VIETNAM

01-31/03/2010
Hans Matheve & David Billy Herman




Picture by David Billy Herman ©







INTRODUCTION

Many thanks to Ward Vercruysse and Wouter Courtens for their invaluable pre trip information. We also like to thank James Eaton, Richard Craik, Marc Thibault, Ruud Schenk, Jan Vermeulen, Nick Dymond, ...

ITINERARY

1 mar

Departure from Brussels Airport. Night on plane.

2 mar

Arrival at Ho Chi Minh City + travel to Cat Tien NP. Night in Cat Tien NP.

3 mar

Birding Cat Tien NP (HQ trails). Night in Cat Tien NP.

4 mar

Birding Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area). Night in Cat Tien NP.

5 mar

Birding Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands). Night in Cat Tien NP.

6 mar

Birding Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) + travel to Di Linh. Night in Di Linh.

7 mar

Birding Deo Nui San Pass + travel to Dalat. Night in Dalat.

8 mar

Birding Ta Nung Valley. Night in Dalat.

9 mar

Birding Ho Tuyen Lam. Night in Dalat.

10 mar

Birding Mount Lang Bian + birding Ta Nung Valley. Night in Dalat.

11 mar

Birding Ta Nung Valley + travel to Lo Xo Pass. Night on bus.

12 mar

Travel to Lo Xo Pass + birding Lo Xo Pass (near waterfall). Night in Kham Duc.

13 mar

Birding Lo Xo Pass (Dac Blo road) + travel to Bach Ma NP. Night in Bach Ma NP.

14 mar

Birding Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail). Night in Bach Ma NP.

15 mar

Birding Bach Ma NP (KM 16-19). Night in Bach Ma NP.

16 mar

Travel to Phong Nha NP + birding Phong Nha NP + travel to Dong Hoi. Night in Dong Hoi.

17 mar

Travel to Cuc Phuong NP. Night in Cuc Phuong NP (Bong Substation).

18 mar

Birding Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail). Night in Cuc Phuong NP (Bong Substation).

19 mar

Birding Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid). Night in Cuc Phuong NP (Bong Substation).

20 mar

Birding Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, entrance road). Night in Cuc Phuong NP (HQ).

21 mar

Birding Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) + travel to Tam Dao NP. Night in Tam Dao.

22 mar

Birding Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail). Night in Tam Dao.

23 mar

Birding Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail). Night in Tam Dao.

24 mar

Birding Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) + travel to Hanoi. Night in Hanoi.

25 mar

Birding Ba Vi NP (near summit) + travel to Sapa. Night on train.

26 mar

Travel to Sapa + birding Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens). Night in Sapa.

27 mar

Birding Sapa (Hoang Lien NP). Night in Sapa.

28 mar

Birding Sapa (Fansipan Trek till 2700m). Night in Sapa.

29 mar

Birding Sapa (O Quy Ho road, Waterfall) + travel to Hanoi. Night on train.

30 mar

Travel to Hanoi + departure from Hanoi Airport. Night on plane.

31 mar

Arrival at Brussels Airport.



NOTE:

We only needed 1 afternoon to find our targets in Phong Nha and were able to minimize travel time by taking night busses and trains. Hence we decided to include the Sapa area. More time could be spent there as well as at both the Bach Ma and Cat Tien National Parks. In Sapa we could use the time to find the 'White-throated' Long-billed Wren-Babbler, in Bach Ma for Vietnam Partridge and Crested Argus (both heard only) and in Cat Tien for Orange-necked Partridge (heard only). We tried to concentrate on the country endemics and restricted range species, so we did not put too much effort in seeing all pittas and skipped the Xuan Thuy reserve...





PRACTICALITIES

Transport

We used public transport throughout the country. Most of the sites are easily reachable by a combination of bus and motorcycles. When only little public transport was available (or during rain) we made use of private taxis as well. Bargaining was needed every single time and will depend much on your persistence and ability to speak Vietnamese. For motor taxis prices normally were about 3000 VND per Km, for taxis 7500 VND per Km while public busses charged about 500 VND per Km.

Long distances were travelled by night busses or trains. They both were very comfortable, even to spend a full night on. Using ear plugs can add to your sleeping comfort as well.


HCMC Airport- HCMC bus station

taxi

25 min

HCMC - Tan Phun

bus

3,5 hr

Tan Phun - Cat Tien NP

moto

30 min

Cat Tien HQ - Dac Lua

jeep

35 min

Cat Tien HQ - Crocodile Lake

jeep

20 min

Cat Tien HQ - Madagudi

moto

40 min

Madagudi - Di Linh

bus

2 hr

Di Linh - Deo Nui San

moto

30 min

Di Linh - Dalat

bus

1,5 hr

Dalat - Ta Nung Valley

moto

15 min

Dalat - Ho Tuyen Lam

moto

15 min

Ho Tuyen Lam crossing

boat

30 min

Dalat - Mt Lang Bian

moto

20 min

Dalat - Nha Trang

bus

4,5 hr

Nha Trang - Hoi An

night bus

11 hr

Nha Trang - Ha Lam

bus

20 min

Ha Lam - Kham Duc

moto

1,5 hr

Kham Duc - Lo Xo pass

moto

50 min

Kham Duc - Da Nang

bus

2,5 hr

Da Nang - Cau Hai

bus

45 min

Cau Hai - Bach Ma HQ

moto

10 min

Bach Ma HQ - Pheasant Trail

hike

1 hr

Bach Ma HQ - KM17

moto

50 min

Cau Hai - Dong Hoi

bus

4,5 hr

Dong Hoi - Phong Nha

moto

1 hr

Phong Nha - Dong Hoi

taxi

40 min

Dong Hoi - Ninh Binh

bus

9,5 hr

Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong, Bong ss

taxi

1,5 hr

Cuc Phuong, Bong ss - HQ

moto

45 min

Cuc Phuong - Hanoi

bus

3 hr

Hanoi - Vinh Yen

bus

1,5 hr

Vinh Yen - Tam Dao

taxi

40 min

Tam Dao - Vinh Yen

taxi

40 min

Vinh Yen - Hanoi

bus

1,5 hr

Hanoi - Ba Vi summit

moto

2,5 hr

Hanoi - Lao Cai

night train

8,5 hr

Lao Cai - Sapa

bus

45 min

Sapa - Hoang Lien NP

moto

40 min

Sapa - O Quy Ho road

moto

25 min

Sapa - Lao Cai

bus

45 min

Lai Cao - Hanoi

night train

9 hr

Hanoi City - Airport

bus

50 min


Accommodation

It proved to be very straightforward to find hotels in every price range. Throughout the country there were numerous hotels and many more were being build up. Prices are generally very reasonable but in larger cities - especially Hanoi - they tend to be much higher. We never encountered any problem, except at Bach Ma NP where the accommodation near the summit had been closed due to road works.


Money

The currency used in Vietnam is the Vietnam Dong (VND). ATM's were found easily in all cities throughout the country. In most hotels they can change your USD or EUR.


