Vietnam: 27 Dec 2011 - 9 Jan 2012


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27 December 2011 - 9 January 2012.
Variable by region. Cool and overcast at Cat Tien with some showers. Dry, windy and cool to hot at Dalat. Cool and damp at Mang Den with some sun early morning. Wetter in central areas, with cool temperatures, cloud, and drizzle at Bach Ma. Cold, low cloud, drizzle, rain at Phong Nha-Ke.
Cat Tien National Park, Dalat Plateau, Mang Den, Loxo Pass, Back Ma National Park and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

With Phil Hansbro. Arrangements for this trip were made with Richard Craik at Vietnam Birding, who handled all our logistics; accommodation, vehicles, drivers, permits and provided our guide Minh. Everything worked smoothly and efficiently and both Vietnam Birding and Minh are highly recommended. The main focus of the trip was the Vietnam endemics and Indochinese specialities. To this end the trip was reasonably successful, though we struggled greatly in finding many of them due to a mixture of birds not being particularly vocal at this time, as well as unseasonably poor weather, and a general result of the intense hunting, trapping pressure and habitat destruction that Vietnam wildlife is under. A larger percentage than usual of species on a trip list list were heard only. The weather was wetter and cooler than expected with copious amounts of mud encountered in most birding localities. Wellies would not have gone amiss.

Itinerary

27 Dec. Thai Airways flight from Chiang Mai connecting with Vietnam Air in Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh went smoothly. Although a visa approval letter had been arranged in advance, the issuing of visas at the airport is a slow process, and took almost an hour for the small plane load of people. If flying in on a major long haul international flight the wait is likely to be well over an hour. Moral - get off the plane fast. Met by Minh and waited around for a few hours for Phil to arrive from Sydney. Left the airport toward 17:30 and started what seemed like a never-ending drive out of the city. A quick stop to stock up on snacks and we arrived almost five hours later at Cat Tien National Park. Due to late hour, special arrangements had been made for a boat to cross the river to the park and check in at the accommodation block. Although maybe not as clean as Thai national park accommodation, a decided improvement on facilities with A/C, hot water, local TV and even local free WiFi.

28 Dec. An 05:45 start with a park jeep, driving eight kilometres from the HQ, to be dropped to bird along a wide jeep track and forest trails. Good forest but birding quite tough - a fair number of species heard only, and little of note seen. Eventually we caught up with Grey-faced Tit Babbler and Red-vented Barbet, and had to chase several Bar-bellied Pitta before finally finding one feeding on the forest floor. We failed to find Germain's Peacock-Pheasant, Blue-rumped Pitta and Orange-necked Partridge, though the former two were heard. Other birds seen included Great Slaty Woodpecker, Red-breasted Parakeet, Indian Cuckoo, Laced Woodpecker, Greater Flameback and Lanceolated Warbler. Having walked the main track and a couple of side trails, arrived back at the HQ around 13:00 for a quick bite at the small restaurant. After, took a quick stroll down road past the ferry, but other than a single calling Blue-rumped Pitta nothing seen. At 15:00 went with a different park vehicle and ranger in the opposite direction and walked/drove the main jeep track. In a grassy area, maybe ten kilometres from the HQ, flushed Green Peafowl and climbing an observation tower were able to obtain views of a couple of distant birds. Striated Grassbird calling in the area. During the late afternoon we again looked for Blue-rumped Pitta which again heard only. At dusk we tried open areas for Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl but no joy. A spotlighting session driving back after dark recorded a single Samba Deer.

29 Dec. An 05:30 start. A longer drive for 50 minutes, about 15 kilometres west of HQ, toward Crocodile Lake and then eight kilometres beyond. Started the day searching in vain for Orange-necked Partridge. A number of fly-over green pigeons might have been Ashy-headed but no good views could be obtained. Spent the whole day walking back the eight kilometres to the Crocodile Lake Trail and along several side trails. Hard going with no sign of our target Germain's Peacock-pheasant, Blue-rumped Pitta or Orange-necked Partridge. Over the whole day heard a couple of pittas giving single calls and at dusk a distant persistently calling peacock-pheasant. Back on the truck with rain starting to fall. Definitely not one of the better birding days to remember - a long 15+ kilometre walk with none of the target birds found! Hope for a better day tomorrow.

