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Nam Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Nam Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam

Map of Nam Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam

Giant Tree Cat Tien Crocodile Lake
Yellow-cheeked Gibbon (Hylobates gabriellae) Oriental Pied-Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) Yellow-cheeked Gibbon (Hylobates gabriellae) Sambar (Rusa unicolor) - Female Chinese Pond-Heron (Ardeola bacchus) - Non-breeding Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus)
Ashy-headed Green Pigeon (Treron phayrei) Black-shanked Douc Langur (Pygathrix nigripes) Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) Gray-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus)

One of the few places left in Vietnam where the wildlife has not been hunted to extinction.


Around The World in 66 Days

1/24/2013: Our next stop in Vietnam was a two-night trip into Cat Tien National Park. I was not very hopeful in seeing much wildlife after a week in Vietnam, but it turns out that there are still a few large animals running around in Cat Tien. During a short walk around the area by the visitor center, we saw the Singapore shoe guy that we had run into a few days earlier in Dalat. We all signed up for a nighttime safari where we saw most of the mammals.

The next morning, we were up at the crack of dawn to look for some gibbons, and again, we were not disappointed as we saw a pair of gibbons from fairly close range.

After visiting the gibbons, we did a bike and hike trip to stay overnight at the crocodile lake. The lady at the visitor's center was trying to talk us out of staying overnight here, and when we arrived, we saw that the accommodations were quite rustic. After dinner, it was determined that we would be sharing the room with about 7 billion mosquitoes and the bats that love them. It was really cool to lie under the mosquito net and watch bats flying around over the bed.

Previous Visit (Ta Nung Village: 1/23/2013)
Next Visit (Cu Chi: 1/27/2013)

Species Recorded (71)

Birds ( 62 )

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Yellow-browed Warbler - Phylloscopus inornatus
Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler - Phylloscopus tenellipes

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Chinese Pond-Heron - Ardeola bacchus
Eastern Cattle Egret - Bubulcus coromandus
Cinnamon Bittern - Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Yellow Bittern - Ixobrychus sinensis

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Asian Woolly-necked Stork - Ciconia episcopus
Painted Stork - Mycteria leucocephala

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus
Green Peafowl - Pavo muticus
Scaly-breasted Partridge - Tropicoperdix chloropus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
White-breasted Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus
Gray-headed Swamphen - Porphyrio poliocephalus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Pheasant-tailed Jacana - Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana - Metopidius indicus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Red Collared-Dove - Streptopelia tranquebarica
Ashy-headed Green-Pigeon - Treron phayrei

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Vernal Hanging-Parrot - Loriculus vernalis
Red-breasted Parakeet - Psittacula alexandri

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Large-tailed Nightjar - Caprimulgus macrurus

( Dacelonidae )
Stork-billed Kingfisher - Pelargopsis capensis

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Asian Palm-Swift - Cypsiurus balasiensis

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Orange-breasted Trogon - Harpactes oreskios

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis
White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis

Hornbills ( Bucerotidae )
Oriental Pied-Hornbill - Anthracoceros albirostris
Great Hornbill - Buceros bicornis

Barbets ( Megalaimoidae )
Indochinese Barbet - Psilopogon annamensis

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Laced Woodpecker - Picus vittatus
White-browed Piculet - Sasia ochracea

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Ashy Minivet - Pericrocotus divaricatus
Scarlet Minivet - Pericrocotus speciosus

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Bronzed Drongo - Dicrurus aeneus
Hair-crested Drongo - Dicrurus hottentottus
Black Drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Striated Swallow - Cecropis striolata
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Ochraceous Bulbul - Alophoixus ochraceus
Flavescent Bulbul - Pycnonotus flavescens
Black-crested Bulbul - Rubigula flaviventris

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Rufescent Prinia - Prinia rufescens

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Ashy Woodswallow - Artamus fuscus
Racket-tailed Treepie - Crypsirina temia
Black-naped Monarch - Hypothymis azurea

( Eurostopodidae )
Great Eared-Nightjar - Lyncornis macrotis

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
White-rumped Shama - Copsychus malabaricus
Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis
Orange-headed Thrush - Geokichla citrina
White-throated Rock-Thrush - Monticola gularis
Blue Rock-Thrush - Monticola solitarius
Asian Brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa dauurica

Leafbirds ( Chloropseidae )
Blue-winged Leafbird - Chloropsis moluccensis

( Pittidae )
Bar-bellied Pitta - Hydrornis elliotii

( Eurylaimidae )
Dusky Broadbill - Corydon sumatranus
Black-and-red Broadbill - Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos




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