Weather

During our stay we had only one afternoon with significant rain at Phong Nha NP, but we still managed to see our target species readily. The only day with rain we were traveling. In the south we mostly had dry, sunny and hot weather. From Phong Nha NP northwards we often had overcast and gray days. Tam Dao was invariably very foggy. Birding can be very difficult but not impossible: we were able to get most of the target birds. In the Sapa area the weather was significantly better then in Tam Dao but the mornings and evenings were very cold. The higher parts of the Fansipan trek were cloudy and windswept.



Health and safety

We had no problems at all. It is advised to take precautions against Malaria but according to local people we spoke, there was no serious threat. In the wet season leeches might be a problem, but we encountered only a handful of them.
Traveling independently caused no safety problems at all. We never experienced any kind of hassle. We found the country very safe like most places in Asia.



VISITED SITES


Below is a list of the sites we birded. There was no all-in-one site guide. Hence, most information was gathered via trip reports on the Internet.


Cat Tien NP

This is one of the larger sized lowland forest in Southern Vietnam. We took a public bus from HCMC towards Dalat and got off in the small village of Tan Phun (ca 3,5 hrs). There is a signposted road to the left indicating "Cat Tien National Park". At the junction we were overwhelmed by motorbikes wanting to take us to the Park (ca 30 min). Just before entering the park there is a ferry which takes you across the river. All nights were spent in the comfortable cabins near the HQ where there is a restaurant as well. One can also opt to stay overnight near Crocodile Lake.

There is good accommodation and food right at the entrance. At the reception they can also help to arrange your way out (motor taxis, bus to Dalat, ...) but tend to charge a good part of overhead for their part...

Plenty of large trees are left, unfortunately a good part of them remained leafless since the war and its chemicals. Birding however is still great as it is the stronghold for some of the region's rare species. Most of the birding was done close to the HQ along the main road and the nearby forest trails (Lagerstroemia and Uncle Dong's).

The Bau Sau Trail leads to the Crocodile Lake and was birded on one morning. The start can be found about 12 KM from the HQ along the jeep track towards Dac Lua and is signposted. Another 4 to 5 KM further one can find the lake which is surrounded by grassy areas. It is possible to spend the niht in the basic accommodation but we didn't. To get there we arranged a vehicle to drop us off and pick us up again at the start of the trail.

A full day was spent near the bamboo covered hills in the Dac Lua area, about 16 KM from the HQ. Here we hoped to see the Orange-necked Partridge which we unfortunately only heard. There were no real trails and we just tried to enter the bamboo wherever possible. There is also a pool (almost dried out when we were there) which might hold some water birds. Again we were dropped off and picked up by a pre arranged vehicle.

One afternoon took us to the grasslands West of the HQ. A few KM (3-4) from the HQ there is an isolated house on the right with some fish ponds right behind it. An indistinct trail passing the pools on the left side eventually took us to a watch tower. Green Peafowl can be seen from here while it comes out the forest to feed on the surrounding meadows in the late afternoon.

The last morning we birded the area near the Heaven's Rapids. In the past Orange-necked Partridge has been seen here but we had no luck. About 1 KM from the HQ the road towards the rapids forks off to the right. The whole area was very birdy and produced several species not seen elsewhere in the park. The rapids are about 2 KM further along the track and are surrouded by some bamboo stands.

Highlights: Germain's Peacock-Pheasant (1 seen right at the junction of the Lagerstroemia and Uncle Dong Trail and 1 seen in the first part of the Bau Sau Trail), Siamese Fireback (several encounters, mainly along the jeep track and along the Bau Sau Trail), Green Peafowl (1 bird observed from the watch tower in the W grasslands when it came out in the late afternoon), Gray-faced Tit-Babbler (a few birds positively identified on the first day along the HQ trails and probably overlooked the next days), Bar-bellied Pitta (almost commonly seen along the Bau Sau Trail and singles along the Heaven's Rapids track and the HQ trails), Blue-rumped Pitta (a pair seen well about 20m along the trail opposite the Forest Floor Lodge), Blue-winged Pitta (1 single bird along the Bau Sau Trail), Great Slaty Woodpecker (up to 4 seen just past the Heaven's Rapids), Gray-headed Lapwing (a small group near the Dac Lua pond), Pompadour Green-Pigeon (often split as Ashy-headed Green-Pigeon, small numbers). Unfortunately Orange-necked Partridge was heard only in the Dac Lua area.



Deo Nui San Pass (Di Linh)

This pass is situated along the old road towards coastal city Phan Tiet about 20 KM coming from Di Linh. A few Km before and after the pass there is some good forest left. On both days we were dropped off and picked up by motor taxis (30 min) arranged in Di Linh. We spent the night in Di Linh, clearly not a touristic place but several hotels available.

Roadside birding was very hard on the first afternoon. The next morning we enjoyed some good birding along the trail which starts behind the tea stall on the left side of the road, in a right bend just past the KM 76 marker. A few hundred meters before the tea stall there was a broader logging track which looked promising but was not explored by us.

Highlights: Spot-breasted Laughingthrush (often split as Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, up to four seen and more heard, all in the first part of the trail), Green Cochoa (several heard all along the trail but only 1 seen), White-cheeked Laughingthrush (fairly common), Gray-headed Parrotbill (often split as Black-crowned Parrotbill, small numbers of birds in mixed feeding flocks), Yellow-vented Pigeon (5+ seen).



Ta Nung Valley (Dalat)

The forested slopes of this valley are probably the easiest place to see the crocias. It is about 8 KM from Dalat. If you take the road towards the old airport you will readily see some signposts to 'Ta Nung'. After passing the airport (which is hardly visible) there is an obvious Y junction where you should take the first road towards Ta Nung. Between the KM 5 and KM 6 marker you'll see the first jeep track to the left while It is signposted 'Di Nong Trai'. Walk this track down and pass some a gate and shack until you reach the valley after about 1 Km. The people hanging around did not bother us, although we noticed several snares and traps in the forest. We reached it easily by motortaxi from Dalat (15 min) and made arrangements to be picked up again later in the evening. Nights spent in one of the numerous hotels in Dalat.

On both our morning visits we invariably encountered a huge mixed feeding flock in the large trees in the open area just before the valley itself. There are several smaller trails which all can only be followed for a few hundred meters. Birding was good on all visits.

Highlights: Gray-crowned Crocias (4 birds seen in the huge morning feeding flock and another 2 in a flock inside the forest), Black-hooded Laughingthrush (a flock of up to 15 birds at the end of the trail which goes to the left), Yellow-breasted Magpie (at least 3 birds heard calling loudly and taped in right where the track hits the valley), White-cheeked Laughingthrush (fairly common), Gray-headed Parrotbill (often split as Black-crowned Parrotbill, 2 birds in a mixed feeding flock).



