This bird list of Cat Tien and Dalat is comprehensive all species of bird occurs in Cat Tien & Dalat Plateau – Update Feb- 2023

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Cat Tien National Park: A Haven of Avifauna Diversity

Nestled in the heart of Vietnam, Cat Tien National Park stands as a testament to the country’s incredible biodiversity. For birders, this park is nothing short of a paradise. What makes Cat Tien truly exceptional is its remarkable avifauna diversity, boasting an impressive array of winged wonders that will leave any birder in awe.

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Among the highlights are endemic species like the Orange-necked Partridge and the Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant, exclusive treasures of Cat Tien. As you venture deeper into the park’s lush habitats, you’ll encounter the striking Green Peafowl, the rhythmic drumming of Woodpeckers (including the Great Slaty, Pale-headed, Black-and-buff, Heart-spotted, and White-bellied Woodpecker), and the majestic calls of Hornbills (Wreathed Hornbill and Great Hornbill) echoing through the forest.

Cat Tien also offers delightful sightings of the Orange-breasted Trogon, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Banded Kingfisher, Blyth’s Frogmouth, and many more. Don’t miss the chance to witness the aerial displays of the Grey-headed Fish-eagle and the Collared Falconet. Keep your eyes peeled for elegant Woolly-necked Storks and the impressive Lesser Adjutant.

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And that’s just a glimpse of the birding extravaganza Cat Tien has in store. With its unique blend of biodiversity and endemics, it’s no wonder why this national park is a top choice for bird enthusiasts exploring Vietnam.

Dalat Plateau: A Symphony of Birdsong in the Highlands

Elevate your birding adventure to new heights in the enchanting Dalat Plateau. This highland paradise is renowned for its diverse birdlife, and it’s not just the altitude that takes your breath away.

Dalat Plateau boasts an astonishing five endemic bird species, making it a must-visit for birders looking to check these avian gems off their list. Among them, the Black-hooded, White-cheeked, Orange-breasted, and Collared Laughingthrushes are like living jewels of the plateau.

As you explore the mosaic of ecosystems here, keep your eyes peeled for the striking Silver Pheasant, the vibrant Red-vented Barbet, and the elusive Red-headed Trogon. The Long-tailed Broadbill is a sight to behold, and the Mountain Imperial Pigeon is a regal presence in the skies.

Birders can also spot the majestic Black Eagle, the Rufous-bellied Eagle, and the striking Jerdon’s Baza soaring high above the pristine landscapes. Colorful and charismatic, the Rufous-browed, Blue-and-White, Mugimaki, Snowy-browed, and Little Pied Flycatchers grace the trees.

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This region is a haven for birdwatchers seeking rarities, including the White-throated Rock Thrush, Green Cochoa, and the Yellow-billed Nuthatch. Discover the charming Grey-crowned Tit, the dainty Grey-bellied Tesia, and the mystical White-browed Scimitar Babbler.

With its wealth of endemic species and breathtaking natural beauty, Dalat Plateau stands as a true hotspot for birding enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable avian adventure in Vietnam.

Read More: How to Birding in Dalat Plateau

Conclusion the Highlight:

Cat Tien National Park:

Orange-necked Partridge; Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant; Green Peafowl; Great Slaty, Pale-headed, Black-and-buff, Heart-spotted and White-bellied Woodpecker; Wreathed Hornbill; Great Hornbill; Orange-breasted Trogon; Blue-bearded Bee-eater; Stork-billed Kingfisher; Banded Kingfisher; Blyth’s Frogmouth; Great-eared Nightjar; Grey-headed Fish-eagle; Lesser Fish-eagle; Collared Falconet; Woolly-necked Stork; Lesser Adjutant; Blue-rumped, Bar-bellied and Blue-winged Pitta; Black-and-red, Dusky and Banded Broadbill; Golden-crested Myna; Grey-faced Tit-babbler.

