Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Waders in Go Cong

Short birding tours
Tan Thanh beach, Go Cong
1 day
not applied
80 - 230 USD

Tan Thanh beach in the Go Cong district. Tien Giang province is a newly-discovered shorebirding site. One of the most exciting species to be seen there is the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, which has wintered here every year since 2011; there are about 5 individuals which have regularly overwintered here during November thruogh April.

Our target bird here is, of course, one of the rarest (perhaps 1,000 adult birds exist) and critically endangered bird species on Earth, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (SBSA). However, we will also look for the rare (500-1,000 in its population) and threatened Nordmann's Greenshank, and the new taxon, "White-faced" Plover, as well as many other waders such as Broad-billed and Terek Sandpipers, Red-necked Stint and Great Knot.

Depending on the state of the tide (see tide forecast at Cua Tieu), we will decide what time to leave Sai Gon to make sure that we will get to Tan Thanh at the best birding condition (low tide). This site is about a 3-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh city and we may get there in time for coffee before searching our targets. Once we find our target birds, we will have an excellent seafood lunch (of course, there are other possibilities for lunch if you don't like the best in Viet Nam's fresh seafood) and then drive back to your hotel/home in Ho Chi Minh City


Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
USD/pax 230 160 130 120 110 100 95 90 85 80

Included: Bird guide, travel by private car, lunch and entrance fees. Also provided: birding spotting scope, bird ID manual

More information

Spoon-billed Sandpiper story in 2011

Spoon-billed Sandpiper story in 2012

Spoon-billed Sandpiper story in 2013