Ho Tuyen Lam (Dalat)

About 4 Km from Dalat one can find this artificial lake and its dam. Most of the vegetation exist of pines but there are some remnant patches of broadleaved forest left. A motortaxi dropped and picked us up (15-20 min). In the vicinity of the dam there are plenty of tourist boats which can take you to the far NE side of the lake (30 min). Nights spent in one of the numerous hotels in Dalat.

We tried to bird the 'original' site described in older trip reports but it proved to be very difficult. Our boatman dropped us at the point what was according to him the place to bird and it probably was. There were no trails left, only numerous tracks created by the lingering elephants. Dung was all over the place but we did not encounter any. We would not recommend going to this place as there are some better alternatives brought up in recent trip reports. The spot near the Tourist Camps Hendriks mentions in his reports probably will be more rewarding and definitely more accessible.

Highlights: Cutia (often split as Vietnamese Cutia, a group of 3 birds seen foraging in some pines near edge of the broadleaved forest), Yellow-billed Nuthatch (2 birds within a mixed feeding flock inside the forest), Vietnamese Greenfinch (several flocks in the pines along the lake), Burmese Shrike (several seen in the pines), Slender-billed Oriole (several seen and more heard near the lake border), White-cheeked Laughingthrush (small numbers), Gray-headed Parrotbill (often split as Black-crowned Parrotbill, 3 birds).



Mt Lang Bian (Dalat)

Some 10 Km out of Dalat one can find this mountain. We took motor taxis and were dropped at the entrance arc (20 min). Unfortunately they were not allowed to take us up so we had to hike the paved road uphill for 4-5 Km. It took us about 1 hour without birding to reach the turn-off towards the peak. Nights spent in one of the numerous hotels in Dalat.

We only birded the wide track which splits off to the right about 4-5 Km from the entrance. You find it in a sharp left bend of the paved road and is signposted 'peak'. It starts as a wide track through open forest but gradually becomes a footpath and enters some broadleaved forest once you passed an obvious descend. From here we continued the main path but also explored some of the side paths.

Highlights: Collared Laughingthrush (a group of more than 5 seen very well - but skulking - in the dense vegetation just past the lowest point after the obvious descend), Red Crossbill (one group seen in the pines along the main road up the mountain), Plain-backed Sparrow (2 birds in the agricultural fields just past the entrance) , White-cheeked Laughingthrush (small numbers), Gray-headed Parrotbill (often split as Black-crowned Parrotbill, at least 2 birds in a mixed flock).



Lo Xo Pass

This pass is situated on the Ho Chi Minh Road roughly halfway between HCMC and Hanoi. It has only recently been found as a 'partial' alternative for Mt Ngoc Linh where one can find both the recently described and endemic Golden-winged Laughingthrush and Black-crowned Barwing. For now, it seems to be the only road which reaches the higher altitudes in this region. About 40 Km to the South of Kham Duc (the closest larger village) there is this pass and a larger bridge that crosses a waterfall. We were dropped off here and picked up again by a pre-arranged motortaxi (50 min). We operated both days from our hotel in Kham Duc, as there doesn't seem to be one closer to the pass.

The late afternoon of our first day was spent birding the open area of grass, scrub and scattered trees just before the bridge. Besides the Barwings there was little more to see.

The next morning we explored the road to Dak Blo. This forks off to the right about 2 Km past the bridge. The first part leads through some cultivated areas but after 3 Km some better forest is found. We were there early morning and had seen our target bird the previous day, so we hoped to find some other good and unexpected birds as this site is still little known. But we did not.

Highlights: Black-crowned Barwing (2 birds immediately came in to tape in the scrub on the right side of the road about 100 m before the bridge) , Coral-billed Scimitar-Babbler (only 1 bird seen along the Dak Blo road).



Bach Ma NP

The Bach Ma Range stretches almost from sea level to the other side of the country and the border with Lao. Most of the area is part of the National Park. It clearly suffered the warfare and most of the accessible areas were lacking primary habitat. We had a public bus from Da Nang to Hué (and further to Hanoi) and were dropped at the little village of Cau Hai (45 min). From here it was easy to get a motortaxi to the park entrance (10 min). We stayed in the cabins near the HQ as the accommodation near the summit had been closed due to restoration (?).

The first day we concentrated on the Pheasant Trail which is about 4-5 Km uphill (1 hr hiking). We wandered around the whole day without seeing both the argus and the partridge. They were calling too far off.

Next day we had pre-arranged motrotaxis to take us to the summit area. There we birded along the main road between the KM 16 marker and the top (KM 19). We also explored some of the trails of which the one behind the old tennis court proved to be the most rewarding.

Highlights: Short-tailed Scimitar-Babbler (1 taped in right at the junction of the paved steps right behind the old tennis court which leads to the stream with the lower trail), Slaty-legged Crake (1 seen in our spotlight during our pre dawn trek up to the Pheasant trail). Unfortunately Vietnam Partridge and Crested Argus were heard only, both along the Pheasant Trail.



Phong Nha NP

Vietnam's largest cave is now considered as a world heritage site and is surrounded by some limestone crags. It is situated around 55 Km NW of Dong Hoi and is best accessed through the village of Son Trach. From Dong Hoi take the Ho Chi Minh Road North. The turn-ff is signposted clearly along the main road. We took motor taxis all the way from Dong Hoi to the park entrance (1 hr). The way out we had a taxi as it was raining (40 min). There are hotels near the park entrance but we spent the night in Dong Hoi in order to start traveling early the next morning.

On our first and only afternoon we took a boat and had us dropped - like all other tourists - at the entrance fo the cave (20 min). From the docking spot we followed the paved steps up to the cave. Just above the only junction about two 2/3 along the steps there is a vendor's stall. Right behind it an inconspicuous footpath goes off to the right. Some 50ms further we immediately had a flock of the babblers.

Highlights: Sooty Babbler (a group of 4 birds seen hopping on the limestone rocks 50 ms along the trail behind the stall), Sulphur-breasted Leaf-Warbler (recently described as Limestone Leaf-Warbler, 1 bird seen near the entrance of the cave).



Cuc Phuong NP

On our trip this was the park with the most extensive intact forest left. It mainly consist of primary lowland forest, some degraded and secondary forest and several limestone crags. We took a taxi in Ninh Binh to get to the park as it was getting late already (1,5 hrs). There must be (tourist) busses as well but they might be scarce. To get out we were lucky to have a direct bus to Hanoi, unfortunately it departed at 9 so we had to limit our birding activities. We spent all but the last night at the Bong Substation accommodation (40 min by motortaxi); the last night at the HQ accommodation.

By far the most time was spent in the Bong Substation area and mainly along the Loop Trail. It was hard working but eventually rewarding. The better areas proved to be on the first part in the clockwise direction. Most of the (sometimes) numerous and noisy tourists start walking from the other side up till the big tree and back. Only few make the whole tour. The Grid trails were very calm on both our afternoon visits. One afternoon we tried the Valley Trail without success.

