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9 October 2012

Raptors migration at Bavi National Park

Dear All.

I have spent several days last two weeks at Bavi National Park for raptors migration. Several species have been recorded including Oriental Honey Buzzard (mostly Pale Morph >200), Crested Serpent Eagle (>10), Japanese Sparrowhawk (>50), Amur Falcon (>10), Grey-faced Buzzard, Chinese Sparrowhawk, Himalaya Buzzard, Pied Harrier and resident Crested Goshawk. Most of the migratory individuals were recorded at the high up so difficult to get the nice photos. I hope more raptors will passing the site this week or next week.

Crested Goshawk

Crested Serpent Eagle

Oriental Honey Buzzard (pale morph)

And here are more photos of Purple-backed Starling at cafe shop near Hoan Kiem lake, I and Sebastien have almost the same location.


Hung Le


  1. Great Hung ! I have a question. You told me that you observe the birds from the "swimming pool" in the hotels/restaurants area, so at about 500m a.s.l. Why this place and not the summit at 1,200m ?


  2. Hi Seb!

    That is a good question. I have tried several time at the top before but mainly cloudy and it seems to be the raptors making the "streams" along the hill side. We need some more counters there.


    Hung Le