Tan Phu forest**

Bird fauna - Birding

This evergreen forest presenting for ecosystem of lowland with very high diversified biology, which including over 170 bird species, 35 mammals, 60 reptiles and amphibian and over 200 butterflies were confirmed. Especially, this forest is also home to many important birds such as Orange-necked Partridge, Gearmain’s Peacock, Siamese Fireback, Lesser Adjutant, Wooly-necked Stork, Bar-bellied Pitta, Grey-faced Tit Babbler. Visiting Tan Phu FE., you also really interest in soaking your legs in hot-water stream, enjoying very beautiful landscape of Mai stream, and more. The Orange – necked Partridge (Arborophila davidi), an endemic species to Vietnam, and this species was listed as endangered category in IUCN redlist. Although distribution range of this species covers Binh Phuoc – Dong Nai and a part of Lam Dong province but nowhere we are easy to find them, except Tan Phu forest enterprise. In 2004 to 2006, Nguyen Hoai Bao led a researchers group to monitor Orange-necked Partridge and species in Pheasant family population, result shown that density 0.086 individual per hectare. 

Birding route

"Orange-neck Partridge trail" is just on the leech hill where only local people know can take you there. Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pittas, Pale-headed Woodpecker can be seen on the same trail.

Along the main road through forest is good birding. "Bau Nuoc Soi" area and Thac Mai area are another spots where we can find many species

Most highlights

Orange-necked Partridge, Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pitta, Black-and-buff, Pale-headed Woodpecker


Tan Phu is about 2 hours by car from Ho Chi Minh City (120 km) and 4 hours from Da Lat city. The site is situated off National Highway 20 between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat.


Several mini hotels at Dinh Quan town