Monday, December 16, 2013

Spoon-billed Sandpiper survey in Mekong delta (day 1)

Finding Spoonies - Day 1: December 16/2013
(Bao Nguyen, University of Science; Quang Nguyen - Wildtour Co., LDT; Thien Nguyen - student)

As the low tide today was early in the morning, it could be not enough time to reach Go Cong so we  decided to visit Can Gio first, the site can be birded even high tide. After about 2.5 hours driving from Sai Gon, we arrived at 11:30 for a quick lunch. High tide already, we must do roosting site at salt-pans which 3 sited were surveyed. Birds were quite numerous however no spoony found. The most abundance including Great Knot, Lesser Sand Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit... as table below:
List of birds recorded on December 17/2013 in Can Gio
Sites counting:
Site 1: 10.39938806/106.94436452 - 12:30-13:30
Site 2: 10.399776433/106.9253385 - 13:45 - 14:30
Site 3: 10.39453209/106.92786869 - 15:00 - 16:00

SCIENTIFIC NAME
ENGLISH NAME
VIETNAMESE NAME
Can Gio 17/12/2013
Phalacrocorax niger
Little Cormorant
Cốc đen, Còng cọc
1
Ixobrychus sinensis
Yellow Bittern
Cò lửa lùn
1
Egretta garzetta
Little Egret
Cò trắng
7
Butorides striata
Striated Heron
Cò xanh
1
Pluvialis fulva
Pacific Golden-Plover
Choi choi vàng
80
Charadrius mongolus
Lesser Sand-Plover
Choi choi Mông Cổ
400
Charadrius leschenaultii
Greater Sand-Plover
Choi choi lưng hung
15
Charadrius alexandrinus
Kentish Plover
Choi choi khoang cổ
27
Charadrius dubius
Little Ringed Plover
Choi choi nhỏ
9
Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilt
Cà kheo
26
Xenus cinereus
Terek Sandpiper
Choắt chân màng bé
16
Tringa nebularia
Common Greenshank
Choắt lớn
6
Tringa stagnatilis
Marsh Sandpiper
Choắt đốm đen
26
Numenius phaeopus
Whimbrel
Choắt mỏ cong bé
10
Limosa lapponica
Bar-tailed Godwit
Choắt mỏ thẳng đuôi vằn
98
Arenaria interpres
Ruddy Turnstone
Rẽ khoang
22
Calidris tenuirostris
Great Knot
Rẽ lớn ngực đốm
330
Calidris ruficollis
Red-necked Stint
Rẽ cổ hung
20
Calidris subminuta
Long-toed Stint
Rẽ ngón dài
71
Calidris ferruginea
Curlew Sandpiper
Rẽ bụng nâu
3
Limicola falcinellus
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Rẽ mỏ rộng
23
Streptopelia tranquebarica
Red Collared-Dove
Cu ngói
4
Alcedo atthis
Common Kingfisher
Bồng chanh, Chài chài
2
Halcyon smyrnensis
White-throated Kingfisher
Sả đầu nâu
1
Todiramphus chloris
Collared Kingfisher
Sả khoang cổ, Chẽo chẹt
5
Alauda gulgula
Oriental Skylark
Sơn ca
20

Flock of Great Knot
Other flock of Great Knot
Curlew Sandpiper
??? Stint
Common Greenshank
Terek Sandpiper
Bar-tailed Godwit
Marsh Sandpiper
Black-winged Stilt
Mix
Grey Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Habitat
After 4 hours counting birds at Can Gio, we drove to Go Cong for the main site on December 17. Keep fingers crossed!
Arrived at 21:00
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