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Region (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W 4,000ha topography msl 

Protected/registered status 

Best Time for visit (15.04.1997-18.04.1997)


Birding Site Guide

Three kilometres south of Da Lat on the H.C.M. city road we found Datania Waterfall. This area provided us with our "teatime" birding each night. On the first visit we had to pay an entrance fee, but subsequently we were either regarded as regulars or just demented foreigners, and allowed to enter free of charge. This place turned out to be a real discovery and provided us with some excellent birding. The activity centred around one place in particular. We followed the steps down to the Waterfall, but stopped short at the place where the cobbled path starts and an overflow pipe crosses the track. It was this comer that surprised us time and again. The waterfall itself and area around it was explored but was of little interest. Over the next four evenings we had birds that were obviously nesting, and birds that were just passing through Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Moustached Barbel, Flavescent, Mountain and Black Bulbuls, White-bellied Yuhina, Black-throated Laughing Thrush and Chestnut-vented Nuthatch were the regulars, whilst Siberian Rubythroat, Blue-winged Minla, Bar-tailed Cuckoo Dove, Silver Pheasant and Siberian Blue Robin were amongst the visitors. 

Species seen

Author: BSG, Geof Grafton