Mang Den birding and photography Tour 4 Days
- Tour name: Mang Den birding and photography
- Destinations: Mang Den – Kon Tum
- Duration: 4 days
- Hotel: Standard
The Kon Tum Plateau EBA is situated in the northern Central Highlands, and also includes a small area in central Laos. The natural vegetation of the EBA comprises montane evergreen forest. The Kon Tum Plateau EBA supports nine restricted-range species, of which three are entirely confined to it: Black-crowned Barwing, Golden-winged Laughingthrush and Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush. All three of these species were only discovered in the late 1990s, making the Kon Tum Plateau the most recently identified EBA in Asia.
Mang Den is small town locates in Kong Plong district, Kon Tum. The town itself is a mix pine-broadleaf forest, many birds can be encountered including Black-hooded Laughingthrus, Red-vented Barbet, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Silver Pheasant, Blue Pitta, Roufous-faced Warbler, Sultan Tit (black-crested race), Yellow-cheeked Tit and Grey-crowned Tit.
The Mang Canh forest is the best spot for Chestnut-eared Laughingthrus, moreover, Rusty-naped, Blue and Blue-rumped Pittas can be founded in some difficult ways, Brown Hornbill, White-winged Magpie, Rachet-tailed Treepie are along the main road -rumped Pittas can be founded in some difficult ways, Brown Hornbill, White-winged Magpie, Rachet-tailed Treepie are along the main road.
This tour is special designed for bird photographers who might interest to shoot those species above, many of them are shy and hard but if you are patient, nothing is impossible. You guide knows where the birds are and will help you to get the best one!
The above birding itineraries are based on what are essentially popular routes for birders. It can be shortened or extended.
Things to bring: Light walking boots or sports shoes. Long or short trousers and long-sleeved shirt. Mosquito repellent, hat, lotion sunblock.
To check availability for tours on short notice, fill out “Request for Quote” form with desirable dates.
Habitats Covered: Broadleaved evergreen forest, wet land, rice field, mountain/pine/bamboo forest, 1,200 MSL, lake.
Photographic Opportunities: October – April is excellent.
Excellent Month & Climate: October – April – 10-25 C. Fairly Month & Climate: May – September – 25-32 C.