12 May (DES, CA, FVG), Walailak University on 23 May (PC), and Ban Wang Ped, Phitsanulok on 24 May (MT). Javan and Chinese Pond Herons (นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน) were still present at Walailak University on 23 May (PC).


นกยางกรอกพันธุ์อินเดีย
Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)
© Piyapong Chotipuntu

A Red-legged Crake (นกอัญชันป่าขาแดง) and two Slaty-legged Crakes (นกอัญชันป่าขาเทา) were photographed at Krung Ching on 10 Mar (PC). More records of Slaty-legged Crakes included one captured at Chulalongkorn University on 5 Apr and released afterwards (SPm), Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), and Khon Kaen University on 21 Apr (SKm). An injured Eastern Water Rail (นกอัญชันอกสีไพล) was captured at Suan Dok Hospital, Chiang Mai on 7 Apr and released afterwards (XX). Other crakes passing through Ko Man Nai included a Baillon’s Crake (นกอัญชันเล็ก) on 22 Apr (SSc, LW, WNn), a male Watercock (นกอีลุ้ม) during 15-20 May and two Ruddy-breasted Crakes (นกหนูแดง) during 17-18 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI).

There were two Indian Thick-knees (นกกระแตผีเล็ก) at Tapan Hin, Pichit on 30 Mar (KM). Three Great Thick-knees (นกกระแตผีใหญ่) and 6 River Lapwings (นกกระแตหาด) were reported at Vijitra Beach, Ubon Ratchathani on 16 Apr (DES, SMa). Three Grey-headed Lapwings (นกกระแตหัวเทา) at Phrom Salt Lick in Kaeng Krachan on 1 Mar were likely passage migrants (TTn). One was present in Kaeng Krachan on 28 Mar (MPs) and another, seemingly a passage migrant, at Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs). Fifteen Pied Avocets were still present at Laem Phak Bia on 18-19 April (ND).

A Red-necked Phalarope (นกลอยทะเลคอแดง) was present at Khok Kham on 8 Mar (PSk). An exhausted Red Phalarope (นกลอยทะเลสีแดง), possibly the same individual reported at Laem Phak Bia earlier, was preyed upon by a Brahminy Kite (เหยี่ยวแดง) at Prasae Rivermouth on 13 Mar (TSs). Three Spoon-billed Sandpipers (นกชายเลนปากช้อน) were still present on 25 Mar at Pak Thale (PE) together with 12 Nordmann’s Greenshanks (นกทะเลขาเขียวลายจุด), two Far Eastern Curlews (นกอีก๋อยตะโพกสีน้ำตาล), and five Dunlins (นกชายเลนท้องดำ). The latest recorded Spoon-billed Sandpipers, however, were two at Khok Kham on 29 Mar (SD), one of which was the long-staying green flag 05 (SD).

A Spotted Redshank (นกทะเลขาแดงลายจุด) was photographed in Chumphon on 8 Apr (PSa). A possible Swinhoe’s Snipe (นกปากซ่อมสวินโฮ) was photographed at Tapan Hin, Pichit in early Apr (KM). There was a Eurasian Curlew (นกอีก๋อยใหญ่) with c.80 Whimbrels (นกอีก๋อยเล็ก) at Laem Pakarang on 9 Apr (AW). Asian Dowitchers (นกซ่อมทะเลอกแดง) passing through the Gulf of Thailand included over 120 and 70 individuals at Krasa Khao, Samut Sakhon on 14 and 15 Apr respectively (KT, PKp). A coordinated count in the Inner Gulf on 19 April produced only 230, fewer than hoped most of which were seen at Kalong and Rangjan, Samut Sakhon (TB, DG, PDR, KT). No fewer than 35 Grey-tailed Tattlers (นกตีนเหลือง) were counted on mudflats at Pak Thale during the dowitcher survey (TB). Single Grey-tailed Tattlers were elsewhere present on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs) 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP) and 26 Apr (IS, BCST). Five were at San Sai Resort, Rayong on 25 Apr (JC) and two on Ko Man Nai during 15-20 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI).

A Ruff (นกรัฟ) and at least two Black-headed Gulls (นกนางนวลขอบปีกขาว) were photographed among Brown-headed Gulls (นกนางนวลธรรมดา) at Laem Din, Thale Noi on 30 Mar (SS). There was a Caspian Tern (นกนางนวลแกลบแคสเปียน) reported quite far inland at Suvarnabhumi Airport on 9 Mar (CP). A Little Tern (นกนางนวลแกลบเล็ก) photographed Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai on 3 Apr is the farthest inland record for the country (CPd). A congregation of c.60 Whiskered Terns (นกนางนวลแกลบเคราขาว) and c.10 White-winged Terns (นกนางนวลแกลบดำปีกขาว) was reported at Khon Kaen University on 27 Apr (STw, SKm). There were c.30 Small Pratincoles (นกแอ่นทุ่งเล็ก) at Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam, Saraburi, on 15 May (NI).

Migrant landbirds

Migratory Black Bazas (เหยี่ยวกิ้งก่าสีดำ) were reported at Suan Rot Fai on 14 Mar (KA), at least 7 in Satun around 20-24 Mar (SMk), three at Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 27 Mar (KA), c.500 at Hin Lek Fai Hill, Hua Hin on 28 Mar (TB), c.1,050 at Hin Lek Fai Hill (TB) and 10 at Khon Kaen University (SKm) on 1 Apr (TB); daily totals of  c.1,500, 1,250, 950, 300, 240 at Hin Lek Fai Hill during 2-6 Apr (TB), at least four at Kaeng Krachan on 4 Apr (MPs), c.80 at Thung Maharat, Sena, Ayudthaya on 6 Apr (WT), and 10 in Udon Thani on 12 Apr (WC). A Jerdon’s Baza (เหยี่ยวกิ้งก่าสีน้ำตาล) was photographed in Chumphon on 26 Mar (PSa) and another reported at Khao Phaeng Maa, Nakhon Ratchasima, on 29 Mar (WL, KT).

