13 April 2011
Red-necked Phalaropes in Dalat
First a short presentation: I am a Norwegian, often visiting Vietnam because of my work, and then I often take advantage of the opportunity to do some nice birding. For the time being I stay and work in Dalat (December 2010 - May 2011). Florian introduced me to this blog, and I will give some comments on some of my sightings.
I start with the Red-necked Phalaropes that I have seen twice in the lake in the center of Dalat (Xuan Huong lake): 1 specimen 13th March 2010 and 6 specimens 27th March 2011. See enclosed photo. In March 2010 the lake was almost totally emptied for water due to the construction of a new road/bridge, but before tet this year the lake was again filled up with water. Probably more people should be aware of this bird during the spring migration in Dalat.