A few hours birding were had in the area near the HQ on the last morning and the last hours of the previous day. Species differ with those near the Bong Substation but no real goodies were seen.
Highlights: Red-collared Woodpecker (1 in a mixed flock of larger birds along the Loop Trail), Eared Pitta (1 taped in and seen off the Loop Trail and at least 2 others more heard), Bar-bellied Pitta ( 2 heard along the Loop Trail, 4 along the main road), Blue-rumped Pitta (2 singles seen and 2 more heard, all along the Loop Trail), Pied Falconet (2 on ridge along the Loop Trail, 1 perched in dead tree along the Main Road (ca 1km from Bong SS), White-bellied Pigeon (only 1 seen near the lake just past the HQ), Mountain Scops-Owl (daily heard near Bong SS, 1 fairly easily taped in and seen), Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl (1 bird taped in near Bong SS).



Tam Dao NP

About 80 Km NW of Hanoi this hill station attracts many Hanoi people in weekends and holidays. Hence it is recommended to avoid these days, although most of them don't make it as far as the birding spots. We took a bus from Hanoi to Vinh Yen (1,5 hrs) and continued by taxi (40 min) as there seems to be no public transport all the way up.

Although several recent trip reports state that the Water Tank Trail has degraded as a birding spot (it probably has as the road is broadened and the vegetation has been cleared), we still were able to find many of our sought after species. Just before you enter the village center take the road to the left which follows the slope. The road has been paved for the first 2-3 kilometers or so but from there on it was still worth birding. At the end of the jeep track we followed the trail which goes straight and passes through some bamboo forest. It looked promising but no real good birds were seen.

Right above the village of Tam Dao steps are leading up to a small pagoda and continue up to the obvious transmitter tower (if there's no fog). This site was birded twice but was not too rewarding.

Highlights: Gray Laughingthrush (regularly heard, several flocks seen both along the Transmitter and the Water Tank Trail), Rufous-headed Parrotbill (2 birds seen about halfway along the Water Tank Trail), Short-tailed Parrotbill (3 birds in a mixed flock about halfway the Water Tank Trail).



Ba Vi NP

This National Park is only 2 hours driving from Hanoi and it features some different avifauna than the otherwise nearby Tam Dao NP. We started early morning on a motortaxi from Hanoi to the entrance of Ba Vi NP (2 hrs), paid some entrance fee and continued all the way up to the summit (30 min).

At the summit there are 2 trails starting off close to the food and souvenir stalls. We only birded the left one and then walked down the main road almost to the building complex halfway up.

Highlights: Gray Laughingthrush (often split as Rufous-cheeked, 3 readily seen in the first part of the left trail, but no sign of them afterwards).



Sapa

In the very North near the border of China one finds this touristic hill station. The highest mountain of Vietnam, the Fanispan, is close by and is partially protected. A comfortable night train takes you from Hanoi to Lao Cai (8,5 hrs) where good numbers of touristic shuttle busses are eager to take you to Sapa (45 min). Night trains can be booked through local travel compagnies, hotels and guest houses. It is better to book them directly at the train station as they all seem to charge quite some overhead.

The entrance of the Ham Rong Gardens is near the central market of Sapa. After our arrival we spent the rest of the day in this area. An entrance fee has to be paid. Early morning might be a nice birding site, but it quickly gets too crowded. We mainly birded the higher areas of the gardens and walked beyond the gardens from the ostrich pen up the scrubby hills.

Further away near the Tram Ton Pass one can enter the Hoang Lien NP (also referred to as Ward's Valley in older reports). About 1 Km below the pass there is a newly built HQ. We were dropped and picked up here by motor taxis (40 min). On the adjacent the parking lot (?) take the right trail which is signposted "Golden Stream Love Waterfall". A few hundred meters along this trail you have to cross a stream and continue straight on an unpaved (at the time we were there!) footpath. This leads through a valley which has been cut dramatically but still holds some good birds.

To climb the Fansipan people often go for a 2-4 day trek. We started our day trip from the same entrance as the Hoang Lien NP (see previous paragraph). Unfortunately 1 day was all we had to explore the higher areas so rushed as high as possible and birded the way down. We struggled somewhat to find the right trail costing us some valuable time. On the parking lot there are 3 trailheads on the left: the first to some kind of pagoda, a second paved one (steps) is wrongly signposted "Fansipan", and at the far left end a third one which is the only correct one! We took the second, got somewhat lost and by accident ran into a group of porters who showed us the right trail. After a while we reached the first base camp where we took right and steep up until we reached aout 2700m altitude to get some other species. At around 2600m there is a good patch of "cloud forest" and stands of larger bamboo. This is just passed some a steep section (with ladders) on a ridge.

At around 8 Km along the road towards the Tram Ton pass a paved road forks off to the right and is referred to as the O Quy Ho road. We were dropped and picked up here by motor taxis (25 min). We birded the first 4 Km along this road as well as the dirt road which goes off to the right about 1200m from the main road. This area holds some extra species not found in lower or forested areas.

The main road towards the Tram Ton pass crosses a bridged waterfall where we had a quick stop to score Little Forktail and White-capped Redstart. There were readily seen from the steps leading up the waterfall.

Highlights: Long-tailed Wren-Babbler (often split as Pale-throated, 2 seen very well in the Hoang Lien trail), Red-winged Laughingthrush (at least 3 seen skulking at about 2700m along the Fansipan Trek), Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler (2 seen in the dense scrub above the Ham Rong Gardens), Broad-billed Warbler (up to 4 birds seen in total, all confined to bamboo along the Hoang Lien trail) , Vinous-breasted Parrotbill (a flock of minimum 30 birds seen in the scrub above the Ham Rong Gardens), Ashy-throated Parrotbill (at least 3 seen in a large flock together with the previous species), Spot-breasted Parrotbill (3 birds seen in a mixed flock above the Ham Rong Gardens and 2 more just past the first dirt road to the left along the O Quy Ho road), Golden Parrotbill (only 1 flock of at least 5 birds seen in bamboo in the lower stretches of the Fansipan Trek), Slender-billed Scimitar-Babbler (1 seen very well in the larger bamboo stand at 2600m on the Fansipan trek), Silver Pheasant (1 male at the start of the Fansipan Trek).

Although we suffered some seicercus id problems throughout the trip, it was especially the case in Sapa. We are not sure about the identification of Bianchi's/Gray-crowned Warblers. If someone can help us out, please feel free to contact us...



FULL TRIP LIST

Taxonomy strictly follows Clements' 6th Edition (incl. updates). The list only contains species positively identified by at least one of our group. Birds identified by guides or other people only are not included, presumed species neither...