A Greater Spotted Eagle (นกอินทรีปีกลาย) and two Eastern Imperial Eagles (นกอินทรีหัวไหล่ขาว) were at Tapan Hin, Pichit, on 3 Mar (KM). The number of Eastern Imperial Eagles at the site increased to three birds on 7 Mar, together with a Steppe Eagle (นกอินทรีทุ่งหญ้าสเต็ป) photographed (KM).

At least one Besras (เหยี่ยวนกกระจอกเล็ก) photographed at Suan Sri Nakhon Khuen Khan on 11 Mar was possibly the first record of the species passing the Lower Central Plains, with a Japanese Sparrowhawk (เหยี่ยวนกเขาพันธุ์ญี่ปุ่น) also present at the site on the same day (KA). More reports of Japanese Sparrowhawks included two in Nonthaburi on 24 Mar (KA), two at Hin Lek Fai Hill on 28 Mar (TB), at least five at Kaeng Krachan on 4 Apr (IS, BCST), two at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), and Ko Man Nai on 26 Apr (IS, BCST). Records of Chinese Sparrowhawks (เหยี่ยวนกเขาพันธุ์จีน) spanned from 20 Mar in Satun; a female (SMk), c.40 at Hin Lek Fai Hill on 28 Mar (TB), with singles at Kaeng Krachan on 4 Apr (IS, BCST), and Suan Sri Nakhon Khuen Khan on 12 Apr (DA, PDR). A female Shikra (เหยี่ยวนกเขาชิครา) was ringed at Ko Man Nai on 19 May (AJP, WB).

Two Buteo buzzards passed Hin Lek Fai Hill on 28 Mar (TB). Records of passage migrant Grey-faced Buzzards (เหยี่ยวหน้าเทา) included two at Hin Lek Fai Hill on 28 Mar and two more on 6 Apr (TB). Five Eastern Marsh Harriers (เหยี่ยวทุ่งพันธุ์เอเชียตะวันออก) were reported at Hin Lek Fai Hill on 6 Apr (TB).

The latest report of Common Kestrel (เหยี่ยวเคสเตรล) was at Hin Lek Fai Hill on 13 Apr (TB). Four Amur Falcons (เหยี่ยวตีนแดง) were seen passing Doi Lang on 21 Apr (STb).

A male Pale-capped Pigeon (นกลุมพูแดง) was reported at Kaeng Krachan on 4 Apr (IS, BCST). A female Yellow-vented Green Pigeon (นกเปล้าหางเข็มหัวปีกแดง) on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs) was an unexpected stray.


นกคัคคูหงอน
Chestnut-winged Cuckoos (Clamator coromandus)
© Thamarat Kaosombat

Chestnut-winged Cuckoos (นกคัคคูหงอน) were reported from Nonthaburi on 24 Mar (KA); Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi on 3 Apr (KI, SPr, PDR et al); Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs); Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 14 Apr (KA), Doi Suthep (TK) and Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi (TKc) on 17 Apr; Phutthamonthon (KA, SPm) on 19 Apr and Kaeng Krachan on 21 Apr (KP). In the northeast (Isan) region ), others were reported at Vijitra Beach, Ubon Ratchathani on 16 Apr (DES, SMa); Pa Klao Kloi-Pa Na Klang Forest Reserve, Dong Mafai, Suwan Khuha, Nong Bua Lamphu (TA) and  Muang, Bueng Kan on 28 Apr (TL). At least five were present at Doi Suthep on 8 May (TK), and 7 ringed on Ko Man Nai during 17-20 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI).

Asian Drongo Cuckoos (นกคัคคูแซงแซว) of migratory populations were reported at Suan Rot Fai on 30 Mar (KA) and 13 Apr (DG), Suan Sri Nakhon Kheun Khan on 6 Apr (DA, PDR), two on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW), Chaiyaphon, Muang Bueng Kan on 25 Apr (TL), Suan Rot Fai on 26 Apr (DG, AJ, KA, NCj), and two on Ko Man Nai on 26 Apr (IS, BCST). An immature male Violet Cuckoo (นกคัคคูสีม่วง) was photographed at Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 6 Apr (many observers).

Migratory Large Hawk Cuckoos (นกคัคคูเหยี่ยวใหญ่) were reported at Pattaya on 1 Mar (SSc), Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 27 Mar (KA), two at Suan Rot Fai on 30 Mar (KA), Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 14 Apr (KA), and Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL). An immature Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo (นกคัคคูเหยี่ยวอกแดง) was photographed on Ko Samae San on 21 Mar (SSs) as was another in Suan Sri Nakhon Khuen Khan on 6 April (DA, PDR).


นกคัคคูพันธุ์หิมาลัย ♂
Himalayan Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus) ♂
© Natthaphat Chotjuckdikul

Records of presumed Himalayan Cuckoos (นกคัคคูพันธุ์หิมาลัย) included at least two on Ko Samae San on 21 Mar (SSs), two at Khao Phaeng Maa on 29 Mar (WL, KT), a male at Suan Rot Fai on 29 Mar (NCj), a typical and a female hepatic morph at Suan Rot Fai on 2 Apr (KA), a male at Suan Rot Fai on 7 Apr (EA), Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 9 Apr (KA), about five at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), Suan Rot Fai on 18 Apr (KA), Phutthamonthon on 19 Apr (KA, SPm), and Suan Rot Fai on 24 Apr (KA).

Migratory Indian Cuckoos (นกคัคคูพันธุ์อินเดีย) were reported from Prawet, Bangkok on 30 Mar (AM), Khon Kaen University on 8 Apr (SKm), two at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat, Nonthaburi and Bo Kheung Hot Springs, Suan Phueng, Ratchaburi on 14 Apr (KA), Hua Hin (MPs) and Suan Rot Fai (KA) on 18 Apr, Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (TW), Suan Rot Fai on 26 Apr (DG, AJ, KA, NCj) and 5 May (DG).

There were Grey Nightjars (นกตบยุงภูเขา) on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), Phutthamonthon on 19 Apr (KA, SPm), Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW) and two on 26 Apr (IS, BCST). At least four Silver-backed Needletails (นกแอ่นใหญ่หัวตาดำ) were seen at Khao Yai on 15 Mar (PE). Three White-throated Needletails (นกแอ่นใหญ่คอขาว) were photographed in Chumphon on 26 Mar (PSa), with single individuals at Phu Khieo on 5 Apr (PPs) and Hin Lek Fai Hill on 6 Apr (TB). 12 Pacific Swifts (นกแอ่นตะโพกขาวแถบกว้าง) passed over Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs).

