-- Only one site of Night Heron you can see in Southeast Asia
Considered to be the most ecologically important of Vietnam's four Ramsar sites, Ba Be is a five hour drive from the capital city of Hanoi. It is dominated by a large natural lake, surrounded by a mountanous karst ecosystem. While it does not have the greatest bird diversity of the many parks in the country, highlight species make this a can't-miss destination for serious birders.
Birding Highlights: One of the more reliable spots for the very difficult White-Eared Night Heron. Other highliths include the Pied Falconet, White-Winged Magpie, Limestone Warbler, Blue-Rumped Pitta and Streak Wren Babbler.