30 Dec. Returned to the same forest area as the first day, pre-dawn. Tried hard for Orange-necked Partridge with poor views of a pair obtained. A few hours spent walking back toward the HQ with eventually some good views of a female Blue-rumped Pitta. A late breakfast, took the ferry at 11:00, collected by our new car and drove the five hours to Dalat. The drive was mainly through endless coffee production areas with hardly a bird in sight other than those hanging in cages. In the last two hours of light we visited the Ta Nang Valley and in a flurry of activity added several new birds including Annam Barbet, Grey-crowed Crocias, Grey-cheeked Fulvetta and Black-headed Sibia with Orange-breasted Laughingthrush close but remaining out of sight. We stayed after dark hoping for either Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl or Hodgson's Frogmouth, but found only Red Giant Flying Squirrel. Overnight in the busy town of Dalat at the highly recommended Dreams Hotel. Dinner at the not so recommended Peace Restaurant nearby.

31 Dec. Breakfast at the Dreams Hotels turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip; nine types of fruit, eggs, bacon, ham, the works, which even at 05:00 was greatly appreciated. Our driver turned up 15 minutes late, so we left at 05:45 to Biang Lang Mountain. Here it was necessary to take one of the jeeps up the mountain as private cars are not permitted. After five kilometres, climbed out and walked a couple of kilometres through open pine forest to the start of the evergreen. Once here the track narrowed into the summit trail. The first part of morning was largely quiet, with a couple of flocks of Collared Laughingthrush, which we struggled to see well. Here we spent the best part of eight hours slogging up and down looking for Vietnamese Cutia, and in the early afternoon hoards of students and kids started screaming and hammering up and down the trail making birding difficult. Despite this, at the last attempt a pair of Vietnamese Cutia were seen well - which came as a welcome relief. Around 15:00 we left and made way back to Ta Nang Valley for a second attempt as Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, but again dipped. After dark several more Red Giant Flying Squirrel seen in flight. Dinner at Chocolate Restaurant which was excellent with a huge menu and very good value.

01 Jan. Another great breakfast but an even longer 30 minute wait for the overdue driver. Started again at Ta Nang valley but in a couple of hours couldn't elicit a response from Orange-breasted Laughingthrush. After the struggle here we drove around Ho Tuyen Lam Lake to look for Dalat Shrike-babbler and Vietnamese Greenfinch, but in four hours slogging in totally dead forest failed to find anything. We did have some frustrating hints of calling greenfinches but with so much noise from the lake - boat engines, drums and new year revellers on top of the windy conditions it was impossible to hear properly. Around 14:30 we moved to other side of lake - equally busy with tourists - so we decided to hike up one of the new, under construction roads into the surrounding hills. Despite a lot of new clearance, after three kilometres, we ran into a good-looking area of newly cleared forest and almost immediately had a small flock of Vietnamese Greenfinch. Then after followed the road into the forest where a good mixed flock contained Dalat Shrike-babbler, Grey-crowned Tit, more Vietnamese Greenfinch, Golden Babbler, and Little Pied Flycatcher. A little farther along were Collared Laughingthrush and Mugimaki Flycatcher. Back to the vehicle late afternoon and returned to Dalat. Dinner this evening at the Wild Sunflower Restaurant which was OK.

02 Jan. Last of the great breakfasts. The driver managed to be on time today, so left at 05:30 to Ta Nung for a fourth attempt for the Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, but again no response, so left empty handed. Same birds as previously with Black-headed Sibia and Rufous-backed Sibia. Left at 07:30 for the long, 11 hour drive to Mang Den where we stayed at the Hung Yen 3 Hotel, a sort of Vietnamese Fawlty Towers without guests.

03 Jan. Drove out 18 kilometres into the forested logging and dam construction region before light. Road construction very much in progress so acres of mud to walk in. A very nice crisp morning and starry sky. At first light we wading through the mud and along a few old logging trails. Good forest, where we coaxed out Hooded Laughingthrush and Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush. After breakfast at a roadside shack, where the coffee was so bad even Minh left it, spent the day walking the main road back and forth. Although we had a dull patch in the middle of the day late afternoon was good with Indochinese Magpie, Austen's Brown Hornbill, Grey-headed Parrotbill and Ratchet-tailed Treepie. Back to hotel for a major cleanup and dinner at local restaurant.