Migratory Ruddy Kingfishers (นกกะเต็นแดง) were reported from several locations including Kaeng Krachan on 4 Apr (SN), Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), Bang Pu on 17 Apr (EA), Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW) and 26 Apr (IS, BCST). An Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (นกกะเต็นน้อยสามนิ้ว) was photographed at Thep Wimut Forest Temple, Ho Kham, Muang, Bueng Kan on 23 Apr (STs, BKRN).

Passage migrant Oriental Dollarbird (นกตะขาบดง) records included approximately 20 passing Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), four on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), Suan Sri Nakhon Khuen Khan on 12 Apr (PDR, DA), Suan Rot Fai on 13 Apr (DG), Phutthamonthon on 19 Apr (KA, SPm), four on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW), Tapan Hin on 29 Apr (KM), and Ko Man Nai during 15-19 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI).


นกแต้วแล้วพันธุ์จีน ถูกล่าโดยเหยี่ยวนกเขาชิครา (วัยเด็ก)
Fairy Pitta (Pitta nympha) preyed upon by a juvenile Shikra (Accipiter badius)
© Wichyanan Limparungpatthanakij

Records of Hooded Pittas (นกแต้วแล้วอกเขียว) included three at Bala on 25-29 Mar (SMk), Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), Phutthamonthon, 15 Apr (ANs, TNs), Naresuan University on 20 Apr (MT, PSk), Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW), with at least 2 on Ko Man Nok, 19-21 Apr (RTz), and two more ringed on Ko Man Nai during 15 and 17 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI). Blue-winged Pitta (นกแต้วแล้วธรรมดา) records included at least three at Ban Na Sae, Ban Na, Muang, Chumphon, on 6 Apr (CN), two on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), Petchaburi on 19 Apr (SSs), Ko Man Nai (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW), Lalin Village, Samut Prakan, at least nine on Ko Man Nok, 19-21 Apr (RTz) and at least three Sri Phang-nga on 22 Apr (WN); one at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok on 24 Apr (DG), four at Kaeng Krachan on 10 May (DG), and nine more ringed on Ko Man Nai during 15-20 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI). The first calling, presumed territorial, Blue-winged Pittas of the season were heard in Satun on 8 Apr (RE) and at Bung Khong Long, Bueng Kan on 27 Apr (YH). A Fairy Pitta (นกแต้วแล้วพันธุ์จีน) was preyed on by a Shikra (เหยี่ยวนกเขาชิครา) at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS). Others were photographed at Ko Man Nai (PP) and at a new locality in the far east of the country, Pha Taem National Park, Ubon Ratchathani (Thanet BK, per SPr), both on 18 April, with at least one more on Ko Man Nok during 20-21 April (RTz) and a fifth individual was captured at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, on 30 Apr (BL).

Among other migratory passerines two particularly stood out. Thailand’s second record of Wallcreeper (นกไต่ผา), at a quarry in Chiang Saen on 18 Mar (NL, RP), was said to have been present for about two months before its occurrence was generally known. It stayed until 9 April (LW). The other, the long-staying male Firethroat at Nam Kham Nature Reserve, had its progress of its moult into breeding plumage fully documented by photographers, and was last seen on 22 Apr (AJ, SS, per LNBC).


นกไต่ผา
Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)
© Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok


Firethroat (Calliope pectardens), 1st-summer ♂
© Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok

Migratory Black-winged Cuckooshrikes (นกเฉี่ยวบุ้งใหญ่) were reported at Pattaya on 1 Mar (SSc), two in Nonthaburi on 24 Mar (KA), three and two at Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 27 Mar and 9 Apr respectively (KA), and Naresuan University on 2 May (MT). Reports of Ashy Minivets (นกพญาไฟสีเทา) included 12 at Pattaya on 1 Mar (SSc), 10 at Suan Rot Fai on 21 Mar (DG), three at Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 27 Mar (KA), c.30 at Queen Sirikit Park on 5 Mar (NPp), c.30 at Hua Hin on 8 Apr (PwC), five at Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 9 Apr (KA), c.20 at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), two on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), at least 10 at Suan Rot Fai (DG) and 12 at Hin Lek Fai Hill (TB) on 13 Apr, many at Suan Rot Fai on 16 Apr (WL), two at Kasetsart University, Kamphaengsaen on 19 Apr (IS), a male at Wat Phai Lom, Pathum Thani on 20 Apr (KM), and several on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW).

Tiger Shrikes (นกอีเสือลายเสือ) included one at Bala on 25-29 Mar (SMk), two on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), a male at Som Paen Beach, Ranong on 16 Apr (PCk), at least three on Ko Man Nok, 19-21 Apr (RTz), 8 on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW), three on Ko Man Nai on 26 Apr (IS, BCST), Thaleban on 27 Apr (TY), a male at Som Paen Beach, Ranong on 29 Apr (PCk), a female at Tapan Hin on 4 May (KM), and another female at Kaeng Krachan on 5 May (BH), Suan Rot Fai on 19 May (YW, BCST), Sri Phang-nga on 16 May (DES, CA, FVG), and 14 ringed on Ko Man Nai during 15-19 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI). An albino Brown Shrike (นกอีเสือสีน้ำตาล) was photographed at Lad Krabang on 26 Apr (SKc). A total of 7 individuals were ringed on Ko Man Nai during 15-20 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI).

Records of Japanese Paradise-flycatchers (นกแซวสวรรค์หางดำ) included two at Bala on 25-29 Mar (SMk), a male in Surin on 5 Apr (YP), a male at Thai Muang Beach, Phang-nga on 9 Apr (AW), a male at Krung Ching Waterfall on 9 Apr (PS), six on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), a male at Muang, Samut Prakan on 15 Apr (ST), two males and a female at Ko Man Nok during 19-21 Apr (RTz), two on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW), a male at Bala on 24 Apr (PPs), a female on Ko Man Nai on 26 Apr (IS, ABs, BCST), and at least two on Ko Man Nai during 15-16 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI). Long-distance migratory incei Asian Paradise-flycatcher (นกแซวสวรรค์) records included a male at Kaeng Krachan on 21 Apr (KP), with others at Suan Sukhaphap, Thai Muang on 28 Apr (WN) and Naresuan University on 2 May (MT).


