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
JB, Thailand 2020

"Andre and our local guide were a terrific team. Travelling with the author of the Birds of Thailand was quite a treat. Andre catered to the needs of each participant. He was kind enough to lend me his extension cord which was quite helpful in hotels with few electric outlets. At the end of the tour he helped with transportation and overnight hotel prior to our flight out. Both guides were fantastic, skilled and capable birders. The food was plentiful and good. Overall this was a terrific trip with lots of beautiful sightings and many birds. We look forward to travelling with Rockjumper again."

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.

André Bernon
CB, Thailand 2018

As for the Tour itself, it was excellent – Andre Bernon is a super leader, not just an excellent birder but very good with all the trip details, dealing with problems, staff etc. nothing was too much trouble. He is a thoroughly good bloke into the bargain. A great asset.

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.

Thailand - Asian Birding at its Best (Small Group) 2024

12 Mar 2024 - 29 Mar 2024 (18 days)

THB256,950 - 2 Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Erik Forsyth

Tour price (Per person): THB256,950 * USD7,025 * GBP5,785 * EUR6,653 * AUD11,014

Single Supplement: THB25,500 * USD697 * GBP574 * EUR660 * AUD1,093

Flight costs: THB6,930 * USD189 * GBP156 * EUR179 * AUD297

Can be linked with: Thailand - Southern Extension I 2024

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

07 Feb 2025 - 24 Feb 2025 (18 days)

THB270,000 - 3 Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Paul Varney

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

Tour price (Per person): THB270,000 * USD7,382 * GBP6,078 * EUR6,991 * AUD11,573

Can be linked with: Thailand - Southern Extension I 2025

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