The birds of Asia are diverse. The avifauna of Asia includes a total of 3827 species.

The taxonomy of this list adheres to James Clements‘ Birds of the World: A Checklist, 2021 edition. Taxonomic changes are on-going. As more research is gathered from studies of distribution, behaviour, and DNA, the order and number of families and species may change. Furthermore, different approaches to ornithological nomenclature have led to concurrent systems of classification

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The area includes Russia east of the Ural River and Ural Mountains and the Russian Arctic islands east of Novaya Zemlya, as well as Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. The area is separated from Africa by the Suez Canal. In the Indian Ocean it includes Sri Lanka, Lakshadweep (the Laccadive Islands), the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Open new tab). It includes the Russian islands in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. Japan, the Izu Islands, the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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The most high diversity of Bird in Asia

Base on the online maps public on (open on new tab), the Southeast Asia is the most high diversity of birds, The greatest diversity occurs in lowland primary rainforest and coastal mangrove.  Broadly, birds can be divided into passerines and non-passerines. Passerines, or perching birds (Order : Passeriformes) comprise around one half of all bird species.  They are also known as ‘songbirds’ and are grouped together in a single order on the basis of the arrangement of their toe and leg musculature.  Non-passerines comprise birds from 28 other orders in existence today.

Birds diversity WANEE asia
Source: 2022

The list of Birds is Endangered in Asia

This endangered birds listing by [2] to show endangered species and which country they are occurrent in ASIA [Update 2022]

No.Common NameRange ***
1Aceh PheasantIndonesia
2African SkimmerAsia, Middle East
3Ala Shan RedstartChina
4Amami JayJapan
5Ambon Yellow White-eyeIndonesia
6Andaman CrakeIndia
7Andaman Cuckoo-doveIndia
8Andaman DrongoIndia, Myanmar
9Andaman Hawk-owlIndia
10Andaman Scops-owlIndia
11Andaman Serpent-eagleIndia
12Andaman TreepieIndia
13Andaman Wood-pigeonIndia
14Andaman WoodpeckerIndia
15Apo MynaPhilippines
16Apo SunbirdPhilippines
17Arabian GrosbeakOman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
18Arabian WoodpeckerSaudi Arabia, Yemen
19Archbold’s BowerbirdIndonesia
20Ashy ThrushPhilippines
21Ashy-breasted FlycatcherPhilippines
22Ashy-headed LaughingthrushSri Lanka
23Asian DowitcherAsia, Middle East
24Asian Golden WeaverCambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
25Asian Green BroadbillIndonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
26Audouin’s GullAsia, Middle East
27Austen’s Brown HornbillCambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
28Australian BustardIndonesia
29Azure-breasted PittaPhilippines
30Baer’s PochardAsia, vagrant populations in Pakistan and the Philippines
31Baikal TealChina, Japan, Korea
32Balearic ShearwaterAsia, Middle East
33Band-bellied CrakeChina, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
34Banggai CrowIndonesia
35Bar-tailed PheasantBurma, China
36Barau’s PetrelIndonesia
37Bare-eyed MynaIndonesia
38Basra Reed WarblerIran, Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
39Beach Thick-kneeBrunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste
40Beautiful NuthatchBhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
41Bengal FloricanBangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Vietnam
42Biak Black FlycatcherIndonesia
43Biak CoucalIndonesia
44Biak MegapodeIndonesia
45Biak MonarchIndonesia
46Biak Paradise-kingfisherIndonesia
47Biak Scops-owlIndonesia
48Biak White-eyeIndonesia
49Black Crowned-craneMiddle East
50Black HornbillBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
51Black MagpieBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
52Black MuniaIndonesia
53Black OrioleMalaysia
54Black PartridgeIndonesia, Malaysia
55Black ShamaPhilippines
56Black SicklebillIndonesia
57Black-and-rufous FlycatcherIndia
58Black-and-white BulbulBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
59Black-and-yellow BroadbillBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
60Black-banded BarbetIndonesia
61Black-banded FlycatcherIndonesia, Timor-Leste
62Black-bellied MalkohaBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
63Black-bellied TernBangladesh, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand
64Black-bibbed CicadabirdPhilippines
65Black-breasted ParrotbillIndia
66Black-chested HoneyeaterIndonesia
67Black-chinned MonarchIndonesia
