Thailand is quite simply the quintessential birding destination of Southeast Asia, boasting a fantastic diversity of habitats ranging from high mountain peaks draped with rhododendron forest to extensive mudflats and saltpans, and dense tropical lowlands resounding with birdsong. This tour is designed to take advantage of the influx of migrants from the north in addition to an amazing array of Asian species, including a host of localised and range-restricted specialities. Siamese Fireback, Silver Pheasant, Great Hornbill, Long-tailed Broadbill, Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, Blue Pitta, Great Slaty and Black-headed Woodpeckers, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Giant Nuthatch and Green Peafowl are just some of the potential highlights of this incredible tour.! Furthermore, culturally, Thailand has few equals, and you will have opportunities to visit some of the many spectacular pagodas and shrines that adorn this friendly, varied and spectacular land.


Top Birds

Spoon-billed Sandpiper; Green Peafowl; Silver Pheasant; Siamese Fireback; Grey Peacock-Pheasant; Mrs Hume's Pheasant; Mountain Bamboo Partridge; Great Hornbill; Banded Kingfisher; Silver-breasted, Long-tailed, Black-and-yellow, Black-and-red & Dusky Broadbills; Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo; Blue & Eared Pittas; Rufous Limestone Babbler; Rusty-cheeked & Coral-billed Scimitar Babblers; Pied Harrier; White-rumped Falcon; Black-headed & Great Slaty Woodpeckers; Ratchet-tailed Treepie; Green Cochoa; Black-throated & Spot-breasted Parrotbills; Scarlet-faced Liocichla & Giant Nuthatch; Spectacled Barwing; Hodgson’s Frogmouth; Slaty-bellied Tesia; Silver-eared Mesia

Top Mammals

Lar & Pileated Gibbons; Northern Pig-tailed Macaque; Dusky & Robinson's Banded Langurs; Black Giant Squirrel

Habitats Covered

lowland and montane rainforests, mangroves, wetlands, coastal mudflats

Expected Climate

generally hot and humid, cooler in highlands

Max Group Size

6 with 1 Rockjumper leader

Tour Pace & Walking

moderate pace, undemanding walking on forest trails


comfortable hotels and resorts

Ease of Birding

moderate with several challenging rainforest species

Number of Species Expected

400 - 450

Other Attractions

Pagodas and temples, great food, rainforests, friendly people

Photographic Opportunities

good to very good

What our clients say about us

André Bernon
DH & JH, Thailand 2018

All our expectations for this trip were met and exceeded, beginning with our guide Andre Bernon, who is a delight in and out of the field. Fantastic birding skills and people skills, a great combination for a guide.

Forrest Rowland
SK, Thailand 2019

I had a wonderful trip to Thailand with Forrest as our leader. Every aspect of the Rockjumper trip surpassed expectations. From the pre trip support, wonderful fellow trip participants, amazingly delicious food, our helpful and kind Thai drivers, and of course Forrest, who has to be the best guide out there. His energy, enthusiasm and knowledge, along with a patient and friendly demeanor makes him a joy to be with. Kudos to the Rockjumper organization and I look forward to taking part in a future tour.

Forrest Rowland
AM, Thailand 2019

"This was my first Rockjumper trip and I have never before done an extended birding bird out of Australia. I have nothing but praise for the whole operation. Our local guide & Forrest were fantastic and are both to be commended for their knowledge, expertise, patience & energy. Was wonderful having 2 experts with us."

André Bernon
SS, Thailand 2020

Andre was great as a guide and trip leader. He did an excellent job of spotting birds and getting us on them quickly, kept us informed on logistics and made the trip so much fun with his humor. I definitely want to travel with him again.

André Bernon
DC, Thailand 2018

Andre Bernon and Uthai formed a great team and complemented one another in finding all the birds and then getting everybody on to them.

Thailand - Asian Birding at its Best (Small Group) 2025

07 Feb 2025 - 24 Feb 2025 (18 days)

THB261,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Paul Varney

Tour price (Per person): THB261,950 * USD7,287 * GBP5,591 * EUR6,659 * AUD10,812

Single Supplement: THB25,300 * USD704 * GBP540 * EUR643 * AUD1,044

Flight costs: THB6,160 * USD171 * GBP131 * EUR157 * AUD254

Can be linked with: Thailand - Southern Extension I 2025

Thailand - Asian Birding at its Best (Small Group) 2026

06 Feb 2026 - 23 Feb 2026 (18 days)

THB272,400 - 3 Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): THB272,400 * USD7,577 * GBP5,814 * EUR6,925 * AUD11,244

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