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14 August 2013

Asian Openbill - No going back home.

Hi all,

I've been recorded Asian Openbill migrateed to Northern more than two years ago, 24 individuals at that time in Van Long. Last year I saw more and more individuals in different places as Van Long again and Thanh Mien bird garden in Hai Duong Pro, about more than 500 inds in both places. This year I often go passing through Van Long and I always see them there. I though that Van Long is very good new habitat and they do breeding there. I also see Watercock, Black Bittern, Garganey and more resident stuff.

Asian Openbill - Van Long

Asian Openbill - Van Long

 Plain Prinia - Van Long
 Delacour Langur - Endemic to Vietnam

 My photo team
Bui Duc Tien - Bird watching and  bird photography tour guide: tienpitta@gmail.com


  1. Great to see Van Long is still such an excellent place! Let's not hope this is because all other good wetlands are gone...
    Very lovely pictures, say Hi to Dung for me please!

  2. Bui Duc Tien, what is the maximum count of Asian Openbill you've had at Van Long. Last time I was there I recorded 50 but my record is being questioned so I'm curious. Thanks! Susan Myers