6 Days for Birding and Birds Photography in Cat Tien National Park and Bidoup Nuiba National Park, Dalat City
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With this Birding and Birds Photography tour schedule, we will experience 6 days in 2 largest national parks in southern Vietnam: Cat Tien National Park and Bidoup National Park. The most obvious difference of the two largest national parks in southern Vietnam is geography and climate.
What can we find in Cat Tien National Park and Bidoup Nuiba National Park, Dalat City?
Cat Tien National Park has a hot and humid climate with altitude below 300m above sea level. Then Bidoup Nuiba National Park has a cold climate with an average elevation of 1300-1500m above sea level. If you want to find a perfect place for birding in Vietnam, these are feathers in our cap.
Different forest types and climates create different, almost separate bird features. In Cat Tien National Park, we will meet some typical birds such as:
- Bar-bellied Pitta
- Blue-rumped Pitta
- Germain’s Peacock Pheasant
- Siamese Fireback,…
- Orange-necked Partridge
- Scaly-breasted Patridge
- White-rumped Shama
- Hainan Blue Flycatcher
- Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher
- Abbott’s Babbler
- Black and Red Broadbill
- Dusky Broadbill
- Banded Broadbill
- Blue-bearded Bee-eater
- Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
- Banded Kingfisher
- Pied Horbill…
While at Bidoup Nuiba National Park, we will encounter some typical birds such as:
- Indochinese Wren-babbler
- Pygmy Wren-babbler
- Grey-bellied Tesia
- Black-headed Sibia,…
- Rufous-throated Partridge
- Snowy-browed Flycatcher
- Wintering Mugimaki Flycatcher
- Yellow-billed Nuthatch
- Yellow-cheeked Tit
- Black-throated Tit
- Spotted Forktail
- Slaty-backed Forktail…
In addition, due to the geographical division of the Liangbian plateau, Bidoup Nuiba in VQB has formed many endemic bird species such as: Grey-crowned Crocias, Orange-breasted and Black-hooded Laughingthrushes, Vietnamese Cutia and Vietnamese Greenfinch , Collared Laughingthrush. The Black-crowned Fulvetta.
What is the itinerary for 6 Days Birding and Birds Photography in Cat Tien National Park and Bidoup Nuiba National Park?
- Day 1: Dalat city, Langbian Plateau
- Day 2: Bidoup Nui Ba National Park
- Day 3: Bidoup Nui ba National Park and back to Hochiminh City
- Day 4: Cat Tien National Park
- Day 5: Cat Tien National Park
- Day 6: Cat Tien National park back to Hochiminh City
Day 1: Birding in Dalat city, Langbian Plateau, Vietnam
Pick you at the Dalat airport and we go to the National park for birding in Vietnam : Bidoup Nuiba National Park. Lunch at the Da Nhim town. At noon time , easy Birding in center headquarter some nice birds: Vietnamese Greenfinch, Red-crossbill, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch,…
After dinner we can go do “night Da Lat center market “ and you will surprise about goods and people in here.
D: at the restaurant Nhat Ly (Phan Dinh Phung Street, Da Lat city)
Day 2: Birding in Bidoup Nui Ba National Park, Vietnam
Start at 6:00 , After breakfast we Birding and birds photography all day in the bird-hide inside the National Park. Targets List : Collared laughingthrush, Black-hooded laughingthrush, Indochinese Green Magpie, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Grey-bellied Tesia, Large Niltava, White-browed Scimitar Babbler, Rufous-throated Partridge, Indochinese Wren babbler…
We will move to the center headquarter of Bidoup Nui Ba National Park at 17:00am and checkin at 18:30pm. (40km distance)
Accommodation : at the guess house in site Bidoup Nui Ba NP
Meals : B, D at the Dream hotel restaurant
Lunch at the restaurant near the bird-hide place.
Day 3: Bidoup Nui ba National Park and back to Hochiminh City
We continute birding in Bidoup Nui Ba national park in Cong troi Ranger Station, with some special birds : Vietnamese Cutia, Dalat Shrike Babbler, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush…
12:00 we back to lunch, then we transport to Cat tien National Park.
Day 4: Birding in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam
Start at 6:00, go to birding at the bird-hide for highlight targets in Cat Tien : Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Green-legged Partridge… in the bird hide tent. You will have so many nice pictures of them , let’s prepare your camera gear and battery. Moreever you can see some kinds of bulbul group, babbler group, warbler group, woodpecker group …
In the afernoon, With the main roads 3km, you can see some kind of bird Cat Tien: Drongos, leafbird, tailorbird, warbler, Grey-faced Tit-babbler, Pin-striped Tit-babbler, Sunbirds, Banded kingfisher, Square-taied Drongo-cuckoo, Thick-billed Green-pigeon, Orange-breasted trogon, Woodpeckers,…
The Guess house inside of National park with the best room (Double room with air-condition, hot shower, free WIFI), as pictures attach below.
Meals: Breakfast on the way to Cat Tien, you will surprise about “Pho” (Vietnamese noodle with beef or chicken ) , Lunch and dinner at the Tre vang restaurant inside of National park. That restaurant have menu open with Europian style or Asia style.
Day 5: Cat Tien National Park
We start at 5:30 to watch “ Yellow cheeked Gibbon” and hear “sing their song” , at 6:30 we back to the restaurant for breakfast and then go to another hide for : Germain’s peacock pheasant, Siamese fireback, Greater Coucal, Rails, …
After Dinner , we go to find some Owls : Asian barred Owlet, Brown hawk owl, Collared Scops Owl, Large-tailed nighjar.
Accommodation: At the same room
Meals: B/L/D : at the restaurant same with the first day.
Day 6: Cat Tien National park back to Hochiminh City
We must wakeup at 5:30, after breastfast we get a pickup car to Grassland area to watch: Green peafowl, Coucals , Green imperial pigeon ,… and some mammals : sambar deer, red muntjak …
After lunch , check out at 1:00 and transport to Hochiminh City, Tan Son Nhat airport
Meals: B, L at Cat tien.
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