Located in mainland South-East Asia bordering Cambodia and Laos to the west, China to the north and the South China Sea to the east, Vietnam is a long thin strip of a country with over 3,000 kilometres of coastline. There are now considered to be twelve true Vietnamese endemics.

Vietnam has some great birding sites, most of which are protected within the national park system. Sites in the south of the country include areas of lowland evergreen and semi-evergreen forest at Cat Tien National Park, montane evergreen forests on the Dalat Plateau and natural grasslands, mangroves and mudflats in the Mekong Delta. The habitats in the central region vary from dry dipterocarp forest at Yok Don National Park to lowland and montane evergreen forest at Bach Ma National Park and Lo Xo and limestone forest at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. In northern Vietnam habitats range from coastal mangroves and mudflats at Xuan Thuy National Park in the Red River Delta, to lowland evergreen forest on limestone at Cuc Phuong National Park, lowland and montane evergreen forest at Tam Dao National Park and Ba Vi National Park and the upper montane and sub-alpine forests of Sapa.

Text from Vietnam Birding, leading bird tour operators for Vietnam

Grey-crowned Crocias

Grey-crowned Crocias, endemic to Vietnam © Colin Bradshaw

Showing the 35 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Vietnam, Dalat Plateau, author Dominic Le Croissette (link created September 28, 2015)
(Collared Laughingthrush, Grey-crowned Crocias, Yellow-billed Nuthatch)

Vietnam, Dalat Plateau - September 2015, author Dominic Le Croissette (added September 28, 2015)
(Collared Laughingthrush, Grey-crowned Crocias, Yellow-billed Nuthatch)

Vietnam - 20th December 2010 - 8th January 2011, author Tom Wheatley (added September 27, 2012)
(Dalat Plateau, Bach Ma, Tam Dao)

Vietnam, February 2002 , author Surfbirds Admin (link created September 19, 2004)

Vietnam, 26th January - 14th February 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 19, 2004)

Vietnam, 15th March - 3rd April 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 19, 2004)

Vietnam, 13th April - 2nd May 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 19, 2004)

Bach Ma, National Park, Vietnam, October 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 19, 2004)

Xuan Thuy, Vietnam, 2-4 September 2006, author toon de bruyn (added September 17, 2006)
(Painted Stork, River Lapwing, different terns...)

Vietnam birding trip reports 2008-2012, author Nguyen Hoai Bao (link created October 12, 2012)
(Vietnam, birding, birdwatching)

Central & Southern Vietnam, author Nguyen Hoai Bao (link created October 12, 2008)
(Birding in Vietnam)

South Vietnam - April 2007, author Low Bing Wen Albert (added November 26, 2007)
(Cat Tien, Deo Nui San, Da Lat, Ho Tuyen Lam)

Vietnam 12th February - 5th March 2005, author Allan Drewitt (added March 14, 2005)
(Da Lat, Cat Tien, Xuan Thuy, Cuc Phuong, Tam Dao)

Vietnam and Northern Laos - 18th February – 11th March 2012, author Richard Sutton (added June 30, 2012)
(Saigon, Cat Tien National Park, Dalat, Hoi An, Hue, Cuc Phuong National Park, Van Long Lake, Hanoi, Halong Bay; Luang Prabang in Laos, Muang La, Nam Ou River)

Vietnam - 10th – 29th March 2005, author Denis Teece (added June 28, 2005)
(251 species were seen or heard in total)

Vietnam - Mang Den, Kontum Province - January 1st - 12th and March 20th - April 11th 2015 (Full Report), author Tom Wheatley (added June 15, 2015)
(Narcissus Flycatcher, Grey-crowned Crocias)

Vietnam - February 2nd-21st 2012, author Nguyen Hoai Bao (added June 15, 2012)
(Wildtour, Nguyen Hoai Bao, Bao Nguyen, John Clark, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city, Ha Noi, Ba Be, Cuc Phuong, Cat tien, Da Lat, Chestnut-eared Laughingthrus, White-eared Nigh-heron, Red-collared Woodpecker, Eared Pitta)

Vietnam birding February 2012, author Nguyen Hoai Bao (link created June 15, 2012)
(Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city, Ha Noi, Ba Be, Cuc Phuong, Cat tien, Da Lat, Chestnut-eared Laughingthrus, White-eared Nigh-heron, Red-collared Woodpecker, Eared Pitta )

South Vietnam - 13th - 22nd November 2010, author Clayton Burne (added July 8, 2011)
(Da Lat Plateau and Nam Cat Tien National Park)

Vietnam: 15th - 24th November 2011, author Wendy Newnham (added July 23, 2012)
(Cat Tien National Park & the Da Lat Plateau)

Vietnam - January 2016, author Tom Wheatley (added July 12, 2016)
(Gray-crowned Crocias, Rufous-faced Warbler, Indochinese Wren Babbler, Rufous-tailed Robin)

South Vietnam - December 2009, author John van der Woude (link created January 25, 2011)
(Cat Tien, Da Lat)

Viet Nam - South, author Clayton Burne (link created December 9, 2010)
(Lang Biang, Di Nong Trai, Ho Tuyen Lam, Nam Cat Tien, Grey-crowned Crocias, Vietnamese Greenfinch)

Vietnam Mar 2006. Best value-for-money destination in S.E. Asia, author James Heng (link created December 8, 2006)
(The Budget Twitcher's Guide to Twitching Across Vietnam)

Vietnam - November 12-16, 2006, author Nguyen Hoai Bao (added December 6, 2006)
(cat tien, tan phu, green peafowl, germain's peacock, siamese fireback,)

Vietnam, Phong Na, December 2008, author Charles Davies (added December 29, 2008)
(Sooty Babbler)

Vietnam and Laos - December 16th 2011 - January 15th 2012, author Peter Collaerts (link created December 2, 2012)
(Birding trip of 4 weeks through Vietnam from the South to the North with an interruption of 3 days in Laos.)

Vietnam, Observations Jan 03- Jun 06, author Stephane Doppagne (added December 16, 2006)
(Cuc Phuong, Cat Tien, Xuan Thuy, Tam Dao, Ba Vi, Dalat, Di Linh, Yok Don, Bach Ma, Phong Nha)

Vietnam Birdwatching - Cat Tien national Park, author Nguyen Hoai Bao (link created December 15, 2006)
(vietnam, cat tien, tan phu, green peafowl, germain's peacock, siamese fireback, pheasants, drongo, woodpecker)

Vietnam - April 7th - 30th 2010, author Robert Higbie (added August 6, 2010)
(Yok Don, Cat Tien )

Vietnam - Endemic birds and endangered primates in the heart of Indo-China, author Nguyen Hoai Bao (added April 6, 2011)
(vietnam, birding, report)

Vietnam - Endemic birds and endangered primates in the heart of Indo-China Feb/2011, author Nguyen Hoai Bao (link created April 6, 2011)
(Vietnam birding)

Vietnam - January 2013 - South to North by car, author David Milton (added April 3, 2013)
(Cat Tien, Dalat, Mang Den, Yok Don, Phuong Nha, Cuc Phuong, Ba Vi, Ba Be, Tam Dao)

Vietnam - Mang Den, Kontum Province - January 1st - 12th and March 20th - April 11th 2015, author Tom Wheatley (added April 19, 2015)
(Grey-crowned Crocias Survey, Narcissus Flycatcher Sightings)

South Vietnam, author Bengt legnell (link created April 18, 2011)
(Dalat, Cat Tien)