Short birding tours: Cat Tien national park - 3 days
Cat Tien National Park (Nam Cat Tien) has one of the most intact lowland forest avifaunas in Vietnam. Here there are confirmed records of 16 globally-threatened bird species including three waterbird species not seen since 1993, White-shouldered Ibis, White-winged Duck and Sarus Crane. With a total of about 320 specie recorded, Cat Tien is one of the prime birding sites in Viet Nam and contains essentially lowland broadleaf forest and forest edge. It holds some key species like Germain's Peacock-Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Orange-necked Partridge, Pale-headed and Black-and-buff Woodpecker, Blyth's (Javan) Frogmouth, Grey-faced Tit-Babbler, and some endemic subspecies, as well as being an easy place to see Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas.
This three days/two nights birding tour in Cat Tien will give us a chance to see most important bird species and some other wildlife, although this can be optioned for only 1 night stay or 3 nights stay depends on your time budget. We will start early in the morning to leave Sai Gon and travel by private car for 150km (about 3.5 hours) to reach the park. One afternoon and two full days birding here will give you a marvelous trip
If you are keen to photography, we might return to our hides for improving images, otherwise we can bird along the trail or track for Kingfishers, Broadbills, Trogon, Pigeons, Bulbuls, etc.
In the afternoon we will bird around the park headquarters for Grey-faced Tit Babbler, Woodpeckers, Green Pigeons and Nightjars.
Two way from Saigon to Cat Tien National Park and back