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Birds of Tram Chim national park and Mekong delta

There are more than 300 bird species have been recorded in the park, however many of them are very rare or no longer seen recently. Some species have declined their population rapidly, especially Sarus Crane population has dropped from more 200 birds to less than 20 birds in 10 years. On the other hand, many populations are increasing such as Asian Openbill, Oriental Darter, Cormorants, Egrets, etc. These changing have alarmed scientists and conservationists to consider, we need to understand why it has been happening and how to sustain this unique ecosystem. Whatever happens, since it was listed as Ramsar site in 2012, Tram Chim national become one of attractive ecotourism destinations. Number of tourists visiting the site to learn the wetland and its birds. To help visitors understand what they going to see there, by this post, we would like to introduce some of birds that easy to see by naked eyes. for quick reference.

Endemic birds in Vietnam & Indochina

List of endemic, near-endemic birds of Vietnam Notes: E = endemic to Vietnam, NE = near-endemic or meaning that it can be found near border of Vietnam with its neighbours Possible endemic in the future 35. Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera orientalis 36. Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectens eximia 37. Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata johnsi 38. Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra meridionalis 39. Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis ssp

Code of Birding Ethics

Everyone who enjoys birds and birding must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders, the welfare of the birds and their environment comes first. The American Birding Association's Code of Birding Ethics may be freely reproduced for distribution/dissemination.

Birds of Cat Tien national park

Many species have been removed due to no sighting for long time such as Sarus Crane, White-winged Duck, Masked Finfoot, White-shouldered Ibis as well as many miss-identified birds. The checklist now only 298 vs 330 species as many documents listed. The list is also need to add recently seen & confirmed Black-necked Stork, Grey-necked Bunting (James Eaton, Birdtour Asia, 2009). The Puff-throated Bulbul is one of a confusion with the similar one, Ochraceous Bulbul. Thank to James Eaton and Johannes Fisher for their valued comments

List of Birds of Ho Chi Minh city

Birds of Ho Chi Minh city which are included Can Gio mangroves, beach and salt-pans, urban (Sai Gon zoo / Botanical garden and parks) and suburban areas in District 2, 7, 9 It does not include a few species occur in Cu Chi area such as: Crow-billed Drongo (rare), White-crested Laughingthrus, Lesser-necklacked Laughingthrus nor escaped species

Vietnamese Endemic Bird Areas (EBAs)

Endemic bird areas (EBAs) are areas to which at least two restricted-range bird species (species with a total global breeding range of less than 50,000 km2) are entirely confined. An analysis conducted byBirdLife International in 1998 identified three EBAs in Vietnam: The Annamese Lowlands, The Da Lat Plateau and the The South Vietnamese Lowlands. However, recent studies have revealed the presence of two others: The Kon Tum Plateau EBA and The South-East Chinese Mountains EBA. In addition, Vietnam contains part of the The Fan Si Pan and Northern Laos Secondary Area.