68Black-crowned BarwingVietnam
69Black-faced SpoonbillBrunei Darussalam, China (Hong Kong), Japan, Korea, Macao, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
70Black-footed AlbatrossAsia
71Black-headed IbisAsia, Middle East
72Black-headed ParrotbillCambodia, Vietnam
73Black-hooded CoucalPhilippines
74Black-hooded LaughingthrushLaos, Vietnam
75Black-lored ParrotIndonesia
76Black-necked CraneBhutan, China, India, Nepal, Vietnam
77Black-necked StorkBhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka
78Black-tailed GodwitAsia, Middle East
79Black-throated BabblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
80Black-throated Blue RobinChina, Thailand
81Black-throated Wren-babblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
82Black-winged LoryIndonesia
83Black-winged PratincoleAfrica to Asia
84Black-winged StarlingIndonesia
85Blackish-breasted BabblerBhutan, India, Nepal
86Blakiston’s Fish-owlChina, Japan, Russia
87Blue Paradise-flycatcherPhilippines
88Blue-banded KingfisherIndonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
89Blue-capped Fruit-doveIndonesia
90Blue-crowned LaughingthrushChina
91Blue-faced RailIndonesia
92Blue-fronted LorikeetIndonesia
93Blue-headed PittaBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
94Blue-headed Racquet-tailPhilippines
95Blue-masked LeafbirdIndonesia
96Blue-naped ParrotIndonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
97Blue-rumped ParrotBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
98Blue-streaked LoryIndonesia
99Blue-winged Racquet-tailPhilippines
100Blyth’s KingfisherAsia
101Blyth’s Tragopan PheasantBurma, China, India
102Bonin White-eyeJapan
103Bornean BristleheadBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
104Bornean FrogmouthIndonesia, Malaysia
105Bornean Ground-cuckooBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
106Bornean Peacock-pheasantIndonesia, Malaysia
107Bornean Wren-babblerIndonesia, Malaysia
108Brass’s FriarbirdIndonesia
109Bristle-thighed CurlewAsia
110Bristled GrassbirdIndia, Nepal, Pakistan
111Broad-tailed GrassbirdIndia
112Brown Eared PheasantChina
113Brown FulvettaBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
114Brown-backed FlowerpeckerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
115Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcherChina, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
116Brown-headed CrowIndonesia
117Brown-winged KingfisherBangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
118Bruijn’s Brush-turkeyIndonesia
119Buff-breasted SandpiperMiddle East
120Buff-necked WoodpeckerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
121Buff-vented BulbulBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
122Bugun LiocichlaIndia
123Buller’s ShearwaterAsia
124Buru CuckooshrikeIndonesia
125Buru ThrushIndonesia
126Bush Thick-kneeIndonesia
127Cabot’s Tragopan PheasantChina
128Caerulean Paradise FlycatcherIndonesia (Sangihe Island)
129Calayan RailPhilippines
130Cambodian LaughingthrushCambodia
131Carunculated Fruit-doveIndonesia
132Caucasian Black GrouseArmenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia (Eurasia), Iran, Turkey
133Cebu FlowerpeckerPhilippines
134Celestial MonarchPhilippines
135Chattering LoryIndonesia
136Cheer PheasantIndia, Nepal, Pakistan
137Chestnut-backed LaughingthrushIndia, Myanmar
138Chestnut-backed OwletSri Lanka
139Chestnut-backed ThrushIndonesia, Timor-Leste
140Chestnut-bellied MalkohaBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
141Chestnut-breasted PartridgeBhutan, China, India
142Chestnut-capped ThrushBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand
143Chestnut-eared LaughingthrushLaos, Vietnam
144Chestnut-headed PartridgeCambodia, Thailand
145Chestnut-naped ForktailBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
146Chestnut-necklaced PartridgeIndonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
147Chestnut-rumped BabblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
148Chestnut-winged Whistling-thrushIndonesia
149Chevron-breasted BabblerChina, India, Myanmar
150Chinese Crested TernChina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand
151Chinese EgretChina, Korea
152Chinese GrouseChina
153Chinese Monal PheasantChina
154Cinereous BuntingIran, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen
155Cinereous VultureAsia, Middle East
156Cinnabar Hawk-owlIndonesia
157Cinnamon-banded KingfisherIndonesia, Timor-Leste
158Cinnamon-headed Green-pigeonBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore
159Cinnamon-rumped TrogonBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
160Cinnamon-tailed FantailIndonesia
161Collared CrowChina, Vietnam
162Collared LaughingthrushVietnam
163Copper PheasantJapan
