-- A paradise of birds in primary limestone forest of northern Vietnam
Just 2.5 hours from Hanoi by car, Cuc Phuong National Park is convenient both for short birding excursions and longer trips. More importantly, it is a premiere birding destination in Northern Vietnam, with over 320 species recorded. The majority of the park is composed of limestone forest, sitting on a range that rises up to 636 meters in evelation. In addition to excellent bird life, Cuc Phuong is also home to a critically endangered endemic primate, the Delacor's Langur. Not to be missed on any trip to the north!
Birding Highlights: Red-collared Woodpecker, Pied Falconet, Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta and Eared Pitta, White-winged Magpie, Limestone Wren Babbler, White-tailed Flycatcher, Black-browed Fulvetta, Silver Pheasant, Limestone Warbler, Rufous-throated Fulvetta, Fujian Nitava & Malaysian Nightheron. The Nearby Van Long Wetland also gives great opportunities for many bitterns, and the beautiful Pheasant-Tailed Jacana.