นกแซวสวรรค์หางดำ ♂
Japanese Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata) ♂
© Somsak Testiman


นกแซวสวรรค์หางดำ ♀
Japanese Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata) ♀
© Argrit Boonsanguan

Records of Crow-billed Drongos (นกแซงแซวปากกา) spanned from 2 Apr at Suan Rot Fai (KA), three at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS) two at relatively high elevation at Kaeng Krachan on 13 Apr (PSk), and another lower down, on 21 Apr (KP), 4 on Ko Man Nok on 19-21 Apr (RTz), 8 on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW), Suan Rot Fai on 23 Apr (KA), Suan Sukhaphap, Thai Muang on 28 Apr (WN), Ko Man Nai on 26 Apr (IS, BCST) and 15 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI). Around 20 Black Drongos (นกแซงแซวหางปลา) passed Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), and many were still flying north at Thung Khai Botanical Garden on 2 May (WL, BL, IS, VS). The latest record of migratory Ashy Drongo (นกแซงแซวสีเทา) was 22 Apr at Suan Rot Fai (KA) and Black Drongo was 17 May on Ko Man Nai; three birds (AJP, WB).

A Paddyfield Warbler (นกพงนาหิมาลัย) was photographed at Chiang Saen on 11 Mar (NU). Another one was ringed in early Apr at Bung Boraphet (NC, BBWRS). There was a Grey-crowned Warbler (นกกระจ้อยวงตาสีทองหัวเทา) photographed at Doi Suthep on 3 Apr (TK). Latest dates included Radde’s Warbler (นกกระจิ๊ดปากหนา); four birds 22 Apr on Ko Man Nai (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW), Thick-billed Warbler (นกพงปากหนา); 10 May at Naresuan University (MT), Dusky Warbler (นกกระจิ๊ดสีคล้ำ) ringed on 15 May on Ko Man Nai (AJP, WB, WL, GI), Lanceolated Warbler (นกพงตั๊กแตนอกลาย); 19 May, and Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler (นกพงตั๊กแตนท้ายทอยสีเทา); 20 May on Ko Man Nai (AJP, WB). Among birds ringed on Ko Man Nai during 15-20 May were 33 Black-browed Reed Warblers (นกพงคิ้วดำ), 32 Pallas’s Grasshopper Warblers, and 32 Phylloscopus of the Arctic Warbler complex; most of which were apparently Kamchatka Leaf Warblers (นกกระจิ๊ดคัมชัตกา) (AJP, WB, WL, GI).

Eastern Crowned Leaf Warblers (นกกระจิ๊ดหัวมงกุฏ) were reported from various localities including a bird that landed on a boat between Ko Tao and Ko Pha-ngan (unfortunately, it died shortly afterwards) on 20 Mar (PSa); many at Suan Rot Fai on 22 Mar (IS), Bala on 25 Mar (SMk), Tapan Hin on 30 Mar (KM), at least three at Kaeng Krachan on 13 Apr (PSk), Suan Rot Fai on 16 Apr (WL) and Naresuan University on 2 May (MT). Arctic Leaf Warbler (นกกระจิ๊ดขั้วโลกเหนือ) records included five at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), Chulalongkorn University on 18 Apr (KA), 8 on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW), two at Ao Phang-nga on 1 May (ISw, WL, IS, VS). Reports of either Pale-legged Leaf Warbler (นกกระจิ๊ดขาสีเนื้อ) or Sakhalin Leaf Warbler (นกกระจิ๊ดซาคาลิน) included a bird at Bala on 25-29 Mar (SMk), two at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS) and four on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW). A Sakhalin Leaf Warbler was also ringed at Mahidol University Sai Yok Campus on 3 Apr (KI, SPr, PDR et al.).

The number of Brahminy Starlings (นกเอี้ยงพราหมณ์) at Ao Noi, Prachuab Khirikhan, increased to four birds on 3 Mar and five on 5 Mar (WA). A Chestnut-tailed Starling (นกกิ้งโครงแกลบหัวเทา) seemingly showing characteristics intermediate between nemoricola and nominate subspecies was photographed at Tapan Hin, Pichit on 24 Mar (KM). There was a Purple-backed Starling (นกกิ้งโครงแกลบหลังม่วงดำ) at Laem Phak Bia on 14 Apr (PSk) and over 100 individuals at the site on 16 Apr (TB).


นกกิ้งโครงแกลบหัวเทา ♂
Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabarica) ♂
© Krieng Meemano

There was a Grey-sided Thrush (นกเดินดงอกเทา) at Kew Mae Pan, Doi Inthanon on 6 Mar (WS) with another at Ang Ka, Doi Inthanon,  on 11 Apr (KJ). A male Chinese Blackbird (นกเดินดงสีดำ) was photographed at Ko Samae San on 22 Mar (SSs). Passage migrant Eyebrowed Thrush (นกเดินดงสีคล้ำ) records spanned from 31 Mar at Suan Rot Fai; one bird (KA); many at Ko Si Chang, offshore Chon Buri on 6 Apr (SPm), and about 200 at Suan Sri Nakhon Kheun Khan on the same date (DA, PDR); about five at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), 25 on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), at least 8 at Suan Rot Fai on 13 Apr (DG), at least 10 at the same site on 16 Apr (WL), Bang Pu on 17 Apr (EA), a female at Doi Suthep on 18 Apr (TK), two on Ko Man Nai on 26 Apr (IS, BCST), and during 16-19 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI). There was a female Japanese Thrush (นกเดินดงพันธุ์ญี่ปุ่น) at Suan Rot Fai on 24 Apr (DG, KA).