[412 species]


Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - fairly common on Crocodile Lake

Chinese Francolin Francolinus pintadeanus
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1

Bar-backed Partridge Arborophila brunneopectus
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1

Orange-necked Partridge Arborophila davidi Endangered (EN) Restricted range
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - HO - 1 heard

Scaly-breasted Partridge Arborophila chloropus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2+ seen + more heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+ seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - HO - a few heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - 1 heard

Vietnam Partridge Arborophila merlini Country endemic
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - HO - 3 heard

Mountain Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola fytchii
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 2

Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+ seen + more heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - a few heard

Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 1 male

Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi Near-threatened (NT)
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1 male
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 5+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+

Germain's Peacock-Pheasant Polyplectron germaini Near-threatened (NT) Restricted range
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1 seen + 1 heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1 seen + a few heard

Green Peafowl Pavo muticus Vulnerable (VU)
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1 distant bird came out at dusk to feed in the western grasslands

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 50+
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - 1
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - a few

Darter Anhinga melanogaster
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1

Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 2

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 2

Great Egret Ardea alba
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - a few
17/03/2010 - En route (Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh) - a few

Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
11/03/2010 - En route (Dalat to Nha Trang) - a few
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - a few
17/03/2010 - En route (Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh) - a few

Little Egret Egretta garzetta
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - fairly common
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - fairly common
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - a few
17/03/2010 - En route (Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh) - fairly common
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - a few

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - fairly common
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 5+
11/03/2010 - En route (Dalat to Nha Trang) - fairly common
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - a few
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - fairly common
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - a few
17/03/2010 - En route (Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh) - fairly common
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - fairly common
24/03/2010 - En route (Tam Dao to Hanoi) - a few
25/03/2010 - En route (Hanoi to Ba Vi) - a few

Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 20+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - En route (Cat Tien to Di Linh) - a few
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - fairly common
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few en route
11/03/2010 - En route (Dalat to Nha Trang) - fairly common
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - a few
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - fairly common
17/03/2010 - En route (Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh) - fairly common
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - fairly common
24/03/2010 - En route (Tam Dao to Hanoi) - a few
25/03/2010 - En route (Hanoi to Ba Vi) - a few

Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+

Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus Vulnerable (VU)
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 3+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 4

Osprey Pandion haliaetus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 3+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2

Jerdon's Baza Aviceda jerdoni
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 2

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 1

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 1
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - 1
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - 1

Black Kite Milvus migrans
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 2
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - 1
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 5

Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - 1 heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - HO - 1 heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - HO - 1 heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 2

Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - 2

Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 2

Shikra Accipiter badius
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1

Gray-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 50+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 30+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 1
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 1

Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 2

Rufous-bellied Eagle Lophotriochis kienerii
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1

Pied Falconet Microhierax melanoleucos
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 2 on ridge along the Loop Trail, 1 perched in dead tree along the Main Road (ca 1km from Bong SS)

Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - 1

Oriental Hobby Falco severus
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1

Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 1

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+

Watercock Gallicrex cinerea
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
17/03/2010 - En route (Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh) - a few

Gray-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 5+

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 5+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1

Common Redshank Tringa totanus
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1

Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1

Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1

Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - fairly common
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - En route (Cat Tien to Di Linh) - a few
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - a few
11/03/2010 - En route (Dalat to Nha Trang) - a few
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - a few
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - a few
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - a few

Barred Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia unchall
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 5+

Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 2
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 1

Pompadour Green-Pigeon Treron pompadora
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 4+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few

Thick-billed Pigeon Treron curvirostra
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few

Yellow-vented Pigeon Treron seimundi
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 5+

Wedge-tailed Pigeon Treron sphenurus
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1

White-bellied Pigeon Treron sieboldii
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - 1

Green Imperial-Pigeon Ducula aenea
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - a few heard

Mountain Imperial-Pigeon Ducula badia
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 5+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - HO - a few heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few

Gray-headed Parakeet Psittacula finschii
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 1

Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - fairly common
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - fairly common
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - fairly common
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few

Vernal Hanging-Parrot Loriculus vernalis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 20+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few

Large Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus sparverioides
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 2 seen + 1 heard
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - HO - 1 heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - 1 heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - HO - 1 heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - HO - 2 heard
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 1 seen + 1 heard
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - HO - 1 heard
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - HO - 2 heard
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - HO - 1 heard

Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus nisicolor
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - HO - 1 heard

Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - HO - 1 heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - a few heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 2 seen + a few heard
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - HO - a few heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - HO - a few heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - HO - a few heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - HO - a few heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - HO - a few heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1 seen + a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1 seen + a few heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - a few heard

Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1 seen + a few heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - HO - a few heard
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - HO - 1 heard
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1 seen + a few heard

Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - HO - 2 heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - a few heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1 seen + a few heard

Asian Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - HO - 1 heard
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - HO - 1 heard
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1 seen + a few more heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - HO - a few heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - HO - a few heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - a few heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - a few heard

Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 3+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 4
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few seen + more heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few seen + more heard
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - HO - a few heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - HO - a few heard
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - HO - a few heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - a few heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - a few heard
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - HO - a few heard

Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few seen + more heard

Mountain Scops-Owl Otus spilocephalus
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1 seen + 2 heard

Collared Scops-Owl Otus lettia
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - 1 heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - 1 heard

Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl Bubo nipalensis
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - 1 heard

Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1 seen + a few heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - 1 heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - HO - 1 heard

Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2 seen + a few more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - HO - 1 heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - a few heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - a few heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - a few heard
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - HO - 2 heard
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - HO - 1 heard

Brown Wood-Owl Strix leptogrammica
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - 1 heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - 1 heard

Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2 seen
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - 1 heard

Javan Frogmouth Batrachostomus javensis
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

Great Eared-Nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few seen + more heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - a few heard

Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2+ seen
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - 1 heard

Silver-backed Needletail Hirundapus cochinchinensis
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 5+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 5+

Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris
11/03/2010 - En route (Dalat to Nha Trang) - a few

German's Swiftlet Aerodramus germani
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few

Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 50+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few

House Swift Apus nipalensis
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common in Dalat city
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - a few

Asian Palm-Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - a few
25/03/2010 - En route (Hanoi to Ba Vi) - a few

Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 2 seen + a few heard
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - HO - 1 heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 1 seen + 1 heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - HO - 2 heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1 seen + a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1 seen + a few heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 4 seen + more heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - HO - 2 heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 1 seen + a few heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 1 seen + 1 heard

Orange-breasted Trogon Harpactes oreskios
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1 seen + 1 heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1 seen + 2 heard

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 3
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - 1
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - a few
25/03/2010 - En route (Hanoi to Ba Vi) - 1

Banded Kingfisher Lacedo pulchella
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1

Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - a few
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - a few
17/03/2010 - En route (Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh) - a few
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - a few

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 3
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 3

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few

Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1

Oriental Pied-Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+ seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few

Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis Near-threatened (NT)
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 3 flying over Crocodile Lake
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 2

Brown Hornbill Anorrhinus austeni Near-threatened (NT)
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 10+
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 4+

Great Barbet Megalaima virens
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - HO - 3 heard
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - HO - 2 heard

Red-vented Barbet Megalaima lagrandieri
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2 seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 3
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 3 seen + more heard
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 4 seen + more heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 2 seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - a few heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1 seen + a few heard

Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - HO - a few heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - HO - a few heard

Green-eared Barbet Megalaima faiostricta
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails)
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1 seen + more heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - HO - a few heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - HO - a few heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - fairly common heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + more heard
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - HO - a few heard

Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - HO - a few heard
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - HO - 1 heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2 seen + more heard
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few seen + more heard
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few seen + more heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - HO - a few heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - a few seen + more heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - HO - a few heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few seen + more heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - HO - a few heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - HO - a few heard

Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - HO - a few heard
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - a few seen + more heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - HO - a few heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - HO - a few heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few seen + more heard

Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 2

Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima australis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1 seen + more heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - a few heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few seen + more heard
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few seen + more heard

Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - a few heard

White-browed Piculet Sasia ochracea
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1

Gray-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1 seen + 1 heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - 2 heard
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 1

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos cathpharius
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 1 female

Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 3+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 4
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 3
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 1 seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2

Greater Yellownape Picus flavinucha
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1

Laced Woodpecker Picus vittatus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2 seen + a few heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 4

Red-collared Woodpecker Picus rabieri Near-threatened (NT)
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1 female in a mixed flock along the Loop Trail

Common Flameback Dinopium javanense
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1 seen + a few heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - HO - a few heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1 seen + a few heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few seen + more heard

Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2 seen + a few heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2 seen + a few heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - a few heard

Pale-headed Woodpecker Gecinulus grantia
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2 seen + 1 heard

Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - 2 heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 2 seen + 1 heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - HO - 2 heard

Black-and-buff Woodpecker Meiglyptes jugularis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 4+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1

Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1

Great Slaty Woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 4+

Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2

Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 3
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 4

Silver-breasted Broadbill Serilophus lunatus
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 2
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 2
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 2

Banded Broadbill Eurylaimus javanicus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1 seen + a few heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - HO - 1 heard

Dusky Broadbill Corydon sumatranus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1

Eared Pitta Pitta phayrei
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - 1 heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1 seen + 2 heard

Blue-rumped Pitta Pitta soror
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a pair seen well about 20m along the trail opposite the Forest Floor Lodge
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - 1 heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2 seen + 1 heard

Blue Pitta Pitta cyanea
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - HO - 1 heard
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - HO - 1 heard

Bar-bellied Pitta Pitta elliotii
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 20+ seen, mainly along the Bau Sau Trail
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 3+
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - HO - 2 heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - 1 heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - HO - 2 heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - 4 heard

Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1 seen along the Bau Sau Trail

Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis gularis
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 2 seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 5+
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 5+ seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 5+ seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 10+ seen + more heard

Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - a few

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1

Great Iora Aegithina lafresnayei
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 20+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 5+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 5+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1

Large Cuckoo-shrike Coracina macei
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2

Indochinese Cuckoo-shrike Coracina polioptera
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 3

Ashy Minivet Pericrocotus divaricatus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 10+
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few

Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 5+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2+

Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 5+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 3+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 2

Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 2
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 5+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 10+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 20+

Gray-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2+
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 3+

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+ seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 4
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2 seen + more heard

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
06/03/2010 - En route (Cat Tien to Di Linh) - 1

Burmese Shrike Lanius collurioides
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 5+

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 5+
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - a few
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - a few
17/03/2010 - En route (Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh) - a few
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - a few

Gray-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 1
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 2

Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 10+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few

Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 5+ seen + more heard

Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few

Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 15+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 10+ seen + more heard
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few seen + more heard

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - a few
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - a few
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few

Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - fairly common
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - a few
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few

Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 2
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - fairly common
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - fairly common
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + more heard

Yellow-bellied Fantail Rhipidura hypoxantha
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 5+

White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 10+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 15+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - a few seen + more heard
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 1
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few

Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 10+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 10+
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 5+
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + more heard

Asian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 1
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 5+

Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 3

Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 10+
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 1

White-winged Magpie Urocissa whiteheadi
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 3 seen + more heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 2 seen + more heard
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - 2 seen + more heard

Green Magpie Cissa chinensis
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2

Yellow-breasted Magpie Cissa hypoleuca
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 3+
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 2

Racket-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 3+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+

Ratchet-tailed Treepie Temnurus temnurus
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 1
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 5+ seen + more heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2 seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + more heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - HO - a few heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - HO - a few heard

Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - fairly common
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - fairly common
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - fairly common
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - fairly common
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 50+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - a few
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - fairly common
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few
24/03/2010 - En route (Tam Dao to Hanoi) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - a few

Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1

Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few

Asian House-Martin Delichon dasypus
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 20+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 5+

Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 2
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 5+ seen + more heard
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common seen and heard
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - a few seen + more heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few seen + more heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - a few seen + more heard
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - a few seen + more heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1 seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + more heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few seen + more heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few seen + more heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few seen + more heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - a few seen + more heard
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few seen + more heard
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few seen + more heard
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few seen + more heard
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - HO - a few heard

Great Tit Parus major
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - a few

Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1 seen + a few heard
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 5+ seen + more heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 5+ seen / more heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 5+

Yellow-cheeked Tit Parus spilonotus
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 5+
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 5+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 10+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 5+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 3+

Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 5+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 5+

Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 2
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 2
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 5+
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few

Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1 seen + 2 heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - HO - 1 heard
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few seen + more heard

Gray-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1 seen + a few heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2 seen + more heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1 seen + a few more heard
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 3 seen + more heard
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 1 seen + a few heard

Asian Stubtail Urosphena squameiceps
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 4+ seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1 seen + a few heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 5+ seen + more heard

Pale-footed Bush-Warbler Cettia pallidipes
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - 1
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 5+ seen + more heard
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1

Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler Cettia fortipes
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - HO - 1 heard
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 1 seen + more heard
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1 seen + more heard

Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 3+
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 2 seen + a few heard

Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 10+

Broad-billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni Restricted range
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 4+

Mountain Tailorbird Phyllergates cuculatus
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - a few seen + more heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few seen + more heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few seen + more heard
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few seen + more heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 2
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few

Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 3+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 3+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 5+
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 3
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 10+
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 5+

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 10+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 5+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few

White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 2
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 1

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1

Yellow-billed Nuthatch Sitta solangiae Near-threatened (NT) Restricted range
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2

Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 2

Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 2

Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 3+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 2+

Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 5+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - fairly common
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - fairly common
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + more heard
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - a few

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - a few
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - a few
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - fairly common
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - a few

Brown-breasted Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthorrhous
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - fairly common
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - fairly common

Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - 3+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 50+

Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - a few

Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 10+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 5+
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 1

Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 10+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 10+
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few

Streak-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus blanfordi
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 3
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few

Puff-throated Bulbul Alophoixus pallidus
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 3
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 5+
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - a few
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 10+
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 10+ seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 20+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few

Ochraceous Bulbul Alophoixus ochraceus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few

Gray-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few seen + more heard
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + more heard
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few

Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 20+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few

Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 20+
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 10+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 20+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few

Chestnut Bulbul Hemixos castanonotus
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 30+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 10+

Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 2
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 20+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - fairly common
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 5+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 10+
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 10+

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

Buff-throated Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 2
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 5+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 2 seen + more heard

Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1

Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 5+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 2

Pallas's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 1
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 1
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few

