Endemics and specialties of Southern & Central Vietnam
Endemics and specialties of Southern & Central Vietnam is especially focused on Pittas and Specialties of South & Central Vietnam.
Endemics and specialties of Southern & Central Vietnam (15 days) is especially focused on Pittas and Specialties of South & Central Vietnam. We will spend 60% of time at bird hides giving you the opportunity for the excellent photos. We only spends 40% of time trying our luck on birding trails we will walk to look for birds that do not come to feeders like trogons, barbets, sunbirds and many more classic tropical species.
Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Finish: Ho Chi Minh City
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City – Tram Chim National Park – Cat Tien National Park – Deo Nui San (Di Linh) – Da Lat Plateau – Yok Don National Park – Mang Den (Mang Canh Forest) – Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve – Son Tra Nature Reserve – Ho Chi Minh City.
Habitats Covered: Broadleaved evergreen forest, Evergreen forest, Secondary forest, Dry dipterocarp forest, Wetland, Rice field, Mountain forest, Pine forest, Bamboo forest, Shoreline.
Accommodation: Comfortable hotel and Guesthouse at the Parks. All accommodations have hot water, free Wi-Fi and most have air-conditioning.
Climate: Temperatures typically vary between 20°C-25°C (68-77°F) in the highlands; Temperatures can reach 86°F-95°F (30°C-35°C) and humidity can be very high in Cat Tien, Go Cong and Ho Chi Minh.
Today we will have a full day birding at Deo Nui San, a pass surrounded by impressive forested hills. We will spend most of time at bird hides, our main photographic targets will be 2 most beautiful species "Blue Pitta" and "Indochinese Green-Magpie". After birding at Deo Nui San, we will drive to Da Lat Plateau, the place with the largest number of endemic species and specialties of Vietnam. Night at Da Lat City.
Expected birds in Di Linh Bird Hides: Silver-breasted Broadbill, Blue-rumped Pitta (Near Endemic), Blue Pitta, White-bellied Erpornis, Indochinese Green-Magpie, Ochraceous Bulbul, Brown-backed Bulbul (Near Endemic - Subspecies), Black-headed Parrotbill (Near Endemic), White-browed Scimitar-Babbler, Buff-breasted Babbler, Black-hooded Laughingthrush (Near Endemic), Siberian Thrush, Orange-headed Thrush, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, White-throated Rock-Thrush,…and more.
Expected birds on Di Linh Birding Trails: Long-tailed Broadbill, Langbian Sunbird (Endemic - Subspecies), Streaked Spiderhunter,…and more.
Travel time: 5 hours
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