164CorncrakeAfrica to Asia
165Cream-bellied Fruit-dovePhilippines
166Crested ArgusLaos, Malaysia, Vietnam
167Crested FirebackBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
168Crested JayBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
169Crested PartridgeBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
170Crested ShelduckChina, Korea
171Crestless FirebackBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
172Crimson-hooded MyzomelaIndonesia
173Dalmatian PelicanAsia, Middle East
174Damar Blue FlycatcherIndonesia
175Dark-rumped SwiftBhutan, India, Thailand
176Dark-throated OrioleBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand
177Dartford WarblerAsia, Middle East
178Diard’s TrogonBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
179Doria’s GoshawkIndonesia
180Dulit FrogmouthIndonesia, Malaysia
181Dull-blue FlycatcherSri Lanka
182Dusky FriarbirdIndonesia
183Dwarf CassowaryIndonesia
184Edward’s PheasantVietnam
185Egyptian VultureEurope, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
186Elegant Scops-owlChina, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan
187Elegant SunbirdIndonesia
188Elliot’s PheasantChina
189Emperor GooseRussia
190Enggano Scops-owlIndonesia
191Enggano ThrushIndonesia
192Eurasian CurlewAsia, Middle East
193Eurasian Peregrine FalconEurasia south to Africa and Mideast
194European RollerAsia, Middle East
195Everett’s ThrushMalaysia
196Fairy PittaBrunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam
197Falcated DuckIraq, Mongolia
198Falcated Wren-babblerPhilippines
199Fawn-breasted ThrushIndonesia
200Fea’s PetrelIsrael
201Ferruginous DuckAsia, Middle East
202Ferruginous PartridgeIndonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
203Fiery MinivetBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand
204Finsch’s BulbulBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
205FirethroatBangladesh, China, India, Myanmar
206Flame-breasted Fruit-dovePhilippines
207Flame-crowned FlowerpeckerPhilippines
208Flame-templed BabblerPhilippines
209Flores CrowIndonesia
210Flores Green-pigeonIndonesia
211Flores Hanging-parrotIndonesia
212Flores Hawk-eagleIndonesia
213Flores MonarchIndonesia
214Flores Scops-owlIndonesia
215Fluffy-backed Tit-babblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
216Fly River GrassbirdIndonesia
217Forest BitternIndonesia
218Forest OwletIndia
219Furtive FlycatcherPhilippines
220Galapagos PetrelPhilippines
221Garnet PittaBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
222Geelvink Pygmy-parrotIndonesia
224Germain’s Peacock-pheasantCambodia, Vietnam
225Giant BabaxChina, India
226Giant IbisCambodia, Laos, Vietnam
227Giant NuthatchChina, Myanmar, Thailand
228Giant PittaBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
229Giant Scops OwlPhilippines (Marinduque and Mindanao Island)
230Gold-fronted FulvettaChina
231Golden-bellied FlyrobinIndonesia
232Golden-bellied White-eyeIndonesia
233Golden-crowned BabblerPhilippines
234Golden-winged LaughingthrushVietnam
235Gould’s FrogmouthBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
236Graceful PittaIndonesia
237Gray Imperial-pigeonIndonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
238Gray-chested Jungle-flycatcherBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
239Gray-crowned CrociasVietnam
240Gray-crowned PriniaBhutan, India, Nepal
241Gray-hooded SunbirdPhilippines
242Gray-sided ThrushChina, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand
243Great ArgusBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
244Great BustardAsia, Middle East
245Great HornbillBangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
246Great Indian BustardIndia, Pakistan
247Great SnipeAsia
248Great White-bellied HeronBangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar
249Greater AdjutantBangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
250Greater Spotted EagleAsia, Middle East
251Green AvadavatIndia
252Green IoraBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
253Green PeafowlCambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
254Green-backed KingfisherIndonesia
255Green-billed CoucalSri Lanka
256Green-crowned Racket-tailed ParrotPhilippines
257Green-faced ParrotfinchPhilippines
258Grey-banded MuniaIndonesia
259Grey-bellied BulbulBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
260Grey-breasted BabblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
261Grey-breasted LaughingthrushIndia
262Grey-headed Fish-eagleBangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
263Grey-hooded ParrotbillChina
264Gurney’s EagleIndonesia
265Gurney’s PittaMyanmar, Thailand
266Hainan Leaf-warblerChina
267Hainan PartridgeChina
268Hawaiian PetrelIndonesia, Japan, Philippines
269Helmeted HornbillMalaysia, Thailand
