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8 February 2011

Birding with a baby - Hoi An area

The only way I could get out birding over Tet was to volunteer to look after the wee guy. While it meant keeping to tracks and paths, it was still good to be out.

The first three mornings saw us in (or near) a small patch of scrub and cactus, near Cua Dia that has been productive in the past. Unfortunately, the Siberian Rubythroat and multitude of Plaintive Cuckoos that had been so friendly at Christmas were heard but never seen. We still managed to see:

  • Asian Brown Flycatcher

  • Black(?) Drongo

  • Black-capped Kingfisher

  • Brown Shrike

  • Common Tailorbird

  • Grey Wagtail

  • Long-tailed Shrike

  • Oriental Turtle-dove

  • Paddyfield(?) Pipit

  • Red-collared Dove

  • Scaly-breasted Munia

  • Siberian Stonechat

  • Sooty-headed Bulbul

  • Streak-eared bulbul

  • White-throated Kingfisher

Two days surfing in Central Vietnam, only allowed me 20 minutes a day for birding (the boys after breaky smoke time), but still managed to see my first Green Bea-eater and a Greater Coucal.

On our last morning, little Luke and I we went into the rice growing area to the North East of Hoi An. Highlights for me were Red Throated Pipits (Pipits I could definitively identify) and 2 Common Hoopie (before now, never close enough to photograph). We saw pretty much all of the birds listed above, and...

  • Barn Swallow

  • Blue rock-thrush

  • Common Hoopie

  • Common Kingfisher

  • Chinese Pond Heron

  • Cinnamon Bittern

  • Egrets (various)

  • Eurasian Blackbird

  • Little-ringed Plover

  • Red-throated Pipit

  • White Wagtail

  • Wood Sandpiper

  • Zitting Cisticola

Chuc Mung Nam Moi


Siberian Rubythroat

Green Bee-eater

Cinnamon Bittern

Common Hoopoe

Red-throated Pipit

1 comment:

  1. Hi Wayne
    Welcome to this blog
    Hope to see your pictures regularly here
    Happy birding