Dalat Plateau:

Black-hooded, White-cheeked, Orange-breasted, and Collared Laughingthrush; Bar-backed Partridge; Silver Pheasant; Red-vented Barbet; Black-browed Barbet; Red-headed Trogon; Long-tailed Broadbill; Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon; Mountain Imperial Pigeon; Black Eagle; Rufous-bellied Eagle; Jerdon’s Baza; Rusty-naped and Blue Pitta; Burmese Shrike; Indochinese Green Magpie; Eurasian Jay;

Slender-billed and Maroon Oriole;  White-throated Rock Thrush; Green Cochoa; Rufous-browed, Blue-and-White, Mugimaki , Snowy-browed and Little Pied Flycatcher; Large Niltava; Lesser Shortwing;  White-tailed Robin; Spotted Forktail; Yellow-billed Nuthatch; Yellow-cheeked and Grey-crowned Tit, Grey-bellied Tesia;  White-spectacled, Chestnut-crowned  Warbler; White-browed Scimitar Babbler;

Streaked , Eye-browed, Pygmy  Wren-Babbler; Rufous-capped Babbler; Vietnamese Cutia; Clicking shrike-babbler; Blue-winged Minla; Black-crowned, Indochinese Fulvetta; Grey-crowned Crocias; Rufous-backed, Black-headed Sibia, Black-headed Parrotbill; Gould’s Sunbird; Streaked Spiderhunter; Vietnamese Greenfinch; Red Crossbill.