04 Jan. Early start for a five hour drive to Loxo Pass, arriving about 09:30. Our first look around the immediate vicinity of the car pull off was unsuccessful in finding Black-crowned Barwing, so we started the steep walk up the very muddy and slippery trail to the forest edge above, reaching the forest within about 45 minutes. We then spent the next four hours in the open scrub, forest and edge unsuccessfully trying for the barwing. However, other birds proved much easier to find than our previous forays, and we were lucky enough to find Red-tailed Laughingthrush as well as Chestnut-crowned Warbler, and heard Red-tailed Minla, Grey-bellied Tesia and White-winged Magpie. The forest here has some small yellow biting flies which left some potentially nasty welts, so insect repellent required. With low cloud moving in we retreated, slipping and sliding, back to the road and spent a couple of hours in scrub below the road, locating a couple of skulking Black-crowned Barwing and eventually obtaining good looks at a feeding group of White-winged Magpie. With most of the area's specialities seen we piled into the car to leave when a group of five Black-crowned Barwing suddenly appeared right next to the road giving excellent views. the drive to Bach Ma was interrupted for 45 minutes due to a broken truck stuck in the middle of a landslide on the main highway. Overnight at the Kham Duc hotel with the opportunity for some quick washing and drying of very dirty clothes.

05 Jan. A four hour drive to Bach Ma National Park, through deteriorating weather, although when we arrived at the park entrance the rain had ceased. The pre-arranged 4x4 was waiting and we drove the 19 kilometre to the top at 1,450 metres in about 45 minutes on the pretty awful road that is now under major repair and widening. Although not great, the weather at the the top was better than that en route and we started with a walk along the summit trail. A very obliging Short-tailed Scimitar Babbler popped out after a few hundred metres and gave superb views at close range. With the main target seen we spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon walking eight kilometres down the mountain in deteriorating weather seeing Indochinese Green Magpie and Indochinese Yuhina on the way. Once back a the park HQ we took a quick noodle meal at the restaurant and then walked some minor roads outside the park encountering a group of three Masked Laughingthrush, as well as Grey-faced Buzzard and Pale-legged Leaf Warbler. Toward late afternoon walked back into the park and headed uphill listening for Annam Partridge. One group was encountered fairly close to the road, repeatedly calling, and although approached closely was frustratingly not seen. Overnight in the park rest house.

06 Jan. At first light, back to the same spot as the previous evening. Once again Annam Partridge came in very close but remained firmly hidden. After a couple of hours we gave up and hiked up hill a little and directly into the forest on a narrow overgrown trail, where we simply sat in the forest and waited. After about 45 minutes a single Annam Partridge came into view but soon took off when sensing our presence. However, a great end to our time at Bach Ma. Left around 10:30 and drove to Phong Nha-Ke. As we arrived slightly earlier than expected we had time for a short trip into the park. In the last hour, in chilly conditions took a walk along the road with the highlight being a few Sooty Babbler on some steep rock precipices - more reminiscent of a wallcreeper than a babbler. Overnight at the Phong Nha Farmstay.

07 Jan. With the very overcast skies and low cloud first light came late around 06:30 to find us in the field, coffee in hand. Drizzle, rain and low cloud all day made bird activity poor, but we persevered in various areas up to 20 kilometres into the park with our efforts eventually being rewarded with a couple of Limestone Leaf Warbler and a good number of more Sooty Babbler. Rather a slog all day in the wet and a low species list.

08 Jan. Our last day in the field with an attempt to find Red-collared Woodpecker. Improved weather in so much as not actually raining, but still very dense low cloud. Some good mixed species flocks encountered including several more Limestone Leaf Warbler, Red-headed Trogon, Ratchet-tailed Treepie and Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush. Alas, despite considerable effort, no Red-collared Woodpecker. By afternoon low cloud turning to drizzle again and by 17:00 when we left the park rain started.

