Monday, January 26, 2015

Doi Lang weekend

Doi Lang (west side) looking into Shan State

I had a great weekend on Doi Lang, one of the northern peaks in Chiang Mai province. I'll update this post with more text soon, but here’s a quick summary of notable birds:

Saturday (24th Jan)  - East side: 1 Long-tailed Broadbill, 1 Pale Blue Flycatcher, Large Wood Shrike, 7+ White-rumped Munia, 2 Eye-browed Thrush, 1 White’s/Scaly Thrush, 5 Mountain Bamboo Partridge, 3+ Rufous-throated Partridge, White-browed Scimitar Babbler, White-browed and Chestnut-fronted Shrike Babblers, 1 Hume’s Treecreeper, 3 Himalayan Bluetail, 2 Slay-blue Flycatcher, 10+ Black-throated Tit, Chestnut-crowned Warbler, 1 Pallas' Leaf Warbler, 1 Rufous-bellied Niltava.

Mountain Imperial Pigeon

Pale Blue Flycatcher

Eye-browed Thrush

White-browed Scimitar Babbler

Long-tailed Broadbill

Paddyfield Pipit

Cook's Swift

Yellow-bellied Fantail

Blue-throated Barbet
Sunday: (25th Jan) - West side: 1 male Humes’ Pheasant, 3 Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, 3 Giant Nuthatch, 1 female Chestnut-bellied Rock-thrush, 1 Lesser Shortwing, 1 male Himalayam Bluetail, 1 male Ultramarine Flycatcher (staked out bird), 2 Aberrant Bush Warbler, 2 Buff-throated Warbler, 2 Spot-breasted Parrotbill, 1+ Grey-headed Parrotbill, 5+ White-browed Laughingthrush, 1 Scarlet-faced Liocichla 1, Spectacled Barwing 3.

Aberrant Bush Warbler

Giant Nuthatch

Golden-fronted Barbet

Rusty-cheeked Scimirat Babbler

White-gorgetted Flycatcher

Ultramarine Flycatcher

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