270Helmeted MynaIndonesia
271Henna-tailed Jungle-flycatcherIndonesia
272Himalayan QuailIndia
273Hombron’s KingfisherPhilippines
274Hooded CraneJapan, Russia
275Hooded Racket-tailed TreepieMyanmar
276Hook-billed BulbulBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
277Hose’s BroadbillIndonesia, Malaysia
278Houbara BustardAsia, Middle East
279Hume’s PheasantChina, India, Myanmar, Thailand
280Imperial PheasantVietnam
281Indian SkimmerBangladesh, India, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan
282Indian Spotted EagleBangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
283Indian VultureAfghanistan, India, Malaysia, Pakistan
284Invisible RailIndonesia
285Iris LorikeetIndonesia, Timor-Leste
286Isabela OriolePhilippines
287Island CisticolaYemen
288Ivory GullAsia
289Izu Leaf-warblerChina, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan
290Izu ThrushJapan
291Jambu Fruit-doveBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
292Japanese CraneChina, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Taiwan
293Japanese Crested IbisChina, Japan, Korea, Russia
294Japanese MurreletChina, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
295Japanese Night-heronAsia
296Japanese Paradise-flycatcherChina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
297Japanese WaxwingChina, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
298Japanese Wood-pigeonJapan, Korea
299Japanese Yellow BuntingChina, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan
300Java SparrowIndonesia
301Javan CochoaIndonesia
302Javan Hawk-eagleIndonesia
303Javan LapwingIndonesia
304Javan PloverIndonesia
305Javan Scops-owlIndonesia
306Javan TrogonIndonesia
307Javan White-eyeIndonesia, Malaysia
308Javan WoodcockIndonesia
309Jerdon’s BabblerIndia, Nepal, Pakistan
310Jerdon’s CourserIndia
311Jouanin’s PetrelOman, Yemen
312Juan Fernandez PetrelJapan
313Kai CicadabirdIndonesia
314Kashmir FlycatcherIndia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
315Kittlitz’s MurreletJapan, Russia
316Krueper’s NuthatchGeorgia (Eurasia), Turkey
317Laggar FalconAfghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan
318Lappet-faced VultureAsia, Middle East
319Large FrogmouthBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
320Large Green-pigeonBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
321Large Wren-babblerIndonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
322Large-billed Blue-flycatcherBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
323Laysan AlbatrossJapan
324Lazuli KingfisherIndonesia
325Lesser AdjutantBangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
326Lesser Fish-eagleBhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
327Lesser FlamingoAsia, Middle East
328Lesser FloricanIndia, Nepal
329Lesser Green LeafbirdBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
330Lesser KestrelAsia, Middle East
331Lesser White-fronted GooseAsia, Middle East
332Lilac-cheeked KingfisherIndonesia
333Lina’s SunbirdPhilippines
334Little BustardAsia, Middle East
335Little Slaty FlycatcherPhilippines
336Little Sumba Hawk-owlIndonesia
337Lompobatang FlycatcherIndonesia
338Long-billed Bush-warblerChina, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan
339Long-billed MurreletChina, Japan, Korea
340Long-billed PartridgeBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
341Long-tailed FantailIndonesia
342Long-tailed ParadigallaIndonesia
343Long-tailed ParakeetBrunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
344Long-tailed Wren-babblerIndia
345Luzon Bleeding-heartPhilippines
346Luzon Racquet-tailPhilippines
347Luzon Scops-owlPhilippines
348Luzon Striped-babblerPhilippines
349Luzon Water-redstartPhilippines
350Malabar Pied HornbillIndia, Sri Lanka
351Malayan Peacock-pheasantMalaysia, Myanmar
352Malaysian Blue-flycatcherBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
353Malaysian HoneyguideBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
354Malaysian PloverBrunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
355Malaysian Rail-babblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
356Maleo MegapodeIndonesia (Celebes)
357Manchurian Reed-warblerCambodia, China, Laos, Thailand
358Mangrove PittaBangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
359Manipur Bush-quailBangladesh, India
360Mantanani Scops-owlMalaysia, Philippines
361Marbled TealAsia, Middle East
362Maroon-breasted PhilentomaBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
363Maroon-chinned Fruit-doveIndonesia
364Marsh BabblerBangladesh, India
365Marsh GrassbirdChina, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia
366Masked FinfootBangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
367Matinan FlycatcherIndonesia