09 Jan. Five hour drive to Hue airport for 13:00 Vietnam Air flight connecting to evening flight to Bangkok.

Species List

  Cat Tien National Park   Count
  Orange-necked Partridge Arborophila davidi 2
  Green-legged Partriidge Arborophila chloropus 20
  Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus 3
  Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi 1
  Germain's Peacock-Pheasant Polyplectron germaini 5
  Green Peafowl Pavo muticus 3
  Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica 2
  Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus 7
  Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus 1
  Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 1
  Javan Pond Heron Ardeola speciosa 6
  Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus 1
  Little Egret Egretta garzetta 1
  Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus 2
  Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela 4
  Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus 1
  Besra Accipiter virgatus 1
  White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus 1
  Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus 5
  Red Turtle Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica 50
  Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis 10
  Common Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica 3
  Thick-billed Green Pigeon Treron curvirostra 2
  Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea 14
  Vernal Hanging Parrot Loriculus vernalis 20
  Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri 50
  Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis 3
  Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis 1
  Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis 4
  Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii 2
  Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris 1
  Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides 2
  Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus 1
  Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia 1
  Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides 4
  Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata 1
  Great Eared Nightjar Lyncornis macrotis 2
  Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus 4
  Germain's Swiftlet Aerodramus germani 30
  Brown-backed Needletail Hirundapus giganteus 6
  Orange-breasted Trogon Harpactes oreskios 2
  Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus 1
  Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis 4
  Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis 1
  Banded Kingfisher Lacedo pulchella 2
  White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 3
  Black-backed Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca rufidorsa 1
  Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni 3
  Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus 2
  Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti 20
  Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris 35
  Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis 2
  Red-vented Barbet Megalaima lagrandieri 6
  Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata 5
  Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima duvaucelii 4
  Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala 3
  Laced Woodpecker Picus vittatus 3
  Common Flameback Dinopium javanense 1
  Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus 6
  Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis 10
  Great Slaty Woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus 2
  Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos 2
  Blue-rumped Pitta Hydrornis soror 4
  Bar-bellied Pitta Hydrornis elliotii 4
  Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis virgatus 1
  Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus 5
  Common Iora Aegithina tiphia 2
  Great Iora Aegithina lafresnayei 2
  Swinhoe's Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis 2
  Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus 4
  Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis 6
  Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus 4
  Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus 24
  Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus 25
  Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea 10
  Blyth's Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone affinis 2
  Racquet-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia 2
  Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 4
  Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus flaviventris 1
  Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster 6
  Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni 20
  Puff-throated Bulbul Alophoixus pallidus 2
  Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua 10
  Striated Grassbird Hypsipetes leucocephalus 1
  Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 4
  Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 15
  Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 20
  Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes 20
  Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata 1
  Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris 2
  Plain Prinia Prinia inornata 2
  Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis 24
  White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps 3
  Pin-striped Tit-Babbler Macronus gularis 60
  Grey-faced Tit-Babbler Macronus kelleyi 7
  Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps 2
  White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus 10
  Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella 6
  Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis 1
  Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa 10
  Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus 2
  Siberian Thrush Geokichla sibirica 1
  Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane 4
  Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis 1
  White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus 2
  Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica 5
  Pale Blue Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor 2
  Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae 1
  Chinese Blue Flycatcher Cyornis glaucicomans 4
  Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis 2
  Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum 5
  Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis 2
  Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis 2
  Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja 2
  Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra 4
       
