Bird Diversity in Paddy-Field Area, Nam Dam Sub-district, Thung Yang Daeng District, Pattani Province


  • Tanakorn Chantasuban Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University
  • Somsak Buatip Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University
  • Supakan Buatip Faculty of Education, Prince of Songkla University


Phru Lan Kwai swamp forest , waterbirds, Pattani, biodiversity , agriculture area


Background and Objectives : This study aims to investigate the diversity of birds in Ban Nam Dam, Nam Dam Sub-district in Thung Yang Daeng District, Pattani Province. Birds play a crucial role in the ecosystem, serving as reliable indicators for environmental monitoring and assessment.

Methodology : Using the total count method along the designated line, surveys were conducted once a month from May 2021 to April 2022 in 7 stations, covering a total distance 3.5 km. The surveys took place from 06:00 AM to 11:00 AM, using binoculars and a telescope.

Main Results : The survey revealed birds diversity with 76 species in 38 families, the highest diversity was 9 species of birds in family Ardeidae. The most abundant bird was Asian Openbill. Shannon-Wiener Index and evenness were 3.04 and 0.70, respectively. For relative abundance, there were 28 rare species, 17 uncommon species, 19 moderately common species, 7 common species, and 5 abundant species. The founded birds were residents 49 species, winter visitors 22 species, breeding visitor species, resident-breeding visitors 3 species and resident-winter visitor 1 species. According to IUCN, threatened species, include the Javan Myna (Vulnerable, VU) and Curlew Sandpiper (Near Threatened, NT).

Conclusions : The data obtained from this study serves as a biological database for monitoring changes in the area and can also be valuable for tourism purposes in all sectors.


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Chantasuban, T. . ., Buatip, S., & Buatip, S. . . (2024). Bird Diversity in Paddy-Field Area, Nam Dam Sub-district, Thung Yang Daeng District, Pattani Province. Burapha Science Journal, 29(2), 463–480. Retrieved from



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