368Mcgregor’s CuckooshrikePhilippines
369Mekong WagtailCambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
370Melodious BabblerPhilippines
371Mentawai Scops-owlIndonesia
372Mikado PheasantTaiwan
373Milky StorkCambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia
374Mindanao Bleeding-heartPhilippines
375Mindanao BroadbillPhilippines
376Mindanao Brown-dovePhilippines
377Mindanao LorikeetPhilippines
378Mindanao Pygmy-babblerPhilippines
379Mindanao Racquet-tailPhilippines
380Mindanao Scops-owlPhilippines
381Mindoro Bleeding-heartPhilippines
382Mindoro HornbillPhilippines
383Mindoro Imperial-pigeonPhilippines
384Mindoro Scops-owlPhilippines
385Moluccan CuckooIndonesia
386Moluccan MegapodeIndonesia
387Moluccan WoodcockIndonesia
388Mottled PetrelAsia
389Mountain Peacock-pheasantMalaysia, Thailand
390Mountain Serpent-eagleBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
391Mountain ShrikePhilippines
392Moustached Hawk-cuckooBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
393Narcondam HornbillIndia
394Negros Bleeding-heartPhilippines
395Negros Fruit-dovePhilippines
396Negros Striped-babblerPhilippines
397New Guinea EagleIndonesia
398New Guinea Flightless RailIndonesia
399Nicobar BulbulIndia
400Nicobar MegapodeIndia
401Nicobar ParakeetIndia
402Nicobar PigeonIndia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
403Nicobar SparrowhawkIndia
404Nilgiri FlycatcherIndia
405Nilgiri PipitIndia
406Nilgiri Wood-pigeonIndia
407Nordmann’s GreenshankRussia, Japan, south to Malaya, Borneo
408Northern Bald IbisAsia, Middle East
409Northern CassowaryIndonesia
410Numfor Paradise-kingfisherIndonesia
411Ochre-bellied Hawk-owlIndonesia
412Ochre-rumped BuntingChina, Japan, Korea
413Ochre-winged HoneyeaterIndonesia
414Okinawa RailJapan
415Okinawa WoodpeckerJapan
416Olive-backed WoodpeckerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
417Olive-shouldered ParrotIndonesia, Timor-Leste
418Olive-yellow RobinIndonesia
419Omei Shan LiocichlaChina
420Orange-banded ThrushIndonesia, Timor-Leste
421Orange-billed BabblerSri Lanka
422Orange-necked PartridgeCambodia, Vietnam
423Oriental DarterBangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
424Oriental White StorkChina, Japan, Korea, Russia
425OstrichJordan, Saudi Arabia
426Painted StorkBangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
427Palawan Blue-flycatcherPhilippines
428Palawan FlycatcherPhilippines
429Palawan HornbillPhilippines
430Palawan Peacock PheasantPhilippines
431Palawan Scops-owlPhilippines
432Palawan Striped-babblerPhilippines
433Palawan TitPhilippines
434Pale-backed PigeonAfghanistan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
435Pale-billed SicklebillIndonesia
436Pale-capped PigeonBangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
437Pallas’s Fish-eagleBangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
438Pallid HarrierAsia, Middle East
439Panay Striped-babblerPhilippines
440Pearl-bellied White-eyeIndonesia
441Pesquet’s ParrotIndonesia
442Philippine CockatooPhilippines
443Philippine DuckPhilippines
444Philippine Dwarf-kingfisherPhilippines
445Philippine EaglePhilippines
446Philippine Eagle-owlPhilippines
447Philippine Hawk-eaglePhilippines
448Philippine LeafbirdPhilippines
449Philippine NeedletailPhilippines
450Pied CuckooshrikeIndonesia
451Pink-bellied Imperial-pigeonPhilippines
452Pink-headed DuckBangladesh, India, Myanmar
453Pink-headed Imperial-pigeonIndonesia, Timor-Leste
454Plain-pouched HornbillMalaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
455Pleske’s Grasshopper-warblerChina, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea
456Providence PetrelAsia
457Puff-backed BulbulBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
458Purple DollarbirdIndonesia
459Purple-naped LoryIndonesia
460Pycroft’s PetrelJapan
461Red Bird-of-paradiseIndonesia
462Red KiteAsia, Middle East
463Red-and-black ThrushIndonesia
464Red-and-blue LoryIndonesia
465Red-backed ThrushIndonesia
466Red-billed Hanging-parrotIndonesia
467Red-breasted GooseAsia, Middle East
468Red-collared WoodpeckerChina, Laos, Vietnam
469Red-crowned BarbetBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
470Red-eared ParrotfinchPhilippines
471Red-faced MalkohaSri Lanka (Ceylon)
472Red-footed FalconAsia, Middle East
473Red-headed VultureAsia, Middle East
474Red-legged KittiwakeJapan
475Red-naped Fruit-doveIndonesia
476Red-naped TrogonBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
477Red-throated BarbetBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
478Red-throated SunbirdIndonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
479Reddish Scops-owlBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand
480Reed ParrotbillChina, Mongolia
481Reeves’s PheasantChina
482Relict GullChina, India
