Looking for bird watching trips near me? The majority of our wildlife tours focus on birds watching, allowing us to offer a huge choice of bird holidays. On most of our birdwatching tours we aim to see a wide variety of species, while taking time to enjoy other wildlife as well as cultural highlights and architectures.
Best Bird Watching Holidays in Vietnam
We have one of the largest selections of professionally organised, small group birdwatching holidays around the world.
All of our birdwatching tours are accompanied by at least one professional ornithologist leader with detailed knowledge of the area. The majority of our bird-watching holidays tours have a relaxed, flexible approach which allows more time for:
- Birds Photography
- Detailed wildlife exploration
- Leisure time and the region’s people, culture, history and architecture, while allowing the group to see a wide range of bird species.
Here is a small selection of our many bird watching holidays
Coming to Vietnam without knowing bird watching trips near me? Here are the list for you.
- Can Gio Coast
- Go Cong Coast
- Dong Nai Nature Reserve
- Cat Tien National Park
- Bidoup Nuiba National Park
- Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve
- Bach Ma National Park
- Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park
- Cuc Phuong National Park
Can Gio Coast – One of most famous bird watching holidays vacation in Vietnam
In Can Gio, the plantation mangrove, is of relatively low importance for key bird species, the intertidal mudflats and sandbanks at the site are important habitats for migratory waterbirds.
This place can give you great opportunity to seek: Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Common Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Terek Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Black-winged Stilt, Pacific Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Caspian Tern, Common Tern, Little Tern, Whiskered Tern …
Sometime you may see: Asian Dowitcher
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Go Cong Coast – Nearby Can Gio Coast, an ideal selection for bird watching holidays
In Go Cong estuary area, Tien Giang province is a very suitable place to birds watching with main target:
- Spoon-billed Sandpiper
- Nordmann’s Greenshank
As well as orther species: Red-necked Stint, Terek Sandpiper, plovers, terns, …
Moreover, this place also comes with Can Gio Coast when it comes to bird watching in Vietnam.
Dong Nai Nature Reserve
With the main roads 20km, you can see a lot of diurnal snakes in Dong Nai Nature Reserver, such as: Bronzeback Tree Snake, Vine Snake, Flying snake.
Many types of birds: Drongos, leafbird, tailorbird, warbler, Sunbirds, kingfishers, Green-pigeon, trogons, Woodpeckers,…
When night falls, it is the time to explore the night forest tour. Preparing yourself for a flashlight and a sufficient number of batteries because your herping tour will last until dawn the next morning.
Cat Tien National Park – Best place for Bird Watching Holidays
This place is one of the best birding sites in Vietnam. Cat Tien is very good for observing special species, like the Bar-bellied Pitta, which has relatively small distribution.
The number of observed Vietnam bird species in the park tops over 330. The most sought after species, like the Siamese Fireback, the Blue-rumped and the Bar-bellied Pitta and the Germain’s Peacock-pheasant can be observed from special hides too. These are set up specifically to help birders observe elusive species that otherwise would be quite difficult, or very time-consuming to find. You have to book these in advance with a local tour operator.
Bidoup Nuiba National Park – one of five EBAs suitable for bird watching holidays
The Dalat Plateau is one of the five endemic bird areas (EBAs) in Vietnam, which is identified by BirdLife International. Not to mention, Eight of the eight restricted-range bird species that occur in this EBA:
- Crested Argus
- Yellow-billed Nuthatch
- Black-hooded Laughingthrush
- White-cheeked Laughingthrush
- Collared Laughingthrush
- Short-tailed Scimitar Babbler / Indochinese Wren Babbler
- Vietnamese Greenfinch Grey-crowned Crocias
In addition, the Dalat Plateau supports distinctive and endemic sub-species of Rufous-backed Sibia, Black-headed Sibia, Blue-winged Minla, Black-throated Sunbird and Red Crossbill, Vietnamese Cutia, Black-crowned Fuvetta, Indochinese Fulvetta, Black-headed Parrotbill.
Bidoup Nui Ba National Park supports to almost endemic birds of Dalat plateau (except Orange-breasted Laughingthrush). To date, a total of 382 vertebrate species have been recorded at the Bidoup Nui Ba, comprising 89 species of mammal, 202 species of bird, 62 species of reptile and 29 species of amphibian.
Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve – A Brand-new Location for Bird Watching Holidays
Ngoc Linh proposed nature reserve supports high levels of endemism in plants and animals. Furthermore, Ngoc Linh supports a population of the recently discovered, endemic mammal species, Annamite Muntjac Muntiacus truongsonensis.
The proposed nature reserve supports one bird species, Golden-winged Laughingthrush Garrulax ngoclinhensis, whose known global range is restricted to the central Annamites. Due to the presence of Golden-winged Laughingthrush and three other restricted-range bird species, Ngoc Linh proposed nature reserve qualifies for inclusion in the Kon Tum Plateau Endemic Bird Area (EBA). In addition, together with parts of the contiguous Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve, the site qualifies as an Important Bird Area.
This area is very new so security is not guaranteed but has a lot of things to see. One of the most desired is Golden-winged Laughingthrush although it is not common along the road. You need to climb a bit to reach 1900m. Black-crowned Barwing is very common around. Grey-crowned Crocias also occurs here. Is there any places else for bird watching trips near me?
Bach Ma National Park
Appropriately, around 330 bird species have been recorded at Bach Ma National Park. Most notable is a recent record of the globally endangered Edwards’s Pheasant close to the park.
Extensive loss of forest at low elevations means that it is unlikely that the park itself supports a significant population of this species, and the chances of seeing this bird at there are virtually nil. However, plenty of other galliforms to attract birders, including Annam Partridge, Rufous-throated Partridge and the beli subspecies of Silver Pheasant. Bach Ma is most famous for its population of Crested Argus. People find it’s easier to hear than see. In addition, the abundant and diverse forest avifauna of Bach Ma provides visiting birders opportunities to observe many other birds. Such as Blyth’s Kingfisher, Brown Hornbill, Ratchet-tailed Treepie and Short-tailed Scimitar Babbler.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park – Not a single place suits Bird Watching Holidays than this
Located in Quang Binh Province, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is five hours driving north of Bach Ma National Park. Phong Nha is a well-known for its limestone karst formations and extensive cave systems and the national park has been designated a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
Because of the national park’s sensitive location on the border with Laos, access to the park proper is difficult. Fortunately for birds watching tourists, two of Phong Nha’s main avian attractions, the recently described Limestone Leaf-warbler and Sooty Babbler, can be seen outside the national park boundaries at the main tourist site above the caves.
Not to mention, Phong Nha’s most wanted:
- Chestnut-necklaced Partridge
- Red-Collared Woodpecker
- Northern Brown Hornbill
- Limestone Leaf-warbler
- Indochinese Wren-babbler
- Sooty Babbler
Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong is a tropical primeval forest located 100km southwest of Hanoi, 60km from the sea. This is one of Vietnam’s oldest treasures, having been established in 1926. It occupies of 25.000 ha, three-quarters of which are covered by limestone mountains with the highest peak is 645m.
The beauty of Cuc Phuong National Park is found in the enchanting limestone mountains and lush green forest that stretches across Northern Vietnam. As a matter of fact, these mountains form two parallel ranges, enclosing a valley where the climate is quite different from that of surrounding areas. Cuc Phuong is called a five-strata tropical forest, whose flora consists of nearly 2,000 species belonging to 240 families.
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