Sa Pa and Hoang Lien National Park

 

Sa Pa and Hoang Lien National Park

 

Lao Cai province, rich upper montane bird fauna, access to most rewarding habitats for birding necessitates hiking and overnight stays, a few more accessible localities can be visited in a day or half-day trip from Sa Pa town

Birding highlights: Beautiful Nuthatch, Red-tailed Laughingthrush, Black-headed Sibia, Golden Parrotbill and Black-headed Greenfinch.

Star rating: éé

Bird fauna: Mountainous. 

Recorded bird species richness at Sa Pa and outlets is higher than at any other site in Vietnam, with c. 350 species being recorded to date, although this may, in part, reflect the high levels of historical and recent survey effort. Hoang Lien Mountain and Sa Pa area support some of the rarest species in Vietnam, such as Chestnut Thrush, Gould's Shortwing, White-browed Bush Robin, Blue-fronted Robin, Crested Finchbill, Buff-barred Warbler, White-throated Laughingthrush, Black-faced Laughingthrush, Red-faced Liocichla, Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler, White-collared Yuhina, Ashy-throated Parrotbill, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Black-headed Greenfinch, Dark-breasted Rosefinch, Scarlet Finch, and Brown Bullfinch.

Other features: Scenic beauty, highest point in Vietnam, ethnic minority villages

Transportation: Car

Accommodation: Numerous hotels and restaurants in town

Permission: Tourism Site

   
 

Contact details: Sa Pa Tourism Information, Tel.: +(84 20) 871975

Hoang Lien - Sa Pa National Park, Tel.: +(84 20) 871433 

   
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  Bird list (source: BirdLife International Vietnam Programme)
 

1. Chinese Francolin

 

2. Hill Partridge

 

3. Mountain Bamboo Partridge

 

4. Red Junglefowl

 

5. Silver Pheasant

 

6. Yellow-legged Buttonquail

 

7. Barred Buttonquail

 

8. Speckled Piculet

 

9. White-browed Piculet

 

10. Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker

 

11. Stripe-breasted Woodpecker

 

12. Rufous-bellied Woodpecker

 

13. Crimson-breasted Woodpecker

 

14. Darjeeling Woodpecker

 

15. Great Spotted Woodpecker

 

16. Rufous Woodpecker

 

17. Lesser Yellownape

 

18. Bay Woodpecker

 

19. Great Barbet

 

20. Red-vented Barbet

 

21. Green-eared Barbet

 

22. Golden-throated Barbet

 

23. Blue-throated Barbet

 

24. Common Hoopoe

 

25. Dollarbird

 

26. Common Kingfisher

 

27. White-throated Kingfisher

 

28. Black-capped Kingfisher

 

29. Crested Kingfisher

 

30. Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

 

31. Large Hawk Cuckoo

 

32. Indian Cuckoo

 

33. Plaintive Cuckoo

 

34. Green-billed Malkoha

 

35. Lesser Coucal

 

36. Grey-headed Parakeet

 

37. Silver-backed Needletail

 

38. Brown-backed Needletail

 

39. Asian Palm Swift

 

40. Fork-tailed Swift

 

41. House Swift

 

42. Mountain Scops Owl

 

43. Collared Scops Owl

 

44. Collared Owlet

 

45. Asian Barred Owlet

 

46. Grey Nightjar

 

47. Ashy Wood Pigeon

 

48. Oriental Turtle Dove

 

49. Spotted Dove

 

50. Red Collared Dove

 

51. Barred Cuckoo Dove

 

52. Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon

 

53. Mountain Imperial Pigeon

 

54. White-breasted Waterhen

 

55. Eurasian Woodcock

 

56. Wood Snipe

 

57. Pintail Snipe

 

58. Common Snipe

 

59. Common Sandpiper

 

60. Black Baza

 

61. Oriental Honey-buzzard

 

62. Black Kite

 

63. Crested Serpent Eagle

 

64. Pied Harrier

 

65. Shikra

 

66. Japanese Sparrowhawk

 

67. Eurasian Sparrowhawk

 

68. Northern Goshawk

 

69. Grey-faced Buzzard

 

70. Common Buzzard

 

71. Black Eagle

 

72. Greater Spotted Eagle

 