483Rhinoceros HornbillBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
484Rothschild’s StarlingIndonesia (Bali)
485Rueck’s Blue-flycatcherIndonesia
486Rufous CoucalPhilippines
487Rufous HornbillPhilippines
488Rufous-backed BuntingChina, Korea
489Rufous-breasted LaughingthrushIndia
490Rufous-chested FlycatcherBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
491Rufous-collared KingfisherBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
492Rufous-crowned BabblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
493Rufous-fronted LaughingthrushIndonesia
494Rufous-headed HornbillPhilippines
495Rufous-headed RobinChina, Malaysia
496Rufous-lored KingfisherPhilippines
497Rufous-necked HornbillBhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
498Rufous-rumped GrassbirdBangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal
499Rufous-tailed ShamaBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
500Rufous-throated FlycatcherIndonesia
501Rufous-throated White-eyeIndonesia
502Rufous-throated Wren-babblerBhutan, India, Nepal
503Rufous-vented PriniaBangladesh, India, Pakistan
504Rusty-bellied ShortwingChina, India
505Rusty-faced BabblerPhilippines
506Rusty-throated ParrotbillChina
507Rusty-throated Wren-babblerIndia
508Ryukyu RobinJapan
509Ryukyu WoodcockJapan
510Saker FalconAsia
511Salmon-crested CockatooIndonesia
512Salvadori’s Fig-parrotIndonesia
513Salvadori’s NightjarIndonesia
514Salvadori’s PheasantIndonesia
515Salvadori’s TealIndonesia
516Sangihe Hanging-parrotIndonesia
517Sangihe Shrike-thrushIndonesia
518Sangihe White-eyeIndonesia
519Sarus CraneBangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam
520Satyr TragopanBhutan, China, India, Nepal
521Saunders’s GullChina, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macao, Taiwan, Vietnam
522Scaly-breasted BulbulBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
523Scaly-sided MerganserChina, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand
524Scarlet-breasted FlowerpeckerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
525Scarlet-collared FlowerpeckerPhilippines
526Scarlet-rumped TrogonBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
527Schneider’s PittaIndonesia
528Sclater’s Monal PheasantBurma, China, India
529Semi-collared FlycatcherAsia, Middle East
530Seram ThrushIndonesia
531Serendib Scops-owlSri Lanka
532Short-crested Blue MonarchPhilippines
533Short-tailed AlbatrossAsia
534Short-tailed BabblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
535Short-tailed FrogmouthIndonesia
536Short-tailed Scimitar-babblerLaos, Vietnam
537Short-toed CoucalBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
538Siamese FirebackCambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
539Siau Scops-owlIndonesia
540Siberian GrouseChina
541Siberian White CraneC.I.S. (Siberia) to India, including Iran and China
542Sichuan Gray JayChina
543Sichuan PartridgeChina
544Sichuan TreecreeperChina
545Silver OrioleCambodia, China, Thailand
546Silvery KingfisherPhilippines
547Silvery Wood-pigeonIndonesia, Malaysia
548Simeulue Scops-owlIndonesia
549Slaty Cuckoo-doveIndonesia, Timor-Leste
550Slaty-backed Jungle-flycatcherPhilippines
551Slaty-backed ThrushIndonesia
552Slender-billed BabblerIndia, Myanmar, Nepal
553Slender-billed VultureBangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal
554Small SparrowhawkIndonesia
555Snoring RailIndonesia
556Snow Mountain QuailIndonesia
557Snowy-cheeked LaughingthrushChina
558Snowy-throated BabblerIndia, Myanmar
559Sociable LapwingAsia, Middle East
560Socotra BuntingYemen
561Socotra CormorantBahrain, India, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
562Sombre KingfisherIndonesia
563Sooty BabblerLaos, Vietnam
564Sooty FalconBahrain, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
565Sooty ShearwaterAsia, Middle East
566Sooty-capped BabblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
567South Nicobar Serpent-eagleIndia
568Southern CassowaryIndonesia
569Southern Crowned-pigeonIndonesia
570Spoon-billed SandpiperBangladesh, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
571Spot-billed PelicanCambodia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
572Spot-breasted White-eyeIndonesia, Timor-Leste
573Spot-necked BulbulIndonesia
574Spot-winged ThrushSri Lanka
575Spotted CrociasIndonesia
576Spotted Imperial-pigeonPhilippines
577Sri Lanka Blue MagpieSri Lanka
578Sri Lanka Bush-warblerSri Lanka
579Sri Lanka Hill MynaSri Lanka
580Sri Lanka Scaly ThrushSri Lanka
581Sri Lanka Whistling-thrushSri Lanka
582Sri Lanka Wood-pigeonSri Lanka
583Steller’s EiderAsia
584Steller’s Sea-eagleChina, Japan, Korea
585Storm’s StorkBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