  Dalat   Count
  Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis 4
  Bar-backed Partridge Arborophila brunneopectus 6
  Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 2
  Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis 1
  Javan Pond Heron Ardeola speciosa 3
  Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus 12
  Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus 3
  White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster 1
  Shikra Accipiter badius 2
  Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca 1
  Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis 11
  Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenurus 20
  Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia 3
  Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis 2
  Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii 1
  Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei 2
  Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus 4
  House Swift Apus nipalensis 20
  Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus 2
  White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1
  Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 1
  Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii 10
  Indochinese Barbet Megalaima annamensis 20
  Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus 1
  Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis 2
  Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus 3
  Indochinese Cuckooshrike Coracina polioptera 1
  Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris 3
  Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus 2
  Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus 3
  Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach 1
  White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca 1
  Dalat Shrike-babbler Pteruthius annamensis 3
  Clicking Shrike-babbler Pteruthius intermedius 1
  Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis 1
  Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus 1
  Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus 19
  Lesser Racquet-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer 2
  White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis 8
  Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius 8
  Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 3
  Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis 9
  Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 4
  Yellow-cheeked Tit Parus spilonotus 1
  Grey-capped Tit Sylviparus modestus 1
  Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus flaviventris 9
  Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens 20
  Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii 15
  Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala 7
  Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus 100
  Striated Grassbird Hypsipetes leucocephalus 2
  Pygmy Wren-babbler Pnoepyga pusilla 3
  Asian Stubtail Tesia cyaniventer 1
  Mountain Tailorbird Phyllergates cuculatus 3
  Grey-crowned Bushtit Aegithalos concinnus annamensis 4
  Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis 4
  Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 15
  Southern Blyth's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides 3
  Kloss's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus ogilviegranti 9
  Alström's Warbler Seicercus soror 1
  Hill Prinia Prinia superciliaris 4
  Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris 2
  Plain Prinia Prinia inornata 1
  Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis 2
  White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps 6
  Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyridopsis ruficeps 4
  Golden Babbler Stachyridopsis chrysaea 4
  Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia annamensis 14
  Black-browed Fulvetta Alcippe grotei 25
  Black-crowned Fulvetta Alcippe klossi 3
  White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax vassali 10
  Orange-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax annamensis 2
  Collared Laughingthrush Trochalopteron yersini 11
  Vietmanese Cutia Cutia legalleni 3
  Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera 39
  Silver-eared Leiothrix Leiothrix argentauris 1
  Grey-crowned Crocias Crocias langbianis 4
  Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectans 15
  Black-headed Sibia Heterophasia desgodinsi 10
  Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus 4
  Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella 1
  Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis 12
  Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis 5
  Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophris 6
  White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucura 2
  Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus 3
  Northern White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti sinensis 1
  Grey Bush Chat Saxicola ferreus 8
  Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki 1
  Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla 1
  Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni 4
  Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus 2
  Pale Blue Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor 3
  Large Niltava Niltava grandis 3
  Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii 4
  Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus 16
  Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 20
  Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna 5
  Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 9
  White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata 5
  Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata 5
  Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 6
  Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 8
  Vietnamese Greenfinch Chloris monguilloti 5
  Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 10
       
  Mang Den   Count
  Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis 4
  Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela 2
  Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis 1
  Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia 10
  Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica 1
  Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei 2
  Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides 2
  Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus 2
  Austen's Brown Hornbill Anorrhinus austeni 3
  Red-vented Barbet Megalaima lagrandieri 2
  Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii 2
  Stripe-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos atratus 3
  Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus 1
  Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis 2
  Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus 10
  Indochinese Cuckooshrike Coracina polioptera 1
  Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris 8
  White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca 10
  Clicking Shrike-babbler Pteruthius intermedius 2
  Lesser Racquet-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer 4
  Indochinese Green Magpie Cissa hypoleuca 2
  Ratchet-tailed Treepie Temnurus temnurus 1
  Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 4
  Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis 4
  Yellow-cheeked Tit Parus spilonotus 4
  Grey-capped Tit Sylviparus modestus 10
  Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea 2
  Puff-throated Bulbul Alophoixus pallidus 2
  Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii 15
  Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus 30
  Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis 6
  Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi 1
  Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 6
  Kloss's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus ogilviegranti 4
  Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis 6
  Large Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus hypoleucos 4
  White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps 3
  Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ferruginosus 3
  Grey-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps 1
  Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyridopsis ruficeps 4
  Golden Babbler Stachyridopsis chrysaea 2
  Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia annamensis 20
  Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler Napothera epilepidota 2
  Black-hooded Laughingthrush Garrulax milleti 20
  Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush Garrulax konkakinhensis 8
  Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera 4
  Grey-headed Parrotbill Psittiparus gularis 20
  Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta 10
  Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus 2
  Yellow-billed Nuthatch Sitta solangiae 10
  Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus 2
  Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii 4
  Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus 6
  Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 10
  Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae 2
  Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata 20
  Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna 2
  Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 2
       
