When: May 2022. Weather hot, tropical, 25-34C Nikon P950, Leica Q and Leica M11/35Lux
A long awaited holiday finally brought us to Lang Co, an area between Danang and Hue on Vietnam’s eastern coastline. It’s an easy 2.5hr flight from Singapore into Danang and then an hour’s transfer to the Banyan Tree Laguna Resort. The drive through the tunnel and Lap An Bay was interesting enough. We deliberately chose the lagoon villas which were nearer to the greenery behind rather than the more expensive sea-front villas…and it was a good choice! Even as we were being checked in at the villa sundeck itself, a bird on the tree kept distracting me….
We had chosen to come here largely because of Bach Ma National Park’s reputation for having wonderful birding so imagine our dismay when we found out that the park was closed due to road repairs! Have never come across any national park being closed before…. Deciding to make the most of a bad situation, we decided to just bird around the back of the villa (we were in villa 160) where there was a water lily pond and the front of the villa where there was an interesting looking forested hill.
So the Banyan Tree Resort in Langco proved to be an excellent location for incidental birding anytime of the day even if you don’t leave the resort. Recommended