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Photography spots in the North

Spot 1.

Doi Angkhang about 2 hours drive North of Chiang Mai.

At Ban Luang Resort there is a small waterfall that normally holds White-capped Redstart, Rufous-bellied Niltava and White-tailed Robin. The owner feed the birds worms so whatever is around shows up at close range.

Behind the restaurant inside the Royal Project there often are Thrushes to be found but varies year to year. Dark-sided Thrush, Black-breasted Thrush, Scaly Thrush, Eye-browed Thrush, Grey-sided Thrush, White-winged Blackbird, Blue Whistling Thrush all have shown well.

A little up the hill from the restaurant there is a small power station. In there is a good spot for Hill Blue Flycatcher, Silver-eared Mesias, Black-breasted Thrush and White-tailed Robin.

You can of course walk around and shot a lot more birds on the go. These are only from stake outs.

Place 2.

Doi Lang, Fang, Chiang Mai.
Up here behind the 1st border patrol station lots of birds will come to feed on fruit and rice put out by the rangers and visiting birders. The trees at the same place attract smaller song birds feeding on small fruit.

These are some of the birds I have photographed here:

Large Niltava, Red-faced Liochicla, Spectacled Barwing, Chestnut Thrush, Blue-Whistling Thrush,
Silver-eared Laughingthrush, Dark-backed Sibia, Whiskered Yuhinna and Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher.

There are many little birds foraging next to the narrow road and a lot can be added by walking around.
White-capped Redstart (Riverchat)
White-capped Redstart (Riverchat)
Rufous-bellied Niltava
Rufous-bellied Niltava
Hill Blue Flycatcher
Hill Blue Flycatcher
White-tailed Robin
White-tailed Robin
Silver-eared Mesia
Silver-eared Mesia
Scaly Thrush
Scaly Thrush
Dark-sided Thrush
Dark-sided Thrush
Eye-browed Thrush, male
Eye-browed Thrush, male
Grey-sided Thrush
Grey-sided Thrush
Black-breasted Thrush
Black-breasted Thrush
Black-breasted Thrush
Black-breasted Thrush
Grey-winged Blackbird
Grey-winged Blackbird
Grey-winged Blackbird
Grey-winged Blackbird
Black-headed Sibia
Black-headed Sibia
Red-faced Liochicla
Red-faced Liochicla
Spectacled Barwing
Spectacled Barwing
Whiskered Yuhina
Whiskered Yuhina
Silver-eared (Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush)
Silver-eared (Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush)
Chestnut Thrush
Chestnut Thrush
Large Niltava
Large Niltava
Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher
Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher