Vietnam, Day 14, 3 February 2019 - Bach Ma National Park

Our last day. We woke up in our 'derelict' surroundings, had breakfast and headed out to walk the main entrance road through the national park.

Around the restaurant building area a delightful group of Indochinese Yuhinas kept us amused as did a Red-flanked Bluetail and a small party of Olive-backed Pipits. The walk itself was also a nice way to spend our final morning - 2 Red-headed Trogons, Grey-chinned Minivet, several Puff-throated Babblers, Blyth's Shrike-babbler, White-bellied Epornis and a nice Ratchet-tailed Treepie that refused to come out into the open!  Staring into the roadside woodland for a calling White-gorgetted Flycatcher eventually paid off with a brief perched view. In a memorable couple minute we scored with a Buff-chested Babbler and a stunning Golden Babbler (of which we went on to see 4). Other highlights included Dark-necked Tailorbird, another Red-flanked Bluetail, Mountain Fulvetta, Streaked Wren-babbler and Grey-crowned Tits. I also then got onto a leaf warbler that proved to be a Davison's Leaf-warbler

Up at the top of the walk a pair of Grey-crowned Leafbirds posed nicely and the view over the mountains was stunning.

To finish things off a gorgeous Black Eagle circled over the main hill and even swooped down right outside the restaurant window as we ate lunch - my camera was packed away in the minibus!

It was then just an hours drive to the airport at Hue where we flew back to Ho Chi Minh City for our international connections.

The trip had surpassed my personal expectations with 282 species which included 122 lifers

Indochinese Yuhinas

Red-flanked Bluetail

Ratchet-tailed Treepie

Puff-throated Bulbul

Davison's Leaf-warbler

       Grey-crowned Leafbird

Thanks Minh!

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