The bird list of Cat Tien and Dalat recently updated 2023

No.English NameIUCN
1Lesser Whistling Duck 
2Cotton Pygmy-Goose 
3Spot-billed Duck 
4White-wing Duck 
5Rufous-throated Partridge 
6Bar-backed Partridge 
7Orange-necked PartridgeNT
8Green-legged Partridge 
9Green PeafowlEN
10Germain’s Peacock PheasantNT
11Asian Blue Quail 
12Chinese Francolin 
13Red Junglefowl 
14Silver Pheasant 
15Siamese Fireback 
16Little Grebe 
17Asian Openbill Stork 
18Woolly-necked StorkNR
19Lesser AdjutantVU
20Painted StorkNT
21Little Cormorant 
22Great Cormorant 
23Indian Cormorant 
25Great Bittern 
26Yellow Bittern 
27Cinnamon Bittern 
28Black Bittern 
29Grey Heron 
30Purple Heron 
31Great Egret 
32Intermediate Egret 
33Little Egret 
34Cattle Egret 
35Chinese Pond Heron 
36Javan Pond Heron 
37Striated Heron 
38Black-crowned Night Heron 
39Malayan Night Heron 
40Glossy Ibis 
42Black-shouldered Kite 
43Oriental Honey Buzzard 
44Jerdon’s Baza 
45Black Baza 
46Crested Serpent Eagle 
47Changeable Hawk Eagle 
48Mountain Hawk Eagle 
49Rufous-bellied Eagle 
50Black Eagle 
51Grey-faced Buzzard 
52Pied Harrier 
53Crested Goshawk 
55Chinese Goshawk 
56Japanese Sparrowhawk 
58Pallas’s Fish Eagle 
59White-bellied Sea Eagle 
60Lesser Fish EagleNT
61Grey-headed Fish EagleNT
62Red-legged Crake 
63Slaty-legged Crake 
64Slaty-breasted Rail 
65White-breasted Waterhen 
66White-browed Crake 
67Ruddy-breasted Crake 
68Baillon’s Crake 
70Purple Swamphen 
71Eurasian Moorhen 
72Black-winged Stilt 
73Gray-headed Lapwing 
74Red-wattled Lapwing 
75Little Ringed Plover 
76Greater Painted-snipe 
77Pheasant-tailed Jacana 
78Bronze-winged Jacana 
79Eurasian Woodcock 
80Common Snipe 
81Pin-tailed Snipe 
82Red-necked Phalarope 
83Common Sandpiper 
84Spotted Redshank 
85Marsh Sandpiper 
86Wood Sandpiper 
87Common Redshank 
88Yellow-legged Buttonquail 
89Barred Buttonquail 
90Oriental Pratincole 
91Rock Pigeon 
92Pale-capped Pigeon 
93Red Collared Dove 
94Spotted Dove 
95Barred Cuckoo Dove 
96Emerald Dove 
97Zebra Dove 
98Pink-necked Green Pigeon 
99Orange-breasted Pigeon 
100Ashy-headed Green Pigeon 
101Thick-billed Green Pigeon 
102Yellow-vented Green Pigeon 
103Pin-tailed Pigeon 
104Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon 
105Green Imperial Pigeon 
106Mountain Imperial Pigeon 
107Greater Coucal 
108Lesser Coucal 
109Green-billed Malkoha 
110Chestnut-winged Cuckoo 
111Asian Koel 
112Asian Emerald Cuckoo 
113Violet Cuckoo 
114Banded Bay Cuckoo 
115Plaintive Cuckoo 
116Drongo Cuckoo 
117Large Hawk-Cuckoo 
118Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo 
119Indian Cuckoo 
120Himalayan Cuckoo 
121Common Cuckoo 
122Eastern Grass Owl 
123Barn Owl 
124Oriental Bay Owl 
125Mountain Scops Owl 
126Collared Scops Owl 
127Oriental Scops Owl 
128Spot-bellied Eagle Owl 
129Brown Fish Owl 
130Tawny Fish Owl 
131Buffy Fish Owl 
132Collared Owlet 
133Asian Barred Owlet 
134Brown Wood Owl 
135Brown Hawk Owl 
136Hodgson’s Frogmouth 
137Javan Frogmouth 
138Great Eared-Nightjar 
139Grey Nightjar 
140Large-tailed Nightjar 
141Silver-backed Needletail 
142Brown-backed Needletail 
143Germain’s Swiftlet 
144House Swift 
145Asian Palm Swift 
146Crested Treeswift 
147Red-headed Trogon 
148Orange-breasted Trogon 
149Eurasian Hoopoe 
150Great Hornbill 
152Oriental Pied Hornbill 
152Wreathed Hornbill 
153Blyth’s KingfisherNT
154Common Kingfisher 
155Blue-eared Kingfisher 
156Black-backed Kingfisher 
157Banded Kingfisher 
158Stork-billed Kingfisher 
159White-throated Kingfisher 
160Black-capped Kingfisher 
161Pied Kingfisher 
162Blue-bearded Bee-eater 
163Green Bee-eater 
164Blue-throated Bee-eater 
165Blue-tailed Bee-eater 
166Chestnut-headed Bee-eater 
167Indian Roller 
170Coppersmith Barbet 
171Blue-eared Barbet 
172Red-vented Barbet 
173Green-eared Barbet 
174Lineated Barbet 
175Golden-throated Barbet 
176Indochinese Barbet 
177Eurasian Wryneck 
178Speckled Piculet 
179White-browed Piculet 
180Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker 
181White-bellied Woodpecker 
182Lesser Yellownape 
183Greater Yellownape 
184Laced Woodpecker 
185Black-headed Woodpecker 
186Grey-headed Woodpecker 
187Common Flameback 
188Pale-headed Woodpecker 
189Rufous Woodpecker 
190Black-and-buff Woodpecker 
191Greater Flameback 
192Bay Woodpecker 
193Heart-spotted Woodpecker 
194Great Slaty WoodpeckerVU
195Collared Falconet 
196Oriental Hobby 
197Peregrine Falcon 
198Gray-headed Parakeet 
199Blossom-headed Parakeet 
200Vernal Hanging Parrot 
201Black-and-red Broadbill 
202Long-tailed Broadbill 
203Silver-breasted Broadbill 
204Banded Broadbill 
205Dusky Broadbill 
206Rusty-naped Pitta 
207Blue-rumped Pitta 
208Blue Pitta 
209Bar-bellied Pitta 
210Blue-winged Pitta 
211Fairy PittaVU
212Large Woodshrike 
213Common Woodshrike 
214Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike 
215Ashy Woodswallow 
216Common Iora 
217Great Iora 
218Grey-chinned Minivet 
219Long-tailed Minivet 
220Scarlet Minivet 
221Brown-rumped Minivet 
222Large Cuckooshrike 
223Black-winged Cuckooshrike 
224Indochinese Cuckooshrike 
225Tiger Shrike 
226Brown Shrike 
227Burmese Shrike 
228White-browed Shrike Babbler 
229Chestnut-fronted Shrike Babbler 
230White-bellied Erpornis 
231Black-naped Oriole 
232Slender-billed Oriole 
233Black-hooded Oriole 
234Maroon Oriole 