Orange-headed Thrush (นกเดินดงหัวสีส้ม) records included one at La-mae, Chumphon in late March (JK), Suan Rot Fai on 5 Apr (SSc), two on Doi Suthep on 6 Apr (TK), at least three on Doi Suthep on 18 Apr (TK). Records of Siberian Thrushes (นกเดินดงสีเทาดำ) included two males and three females at Kaeng Krachan on 1 Apr (A & RG, NU), a female at Suan Rot Fai on 6 Apr (KA), Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), a male at Kaeng Krachan on 18 Apr (ScK, NU),  immature males at San Sai Resort, Rayong (JC) and Ko Man Nai (IS, BCST) on 26 Apr, and an adult male on Ko Man Nai on 16 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI).


นกเขนน้อยข้างสีส้ม ♀
Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus) ♀
© Wichyanan Limparungpatthanakij

There was a Rufous-tailed Robin (นกเขนน้อยหางแดง) at Kaeng Krachan National Park on 2 Mar (PPs). A male Daurian Redstart (นกเขนท้องแดง) was photographed on Ko Juang, offshore Chon Buri, on 20 Mar (SSs); and another on Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS). A female Tarsiger at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr was presumed to be Red-flanked Bluetail (นกเขนน้อยข้างสีส้ม) (WL, CP, KA, IS). There was a male White-throated Rockthrush (นกกระเบื้องคอขาว) at Bang Pu on 17 Apr (EA), one on Ko Man Nok on 20 Apr (RTz) and another at Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW).

Records of presumed passage migrant Siberian Blue Robins (นกเขนน้อยไซบีเรีย) included a male at Khon Kaen University on 2 Apr (SKm), singles at Queen Sirikit Park (KA) and KMUTT Bangkhunthien (TO) on 3 Apr, three on Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), 15 on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), a male at Bang Pu at 17 Apr (EA), and c.15 on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW).


นกจับแมลงพันธุ์จีน ♀
Chinese Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis glaucicomans) ♀
© Smith Sutibut

A male Hainan Blue Flycatcher (นกจับแมลงอกสีฟ้า) at Kaeng Krachan on 11 Mar was thought to  be a non-breeding visitor (WN). A male Vivid Niltava (นกนิลตวาท้องสีส้ม) was photographed at Doi Suthep on 15 Mar (NCj). Female Cyanoptila flycatchers were photographed at Kaeng Krachan on 8 Mar (TW), Khao Sok on 20 Mar (SSw), Suan Rot Fai on 22 Mar (IS), and Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 9 Apr (KA). Reports of male Blue-and-white Flycatchers (นกจับแมลงสีฟ้าอกดำ) included a nominate race at Suan Rot Fai (DG) and one on Sri Phang-nga on 21 Mar (SN). A female Chinese Blue Flycatcher (นกจับแมลงพันธุ์จีน) was photographed at Khao Banthad on 31 Mar (SS) and a male at Bang Pu on 17 Apr (EA). Brown-chested Jungle Flycatchers (นกจับแมลงอกสีน้ำตาลอ่อน) were reported at Kaeng Krachan on 17 Apr (UT), Ko Samae San on 19 Apr (SW and, Kaeng Krachan on 2 May (CPp).

Green-backed Flycatcher (นกจับแมลงหลังเขียว) records included a male and a female photographed at Khao Banthad on 12 Mar (PS), two at Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), Kaeng Krachan on 15 Apr (NPa), males at Bang Pu (EA) and Khon Kaen University (SKm) on 17 Apr, a female at Kasetsart University, Kampaengsaen on 19 Apr (IS), 6 on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW) and three on 26 Apr (IS, BCST). Narcissus Flycatchers (นกจับแมลงคิ้วเหลือง) included a male at Suan Rot Fai on 31 Mar (WPp), another male on Ko Samae San on 3 Apr (PH), a female at the same site on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), a male on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), while a female was ringed on Ko Man Nai as late as on 16 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI).


นกจับแมลงคิ้วเหลือง ♀
Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina) ♀
© Wichyanan Limparungpatthanakij

A total of c.171 Yellow-rumped Flycatchers (นกจับแมลงตะโพกเหลือง) were recorded, spanning the far south of the country (Satun, around 20-24 Mar SMk) and Bala 25-29 Mar (SMk), east and north to Khon Kaen University (two on 17 April; SKm) and Naresuan University, Phitsanulok (one on 25 Apr, MT). These included notable concentrations of 50 on Ko Samae-San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), 30 on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), at least 10 at Thaleban on 12 Apr (IS, TW, TE), and 10 on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW). The latest birds were four on Ko Man Nai on 26 Apr (IS, BCST), one at Suan Rot Fai on 27 Apr (TTv), and one at Naresuan University on 3 May (MT). Roughly 60% of birds for which sex data was submitted were males.

Mugimaki Flycatchers (นกจับแมลงดำอกสีส้ม) were reported at Bala on 25-29 Mar (SMk), four at Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat on 9 Apr (KA), two at Khon Kaen University on 10 Apr (SKm), c.30 on Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), two at the Ministry of Public Relations, Bangkok,  on 11 Apr (DG), 8 on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), at least four at Bang Kruai (KA) and three at Thaleban (IS, TW, TE) on 12 Apr, Hin Lek Fai Hill on 13 Apr (TB), two at Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat (KA), a male on the western slope of Doi Lang (WP), and a first-summer male on Ko Kham, Sattahib, Chon Buri (TK) on 14 Apr, a female at Kasetsart University, Bang Khen on 16 Apr (KD), at least four at Tapan Hin on 16 Apr (TTp), two at Khon Kaen University on 17 Apr (SKm), 12 at Chulalongkorn University and three at Suan Rot Fai on 18 Apr (KA), males at Kaeng Krachan (WC), Wat Tham Sahai, Udon Thani (NPk), and Kasetsart University, Kampaengsaen (IS) on 19 Apr, at least three at Chulalongkorn University on 20 Apr (SPm), three on Ko Man Nai on 22 Apr (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW) and one on 26 Apr (IS, BCST).

