[1 Day] Birding Tour around Ho Chi Minh City – Special for Spoon-billed Sandpiper


[1 Day] Birding Tour around Ho Chi Minh City – Special for Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Duration :   1 Day
The Price :   210 $
Max People :    6
Start Location:   HCMc

This Birding Tour around Ho Chi Minh City is designed to bring you a good chance for Spoon-billed Sandpiper, just 2 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City and many other Shorebird and Lowland birds.

We did hardworking on the survey of Spoon-billed Sandpiper roosts around Vietnam in 2011 and were successful to find them which is a good rooting and feeding site on wintering time (Tan Thanh). And then we keep observing them every year to make a chance for you to see them on Birding Tours in Tan Thanh.

Tan Thanh is located in Go Cong district, Tien Giang Province (in Mekong Delta) 80 km far from Saigon which 2 hour-drive.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the most threatened birds on the planet. He breeds on the Chukotsk and Kamchatka peninsulas in the Russian Far East and migrates through Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and China to Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thai Lan, and Vietnam for avoiding freezing winter.

This species has declined from an estimated 2,000-2,800 breeding pairs in the 1970s to 1,000 pairs in 2000 to less than 100 pairs in 2011, and in recent years the population has been declining at 26% per year. If this trend continues, the population could be extinct in 5-10 years.

Birds highlight for Birding Tour around Ho Chi Minh City

Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Nordman’s Greenshank, Red Knot, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Grey Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Dulin, Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit…

Itinerary: Birding Tour around Ho Chi Minh City

We will pick up you at your hotel in Saigon or somewhere and then drive to Tan Thanh, Go Cong to find Spoon-billed Sandpiper first and try for other species, we will spend hold time birding in the Inter-tide mudflats’ and around there.

Have lunch in the local restaurant which serves many local foods and subsequently continue birding before comeback Saigon in the later afternoon.

This tour will show you around 20 to 40 species of birds depending on the time of year!

Recently bird list of Tan Thanh, Go Cong Vietnam (Open on new Tab, ebird.org)

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What's Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Expert bird-guide
  • Meals
  • Private car

What's Excluded

  • Other services not mentioned


  • Birding

Why Book With Us?

  • We are the most experience bird tour operator in Vietnam