586Straw-headed BulbulBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore
587Streak-breasted BulbulPhilippines
588Streaked BulbulBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
589Streaked Reed-warblerChina, Philippines
590Streaky-breasted Jungle-flycatcherIndonesia
591Striated LorikeetIndonesia
592Striped Wren-babblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
593Sula PittaIndonesia
594Sula ScrubfowlIndonesia
595Sulawesi Dwarf KingfisherIndonesia
596Sulawesi Eared-nightjarIndonesia
597Sulawesi Golden OwlIndonesia
598Sulawesi WoodcockIndonesia
599Sulu Bleeding-heartPhilippines
600Sulu HornbillPhilippines
601Sulu WoodpeckerPhilippines
602Sumatran BabblerIndonesia
603Sumatran CochoaIndonesia
604Sumatran DrongoIndonesia
605Sumatran Green-pigeonIndonesia
606Sumatran Ground CuckooIndonesia
607Sumatran LaughingthrushIndonesia
608Sumba BoobookIndonesia
609Sumba Brown FlycatcherIndonesia
610Sumba ButtonquailIndonesia
611Sumba Green-pigeonIndonesia
612Sumba HornbillIndonesia
613Sunda CoucalIndonesia
614Sunda NightjarIndonesia, Malaysia
615Swamp FrancolinBangladesh, India, Nepal
616Swan GooseChina, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan
617Swinhoe’s PheasantTaiwan
618Swinhoe’s RailChina, Japan, Korea
619Syrian SerinIraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
620Taiwan BulbulChina, Taiwan
621Taiwan HwameiChina, Taiwan
622Taiwan PartridgeChina, Taiwan
623Talaud Bush-henIndonesia
624Talaud KingfisherIndonesia
625Talaud RailIndonesia
626Taliabu Masked-owlIndonesia
627Tanimbar Bush-warblerIndonesia
628Tanimbar CockatooIndonesia, Singapore
629Tanimbar MegapodeIndonesia
630Tanimbar StarlingIndonesia
631Tawitawi Brown-dovePhilippines
632Tawny-breasted Wren-babblerIndia
633Tibetan BabaxChina
634Tibetan BuntingChina
635Tibetan Eared-pheasantChina, India
636Tickell’s Brown HornbillMyanmar, Thailand
637Timor Bush-warblerIndonesia
638Timor Green-pigeonIndonesia, Timor-Leste
639Timor Imperial PigeonIndonesia, Timor-Leste
640Timor SparrowIndonesia, Timor-Leste
641Togian Hawk-owlIndonesia
642Tristam’s WoodpeckerKorea
643Tytler’s Leaf-warblerAfghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan
644Victoria Crowned-pigeonIndonesia
645Vietnam GreenfinchVietnam
646Vietnamese CutiaLaos, Vietnam
647Vietnamese PheasantVietnam
648Visayan BroadbillPhilippines
649Visayan FlowerpeckerPhilippines
650Visayan HornbillPhilippines
651Visayan Pygmy BabblerPhilippines
652Volcano SwiftletIndonesia
653Wallace’s Hawk-eagleBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
654Ward’s TrogonBhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Vietnam
655Waterfall SwiftIndonesia, Malaysia
656Western Crowned-pigeonIndonesia
657Western Tragopan PheasantIndia, Pakistan
658Wetar FigbirdIndonesia
659Wetar Ground DoveIndonesia, Timor-Leste
660Whiskered FlowerpeckerPhilippines
661Whiskered PittaPhilippines
662Whistling Green-pigeonChina, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan
663White CockatooIndonesia
664White-bellied BushchatIndonesia, Timor-Leste
665White-bellied PitohuiIndonesia
666White-bellied ShortwingIndia
667White-breasted BabblerIndonesia
668White-browed BushchatIndia
669White-browed Jungle-flycatcherPhilippines
670White-browed NuthatchMyanmar
671White-cheeked PartridgeBangladesh, China, India, Myanmar
672White-chested BabblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
673White-crowned HornbillBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
674White-eared Night-heronChina, Vietnam
675White-eared PheasantChina (Tibet), India
676White-eyed GullIsrael, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
677White-eyed River-martinThailand
678White-faced PartridgeIndonesia
679White-faced StarlingSri Lanka
680White-fronted FalconetMalaysia
681White-fronted Scops-owlChina, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand
682White-fronted TitPhilippines
683White-headed DuckAfrica to Asia
684White-naped CraneMongolia
685White-naped TitIndia
686White-necked BabblerBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
687White-necked PetrelAsia
688White-necklaced PartridgeChina
689White-rumped FalconetCambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
690White-rumped VultureAsia, Middle East
691White-shouldered IbisCambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
692White-speckled LaughingthrushChina
693White-striped Forest-railIndonesia
694White-tailed MonarchIndonesia
695White-tailed Wattled PheasantBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
696White-throated BushchatBhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nepal
697White-throated FlowerpeckerSri Lanka
698White-throated Jungle FlycatcherPhilippines
699White-tipped MonarchIndonesia
700White-winged CuckooshrikePhilippines
701White-winged Wood DuckIndia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