A Brown-breasted Flycatcher (นกจับแมลงอกสีน้ำตาล) was at Doi Inthanon from 21-23 Mar (PPs). Ferruginous Flycatchers (นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาลแดง) were reported from three Bangkok localities,  Suan Rot Fai on 24 Mar (WTn), Rung Arun Schoolon 25 Mar (SV) and Queen Sirikit Park on 3 Apr (KA); and from Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi on 16 Apr (TKc). Passage migrant Dark-sided Flycatchers (นกจับแมลงสีคล้ำ), virtually all belonging to the nominate race, were recorded on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), Khao Liang, Had Pan Krai, Chumphon (CN) and Chulalongkorn University on 18 Apr (KA), Suan Rot Fai (KA) and two on Ko Man Nai (WL, CP, BP, VS, SL, TW) on 22 Apr, c.20 on Ko Man Nai on 26 Apr (IS, BCST), Suan Rot Fai on 27 Apr (TTv), Thale Ban on 28 Apr (TY), two at Suan Rot Fai on 5 May (DG), and at least two on Ko Man Nai during 15-20 May (AJP, WB, WL, GI). A Himalayan-breeding subspecies, either cacabata or rothschildi, was photographed at Mae Moei National Park on 30 Apr (SPk).

The latest received date for Taiga Flycatcher (นกจับแมลงคอแดง) was at Hin Lek Fai Hill on 13 Apr (TB) and for Sapphire Flycatcher (นกจับแมลงหัวสีฟ้า) 14 Apr (a male in breeding plumage on Doi Lang; WP). The last date of Asian Brown Flycatcher (นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาล) was 20 May on Ko Man Nai (AJP, WB).

Forest Wagtails (นกเด้าลมดง) included birds at KMUTT Bangkhunthien on 3 Apr (TO), Suan Sri Nakhon Kheun Khan on 6 April (DA, PDR), c.20 on Ko Samae San on 10 Apr (WL, CP, KA, IS), five on Ko Man Nai during 11-12 Apr (DES, STb, SMa, ID, PPs), with others at  Surin (XX) and Phutthamonthon (three; KA, SPm) on 19 Apr, Ko Man Nok on 19-21 Apr (RTz), Suan Rot Fai on 26 Apr (DG, AJ, KA, NCj), Ao Phang-nga on 1 May (ISw), and Naresuan University on 3 May (MT). An Olive-backed Pipit (นกเด้าดินสวน) was reported at Suan Rot Fai on 13 Apr (DG). The latest date for Eastern Yellow Wagtail (นกเด้าลมเหลือง) was 24 Apr at Khon Kaen University; two nominate-race birds (SKm).

A male Chestnut-eared Bunting (นกจาบปีกอ่อนหัวเทา) was reported at Pak Phli on 27 Mar (IS). A flock of c.20 Yellow-breasted Buntings (นกจาบปีกอ่อนอกเหลือง) at Thung Kalo, Uttaradit on 2 Apr (SY) increased to over 100 individuals on 11 Apr thereby becoming the largest concentration reported in recent years (TNg)—a parlous decline for a bird that used to be numbered in flocks of tens of thousands. Another 10 Yellow-breasted Buntings were reported from Chiang Saen on 5 Mar (SMk, WO), while a group of four birds at Tha Ton, Chiang Mai on 12 Apr (PKt) included both Chestnut-eared and Yellow-breasted Buntings. A female Tristram’s Bunting (นกจาบปีกอ่อนหัวดำขาว) photographed far outside its typical wintering habitat and range at Ko Man Nai on 19 Apr (PP) was a major surprise, as was a female Brambling (นกจาบปีกอ่อนอกสีส้ม) photographed at Ta Chai Island, Mu Ko Similan, on 8 May (NCj). There were two male and four female Scarlet Finches (นกจาบปีกอ่อนสีแดง) on the western slope of Doi Lang on 24 Apr (PP). A female Black-faced Bunting (นกจาบปีกอ่อนหน้าดำ) photographed at Po Da Island, Krabi on 16 May was the first record for the Thai-Malay Peninsula (CSo).


นกจาบปีกอ่อนหัวดำขาว ♀
Tristram’s Bunting (Emberiza tristrami) ♀
© Phitsanupong Pholphuech

Residents and local movements

An immature Changeable Hawk Eagle (เหยี่ยวต่างสี) was present at Khao Phaeng Maa on 29 Mar (WL, KT). This species has declined largely throughout its range in the country due to habitat loss and especially recently, due to illegal trade for falconry. The globally threatened Wallace’s Hawk Eagle (เหยี่ยวหงอนสีน้ำตาลท้องขาว) was photographed at Ban Na, Muang, Chumphon on 6 Apr (CN, RKc).

There were two resident Peregrine Falcons (เหยี่ยวเพเรกริน) at Hin Lek Fai Hill on 28 Mar (TB). An Oriental Hobby (เหยี่ยวฮ็อบบี้) was photographed at an apparently new locality, Huai Luang Waterfall, Phu Jong-Na Yoi, Ubon,  on 29 Mar (AC). There were c.15 Blossom-headed Parakeets (นกแก้วหัวแพร) at Tapan Hin on 28 Apr. Over 50 birds were reported at the site a day later (KM, TTp). A sighting of three Dusky Eagle Owls (นกเค้าใหญ่สีคล้ำ) at Thaleban on 12 Apr was around 100 years from the previous Thai record (BDc).


นกเค้าใหญ่สีคล้ำ ♂
Dusky Eagle Owl (Bubo coromandus klossii) ♂
© Benchapol Lorsunyaluck

Hodgson’s Frogmouths (นกปากกบลายดำ) nested at Doi Chang Mub, Doi Thung, Chiang Rai on 17 Apr (CPd). Three Malaysian Honeyguides (นกพรานผึ้ง) were reported at Bala on 8 Mar (PPs). There were three Freckle-breasted Woodpeckers (นกหัวขวานด่างอกลายจุด) at Huai Sanam Bin on 15 Apr (DES, SMa).

