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Dalat - Langbiang, Vietnam (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Dalat - Langbiang, Vietnam

Map of Dalat - Langbiang, Vietnam

Langbiang Peak
Gray Bushchat (Saxicola ferreus) Golden-throated Barbet (Psilopogon franklinii) Oriental Pipit (Anthus rufulus)

Jungle and pine covered mountain.


Around The World in 66 Days

1/22/2013: The next stop on the Dalat on 1/2 shoe per day tour was the Langbiang Mountain to the north of town. After a circuitous cab ride, we then had the fortune of paying for a jeep to take us to the trailhead for the forest. We walked for a couple of miles through a pine forest before coming to the hill full of some giant rainforest trees. Climbing up further, you get to a small clearing on the peak from where you can see all of the Dalat area

On the way back to civilization, we had to walk a few miles back to the trailhead and then to the park entrance.

After yesterdays shoe debacle, I tried this hike wearing sandals. The sandals performed better than the shoes I bought in Nha Tranh, but by the end of the hike, they had ripped. During our hike, we met some guy wearing some real hiking shoes, but when I asked him where to buy those kinds of shoes in Vietnam, he told us that he had purchased them in Singapore...

Previous Visit (Dalat - Datanla Falls: 1/21/2013)
Next Visit (Dalat--Ta Nung Valley: 1/23/2013)

Species Recorded (25)

Birds ( 25 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Mountain Hawk-Eagle - Nisaetus nipalensis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon - Ducula badia

Barbets ( Megalaimoidae )
Golden-throated Barbet - Psilopogon franklinii

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Gray-capped Woodpecker - Yungipicus canicapillus

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Gray-chinned Minivet - Pericrocotus solaris

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Ashy Bulbul - Hemixos flavala
Black Bulbul - Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Black-crested Bulbul - Rubigula flaviventris

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Green-backed Tit - Parus monticolus

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Black-throated Tit - Aegithalos concinnus

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch - Sitta nagaensis

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Chestnut-crowned Warbler - Phylloscopus castaniceps
Yellow-browed Warbler - Phylloscopus inornatus
Blyth's Leaf-Warbler - Phylloscopus reguloides
Clicking Shrike-Babbler - Pteruthius intermedius
Gray-bellied Tesia - Tesia cyaniventer

Laughingthrushes ( Timaliidae )
Mountain Fulvetta - Alcippe peracensis

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
Gray Bushchat - Saxicola ferreus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher - Culicicapa ceylonensis
Mugimaki Flycatcher - Ficedula mugimaki
Eyebrowed Thrush - Turdus obscurus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Olive-backed Pipit - Anthus hodgsoni
Oriental Pipit - Anthus rufulus
Gray Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Brown Shrike - Lanius cristatus




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