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13 November 2011

Nordmann's Greenshank at Can Gio 12 & 13 Nov 2011

It's been a good weekend for Nordmann's Greenshank down at Can Gio. Jonathan Eames found five birds among a flock of c.400 Great Knot at a high tide roost at a location we hadn't visited before on Saturday afternoon. Then on Sunday afternoon I had wonderful scope views from a distance of around 25 metres of six birds settling down to roost at the same location. I was able to observe them for an hour or so before I had to head back to Saigon. The 400 Great Knot where still around along with c.50 Bar-tailed Godwit, a dozen Eurasian Curlew and small numbers of Common Greenshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt, etc. There were the usual zillions of Lesser Sand-plovers on the drier pans along with Greater Sand-plovers and White-faced Plovers. All photos by Jonathan C. Eames.


Richard Craik


  1. Great to hear that Can Gio still supports all these quality waders!


  2. Hi Simon,

    Yes, it's been really excellent recently. We've had Asian Dowitcher, the Spoonie and now the Nordmann's Greenshanks there so far this month. And all less than two hours from downtown Saigon. Can't be bad!