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4 May 2011

Can Gio Biosphere Reserve / Can Thanh, 29-4-11

Hi all,

A great afternoon was spent along the road (Rung Sac) that leads through Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, and along the coastline southwest of Can Thanh (at the roundabout south of the reserve follow Duyen Hai to the southwest, and take any path that leads south to the coast OR take Thanh Thoi straight south, see here:


Interesting birds seen included:
- 1 2nd cy Heuglin's Gull
- at least 6 White-faced Plovers
- at least 3 Grey-tailed Tattlers
- plenty of Whiskered, White-winged Black and Common Terns, as well as 1 Little Tern and 1 probable Swift Tern
- Great Knot, Lesser and Greater Sand Plover, Terek Sandpiper, Turnstone, Pacific Golden Plovers (some of them in stunning breeding plumage) + lots of Bar-tailed Godwits and Whimbrels
- a few Indian Cormorants along the Mangroves
- Collared Kingfishers everywhere
- Ashy Tailorbird
- Golden-bellied Gerygone
- Racket-tailed Treepie

Daniel, Simon, Falk

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