235Black Drongo 
236Ashy Drongo 
237Bronzed Drongo 
238Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo 
239Hair-crested Drongo 
240Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 
241White-throated Fantail 
242Black-naped Monarch 
243Asian Paradise Flycatcher 
244Eurasian Jay 
245Common Green Magpie 
246Yellow-breasted Magpie 
247Rufous Treepie 
248Racket-tailed Treepie 
249Large-billed Crow 
250Indochinese Bushlark 
251Oriental Skylark 
253Barn Swallow 
254Wire-tailed Swallow 
255Pacific SwallowNR
256Red-rumped Swallow 
257Striated Swallow 
258Common House Martin 
259Asian House Martin 
260Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher 
261Sultan Tit 
262Green-backed Tit 
263Yellow-cheeked Tit 
264Black-throated Tit 
265Chestnut-vented Nuthatch 
266Velvet-fronted Nuthatch 
267Yellow-billed NuthatchNT
268Brown-throated TreecreeperNR
269Black-headed Bulbul 
270Black-crested Bulbul 
271Red-whiskered Bulbul 
272Sooty-headed Bulbul 
273Stripe-throated Bulbul 
274Flavescent Bulbul 
275Streak-eared Bulbul 
276Puff-throated Bulbul 
277Ochraceous Bulbul 
278Grey-eyed Bulbul 
279Black Bulbul 
280Ashy Bulbul 
281Mountain Bulbul 
283Pygmy Cupwing 
284Pale-footed Bush Warbler 
285Asian Stubtail 
286Grey-bellied Tesia 
287Yellow-bellied Warbler 
288Mountain Tailorbird 
289Dusky Warbler 
290Radde’s Warbler 
291Ashy-throated Warbler 
292Yellow-browed Warbler 
293Arctic Warbler 
294Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 
295Eastern-Crowned Warbler 
296Blyth’s Leaf Warbler 
297Kloss’s Leaf Warbler 
298Plain-tailed Warbler 
299White-spectacled Warbler 
300Grey-cheeked Warbler 
301Chestnut-crowned Warbler 
302Thick-billed Warbler 
303Black-browed Reed Warbler 
304Oriental Reed Warbler 
305Striated Grassbird 
306Pallas’s Grasshopper-Warbler 
307Lanceolated Warbler 
308Dalat Bush Warbler 
309Zitting Cisticola 
310Golden-headed Cisticola 
311Common Tailorbird 
312Dark-necked Tailorbird 
313Brown Prinia 
314Hill Prinia 
315Rufescent Prinia 
316Yellow-bellied Prinia 
317Plain Prinia 
318Yellow-eyed Babbler 
319Indochinese Fulvetta 
320Black-headed Parrotbill 
321Indochinese Yuhina 
322Black-chinned Yuhina 
323Oriental White-eye 
324Chestnut-capped Babbler 
325Pin-striped Tit Babbler 
326Grey-faced Tit Babbler 
327Rufous-capped Babbler 
328Red-billed Scimitar Babbler 
329White-browed Scimitar Babbler 
330Large Scimitar Babbler 
331Gray-throated Babbler 
332Scaly-crowned Babbler 
333Collared Babbler 
334Rufous-winged Fulvetta 
335Black-crowned Fulvetta 
336Puff-throated Babbler 
337Spot-throated Babbler 
338Buff-breasted Babbler 
339Eyebrowed Wren Babbler 
340Indochinese Wren BabblerNT
341Abbott’s Babbler 
342Streaked Wren Babbler 
343Mountain Fulvetta 
344Black-browed Fulvetta 
345Vietnamese CutiaNT
346White-crested Laughingthrush 
347Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush 
348Black-hooded LaughingthrushNT
349Orange-breasted Laughingthrush 
350White-cheeked Laughingthrush 
351Collared LaughingthrushEN
352Black-headed Sibia 
353Silver-eared Mesia 
354Rufous-backed Sibia 
355Grey-crowned CrociasNT
356Blue-winged Minla 
357Asian Fairy-bluebird 
358Dark-sided Flycatcher 
359Ferruginous Flycatcher 
360Asian Brown Flycatcher 
361Oriental Magpie Robin 
362White-rumped Shama 
363Rufous-browed Flycatcher 
364Hainan Blue Flycatcher 
365Blue-throated Flycatcher 
366Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher 
367Large Niltava 
368Blue-and-white Flycatcher 
369Verditer Flycatcher 
370Lesser Shortwing 
371Rufous-tailed Robin 
372Siberian Blue Robin 
374Blue Whistling Thrush 
375White-crowned Forktail 
376Spotted Forktail 
377Slaty-backed Forktail 
378Siberian Rubythroat 
379White-tailed Robin 
380Narcissus Flycatcher 
381Mugimaki Flycatcher 
382Snowy-browed Flycatcher 
383Pygmy Blue Flycatcher 
384Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher 
385Little Pied Flycatcher 
386Taiga Flycatcher 
387Plumbeous Water Redstart 
388White-throated Rock Thrush 
389Blue Rock Thrush 
390Siberian Stonechat 
391Pied Bushchat 
392Grey Bushchat 
393Siberian Thrush 
394Orange-headed Thrush 
395Scaly Thrush 
396Eyebrowed Thrush 
397Green Cochoa 
398Golden-crested Myna 
399Hill Myna 
400Black-collared Starling 
401White-shouldered Starling 
402Chestnut-tailed Starling 
403Red-billed Starling 
404Common Myna 
405Vinous-breasted Starling 
406White-vented Myna 
407Blue-winged Leafbird 
408Golden-fronted Leafbird 
409Orange-bellied Leafbird 
410Thick-billed Flowerpecker 
411Yellow-vented Flowerpecker 
412Fire-breasted Flowerpecker 
413Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 
414Ruby-cheeked Sunbird 
415Brown-throated Sunbird 
416Van Hasselt’s Sunbird 
417Olive-backed Sunbird 
418Black-throated Sunbird 
419Mrs Gould’s Sunbird 
420Crimson Sunbird 
421Little Spiderhunter 
422Purple-naped Sunbird 
423Streaked Spiderhunter 
424Forest Wagtail 
425Western Yellow Wagtail 
426Gray Wagtai 
427White Wagtail 
428Richard’s Pipit 
429Paddyfield Pipit 
430Olive-backed Pipit 
431Red-throated Pipit 
432Yellow-breasted BuntingCR
433Vietnamese Greenfinch 
434Red Crossbill 
435Plain-backed Sparrow 
436Eurasian Tree Sparrow 
437Streaked Weaver 
438Baya Weaver 
439Asian Golden Weaver 
440Pin-tailed Parrotfinch 
441White-rumped Munia 
442Scaly-breasted Munia 
443Chestnut Munia

