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18 September 2010

Red River Island

2 Barred Buttonquails, 1 Wryneck, 3 Grey-headed Lapwings, 1 Asian Brown Flycatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, several Common ringed Plovers (edit: probably Little RP), Olive-backed and probably Paddyfield Pipits, lots of Brown Shrikes, 1 Stonechat, Common, Pied and Black-capped Kingfishers, some Yellow Wagtails, 2 Black-shouldered Kites, 2 Plaintive Cuckoos, 2 Lesser Coucals, 2 Snipes sp, several Phylloscopus Warblers, seen by Christian and Florian


  1. Assume you mean LRPs? Common Ringed Plover would be a second record for Vietnam! Good work keeping the pressure up on the migrants...


  2. Hi JP, just seeing your comment now (after reading your XT comment). 2nd record only? Wasn't ware of that they are that rare.

    For this sighting I can't recall any more for sure as I wasn't aware of the rarety.

    But Hung photographed one CRP recently on Red River Island and Richard and me are certain about the ones in Xuan Thuy.