Birding near Ho Chi Minh city - Can Gio mangrove and beach

Category
Short birding tours
Destinations
Can Gio Birding Site
Duration
1 days
Hotel
Standard
Price
75 - 210 USD/person

Located near Ho Chi Minh city, Can Gio is one of several good sites for a single day of birding. The mangroves attract several passerine species such as Yellow-vented Bulbul, Pied Fantail, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Golden-bellied Gerygone. Kingfishers, Herons, Cormorants also common here.

In winter (December-April), many wader species come to stay in the area, greatly increasing its species abundance. Spoon-billed Sandpiper has been seen here several times, and other species highlights are White-faced Plover, Nordmann's Greenshank, Red Knot, Red-necked Stint, Broad-billed Sandpiper, all of which are found here easily.

Depending upon on season and tide height, we will plan our birding time accordingly. Anyway, you will be picked up in Sai Gon in the early morning then drive about 2.5 hours through Binh Khanh ferry. When we get there, we will spend a full day birding, sometimes we change the order of the muddy-shore birding, and birding in the salt-pans and and in the mangrove forests.

Lunch will be provided at a restaurant nearby before our afternoon birding.

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.   

Bird highlights: White-faced Plover, Painted Stork, Nordmann's Greenshank and many other waders in winter, and Asian Dowitcher, Asian Golden Weaver.

Number species expect to be seen: 40 species

Price:

Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
USD/pax 210 150 120 110 100 95 86 80 78 75

Included: bird guide, private car with driver, lunch and entrance fees. Also provided: birding spotting scope, bird ID manual