Thailand is justifiably the most popular country for birdwatching in South-East Asia. From dramatic hornbills and colourful but skulking pheasants and pittas to one of the rarest birds in the world, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, the country boasts year-round interest. This new field guide will help you identify all 1049 species to have been recorded in the country to date, including the 20 species endemic or near-endemic to Thailand.
After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Biology (Environmental Biology), Uthai worked as a wildlife researcher at Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand). He led his first birding tour in 1983. He is an expert on identifying birds by their calls. Birding has taken him to more than 40 countries. Apart from Thailand, he has led birding tours to Vietnam, Myanmar and Borneo. Uthai is a former chairman of the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) and still does voluntary work for the Society and is a member of the BCST Records Committee. He lives in Bangkok.
Wich’yanan graduated with a Master’s Degree in Biology from Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand), focusing on the ecology of avian mixed-species foraging flocks. He is a member of the BCST Records Committee and an eBird reviewer for Thailand. He has been involved in a number of ornithological and ecological research projects in Thailand, as well as being a freelance guide specializing in bird tours throughout the country, and an active volunteer for conservation NGOs.