Tam Dao National Park

Tam Dao is a hill resort sitting atop a mountain ridge that rises from the flat lowlands of the Red River Delta 80 km from Hanoi. There are several peaks over 1,300 m rising from the ridge and the forest cover is lower montane evergreen forest with lowland evergreen at altitudes between 700 to 800 m.

Tam Dao town is located within the boundaries of Tam Dao National Park which has some of the highest levels of insect, reptile and amphibian diversity in the region as well as several restricted range bird species. The endemic Vietnamese Salamander has so far only be found at Tam Dao National Park

Peak at Tam Dao
Mountain road at Tam Dao

Tam Dao’s specialities include Blue-naped Pitta, Purple and Green Cochoas, Chestnut Bulbul, Grey Laughingthrush, Short-tailed and Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbills and several species of over-wintering thrushes.

Tam Dao’s most wanted

Blue-naped Pitta, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Black-breasted Thrush, Japanese Thrush, Purple Cochoa, Green Cochoa, Fujian Niltava, Red-flanked Bluetail, Chestnut Bulbul, Grey Laughingthrush, Black-throated Laughingthrush, Streak-breasted Scimitar-babbler, Coral-billed Scimitar-babbler, Collared Babbler, Short-tailed Parrotbill, Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Fork-tailed Sunbird, Tristram’s Bunting.

Red-flanked Bluetail