18 Days Birds Photography and Birding Tours for endemic and speciality birds in The South and Central of Vietnam
This is birding and bird photography tour, focus to Endemic and speciality bird in Southern Vietnam. A 18-day bird watching journey in central and southern Vietnam, this is a journey that combines many destinations, going through many national parks with many different ecological characteristics. Visitors will come to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park with many limestone caves and karst forests, Bach Ma National Park is a type of high mountain coastal tropical forest, which welcomes many seasonal migratory birds from Japan, Siberia and China. In Ngoc Linh NR, visitors will be able to see birds under the canopy of the primeval old forest of a forest ecosystem that has existed for hundreds of millions of years of evolution with many endemic and near-endemic bird species. The visitors will spend the rest of the journey in two major national parks in southern Vietnam: Cat Tien National Park and Cat Tien National Park. Bidoup Nui Ba National Park.
Add 1 more day to your trip, you will also spend a day exploring shorebirds that migrate seasonally in the Mekong estuary, Go Cong beach hotspot in Tien Giang province.
Including over 50 species migratory shorebirds and pelagic birds, You will be able to see almost all the bird species in the south of Vietnam, including 17 endemic bird species and more than 350 common and uncommon resident, Some uncommon winter visit bird species and some breeding seasonal residence….
What will visitors experience when traveling to Cat Tien National Park and Bidoup Nuiba National Park, Dalat City?
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What will visitors experience when traveling to Ngoc Linh nature reserve and Mangden town?
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What the thing we can see in 1 day at Can Gio mangrove forest?
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Can visitors see many birds in Bach Ma National Park?
Bach Ma National Park is an interesting destination in the bird watching journey in Vietnam. This is a place where the forest ecology changes seamlessly from coastal regenerating forest, field, broadleaf forest and replanted forest at altitudes below 600m, cool climate evergreen broadleaf forest from 700-1400m above sea level. with sea level. This climate diversity takes place only on a trail of more than 20km, which will keep visitors busy for more than 2 days.
Rice fields interspersed with woodlands along the coast at the foot of Bach Ma Mountain is where visitors can see many local common and winter migratory birds.
On the top of Bach Ma Mountain is a vacation spot built more than 100 years ago, is a complex of luxury resort villas for colonial officials, on the top of the mountain always has a cool, cloudy and drizzly climate then the rays of the sun came suddenly. Humid tropical forests interspersed with coniferous forests, there are quite a few trails for visitors to experience here.
Visitors coming here will feel that they are going back in history more than 100 years ago, with old brick floors, ruined villas and still working villas. The Phong Lan guesthouse on the top of Bach Ma is a 100-year-old villa remaining today.
In 2 mornings walking on the trails around the top of the mountain, visitors will observe many beautiful birds such as: Indochinese Yuhina, Silver-eared Mesia, White-browed Shrike-babbler, Mountain Fulvetta, Black-browed Fulvetta, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Asian paradise Flycatcher, Flycatchers, Sultan Tit, Red-headed Trogon, Indochinese Green Magpie, Golden babbler and Warblers…
What is specialities birds in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park?
Phong Nha National Park in central Vietnam, about 200km north from Bach Ma National Park, is home to an evergreen broadleaf forest ecosystem on limestone mountains, a special ecosystem of Vietnam. Therefore, here are some endemic bird species such as: Sooty Babbler, Limestone leaf Warbler, White-winged Magpie, Necklaced Barbet, Gray-chinned Minivet, Brown Hornbill, Spot-necked Babbler, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Crested Goshawk …
Phong Nha National Park is located on the annual migration route of wintering birds, You can meet many bird species of Bunting, Pipit, Thrushs, Flycatchers here. Along with small birds, many species of Raptors can also be observed, migratory birds of prey.
Phong Nha is a place with many beautiful caves, the most famous being Son Dong cave which is a newly discovered cave, said to be one of the longest caves in the world. In Phong Nha, there are many types of short tours for visitors to explore caves, with some caves such as Tien Son cave, Thien Duong Cave… This is always an interesting point when visitors want to finish bird watching tour and spend 1 day exploring caves in Phong Nha.
What is the birds targets of this bird watching trip?
