Vietnam has some great birding sites, many of which are protected within the country’s national park system. A few however, including some of the extremely important sites on the Dalat Plateau, are not within protected areas and the long term survival of these sites, their birds and associated fauna and flora is by no means guaranteed. Click on the birding site names below or on the map for more information on its habitats and birds.
Birding sites in the south of the country include areas of lowland evergreen and semi-evergreen forest at Cat Tien National Park, montane evergreen forests on the Dalat Plateau and natural grasslands, mangroves and mudflats in the Mekong Delta.
The habitats in the central region vary from dry dipterocarp forest at Yok Don National Park to lowland and montane evergreen forest at Bach Ma National Park and Lo Xo and Mang Den and limestone forest at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
In northern Vietnam habitats range from coastal mangroves and mudflats at Xuan Thuy National Park in the Red River Delta, to lowland evergreen forest on limestone at Cuc Phuong National Park, lowland and montane evergreen forest at Tam Dao National Park and Ba Vi National Park and the upper montane and sub-alpine forests of Sapa.