Several Long-tailed Shrikes (นกอีเสือหัวดำ), now becoming nationally rare or possibly even endangered in the lowlands, were present at Tapan Hin, Pichit, around 20-23 Mar (KM). An immature maculatus Black-naped Oriole (นกขมิ้นท้ายทอยดำ) was photographed at Tapan Hin, Pichit, on 27 Mar (KM, TTp). Other records included adults photographed at Ban Wang Puen, Phetchaburi on 2 Apr (BP) and at Naresuan University on 3 May (MT). There was a pair of Small Minivets (นกพญาไฟเล็ก) at Bang Khla, Chachoengsao on 2 Apr (WNn). A total of 6 Racket-tailed Treepies (นกกาแวน) was reported at Hin Lek Fai Hill on 13 Apr (TB). A Ratchet-tailed Treepie (นกกะลิงเขียดหางหนาม) was photographed preying on a bird at Kaeng Krachan on 10 May (AT).


นกขมิ้นท้ายทอยดำ ♂ ชนิดย่อย maculatus
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis maculatus) ♂
© Ben Petcharapirat

Oriental Skylarks (นกจาบฝนเสียงสวรรค์) were reported in Khon Kaen on 19 Apr (MH). A Pale-footed Bush Warbler (นกกระจ้อยสีไพล) was singing at Doi Chiang Dao on 8 May (NU). There was a White-browed Scimitar Babbler (นกระวังไพรปากเหลือง) at Khlong Saeng on 18 Apr (PPs). A leucistic Oriental Magpie Robin (นกกางเขนบ้าน) was photographed at Phutthamonthon on 19 Apr (KA, SPm). A male Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (นกกาฝากท้องสีส้ม) photographed at Mae Moei National Park, the northernmost known locality in the country, on 30 Apr (WNn). Streaked Weavers (นกกระจาบอกลาย) and Asian Golden Weavers (นกกระจาบทอง) were reported at Thung Kalo, Uttaradit on 11 Apr (TNg). At least 10 Red Avadavats (นกกระติ๊ดแดง) were found at Ban Khela Thong, Bo Haew, Muang, Lampang on 23 Apr (SPk).

Nesting records

A pair of Rufous-winged Buzzards (เหยี่ยวปีกแดง) at nest with two fledglings, Tapan Hin on 18 Apr (TTp, KM). Blyth’s Hawk Eagles (เหยี่ยวดำท้องขาว) incubating eggs in Chumphon on 26 Apr (CN).

Little Ringed Plovers (นกหัวโตเล็กขาเหลือง) laying eggs at Phu Sai Reservoir, Huai Sat Yai, Hua Hin on 15 Mar (MPs). Large-tailed Nightjars (นกตบยุงหางยาว) incubating eggs at Krung Ching Waterfall on 29 Mar (PC). Another pair was photographed with fledglings at Khao Phaeng Maa on 13 Apr (PKs). A nest and two eggs at Bang Khla, Chachoengsao on 14 Apr (PKt).


นกตบยุงหางยาว
Large-tailed Nightjars (Caprimulgus macrurus)
© Parit Kengsungnoen

Collared Kingfishers (นกกินเปี้ยว) reported nesting in Nonthaburi on 24 Mar (KA). Colonies of Blue-tailed Bee-eaters had already initiated nesting in Chiang Saen on 24 Mar (RK). A pair of Crimson-winged Woodpeckers (นกหัวขวานปีกแดง) excavating a tree hole on 8 Mar at Kaeng Krachan (TW). Also at Kaeng Krachan, a pair of Black-and-buff Woodpeckers (นกหัวขวานด่างท้องดำ) was excavating a hole on 14 Mar (SMk). Fledglings of Banded Woodpeckers (นกหัวขวานแดงลาย) had already left the nest at Ban Na, Chumphon, by 18 Apr (CN, RKc). Blue-throated Barbets (นกโพระดกคอสีฟ้า) feeding youngs at Phu Suan Sai during 9-10 May (SMk).

Dusky Broadbills (นกพญาปากกว้างสีดำ) nesting at Ban Na Sae, Ban Na, Muang, Chumphon on 1 Apr (RKc). Mangrove Pittas (นกแต้วแล้วป่าโกงกาง) collecting nesting materials at Ao Phang-nga on 1 May (ISw).


นกขมิ้นปากเรียว
Slender-billed Orioles (Oriolus tenuirostris)
© Wilaiwan Panadit

A pair of Grey-chinned Minivets were feeding young on 6 Mar at Doi Inthanon (WS). Eurasian Jays (นกปีกลายสก็อต) carrying nesting materials on 5 May at Mae Ping National Park (WS). Male Maroon-breasted Philentoma (นกจับแมลงอกแดง) sitting on a nest at Nam Tok Yong National Park, Nakhon Si Thammarat, on 3 Apr (SDs). A pair of Slender-billed Orioles (นกขมิ้นปากเรียว) incubating eggs on Doi Lang was probably the first breeding record with photographic evidence (WP). Burmese Shrikes (นกอีเสือหลังแดง) feeding young at Thi Nuey, Thung Yai Naresuan on 7 May (WY).

At least four pairs of Barn Swallows (นกนางแอ่นบ้าน) actively engaged in nesting on 10 Mar at Doi Lang (NU). Stripe-throated Bulbuls (นกปรอดคอลาย) nesting at Suan Rot Fai on 10 Mar may be the first breeding record of feral birds in the Bangkok metropolitan area (PJ). Rufous-winged Fulvettas (นกมุ่นรกหัวน้ำตาลแดง) feeding almost full-grown young at Doi Lang on 16 Mar (WL, TW). Yunnan Fulvettas (นกมุ่นรกตาแดง) feeding fledglings on 1 Mar at Doi Inthanon (WL). Rufous-throated Fulvettas (นกมุ่นรกคอแดง) were feeding young at Phu Suan Sai during 9-10 May (SMk).


นกไต่ไม้ท้องสีเม็ดมะขาม ♂
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch (Sitta cinnamoventris tonkinensis) ♂
© Thanee Wongniwatkajorn

After having disappeared for a few years, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatches (นกไต่ไม้ท้องสีเม็ดมะขาม) returned to engage in nest plastering at the tree where nesting was first documented in 2011, at Doi Phu Kha, Nan, on 24 Mar (TI, TW). A female Chestnut-bellied Rockthrush (นกกระเบื้องท้องแดง) was incubating eggs on 6 Mar at Kew Mae Pan, Doi Inthanon (WS). Blue Whistlingthrushes (นกเอี้ยงถ้ำ) were nesting at Huai Luang Waterfall, Phu Jong-Na Yoi on 29 Mar (AC). Purple Sunbirds (นกกินปลีดำม่วง) were building a nest at Nong Khai on 10 Mar (PW). Asian Golden Weavers (นกกระจาบทอง) were nesting in trees at Chonnabot Wetlands, Khon Kaen, on 21 Apr (MH).