Endemic and speciality birds list are :
Go Cong beach : Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann’s Green Shank, Great Knot, Far-eastern Curlew, …
Cat Tien National park: Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Siamese Fireback,Orange-necked Partridge, Green-legged Patridge, Banded Kingfisher, Black and Red Broadbill, Banded Broadbill, Orange-breasted Trogon, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Green peafowl, …
The birds list will see in Cat tien more with : Lesser yellownaped, Bay woodpecker, Great slaty woodpecker, Common flameback, White-rumped Shama, square-tailed Drongo-cuckoo, Black drongo, Ashy Drongo, Blue-winged leafbird, Golden-fronted leafbird, Yellow-vented flowerpecker, Scarlet-backed flowerpecker, little spiderhunter, Crimson sunbird, Ruby-cheeked sunbird…
Deo Nui San Pass : Orange-breasted laughingthrush, black-hooded laughingthrush, black-headed parrotbill, as well as beautiful and rare birds such as: Blue pitta, Indochinese green magpie, bar-backed partridge, red-billed scimitar babbler, large scimitar babber, Orange-headed Thrush, White-throated Rock-thrush, Siberian Thrush, Blue-throated Blue-flycatcher, Streak-wren Babbler, Buff-breasted Babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Puff-throated Bulbul, Ashy Bulbul, White-bellied Erpornis,…
While at Bidoup Nuiba National Park : we will encounter the endemic : Collared laughingthrush, Indochinese Wren-babbler, Grey-crowned Crocias, Orange-breasted and Black-hooded Laughingthrushes, Vietnamese Cutia and Vietnamese Greenfinch, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Langbian Sunbird,…
And more nice birds around the trails and some spot around Dalat city as :
Pygmy Wren-babbler, Grey-bellied Tesia, Rufous-throated Partridge, Black-headed Sibia, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Mugimaki Flycatcher, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Black-throated Tit, Spotted Forktail, Slaty-backed Forktail, Common Green Magpie, Mountain Fulvetta, Lesser shortwing,Annam sunbird , Grey-cheeked laughingthrush…
The birds targets in Ngoc Linh nature reserve and MangDen are endemic species : Golden-winged laughingthrush, Chestnut-eared laughingthrush and Black-crowned Barwing, Indochinese fulvetta. And speciality birds : Red-tailed Laughingthrush, Coral-billed Scimitar-babbler, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Rusty-capped Fulvetta, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Grey-bellied Tesia, Black-headed Sibia, Green-tailed Sunbird, Rufous-faced Warbler, Black-throated Parrotbill, Red-tailed Minla, …
In Da Nang city and Bach Ma National Park :
In addition to some common birds in the lowlands of central Vietnam such as: Indian Roller, Dolarbird, Black-drongo, Common Tailorbird, Crimson Sunbird, Brown-throated Sunbird, … you will also meet many birds migrating to Son Tra. in spring like: Japanese White-eye, Daurian Redstar, Rufous-tailed Robin, Siberian Robin, Orange-headed Thrush, Blue rock thrush, Japanese Thrush, Gray-backed Thrush, Dark-sided Thrush … It’s too attractive for 1 day visit Da Nang.
At Son Tra peninsula is also famous for its beautiful primate: Red-shanked Douc langur, which is the primary target of many wildlife subject photographers.
In Sa Mu Pass and Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park:
Sa Mu Pass on the way from Bach Ma to Phong Nha NP, the local birds in this place easy to see on the way which crossing the forest like : Collared Babbler, Rufous-cheeked Laughingthrush, Black-throated Laughingthrush, Japanese white-eyes, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Black bulbul, Necklaced Barbet, Red-vented Barbet, Moustached Barbet, Long-tailed Shrike, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Ashy Drongo, Indian Cuckoo, Black drongo, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Asian House-Martin, House Swift, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker,
Highlight of birds in Phong Nha: Sooty Babbler, Limestone leaf Warbler , Red-collared Woodpecker, Austen’s Brown Hornbill, Spot-necked Babbler, White-winged Magpie, Rachet-tailed Treepie, Sultan tit, Lesser necklaced Laughingthrush, Rufous-vented Laughingthrush.
Can the bird watching tour be extended?
The itinerary can be extended for birders with a wider time budget, visitors can join the 24-day fully bird watching tour with all the bird-spot in Vietnam.
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