The Prime Seasons for Birding in Cat Tien and Dalat: A Birder’s Paradise Awaits

For avid birders, the quest for the perfect birding experience often hinges on timing – when is the best time to set out on an avian adventure? In the enchanting realms of Cat Tien and Dalat, two of Vietnam’s premier birding destinations, the answer to that question is as melodious as the birdsong that fills the air.

1. Late October to the End of April: Peak Avian Extravaganza

As autumn gracefully descends upon Cat Tien and Dalat, a remarkable transformation occurs. The lush landscapes come alive with a symphony of colors and sounds, as resident and migratory birds flock to these regions. From late October through the end of April, these months mark the peak of avian splendor.

The forested canopies rustle with the elegant flutter of wings as a multitude of bird species take center stage. It’s during this period that birdwatchers are in for a visual feast, with endemic species like the Orange-necked Partridge and Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant gracing the forests.

The woodpeckers, including the Great Slaty, Pale-headed, Black-and-buff, Heart-spotted, and White-bellied Woodpecker, tap out their rhythms, providing the percussion to nature’s symphony. Meanwhile, the skies above are adorned with the majestic presence of Hornbills – the Wreathed Hornbill and the Great Hornbill.

But it doesn’t stop there. The Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Banded Kingfisher, Blyth’s Frogmouth, Grey-headed Fish-eagle, and countless other species make their appearances, offering bird enthusiasts a breathtaking spectacle of nature’s diversity.

2. The Rest of the Year: A Taste of Migration

While the peak months may take the spotlight, Cat Tien and Dalat have something special to offer year-round. Even outside the prime season, these regions don’t fall silent. Birdwatchers can still savor moments of joy by witnessing the migration of birds like the Blue-winged Pitta.

These agile and colorful birds grace the landscapes with their presence during other times of the year, adding a dash of vibrancy to the surroundings. So, while late October to April may steal the show, Cat Tien and Dalat welcome bird enthusiasts with open arms throughout the year, promising a birding adventure like no other.

In essence, the best time for birding in Cat Tien and Dalat extends its warm welcome to birdwatchers whenever they choose to embark on this avian journey. Whether you’re captivated by the peak season’s vibrant displays or intrigued by the nuances of migration, Cat Tien and Dalat’s avian treasures are yours to explore, year-round.

The best tour programs for birding or bird photographs in Cat Tien and Dalat

For birding:

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Cat Tien National Park [3D-2N]

Tour type: Full-Packages

Number: 1-8 (person)

Starting price: $ US 450

Destination: HCMc – Nam Cat Tien – HCMc

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Dalat Plateau [4D-3N]

Tour type: Full-Packages

Number: 1-8 (person)

Starting price: $ US 850

Destination: Di Linh – Dalat

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Cat Tien & Dalat [7D-6N]

Tour type: Full-Packages

Number: 1-8 (person)

Starting price: $ US 1340

Destination: SG – Cat Tien – Di Linh – Dalat – SG

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For bird photographs:

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Cat Tien Np.  [4D-3N]

Tour type: Full-Packages

Number: 1-10 (person)

Starting price: CONTACT

Destination: SG – Cat Tien Np. – SG

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Dalat Plateau [4D-3N]

Tour type: Full-Packages

Number: 1-8 (person)

Starting price: CONTACT

Destination: Dalat Plateau

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