702Whitehead’s TrogonIndonesia, Malaysia
703Wilson’s Bird-of-paradiseIndonesia
704Wood SnipeBhutan, China, India, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam
705Wrinkled HornbillBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
706Writhed HornbillPhilippines
707Xinjiang Ground-jayChina
708Yelkouan ShearwaterAsia, Middle East
709Yellow TitChina, Taiwan
710Yellow WeaverIndia, Nepal
711Yellow-billed NuthatchChina, Laos, Vietnam
712Yellow-breasted Bird-of-paradiseIndonesia
713Yellow-breasted BuntingKazakhstan, Mongolia
714Yellow-breasted TailorbirdPhilippines
715Yellow-crested CockatooIndonesia, Singapore, Timor-Leste
716Yellow-crowned BarbetBrunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
717Yellow-eared BulbulSri Lanka
718Yellow-eyed StarlingIndonesia
719Yellow-rumped HoneyguideBhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan
720Yellow-throated BulbulIndia
721Yellow-throated Hanging-parrotIndonesia
722Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tailIndonesia
723Yemen AccentorYemen
724Yemen ThrushSaudi Arabia, Yemen
725Yemen WarblerSaudi Arabia, Yemen
726Yunnan NuthatchChina
727Zamboanga BulbulPhilippines

Top 10 Birdwatching Vacations in Asia and the Far East

  1. Japan Winter is the season to visit Japan for its three great birding spectacles: the white-naped and hooded cranes that congregate in their thousands in Kyushu, elegant Japanese cranes dancing in the snow in Hokkaido and Steller’s sea-eagles gathering on the sea-ice around Lake Furen. A real birding dream.
  2. Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal This steamy Inner Terai national park is not just famed for its big game but also the variety of birdlife. There are over 400 migrant and local species birds recorded including cormorants, herons, egrets, storks, cranes, woodpeckers, hawks, ospreys, falcons, kestrel, ibises, kites, kingfishers and many others.
  3. Bhutan Birding in this remote Himalayan kingdom is truly spell-binding. Some of the most extensive tracts of forest and mountainous terrain remaining in the Himalayas are home to some 600 species of birds. With doors newly opened to tourism and a field guide to help you sort out the species, this is the time to visit Bhutan.
  4. Bharatpur wetlands, Northern India This world heritage site is arguably the greatest water bird sanctuary in Asia. It lies on the migratory path for waterfowl crossing to Central Asia or the Pacific and its 11 square miles of wetland, woodland and scrub are full of birds, including the endangered Siberian Crane that winters here. Aquila eagles, bluethroats, own, hornbills, herons, cormorants and many other birds can be seen hunting, feeding, and flitting from dawn to dusk.
  5. Sulawesi, Indonesia Birding in Sulawesi is amazing with nearly 100 of the 330 recorded birds being endemic or near-endemic. Most of the birds can be seen in just three areas: Tangkoko, Dumoga-Bone, and Lore Lindu National Park.
  6. Kamchatka, Siberia, Russia This remote peninsula of Siberian Russia has a variety of habitats that cater for a diverse number of bird species. Snow covered peaks, forest, tundra, bog and meadow are home to pelagic cormorants, tufted puffins, impressive seabird colonies, sea eagles, gulls and other birds. Charter a boat, walk the beaches or hike through forest to do your birding.
  7. Lake Kenyir, Malaysia Despite its man made status, avid bird lovers will find this region spectacular with 1000 species flitting amongst the islands, rivers and waterfalls. colorful hornbills, circling eagles and the call of birds can be heard and seen on nature and jungle treks or on the lake itself.
  8. Khao Sok National Park, Thailand This park is one of the best bird watching destinations in southern Thailand. It’s also the hornbill capital where sightings are actually common and a great place to see a wide variety of exotic tropical birds. Close to 400 species reside in the park and paddling the reservoir is a good way of bird watching.
  9. Wrangle Island, Russia This is a popular stop on most arctic expeditions because of the fabulous flora and fauna here. There are 40 different species of bird that fish, nest and make it home including flocks of snow geese and gangs of bald eagles.
  10. The Philippines The superb forest of this archipelago is home to many stunning birds from hornbills and kingfishers to pittas and the endemic rhabdornis. There are 190 birds found nowhere else in the world. Visit them on the forested islands of Palawan, Luzon and Mindanao, home to the rare Monkey-eating eagle.


[2] Glenn, C. R. 2006. “Earth’s Endangered Creatures” (Online). Accessed 10/21/2022 at

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