Thailand Raptor Migration 2019

Black Baza Birds of Thailand
Na Ngua

This is a record of the  Thailand Raptor Migration for 2019 as observed from my home in Na Ngua,  Phetchabun, Northern Thailand between early September and the end of November.

Fortunately my home is located pretty close to the North Eastern Migration Flyway which raptors and other birds use as they head further south.

Raptors Observed on Thailand Raptor Migration Autumn 2019

This is a list of the species observed, with the first migrating birds being observed on 5th September 2019. New species will be added to the list when observed.

Images, where available may be viewed by clicking the link in the birds name.

  1. Chinese Sparrowhawk(Accipiter soloensis) The first passage migrant observed this year. Early record. This year the first record was made on 5th September 2019.
  2. Japanese Sparrowhawk(Accipiter gularis). Very high and difficult to ID. Another early record. This year the first record was made on 9th September 2019.
  3.  Shikra(Accipiter badius). Although this species is resident here migratory birds still pass through the area. All Shikra sightings during the observation period are counted as migrants. This year the first record, a juvenile, was made on 12th September 2019.