Vietnam: Birding in the North

Trip Description

On the Northern Extension you will spend 6 more days to visit two major birding sites, and add a number of great birds to your list. Birding in the north gives you the chance to look for some rare and very interesting species, such as Red-collared Woodpecker, Limestone Wren Babbler and Eared Pitta in Cuc Phuong National Park. You will also make stops at specific sites to search for the Grey Laughingthrush, Collared Babbler, Short-tailed Parrotbill and, most difficult of all,  Blue-naped Pitta.

Brief Itinerary

Northern Extension:
Day 17 (main)/1 (extension): End of Main Tour, Transfer to Extension
Day 2:
Van Long Nature Reserve en Route to Cuc Phuong National Park 
Day 3: Full Day Birding in Cuc Phuong National Park
Day 4: AM Birding Cuc Phuong National Park; PM Birding to Tam Dao National Park 
Day 5: Full Day Birding in Tam Dao National Park
Day 6: AM Birding at Tam Dao toward Summit; PM Transfer to Airport

More details about this Trip:

Detailed Itinerary

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 


Telephone: 720-320-1974



2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210


Partnership For International Birding


PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976


The Roost, Leiston Road




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