รังนกกระจาบทอง
Nests of Asian Golden Weavers (Ploceus hypoxanthus)
© Mark Hogarth

Contributors: XX (anonymous), BCST (BCST bird-walks and field trips), Bueng Kan Rak Nok Group (BKRN), Bung Boraphet Wildlife Research Station (BBWRS), Lanna Bird & Nature Conservation Club (LBNC), Krit Adirek (KA), Desmond Allen (DA), Wayne Allen (WA), Charlie Andrews (CA), Eakkachai Anuphab (EA), Toedpong Anuvet (TA), Gumsak Atipiboonsin (GA), Tom Backlund (TB), Thattaya Bidayabha (TBb), Argrit Boonsanguan (ABs), Woraphot Bunkwamdi (WB), Pinit Chaikun (PCk), Warut Chaleekarn (WC), Tikumporn Chandhapradit (TCp), Jintana Chanjungchit (JC), Natthapong Chantana (NC), Alongkorn Charoenthanawuth (AC), Piyapong Chotipuntu (PC), Natthaphat Chotjuckdikul (NCj), Panuwat Chuen (PwC), Narouchit Dampin (ND), Siriwat Dangsri (SDs), Kunanon Daonurai (KD), Bunyarit Dechochai (BDc), Ian Dugdale (ID), Thitidej Eiamsaard (TE), Ronnaphon Engchuan (RE), Peter Ericsson (PE), Dave Gandy (DG), Ann and Roland Gifford (A & RG), Yutthasat Hadda (YH), Pongchai Harnyuttanakorn (PH), Brian Hewitt (BH), Mark Hogarth (MH), Thawin Inpa (TI), Natthawut Intawari (NI), Greg Irving (GI), Kultida Itthipon (KI), Pilan Jadoonkitinan (PJ), Nat Jaroen (NJ), Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok (AJ), Kijja Jearwattanakanok (KJ), Jessada Kaewnatian (JK), Pipith Kaewta (PKt), Rattapon Kaichid (RKc), Scott Kampmeier (ScK), Somchai Kanchanasut (SKc), Rungsrit Kanjanavanit (RK), Thamarat Kaosombat (TK), Sarun Keithmaleesatti (SKm), Parit Kengsungnoen (PKs), Pokpong Khamprasert (PKp), Uaiphorn Khwanphae (UK), Thanaphat Klubchum (TKc), Thanessin Lalit (TL), Sutee Laoharojanaphan (SL), Nittaya Lawrence (NL), Wichyanan Limparungpatthanakij (WL), Benchapol Lorsunyaluck (BL), Anuch Mahattanakul (AM), Steve Mawby (SMa), Krieng Meemano (KM), Suwanna Mookachonpan (SMk), Masato Nagai (MN), Amara Naksathit (ANs),Thamarat Naksathit (TNs), Thanarot Ngoenwilai (TNg), Weranut Nilnond (WNn), Wittawat Noulin (WN), Chukiat Nualsri (CN), Sompong Nuamsawat (SN), Tiwa Ong-in (TO), Wiroj Onganakun (WO), Supasek Opitakon (SO), Somkiat Pakapinyo (SPk), Wilaiwat Panadit (WP), Chatchawan Panyaduang (CPd), Kanchana Pavitrapok (KP), Yingsak Paweenpermsuk (YP), Ben Petcharapiracht (BP), Punjapa Phetsri (PPs), Chartpat Pholphak (CP), Phitsanupong Pholphuech (PP), Wannchart Phoopitact (WPp), Andrew Pierce (AJP), Nopporn Pimpakorn (NPk), Sutanan Pinmaneenopparat (SPm), Chaiya Piuplapol (CPp), Manoon Pliosungnoen (MPs), Supat Prasobsin (SPr), Nisa Puechpolcharoen (NPp), Nicha Puttaumnauy (NPa), Philip Round (PDR), Ingkayut Sa-ar (IS), Pinit Saengkaew (PSk), Chuchat Saengob (CSo), Wangworn Sankamethawee (WS), Sakkarin Sansuk (SSs), Pablo Santonja (PSa), Dave Sargeant (DES), Teerapong Sawangpanyangkura (TSp), Suebsawat Sawatchuto (SSc), Patrawut Sitifong (PS), Sakda Somwong (SSw), Vattikorn Sophonrat (VS), Thiti Sornsa (TSs), Ike Suriwong (ISw), Smith Sutibut (SS), Pongsatorn Suttakarn (PSk), Manod Taengtum (MT), Wilawan Tangngekkee (WTn), Wanna Tantanawat (WT), Thikumporn Tantivimongkol (TTv), Supaporn Teamwong (STw), Kittisak Terananon (KTr), Somsak Testiman (ST), Apichai Thanatkit (AT), Sukanya Thanombuddha (STb), Todsapol Thiewprasertkul (TTp), Thanee Thongngam (TTn), Sanya Thongsai (STs), Steve Tibbett (STb), Robert Tizard (RTz), Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang (KT), Uthai Treesucon (UT), Nick Upton (NU), Fred van Gessel (FVG), Sila Viriyautsahakul (SV), Apisit Wilaijit (AW), Lee Wongdara (LW), Yodsaphol Wonglertwit (YW), Thanee Wongniwatkajorn  (TW), Phetprakhai Wonkson (PW), Soontorn Woranuch (SW), Wachara Yoosawasdi (WY), Tetsuya Yoshikawa (TY), Saard Youyen (SY)

Compiled on behalf of BCST Records Committee by Wichyanan Limparungpatthanakij and Philip Round.

Records may be submitted on BCST forum or the Thai bird report Group on Facebook

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