This is a wonderful 1 day birding tour for those with little time and see many colorful bird species.
“Our birding trip was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and very well organised. Would highly recommend”. Contact and ask question from Tom M.
This birding tour is one of the best spots for Northern Thailand. It combines all habitats and altitudes for most of the birds found here. Although the list of species is very impressive I only included the list of birds I have seen here in the itinerary. I am sure we will spot species I have yet to spot as it happens more often than not.
- Airport or train station transfers in Chiang Mai.
- Transportation by private air conditioned vehicle.
- English speaking experienced local birding guide who knows all the birds by sight and sound and knows where that special bird you want to see resides on Chiang Dao mountain.
- All entrance fees and taxes.
- This is a private bird watching tour.
Select the Birds underlined in color to see our bird photo taken while on this tour.
We will meet you his morning at 5:30 AM in Chiang Mai and travel 50 minutes to the area for birding at Chiang Dao. After arriving at the birding area in Chiang Dao we bird the tall forest here as it has the Orange-breasted Trogon, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Puff-throated Bulbul, Black-headed Bulbul, Striated Bulbul, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Two-barred Greenish Warbler and Warblers.
Along the temple steps we may see the Streaked Wren-Babbler, Sultan Tit, Great Tit, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Streaked Spiderhunter, Little Spiderhunter, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Purple Sunbird, Brown-throated Sunbird, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Asian Barred Owlet, Speckled Piculet, and Asian Paradise Flycatcher,.
More open areas, and scanning from the temple, might produce Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Common Buzzard, Collard Falconet, White-rumped Falcon, Rufous-winged Buzzard, Brown-backed Needletail, Rosy Minivet, Scarlet Minivet, Slender-billed Oriole, Maroon Oriole, Black-headed Oriole, Violet Cuckoo, Blue-throated Barbet, Great Barbet, Blue-winged Leafbird, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Golden-fronted Leafbird, Yellow-bellied Fantail, White-throated Fantail, Common Iora, Striated Bulbul, streak-eared Bulbul, Black-headed Bulbul, Black-crested Bulbul or Asian Fairy Bluebird.
Return to Chiang Mai and your hotel. (L)
End tour, this is a private tour.
Contact us for more information and let us custom design a Chiang Dao bird watching tour for you by using the form below. Price depends on how many persons in your party. We will then get back to you with a detailed itinerary and price.
“Jackie and Grace make a great team. Jackie’s eye for spotting and identification, plus Grace’s organisation and sensitivity to our interests. Both are great to spend time with, so in addition to seeing around 60 species, we really enjoyed spending time with the guides.” Contact and ask questions from Dick W. York United Kingdom