Pale-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 3

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few seen and heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few seen + more heard
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few seen + more heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - fairly common seen and heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few seen + more heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few seen + more heard
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few seen + more heard
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few seen + more heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - a few seen + more heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - a few seen + more heard
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - a few seen + more heard
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - a few seen + more heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + more heard
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few seen + more heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few seen + more heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few seen + more heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few seen + more heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - a few seen + more heard
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few seen + more heard
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few seen + more heard
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few seen + more heard
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - a few seen + more heard

Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 1

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few seen + more heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few seen + more heard

Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1

Eastern Crowned Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 2

Blyth's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 4+
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 3+
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 1
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 10+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few

White-tailed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus davisoni
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 2+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 5+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 4+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 4+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1

Sulphur-breasted Warbler Phylloscopus ricketti
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2

Gray-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 1
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 10+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 20+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - a few

Plain-tailed Warbler Seicercus soror Country endemic
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1 seen + 1 heard

Bianchi's Warbler Seicercus valentini
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 5+
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 3
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 15+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few

White-spectacled Warbler Seicercus affinis
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 10+ seen + more heard

Gray-cheeked Warbler Seicercus poliogenys
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1 seen + 2 heard
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 2 seen + more heard
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 3+ seen + more heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 5+ seen + more heard

Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 4
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 5+ seen + more heard
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 2
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 1

Black-browed Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1 in the vegetation near Crocodile Lake

Blunt-winged Warbler Acrocephalus concinens
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1

Oriental Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

Russet Bush-Warbler Bradypterus seebohmi
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1 seen + more heard

Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - 1

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few

Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - fairly common
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - a few seen + more heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - HO - a few seen + more heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few seen + more heard
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few seen + more heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few seen + more heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few seen + more heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few

Hill Prinia Prinia atrogularis
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2 seen + a few heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 3+
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 10+ seen + more heard
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - a few seen + more heard

Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 10+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - 5+
25/03/2010 - En route (Hanoi to Ba Vi) - a few
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - a few seen + more heard

Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 3
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few

Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+

Gray-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis gularis
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 5+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 3
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2+

Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 3
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 2

Vinous-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 30+

Ashy-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis alphonsianus
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 3+

Golden Parrotbill Paradoxornis verreauxi
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 5+

Short-tailed Parrotbill Paradoxornis davidianus
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 3

Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis ruficeps
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 2

Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 5+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 15+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 20+ seen + more heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few seen +more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - HO - a few heard

Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1

Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 1 male
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 1
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 3
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1

Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 2

White-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula monileger
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 3 seen + a few more heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1

Rufous-browed Flycatcher Ficedula solitaris
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1

Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 1
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1

Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 3+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 4+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 5+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 5+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - a few

Large Niltava Niltava grandis
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 4+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 3+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 3+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 2

Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 1
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1

Fujian Niltava Niltava davidi
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 5
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 2

White-tailed Flycatcher Cyornis concretus
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1 seen + 1 heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 2

Hainan Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis hainanus
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - fairly common
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - fairly common
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - fairly common
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 3

Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 1

Hill Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis banyumas
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 1 male
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 1

Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 3
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few seen + more heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - a few seen + more heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 1

Rufous-tailed Robin Luscinia sibilans
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1

Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 3
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1

Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 1
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 1

Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few seen + more heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few seen + more heard
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + a few heard
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few seen + more heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few seen + more heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - a few seen + more heard
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1

White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few seen + more heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few seen + more heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few seen + more heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 1 seen + more heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - HO - a few heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1 seen + a few heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few seen + a few heard
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few seen + more heard

Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 3
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 1

White-capped Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 2

Plumbeous Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosa
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 1
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 4

White-tailed Robin Cinclidium leucurum
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1

Little Forktail Enicurus scouleri
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1

Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 1

Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 3

Green Cochoa Cochoa viridis
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1 seen + a few more heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - HO - 2 heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - HO - a few heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - HO - a few heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - HO - a few heard

Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+
25/03/2010 - En route (Hanoi to Ba Vi) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few

Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 3

Gray Bushchat Saxicola ferreus
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 2
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 10+

White-throated Rock-Thrush Monticola gularis
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 1
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1

Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 1

Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 1
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 1

Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 1

Siberian Thrush Zoothera sibirica
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 2
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 2

Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 1
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 4

Gray-backed Thrush Turdus hortulorum
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1

Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 10+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1

Japanese Thrush Turdus cardis
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 3+
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 4
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 50+
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 10+

Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 1
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 3+

Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophrys
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1 seen + 1 heard
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - HO - 1 heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - HO - 1 heard
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - HO - 1 heard

Masked Laughingthrush Garrulax perspicillatus
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - 10+

White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 10+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - HO - a few heard
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - 20+

Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 2 seen + a few more heard

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 2 seen + more heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 1 seen + a few heard

Black-hooded Laughingthrush Garrulax milleti Near-threatened (NT) Restricted range
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - HO - a few heard
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - HO - a few heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 15+

Gray Laughingthrush Garrulax maesi
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 20+ seen + more heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 10+ seen + more heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few seen + more heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 3

Black-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax chinensis
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 5+ seen + more heard
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1 seen + a few heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - HO - a few heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few seen + more heard

White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax vassali Restricted range
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 20+
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - fairly common
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 20+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 10+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 5+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 20+
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - fairly common

Spot-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax merulinus
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 4+ seen + a few more heard
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1 seen + 1 heard

White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 5+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 2 seen + a few heard

Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Garrulax erythrocephalus
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 3+

Collared Laughingthrush Garrulax yersini Endangered (EN) Country endemic Restricted range
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 5+

Red-winged Laughingthrush Garrulax formosus Restricted range
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 3+

Red-tailed Laughingthrush Garrulax milnei
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - HO - a few heard

Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1

Buff-breasted Babbler Pellorneum tickelli
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 2+
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 2 seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 4 seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 10+ seen + more heard

Spot-throated Babbler Pellorneum albiventre
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2

Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 5+
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 3
16/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (HQ area) - 1
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - 5+

Scaly-crowned Babbler Malacopteron cinereum
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 2 seen + a few more heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 5+ seen + more heard

Large Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus hypoleucos
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 4

Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis Restricted range
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 2

White-browed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 4+

Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 5+ seen + more heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 2 seen + a few heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few seen + more heard

Red-billed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 3+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2+
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 5+
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 5+ seen + more heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 1 seen + a few heard

Coral-billed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ferruginosus
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1

Slender-billed Scimitar-Babbler Xiphirhynchus superciliaris
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 1

Short-tailed Scimitar-Babbler Jabouilleia danjoui Near-threatened (NT) Restricted range
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 1 seen + 2 heard

Limestone Wren-Babbler Napothera crispifrons
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 3

Streaked Wren-Babbler Napothera brevicaudata
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 5+ seen + more heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 3 seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 2
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - HO - 1 heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - HO - 1 heard

Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler Napothera epilepidota
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1 seen + 1 heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 1

