Why birding in Takou National Reserve
Before taking birding in Takou National Reserve which is located 30 km southeast of Phan Thiet City, it takes one hour drive from Mui Ne, and it has its own special magic. Hike up the mountain or take the gondola through the beautiful tropical rainforest full of birds and wildlife to the Mountain Pagoda at the peak.
Ta Kou Nature Reserve preserves one of the largest remaining coastal forests in this area of Vietnam including an 11,866ha core zone dominated by the 697m high and 1,104ha large Takou Mountain and is critical for biodiversity conservation.
The biodiversity surveys within the nature reserve have confirmed the presence of six primate species including two endangered leaf monkeys, three macaques, and a loris.
The presence of Trachypithecus margarita (the Annamese silvered langur) and Pygathrix nigripes (the black-shanked douc) is of popular interest representing a southeasternmost range extension for both species.
Within Ta Kou, Annamese silvered langurs and black-shanked doucs are restricted to the mountain; the three macaques are found in most areas of the reserve and are often seen close to adjacent agricultural areas. The pygmy loris has been observed both on the mountain and in surrounding forests.
It’s not only that but Bird is also very nice with dry open forests and mountains, there are several birds that could easily find it here.
What to see?
Takou and its vicinity boast a rich birdlife, with over 270 species recorded in Binh Thuan Province, most of which can be spotted in and around Takou National Reserve.
Most highlight Takou National Reserve.
Keep an eye out for Yellow-footed Green-Pigeon, Burmese Nuthatch, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Purple Sunbird, Silver-backed Needletail, Black-headed Woodpecker, Gray-headed Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker, Collared Falconet, Rufous Treepie, and many more.
When is the best time for birding in Takou National Reserve?
Before focusing on birding we must know
In Takou National Reserve, the wet season is hot and overcast, the dry season is warm and partly cloudy, and it is oppressive and windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 73°F to 89°F and is rarely below 69°F or above 92°F.
“The best time for birding in Takou Nr. is from Nov to Apr when it is not much rain and migratory time”
Where birding in Takou
Along the coast: a bunch of birds easy to see along the main road near the beach where you could easily find Bee-eters, pipits, sunbirs etc…
Linh Son Truong Tho (Ta Cu) Pagoda: See the potencial bird list here
Lowland forest: There is serval road that you could easily access by car, or motorbike… for Burmese Nuthatch, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Purple Sunbird, Silver-backed Needletail, Black-headed Woodpecker, Gray-headed Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker, Collared Falconet, Rufous Treepie…
Tips for birding in Takou National Reserve
While the primary mode of transportation in the area is [updating…], it’s important to arrange your transportation in advance to ensure a smooth birding experience.
To fully enjoy your birding adventure, you can choose from a range of accommodations that cater to different preferences and budgets.
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Nr.: Nature reserve; Np. National Park; mt. Mountain