Birds of North East Vietnam [update 2023] which covers 800 species over time, Endemics, near-endemic, and highlight – Review by Thang Nguyen.

Overview Birds of North East Vietnam – last update Feb/2023

Number of species: 800
Number of globally threatened species: 37
Number of introduced species: 3

The highlight of Birds of North East Vietnam

Endemic & Near-Endemics occur in North East Vietnam

Rufous-headed Parrotbill, White-throated Wren-Babbler

Other species have been recorded before but now consider as GONE according to Habitat loss: Orange-necked Partridge, Vietnamese Crested Argus, Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant, Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Black-crowned Fulvetta, White-throated Wren-Babbler, Vietnamese Cutia, Gray-crowned Crocias, Collared Laughingthrush, Black-crowned Barwing, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush, Vietnamese Greenfinch.

Pale-throated Wren-Babbler

White-throated Wren-Babbler

Black-faced Bunting

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The most wanted birds for the birder

Northern Pintail, Ferruginous Duck, Temminck’s Tragopan, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Northern Lapwing, Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Saunders’s Gull, Christmas Island Frigatebird, White-eared Night-Heron, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Gray-headed Fish-Eagle, Blyth’s Kingfisher , Darjeeling Woodpecker, Red-collared Woodpecker, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Pied Falconet, Amur Falcon, Eared Pitta, Black-headed Shrike-Babbler, Yellow-billed Blue-Magpie, Collared Treepie, Russet Bush Warbler, Scaly-breasted Cupwing, Crested Finchbill, Collared Finchbill, Sulphur-breasted Warbler, Claudia’s Leaf Warbler , Davison’s Leaf Warbler, Asian Stubtail, Manchurian Bush Warbler, Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler, Aberrant Bush Warbler, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Gray-headed Parrotbill, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Vinous-throated Parrotbill , Ashy-throated Parrotbill, White-collared Yuhina, Pale-throated Wren-Babbler, Bar-winged Wren-Babbler, Nonggang Babbler , Spot-necked Babbler, Annam Limestone Babbler, White-throated Wren-Babbler, David’s Fulvetta, Scaly Laughingthrush, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Red-winged Laughingthrush, Silver-eared Laughingthrush, Streaked Barwing, Spectacled Barwing, Black-crowned Barwing, Spot-breasted Laughingthrush, Chinese Hwamei, White-throated Laughingthrush, Beautiful Nuthatch, Brown Dipper, Purple Cochoa, Green Cochoa, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Red Avadavat, Russet Sparrow, Brambling, Black-headed Greenfinch, Crested Bunting, Yellow-breasted Bunting, Black-faced Bunting.

FAQs about birds of North East Vietnam

When is the best time for birding & bird photography in North East Vietnam.?

The best time for birding in the North-Vietnam is during the dry season from Oct to Apr, warm-clothing is recommended from Dec to Jan because it’s very cold when birding is cloudy.

Where to birdwatching in North East Vietnam?

Ba Be National Park:
Cao Bang Province:
Phia Oac – Phia Den National Park:
Ha Giang:
Du Ga National Park
Hoang Lien National Reserve
Xuan Son National Reserve
Na Hang National Reserve
Mu Cang Chai

How to Birding in North East Vietnam?


Read more: Vietnam Birds – A Naturalist Online Field Guide Ver 1.0, WANEE 2023

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