- Tour area: Southern Vietnam
- Tour distance: Cat Tien National Park- Da Lat - Bidoup National Park
- Departure time: Consultanting by local birdguide
- Tour duration: 7 days
- Activities: Birding tour
- Tour style: Long Trip
- Group size: 1-14
Cat Tien national park contains the largest remaining area of lowland tropical forest in southern Vietnam and an incredible diversity of birds and mammals while Da Lat is the endemic rich region of birds
Cat Tien National Park bird watching : 3 days
Orange-necked Partridge, Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Green Peafowl, Wreathed Hornbill, Lesser Adjutant, Woolly-necked Stork, Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas, Pale-headed and Black-and-buff Woodpeckers, Black-and-red, Banded, Dusky Broadbill, Blyth’s Frogmouth, Grey-faced Tit Babbler.
Day 1: Pick up in Ho Chi Minh City in the early morning, about 3 hours driving to Cat Tien National Park stop en route at Tan Phu and on the trail nearby the tourism centre looking for Orange -necked Partridge can be found. Other specialities here are Indochinese Green Magpie, Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pittas. Staying at Tourism Centre
Day 2 :Visit Crocodile lake by Jeep, a long list of targets such as Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Green Peafowl, Wreathed Hornbill, Lesser Adjutant, Woolly-necked Stork, Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas and many other widespread species such as Doves, Bulbuls, Purple Swamphen, White-breasted Waterhen, Kingfishers, etc… Staying at Crocodile lake
Day 3: Taking a Jeep trip to Ranger station area for Pale-headed and Black-and-buff Woodpeckers, Black-and-red, Banded, Dusky Broadbill – Staying at Tourism Centre
Day 4: Leaving for Da Lat – Overnight in Da Lat
Da Lat bird watching
After early morning birding at Cat Tien, we will drive northwards through the cultivated lowlands before climbing up onto the Lang Bian Plateau and the charming town of Da Lat. We will make several stops along the way at any patch of interesting-looking habitat, including some very attractive waterfalls. The hill resort of Da Lat, perhaps the most attractive large town in Vietnam, is located at 4,900 feet (ca. 1,475 meters) in a temperate region dotted with lakes and waterfalls and surrounded by evergreen forests, including various native pine woodlands.
Highlight Species in Dat Lat:
Bar-backed Partridge, Silver Pheasant, Red-vented Barbet, Black-browed Barbet, Red-headed Trogon, Long-tailed Broadbill, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Black Eagle, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Jerdon’s Baza, Rusty-naped Pitta, Blue Pitta, Burmese Shrike, Indochinese Green Magpie, Eurasian Jay, Slender-billed Oriole, Maroon Oriole, White-throated Rock Thrush, Green Cochoa, Rufous-browed Flycatcher, Blue-and-White Flycatcher, Mugimaki Flycatcher, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Little Pied Flycatcher, Large Niltava, Lesser Shortwing, White-tailed Robin, Spotted Forktail, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Grey-crowned Tit, Grey-bellied Tesia, White-spectacled Warbler, Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, White-cheeked Laughingthrush, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Collared Laughingthrush, White-browed Scimitar Babbler, Streaked Wren Babbler, Eyebrowed Wren Babbler, Pygmy Wren Babbler, Rufous-capped Babbler, Vietnamese Cutia, Chestnut-fronted Shrike-Babbler, Blue-winged Minla, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Indochinese Fulvetta, Grey-crowned Crocias, Rufous-backed Sibia, Black-headed Sibia, Black-headed Parrotbill, Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Vietnamese Greenfinch, Red Crossbill, Brown Bullfinch.
Day 5:Overnight in Da Lat
Visiting Ta Nung valley and Tuyen Lam lake targets to Vietnamese Cutia, White-browed Scimitar Babbler, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Vietnamese Greenfinch, Grey-crowned Crocias
Day 6: Overnight in Da Lat
Visiting Giang Ly trail in Bidoup Nation Park about 60 km from Da Lat targets to Indochinese Fulvetta, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Spotted Forktail, Slaty-backed Forktail, Plumbeous Redsart
Day 7 : Leaving for Ho Chi Minh from Da Lat Airport
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