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Here is a small selection of links to sites that I like. I do check the links every so often, but do let me know if you come across a link that doesn't work.



  • This is who I work for. A fairly small chain with 5 hotels in Vietnam and one in Cambodia. They are all luxury, 4- and 5-star resorts, and I have worked in Sa Pa, Chau Doc, and Can Tho, and will soon be going to Phan Thiet.

  • Vietnam Birding is the first dedicated bird tour company run in Vietnam. The owner is my friend and fellow Anorak Richard Craik who brings plenty of Vietnam experience with him; as well as a great sense of humor (and no, I am not being paid a commission).


  • This has to be the largest forum dedicated to all aspects of birding, and other wildlife, on the net, with 70,000+ (May 2008) members. BirdForum has something for everybody, from ID discussions to product reviews and trip reports.

Where do you want to go birding today?


  • This site, run by Tina MacDonald, rules! If you don't find the required information here, you are unlikely to find it anywhere else.

Red-backed Thrush by John Gale

  • "Oriental Bird Club, UK registered charity 297242, is for birders and ornithologists around the world who are interested in birds of the Oriental region and their conservation."

  • More information, links, and pictures than you can possibly shake a stick at. Surfbirds.com has it all: trip reports, bird sketchbooks, wildlife news, and, and, and,..........

  • Free information, maps, checklists and trip reports on birdwatching in Thailand. Great site about one of my favorite destinations.

  • Travellingbirder.com - Internet Portal to Birdwatching Trip Reports, Magazines and Links". Actually, that is a bit modest: the site currently holds almost 5,000 trip reports, as well as lots and lots of articles, references, etc.

  • Orient Expat is a web site from Expats for Expats. Home to a number of long-term expats, this site is an excellent resource for all sorts of information on living in Asia in particular.

  • On the 14th of December 2008, we finally got the Phan Thiet Hash House Harriers off the ground. We usually run once a month, as well as on special occasions.


Hanoi Hash House Harriers


  • A link to the Hanoi Hash House Harriers. Basically a bunch of people who first meet for a run and then drink liberal amounts of beer. (I love it!!!!)

Fatbirder Logo

  • Great stuff. Like the "Where do you want to go birding?" site, Fatbirder has tons of information and links.

  • General Information on Birding in Vietnam


    • Some general information on birding in Vietnam, hosted by the Fatbirder (and I am not plagiarizing, I wrote the original article, so there!).


  • The Thorn Tree
    • An off-shoot of the Lonely Planet series, these forums have really up-to-date information. You will always find someone loitering that has been there and done that.