73. Mountain Hawk Eagle

 

74. Common Kestrel

 

75. Amur Falcon

 

76. Eurasian Hobby

 

77. Oriental Hobby

 

78. Peregrine Falcon

 

79. Little Egret

 

80. Chinese Pond Heron

 

81. Cinnamon Bittern

 

82. Woolly-necked Stork

 

83. Silver-breasted Broadbill

 

84. Blue-winged Leafbird

 

85. Orange-bellied Leafbird

 

86. Tiger Shrike

 

87. Long-tailed Shrike

 

88. Grey-backed Shrike

 

89. Yellow-billed Blue Magpie

 

90. Red-billed Blue Magpie

 

91. Common Green Magpie

 

92. Grey Treepie

 

93. Racket-tailed Treepie

 

94. Large-billed Crow

 

95. Ashy Woodswallow

 

96. Black-naped Oriole

 

97. Rosy Minivet

 

98. Grey-chinned Minivet

 

99. Long-tailed Minivet

 

100. Short-billed Minivet

 

101. Scarlet Minivet

 

102. Yellow-bellied Fantail

 

103. White-throated Fantail

 

104. Black Drongo

 

105. Ashy Drongo

 

106. Bronzed Drongo

 

107. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo

 

108. Spangled Drongo

 

109. Brown Dipper

 

110. Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush

 

111. Blue Rock Thrush

 

112. Blue Whistling Thrush

 

113. Siberian Thrush

 

114. Plain-backed Thrush

 

115. Long-tailed Thrush

 

116. Scaly Thrush

 

117. Grey-winged Blackbird

 

118. Eurasian Blackbird

 

119. Eyebrowed Thrush

 

120. Dusky Thrush**

 

121. Gould's Shortwing

 

122. Lesser Shortwing

 

123. White-browed Shortwing

 

124. Asian Brown Flycatcher

 

125. Ferruginous Flycatcher

 

126. Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

 

127. Mugimaki Flycatcher

 

128. Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

 

129. Red-throated Flycatcher

 

130. White-gorgeted Flycatcher

 

131. Snowy-browed Flycatcher

 

132. Little Pied Flycatcher

 

133. Slaty-blue Flycatcher

 

134. Verditer Flycatcher

 

135. Large Niltava

 

136. Small Niltava

 

137. Fujian Niltava

 

138. Vivid Niltava

 

139. Hainan Blue Flycatcher

 

140. Hill Blue Flycatcher

 

141. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher

 

142. Orange-flanked Bush Robin

 

143. White-browed Bush Robin

 

144. Oriental Magpie Robin

 

145. Black Redstart

 

146. Daurian Redstart

 

147. Blue-fronted Redstart

 

148. White-capped Water Redstart

 

149. Plumbeous Water Redstart

 

150. White-tailed Robin

 

151. Blue-fronted Robin

 

152. Little Forktail

 

153. Slaty-backed Forktail

 

154. White-crowned Forktail

 

155. Spotted Forktail

 

156. Purple Cochoa

 

157. Green Cochoa

 

158. Common Stonechat

 

159. Grey Bushchat

 

160. Crested Myna

 

161. Hill Myna

 

162. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch

 

163. White-tailed Nuthatch

 

164. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

 

165. Beautiful Nuthatch

 

166. Brown-throated Treecreeper

 

167. Great Tit

 

168. Green-backed Tit

 

169. Yellow-cheeked Tit

 

170. Yellow-browed Tit

 

171. Black-throated Tit

 

172. Barn Swallow

 

173. Red-rumped Swallow

 

174. Nepal House Martin

 

175. Crested Finchbill

 

176. Collared Finchbill

 

177. Striated Bulbul

 

178. Red-whiskered Bulbul

 

179. Brown-breasted Bulbul

 

180. Light-vented Bulbul

 

181. Sooty-headed Bulbul

 

182. Puff-throated Bulbul

 

183. Chestnut Bulbul

 

184. Mountain Bulbul

 

185. Black Bulbul

 

186. Hill Prinia

 

187. Rufescent Prinia

 

188. Grey-breasted Prinia

 

189. Plain Prinia

 

190. Chestnut-flanked White-eye

 

191. Oriental White-eye

 

192. Japanese White-eye

 

