Southern Vietnam 2019

19 February 2019 – 02 March 2019

Florian Klingel

Visited Sites

Cat Tien National Park

Other wildlife observed

Mammals:

  • Northern Slender-tailed Treeshrew
  • Greater Short-nosed Fruit Bat
  • Rhesus Macaque
  • Stump-tailed Macaque
  • Long-tailed Macaque
  • Black-shanked Douc
  • Buff-checked Gibbon
  • Black Giant Squirrel
  • Pallas Squirrel
  • Red-cheecked Squirrel
  • Eastern Striped Squirrel
  • Leopard Cat
  • Gaur
  • Sambar
  • Red Muntjac
  • Boar

Reptiles:

  • Calotes bachae
  • Siamese Crocodile
  • Eastern Garden Lizard
  • Tokay Gecko
  • Common House Gecko
  • Bengal Monitor Lizard
  • Indochinese Flying Lizard
  • Spotted Forest Skink
  • Common Sun Sink

Deo Suoi Lanh pass

Target species

  • Blue Pitta Hydrornis cyaneus

  • Orange-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax annamensis

Tuyen Lam Lake

Target species

  • Blue Pitta Hydrornis cyaneus

  • Vietnamese Cutia Cutia legalleni

  • Collared Laughingthrush Trochalopteron yersini

  • Grey-crowned Crocias Laniellus langbianis

  • Yellow-billed Nuthatch Sitta solangiae

  • Vietnamese Greenfinch Chloris monguilloti

Ta Nung Valley

Track leading down to the valley and birding site from the road Dalat-Ta Nung. The valley has been transformed into a tourist attraction in 2018, called: Hoa Son Dien Trang (sign and gate visible from road). Still good for birding before ca. 9 am, before tourists arrive.

Target species

  • Indochinese Green Magpie Cissa hypoleuca

  • Grey-crowned Crocias Laniellus langbianis

How to get there

20 min drive from Dalat, in direction of Ta Nung village.

Cong Troi

Target species

  • Collared Laughingthrush Trochalopteron yersini

How to get there

ca. 1h drive from Dalat, passing Dankia lake. Birding after "Cong Troi" Ranger Station and sign " Bidoup Nui Ba National Park" along the road and on small tracks in the forest.

Mount Lang Bian

Target species

  • Black-crowned Fulvetta Schoeniparus klossi

  • Vietnamese Cutia Cutia legalleni

  • Collared Laughingthrush Trochalopteron yersini

  • Vietnamese Greenfinch Chloris monguilloti

Tan Thanh (Go Cong)

Mudflats at Tan Thanh beach, regular wintering site for Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann's Greenshank and plenty other waders. SBS not easy to find, one has to walk around on the mudflats and check out the Red-necked stints. Mudflats dissappear at high tide and birds move away, best is at low tide.

Target species

  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea

  • Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer

How to get there

2h drive from HCMC

Species List

Order: systematic | alphabetic | highlights first