  Loxo Pass   Count
  Shikra Accipiter badius 1
  Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis 2
  Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis 20
  Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia 40
  Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis 2
  Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides 1
  House Swift Apus nipalensis 3
  Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii 10
  Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala 2
  Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach 2
  White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca 3
  White-winged Magpie Urocissa whiteheadi 5
  Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 4
  Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus 30
  Grey-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer 2
  Mountain Tailorbird Phyllergates cuculatus 2
  Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 3
  Kloss's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus ogilviegranti 2
  Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps 1
  Golden Babbler Stachyridopsis chrysaea 1
  Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia annamensis 10
  Red-tailed Laughingthrush Trochalopteron milnei 1
  Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera 2
  Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta 2
  Black-crowned Barwing Actinodura sodangorum 5
  Silver-eared Leiothrix Leiothrix argentauris 1
  Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectans 1
  Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella 4
  Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus 1
  Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophris 3
  Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 10
  Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata 4
  White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata 6
  Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 2
       
  Bach Ma National Park   Count
  Annam Partridge Arborophila chloropus merlini 4
  Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus 1
  Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis 10
  Common Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica 2
  Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis 2
  Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia 1
  Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis 3
  Blue-rumped Pitta Hydrornis soror 1
  Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach 2
  White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca 5
  Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus 1
  White-winged Magpie Urocissa whiteheadi 2
  Indochinese Green Magpie Cissa hypoleuca 2
  Racquet-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia 2
  Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea 2
  Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus 10
  Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster 3
  Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni 10
  Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus 4
  Pygmy Wren-babbler Pnoepyga pusilla 2
  Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 10
  Two-barred Warbler Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus 1
  Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes 10
  Grey-cheeked Warbler Seicercus poliogenys 1
  Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis 8
  White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps 5
  Golden Babbler Stachyridopsis chrysaea 2
  Pin-striped Tit-Babbler Macronus gularis 14
  Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia annamensis 20
  Short-tailed Scimitar Babbler Jabouilleia danjoui 1
  Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti 1
  White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus 4
  Masked Laughingthrush Garrulax perspicillatus 3
  Indochinese Yuhina Yuhina torqueola 25
  Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus 2
  Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophris 2
  Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis 1
  White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus 1
  White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucura 1
  Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus 2
  Northern White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti sinensis 2
  Stejneger's Stonechat Saxicola stejnegeri 1
  Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus 1
  Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius 4
  Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor 1
  Chinese Blue Flycatcher Cyornis glaucicomans 1
  Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis 2
  Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii 10
  Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae 3
  Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 4
       
  Phong Nha-Ke Bang NP   Count
  Green-legged Partriidge Arborophila chloropus 4
  Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus 4
  Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela 3
  Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis 2
  Mountain Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus nipalensis 2
  Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis 2
  Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides 2
  Germain's Swiftlet Aerodramus germani 1
  Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus 5
  Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris 1
  Green-eared Barbet Megalaima faiostricta 2
  Greater Yellownape Chrysophlegma flavinucha 1
  Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis 3
  Blue-rumped Pitta Hydrornis soror 2
  Bar-bellied Pitta Hydrornis elliotii 3
  Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus 6
  Great Iora Aegithina lafresnayei 1
  Indochinese Cuckooshrike Coracina polioptera 2
  Swinhoe's Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis 2
  Ashy Minivet Pericrocotus divaricatus 4
  Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus 10
  White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca 10
  Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus 2
  Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus 35
  White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis 1
  Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea 9
  Indochinese Green Magpie Cissa hypoleuca 2
  Ratchet-tailed Treepie Temnurus temnurus 2
  Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis 10
  Japanese Tit Parus minor 2
  Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea 5
  Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus flaviventris 10
  Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus 15
  Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni 20
  Puff-throated Bulbul Alophoixus pallidus 15
  Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 25
  Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes 10
  Limestone Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus calciatilis 8
  Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis 45
  Large Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus hypoleucos 10
  White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps 6
  Sooty Babbler Stachyris herberti 38
  Grey-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps 3
  Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyridopsis ruficeps 3
  Pin-striped Tit-Babbler Macronus gularis 50
  Black-browed Fulvetta Alcippe grotei 30
  Streaked Wren-Babbler Napothera brevicaudata 2
  White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus 4
  Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus 6
  Indochinese Yuhina Yuhina torqueola 15
  Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella 15
  Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa 10
  Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus 2
  Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis 6
  Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus 2
  Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius 6
  Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica 3
  Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla 3
  Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus 4
  Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis 10
  Purple-naped Sunbird Hypogramma hypogrammicum 1
  Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae 5
  Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra 2
  Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna 15
  White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata 10
  Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 7