193. Chestnut-headed Tesia

 

194. Slaty-bellied Tesia

 

195. Grey-bellied Tesia

 

196. Asian Stubtail

 

197. Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler

 

198. Black-browed Reed Warbler

 

199. Thick-billed Warbler

 

200. Mountain Tailorbird

 

201. Common Tailorbird

 

202. Dusky Warbler

 

203. Buff-throated Warbler

 

204. Buff-barred Warbler

 

205. Ashy-throated Warbler

 

206. Pallas's Leaf Warbler

 

207. Yellow-browed Warbler

 

208. Arctic Warbler

 

209. Eastern Crowned Warbler

 

210. Blyth's Leaf Warbler

 

211. White-tailed Leaf Warbler

 

212. Golden-spectacled Warbler

 

213. White-spectacled Warbler

 

214. Grey-cheeked Warbler

 

215. Chestnut-crowned Warbler

 

216. Broad-billed Warbler

 

217. Black-faced Warbler

 

218. Striated Grassbird

 

219. White-throated Laughingthrush

 

220. White-crested Laughingthrush

 

221. Black-throated Laughingthrush

 

222. Spot-breasted Laughingthrush

 

223. Hwamei

 

224. White-browed Laughingthrush

 

225. Blue-winged Laughingthrush

 

226. Scaly Laughingthrush

 

227. Black-faced Laughingthrush

 

228. Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush

 

229. Red-winged Laughingthrush

 

230. Red-tailed Laughingthrush

 

231. Red-faced Liocichla

 

232. Large Scimitar Babbler

 

233. Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler

 

234. Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler

 

235. Red-billed Scimitar Babbler

 

236. Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler

 

237. Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler

 

238. Eyebrowed Wren Babbler

 

239. Pygmy Wren Babbler

 

240. Rufous-capped Babbler

 

241. Golden Babbler

 

242. Grey-throated Babbler

 

243. Yellow-eyed Babbler

 

244. Silver-eared Mesia

 

245. Red-billed Leiothrix

 

246. Cutia

 

247. Black-headed Shrike Babbler

 

248. White-browed Shrike Babbler

 

249. Black-eared Shrike Babbler

 

250. Chestnut-fronted Shrike Babbler

 

251. Spectacled Barwing

 

252. Streaked Barwing

 

253. Blue-winged Minla

 

254. Chestnut-tailed Minla

 

255. Red-tailed Minla

 

256. Golden-breasted Fulvetta

 

257. Yellow-throated Fulvetta

 

258. Rufous-winged Fulvetta

 

259. White-browed Fulvetta

 

260. Streak-throated Fulvetta

 

261. Rusty-capped Fulvetta

 

262. Grey-cheeked Fulvetta

 

263. Rufous-backed Sibia

 

264. Black-headed Sibia

 

265. Striated Yuhina

 

266. Whiskered Yuhina

 

267. Stripe-throated Yuhina

 

268. White-collared Yuhina

 

269. Black-chinned Yuhina

 

270. White-bellied Yuhina

 

271. Grey-headed Parrotbill

 

272. Spot-breasted Parrotbill

 

273. Vinous-throated Parrotbill

 

274. Ashy-throated Parrotbill

 

275. Golden Parrotbill

 

276. Short-tailed Parrotbill

 

277. Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker

 

278. Plain Flowerpecker

 

279. Fire-breasted Flowerpecker

 

280. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

 

281. Mrs Gould's Sunbird

 

282. Green-tailed Sunbird

 

283. Fork-tailed Sunbird

 

284. Black-throated Sunbird

 

285. Crimson Sunbird

 

286. Little Spiderhunter

 

287. Streaked Spiderhunter

 

288. Russet Sparrow

 

289. Eurasian Tree Sparrow

 

290. White Wagtail

 

291. Yellow Wagtail

 

292. Grey Wagtail

 

293. Olive-backed Pipit

 

294. White-rumped Munia

 

295. Scaly-breasted Munia

 

296. Brambling

 

297. Black-headed Greenfinch

 

298. Dark-breasted Rosefinch

 

299. Common Rosefinch

 

300. Scarlet Finch

 

301. Crested Bunting

 

302. Little Bunting

 

303. Chestnut Bunting

 

 


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