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Bird List for the area south of the golf course, Thai Muang, Phang Nga Province

Habitats present: beach with a lagoon, woodland, marsh, and old paddyfields.

All observations made from 1st September 2006 untill 8th December 2006 by Stijn De Win.

  1. Barred Buttonquail
  2. image Greater Flameback Woodpecker
  3. Red-Junglefowl
  4. Lesser Whistling Duck
  5. Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
  6. Common Flameback
  7. Lineated Barbet
  8. Coppersmith Barbet
  9. Common Kingfisher
  10. White-throated Kingfisher
  11. Black-capped Kingfisher
  12. Ruddy Kingfisher (once heard)
  13. Collared Kingfisher
  14. Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  15. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
  16. Image Greater Coucal
  17. Greater Coucal
  18. Lesser Coucal
  19. Plaintive Cuckoo
  20. Little Bronze Cuckoo
  21. Asian Koel
  22. Green-billed Malkoha
  23. Indian roller
  24. Dollarbird
  25. Vernal Hanging Parrot
  26. Common Hoopoe
  27. Black-nest Swiftlet (1 sighting with id. as sure as possibly can)
  28. Germain’s Swiftlet
  29. Asian Palm Swift
  30. Fork-tailed Swift (Pacific Swift)
  31. Brown-backed Needletail
  32. Collared Scops Owl
  33. Large-tailed Nightjar
  34. Chinese Pond Heron
  35. Green Imperial Pigeon
  36. Spotted Dove
  37. Peaceful (Zebra) Dove
  38. Orange-breasted Green Pigeon
  39. White-breasted Waterhen
  40. Watercock
  41. Purple Swamphen
  42. Slaty-breasted Rail
  43. Pintail Snipe
  44. Common Snipe
  45. Whimbrel
  46. Common Redshank
  47. Common Greenshank
  48. Wood Sandpiper
  49. Common Sandpiper
  50. Long-toed stint
  51. Black-winged Stilt (2 or 3 pairs breed)
  52. Little Ringed Plover
  53. Oriental Pratincole
  54. Kentish Plover
  55. Malaysian Plover (1 pair on beach regular)
  56. Lesser Sand Plover
  57. Pacific Golden Plover
  58. River Lapwing (up to 7 birds resident)
  59. Grey-headed Lapwing (up to 55 birds winter)
  60. Red-wattled Lapwing
  61. Lesser Crested Tern
  62. Great Crested Tern
  63. Little Tern
  64. Whiskered Tern
  65. Black Baza
  66. Oriental Honey-Buzzard
  67. Brahniny Kite
  68. White-bellied Sea Eagle
  69. Eastern Marsh Harrier
  70. Shikra
  71. Japanese Sparrowhawk
  72. Grey-faced Buzzard
  73. Black-shouldered Kite
  74. Peregrine Falcon (both japonensis and ernesti)
  75. Image Pacific Reef Egret
  76. Little Cormorant
  77. Little Egret
  78. Pacific Reef Egret
  79. Great Egret
  80. Intermediate Egret
  81. Cattle Egret
  82. Grey Heron
  83. Purple Heron
  84. Chinese Pond Heron
  85. Little Heron
  86. Yellow Bittern (winter only)
  87. Cinnamon Bittern (winter only)
  88. Black Bittern (breeds!)
  89. Lesser Frigatebird
  90. Great Frigatebird, 1 imm. 26/11/06 was seen at Thai Muang beach and came flying in from direction golf course. Though not seen at the marsh itself it’s included in the list as the bird must have flew over the area.
  91. Blue-winged Pitta
  92. Tiger Shrike
  93. Brown Shrike
  94. Black Drongo
  95. Ashy Drongo
  96. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
  97. Large-billed Crow
  98. Black-naped Oriole
  99. Ashy Minivet
  100. Common Iora
  101. Pied Fantail
  102. Eyebrowed Thrush
  103. Asian Brown Flycatcher
  104. Brown-streaked Flycatcher
  105. image Iora
  106. Oriental Magpie Robin
  107. Siberian Stonechat
  108. Asian Glossy Starling
  109. Chestnut-tailed Starling
  110. Purple-backed Starling
  111. White-shouldered Starling
  112. Common Myna
  113. White-vented Myna
  114. Sand Martin
  115. Barn Swallow
  116. Pacific Swallow
  117. Black-headed Bulbul
  118. Black-crested Bulbul
  119. Red-whiskered Bulbul
  120. Stripe-throated Bulbul
  121. Yellow-vented Bulbul
  122. Streak-eared Bulbul
  123. Zitting Cisticola
  124. Rufescent Prinia
  125. Common Tailorbird
  126. Thick-billed Warbler
  127. Oriental Reed Warbler
  128. Lanceolated Warbler
  129. Black-browed Reed Warbler
  130. Arctic Warbler
  131. Thick-billed Flowerpecker
  132. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
  133. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  134. Image Oriental Pratincole
  135. Brown-throated Sunbird
  136. Olive-backed Sunbird
  137. Richard’s Pipit
  138. Paddyfield Pipit
  139. Red-throated Pipit
  140. Forest Wagtail
  141. Yellow Wagtail
  142. Grey Wagtail
  143. Tree Sparrow
  144. Plain-backed Sparrow
  145. Scaly-breasted Munia
  146. White-rumped Munia

This destination can be added to a two-day tour in Phang Nga Province.

Click here to see the Thai Muang and Ton Pariwat birding checklist.