Bidoup Nui Ba National Park and Da Lat city are attractive destinations for all birders when coming to Vietnam.
Where is Bidoup Nui Ba National Park located?
Bidoup Nui Ba is a large national park, stretching over 90km, embracing the city of Da Lat – a famous tourist city in Vietnam.
To go to Bidoup Nui Ba, visitors can go by plane, bus, or by private car.
Da Lat city is a tourist city with a nice cool climate in the southern highland of Vietnam.
This is a national park, unlike Cat Tien National Park with low elevation, Bidoup Nui Ba is located in the Langbian Plateau with an altitude of more than 800m above sea level. This place features evergreen broadleaf forests in the high mountains. The forest in Bidoup Nui Ba is a primeval forest, with very diverse flora and fauna, especially the attraction of birds, amphibians, and reptiles.
What types of birds we may find in Bidoup Nui Ba National Park?
An alpine region (Langbian Mountain) is surrounded by a low surrounding plain, creating a geographical separation from the birds. Therefore, the birds in Bidoup Nui Ba National Park have many differences from the rest of Vietnam and the world. There are many very different subspecies such as Blue Pitta, Indochinese Green Magpie, Common Green Magpie, Indochinese Wren Babbler, Collared Babbler, Black-headed Parrotbill, Lesser Shortwing, Blue-winged Minla, Rufous-throated partridge, Black-throated Tit Green-backed Tit, Yellow-cheeked Tit … they have different characteristics from other subspecies in northern Vietnam or other regions.
In addition to the subspecies, Bidoup Nui Ba National Park has many bird species endemic to Vietnam such as Grey-crowned Crocias, Collared laughing thrush, Orange-breasted laughing thrush, Langbian Sunbird, Annam Sunbird, Indochinese Fulvetta, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Vietnamese Cutia, Vietnamese Greenfinch, Annam Barbet.
Some of the beautiful birds that birdwatchers always look forward to seeing here are Rusty-naped Pitta, Bar-backed Partridge, Silver Pheasant, Red-vented Barbet, Red-headed Trogon, Silver-breast Broadbill, Long-tailed Broadbill, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Black Eagle, Changeable hawk-eagle, Mountain hawk-eagle, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Jerdon’s Baza…
Some small and clear streams flow through the mossy primeval forests all year round, we can observe many beautiful birds such as Spotted forktail, Slaty-backed Forktail, Plumbeous Redstar, Blyth’s Kingfisher, Grey-wagtail, …
In the pine forest and mixed coniferous forest, we will see many beautiful birds such as the Red crossbill, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Gray bush chat, Little pied Flycatcher, and Snowy Flycatcher, …
With the bird-hide, very interesting for bird photography list: Blue Pitta, Rusty-naped Pitta, Indochinese Green-magpie, Collared laughing thrush, Orange-breasted laughing thrush, Spotted Forktail, Black-hooded laughing thrush, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Lesser Shortwing, Rufous-throated Patridge, …
Wildlife in Bidoup Nuiba National Park?
The place is home to 441 species of vertebrate animals :
Comprising 89 species of mammals with some of the mammals we can find: Horseshoe Bats, Fruit bat, Nectar bat, Ruby-cheeked Squirrels, Flying Squirrel, Striped squirrel, Treeshew, Gibbon, Yellow-throated Marten, Common Palm Civet, Large spotted Civet, Binturong, Spotted Linsang, Owston’s Civet, Mabble Cat, Large-antlered Muntjak, …
More than 70 species of reptiles with some nice reptiles we can find in Bidoup Nuiba National Park: Acanthosaura coronate, Cyrtodactylus bidoupimontis, Ovophis monticola, Sphenomorphus maculatus, Pseudoxenodon macrop, Pareas, Trimeresurus, Oligodon, Lycodon, …
More than 30 species of amphibian. Some nice amphibian we can see in Bidoup Nuiba National park: Rhacophorus vampyrus, Rhacophorus calcaneus, Raorchestes gryllus, Odorrana chloronota, Limnonectes poilani, Leptolalax bidoupensis, Leptobranchium Pullum, Kurixalus baliogaster, Feihyla palpebral, Chiromantis nongkhorensis, Brachytarsophrys intermedia…
You will have to spend a lot of time doing nighttime spotlight and herping trips with our enthusiastic guides, and the warmth from your ethnic local guides.
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