Pygmy Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2 seen + 1 heard
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - HO - 1 heard
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - HO - a few heard
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - HO - a few heard
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - HO - 2 heard
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - HO - a few heard
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - HO - a few heard
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - HO - a few heard

Long-tailed Wren-Babbler Spelaeornis chocolatinus
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 2

Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyris ruficeps
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 2
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 10+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 10+
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few seen + more heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - a few
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 2

Golden Babbler Stachyris chrysaea
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 2 seen + more heard
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 5+ seen + more heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - a few seen + more heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - fairly common
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - fairly common seen and heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few seen + more heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - a few seen + more heard
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - HO - a few heard

Sooty Babbler Stachyris herberti Near-threatened (NT) Restricted range
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 4

Gray-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 5+
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 20+
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 5+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 10+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 5+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few seen + more heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few seen + more heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - a few seen + more heard

Spot-necked Babbler Stachyris striolata
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - 3 seen + a few heard
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - HO - a few heard
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - HO - a few heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - HO - a few heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - HO - a few heard

Striped Tit-Babbler Macronous gularis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - fairly common seen and heard
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - fairly common seen and heard
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few seen + more heard
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few seen + fairly common heard
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - fairly common
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - a few seen + more heard
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - fairly common
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - fairly common
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - fairly common
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few seen + more heard

Gray-faced Tit-Babbler Macronous kelleyi Restricted range
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 3+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 1

Chestnut-capped Babbler Timalia pileata
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1 in the western grasslands
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1

Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 5+
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 10+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 10+ seen + more heard
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 20+ seen + more heard
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 10+ seen + more heard

Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 5+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 5+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 10+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 5+

Cutia Cutia nipalensis
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 3

White-browed Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius flaviscapis
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 1
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 2
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 1

Black-eared Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius melanotis
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 5+

Chestnut-fronted Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius aenobarbus
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 2
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 5+
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1

White-hooded Babbler Gampsorhynchus rufulus
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 3+

Spectacled Barwing Actinodura ramsayi
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 5+

Black-crowned Barwing Actinodura sodangorum Vulnerable (VU)
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 2

Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 4+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 10+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 15+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 10+
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 5+
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 5+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 10+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 5+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1

Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 20+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 5+

Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 5+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 2

Golden-breasted Fulvetta Alcippe chrysotis
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 10+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 10+

Rufous-winged Fulvetta Alcippe castaneceps
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 10+
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 5+
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 5+
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 20+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 5+

Streak-throated Fulvetta Alcippe cinereiceps
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 15+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 5+

Rufous-throated Fulvetta Alcippe rufogularis
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 10+
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 5+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 10+

Rusty-capped Fulvetta Alcippe dubia
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 5+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 2 seen + a few heard

Gray-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - fairly common
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - fairly common
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few

Mountain Fulvetta Alcippe peracensis
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 4+
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 10+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 10+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 15+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 15+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - a few seen + more heard
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - fairly common
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - a few seen + more heard
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few

Gray-crowned Crocias Crocias langbianis Endangered (EN) Country endemic Restricted range
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 4
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2+

Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectens
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 5+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 2
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2

Black-backed Sibia Heterophasia melanoleuca
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 3+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1

Striated Yuhina Yuhina castaniceps
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 2
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 20+
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - fairly common
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - fairly common

Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 3+

Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 3+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 2

White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 5+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 10+

Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 5+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 20+
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - 10+

White-bellied Yuhina Yuhina zantholeuca
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 3
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 10+
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 5+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 5+
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 10+
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 10+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 10+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - 10+

Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 10+
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 5+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - fairly common
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 10+
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 20+

Golden-crested Myna Ampeliceps coronatus
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 2
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 10+

Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - a few
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - a few

Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 4
16/03/2010 - Phong Nha NP - a few

Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 10+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 10+
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few

Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1

Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 5+ seen + more heard
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 2
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - 1

Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 1

Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 2+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectum
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few
25/03/2010 - Ba Vi NP - a few

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 1

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 3+
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 5+

Purple-naped Sunbird Hypogramma hypogrammicum
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 2

Purple-throated Sunbird Leptocoma sperata
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - 1
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 2
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - 2

Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
06/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Heaven Rapids Track) - a few
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 1
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few

Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 4
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 3+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 5+

Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 1
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 2
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 2

Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae
14/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (Pheasant Trail) - 1
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - a few
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 15+
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 5+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few

Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 5+
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 4+
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 4+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few

Eastern Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 3
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - 3
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - a few

Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra
03/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (HQ trails) - a few
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1

Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna
06/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 2+
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 10+
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 10+
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - 5+
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 10+
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - a few seen + more heard
20/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Main Road) - a few

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - 1

Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - 1
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 1
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 1
12/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
13/03/2010 - Lo Xo Pass - 1
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 1

White Wagtail Motacilla alba
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 5+

Oriental Pipit Anthus rufulus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 20+
25/03/2010 - En route (Hanoi to Ba Vi) - a few

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 2
15/03/2010 - Bach Ma NP (summit) - 10+
19/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid) - 5+
21/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (HQ area) - 5+
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - a few

Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - 3

Tristram's Bunting Emberiza tristrami
18/03/2010 - Cuc Phuong NP (Loop Trail, Grid, Valley Trail) - 1
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - 1

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - fairly common
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - 5+
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - 2

Vietnamese Greenfinch Chloris monguilloti Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic Restricted range
09/03/2010 - Dalat (Ho Tuyen Lam) - 10+

Black-headed Greenfinch Chloris ambigua
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 10+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 10+

Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 5+

Plain-backed Sparrow Passer flaveolus
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - 2

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
07/03/2010 - Di Linh (Deo Nui San Pass) - a few
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
10/03/2010 - Dalat (Mt Lang Bian) - a few
11/03/2010 - En route (Dalat to Nha Trang) - fairly common
12/03/2010 - En route (Hoi An to Kham Duc) - fairly common
13/03/2010 - En route (Kham Duc to Da Nang) - a few
16/03/2010 - En route (Cau Hai to Dong Hoi) - a few
21/03/2010 - En route (Cuc Phuong to Vinh Yen) - a few
22/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Water Tank Trail) - a few
23/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail, Water Tank Trail) - a few
24/03/2010 - Tam Dao NP (Transmitter Trail) - a few
24/03/2010 - En route (Tam Dao to Hanoi) - a few
25/03/2010 - En route (Hanoi to Ba Vi) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - a few
27/03/2010 - Sapa (Hoang Lien NP) - a few en route
28/03/2010 - Sapa (Fansipan Trek) - a few en route
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - a few

Asian Golden Weaver Ploceus hypoxanthus Near-threatened (NT)
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - 5+ seen on a small island in Crocodile Lake

White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
04/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Dac Lua area) - a few
05/03/2010 - Cat Tien NP (Bau Sau Trail, Crocodile Lake, W grasslands) - a few
08/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
11/03/2010 - Dalat (Ta Nung Valley) - a few
26/03/2010 - Sapa (Ham Rong Gardens) - 10+
29/03/2010 - Sapa (O Quy Ho Road, Waterfall) - 5+