3 days – Bird Photography Tour in Cat Tien National Park


The Tour Manager for this tour is Andy Nguyen

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A birding wildlife tour will be fully meaningful when the area has many beautiful photos of birds. With a 3-day stay in Cat Tien National Park, in addition to walking along the trails with a guide to see the beautiful native birds here, taking pictures of birds that are shy and like to hide In the bushes is a passion worth the time for visitors to experience.

Photographing birds in the wild is an endless passion, it is really a difficult task that requires patience, ingenuity and even luck of the photographer.

Taking pictures of birds in the wild in Vietnam is even more difficult because most of the birds in Vietnam are very shy. Due to the unfriendly nature of most of the locals towards birds, they are easily hunted or caught in captivity then sold to pet stores. Therefore, in most cases, to get good photos birds in Vietnam, visitors have to use the bird-hides, where we spent a lot of time feeding and watering the birds. … get them used to a safe destination, they’ll come more often and be less wary of humans. Using bird-hides will help visitors take photos of many rare birds and be really satisfied with the quality of their photos.

What is plan for 3 days Bird Photography and birding Tour in Cat Tien National Park?

We will take a day for you to follow the main trails in Cat Tien, on these routes, with about 3km of walking you will have the opportunity to meet many beautiful birds to take pictures such as: Black and Red Broadbill, Dusky Broadbill, Banded Broadbill, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Banded Kingfisher, Pied Horbill, Great Hornbill, Blue-winged leafbird, Chestnut-fronted leafbird, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Crimson Sunbird, Van Hasselt’s Sunbird, Little Spiderhunter …

The bird-guide will use his skills to find, invite or even tease the birds so that they appear in the open, close and low positions, for visitors’ convenience to take the photos. When walking on the road for birding in addition to the main goals visitors need, we can also meet birds outside the predetermined list, it is a completely random thing, sometimes with luck we will there are very nice pictures of birds seeing for the first time (lifer), it’s a great feeling.

The next day, visitors will use fixed bird-watching spots – bird-hides, to sit and wait for the birds to arrive and take pictures. Most of the beautiful and hard to see birds that are also major trip targets such as Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Germain’s peacock pheasant, Orange-necked Partridge all require bird-hides to be photographed.

The inconvenience of waiting is having to sit in silence for a few hours, with the attack of mosquitoes (Vietnambirds will provide free mosquito sprays for visitors), insects, even the leeches (when the season is wet and the soil is wet) will also disturb. But the result of waiting and patience are impressing photographs of endemic and beautiful birds.

For the rest of the tour, visitors will been splited the time, both for those who missed the opportunities of the previous day’s targets to regain another opportunity to photograph the hard-to-see birds. The rest of the time, visitors will be guided to different habitats with other birds, maybe areas of deciduous dipterocarp forest (For the Raptors, Woodpeckers,…), maybe grasslands with shrubs (Where can meet Green Peafowl, Bush-warbler, Roller…) , maybe under trees thick foliage of tropical forests.


What types of birds can we take photography in Cat Tien National park?

The list will have some highlight targets like: Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant, Siamese Fireback,  Green-legged Partridge, Orange-necked Partridge.

In addition, you can also meet many beautiful birds visiting the hide : Banded Broadbill, Black and Red Broadbill, Dusky broadbill, Orange-breasted Trogon, Banded Kingfisher, Great-slaty Woodpecker, Lesser yellownaped, Common Flameback, Black-crested Bulbul, Black-headed Bulbul, Ochraceous Bulbul, Stripe-throated Bulbul, Slaty-legged Crake, Greater Coucal, Greater racket-tailed Drongo, Indochinese Blue Flycatcher, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Abbott’s Babbler, Buff-throated Babbler, Chestnut-crowned Babbler…

Is it possible to combine the schedule with other bird watching tours?

A tour in 3-day birding to see and photograph the birds is a great thing, we always encourage clients to connect this itinerary with other bird watching tours. Clients can start an 8-day bird watching tour in southern Vietnam, or a 10-day bird watching in the south and highland Vietnam, more in 14days birding tour from the south to the middle Vietnam. To connect and combine those programs or other bird watching tours in Vietnam, please contact Vietnambirds, we will advise on a most suitable schedule for your trip time.


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