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Birds of Vietnam free apps now available on Apps & Play stores

Vietnam Wildlife Tours & Research started the project since 2012 to develop Vietnam Bird Guide, a free apps now available for both iOS and Android devices. The application is a product of many year's effort in collection of photographs and sounds as well as detail information compilation of each species including distribution range within Vietnam, birding spots appearance that birders may go to see, taxonomy notes and more.

Increase visa validity to one year for U.S. citizens

Effective on August 26, 2016, US citizens may apply for a 1 year multiple entries visa for Vietnam. It does not matter how long you plan to stay in Vietnam. "All Visa applications of US citizens will be issued for 1 year multiple entries Visa." Law on Entry, Exit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam was approved in 2014 by the National Assembly, visas for US citizens were limited to only three months without extensions. The US said that this policy is not reciprocal treatment compared with U.S. visa policy for citizens of Vietnam and the bilateral relations.

Bird Quiz - Way to get familiar with Vietnamese birds

Our effort to help you familiar with Vietnamese & Southeast Asia birds before get visiting these beautiful countries. With this game, we're also hope to encourage people get loving birds and conserve them. Thousands pictures and songs to test and improve your bird identification skills with multiple-choice quizzes. Let try it before you go birding in Vietnam & Southeast Asia

Golden-winged Laughingthrush and New birding spots in Kon Tum, Central Highland Vietnam

There are two different spots, you have to stay overnight at a new established town Tu Mo Rong to visit both. From there you can drive to a new road construction leads to Mang Ri commune. Note that the area is very new so security is not guaranteed, however when you arrive spot (see on the map), a lot of things to see. One of the most desired is Golden-winged Laughingthrush although it is not common along the road but you climb a bit to reach 1800m will be easier. Black-crowned Barwing is very common around. Surprisingly Grey-crowned Crocias, which is believed confine to Da Lat area also can be found here.

Birds in Myanmar

This was not a full-time birding trip, my teaching mission for the Wetland Ecology Training Course in Mekong Basin, however I was luckily to stay at the Yezin Agricultural University Guesthouse where surrounded by wood-trees and good habitat for 2 endemics, the Burmese Bushlark and White-throated Babbler. I also had a chance to visit Inle lake where all participants took their field practices/research on wetlands. Here and on the traveling ways, I gain more lifers which were including White-throated Laughingthrus, Blue-throated Barbet, Grey Sibia and especially Jerdon's Bushchat.

New Book: Birding guide to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

In oder to bring birding information of Indochinese countries to Birdfair UK 2014, Vietnam Wildlife Tours & Research has prepared this booklet. It is including all best birding spots in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Each birding site, we put accommodation available, transportation and key bird species. In the end, you will have a list of endemic species that all birders want to see when they visit the region. The hard copy has Bird-checklist and is free available at our office, for those who could not visit the office, please email us and give us your address, we will then ship it to you for free.

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