Region (S)

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

Protected/registered status 

Best Time for visit (24-25.04.1997)


Birding Site Guide

The only other region in Viet Nam which we explored turned out to be a mistake. We headed to the coastal town of Vung Tao thinking there could be some interesting sites but found Viet Nam's emerging tourism complete with street hawkers. Large-crested Tern, Caspian Tern, Oriental Pratincole and Malaysian Plover were the only new birds we were to see. 

Species seen

  • Osprey Pandion haliaetus DL, HTL, VT
  • Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus ML, CT, VT
  • Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum VT
  • Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii VT
  • Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia VT
  • Great Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii VT
  • Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus VT
  • House Swift Apus nipalensis many places
  • Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula CT, VT
  • Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus many places
  • Vinous-breasted Starling Acridotheres burmannicus many places
  • Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis many places
  • Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata many places

Author: BSG, Geof Grafton