HCMC’s Can Gio District is a bird watcher’s paradise with its mangrove forests and salt fields a favored winter destination for migratory birds. Several endemic ones add to the diversity.
|The Indian white-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus), formerly the Oriental white-eye, is about 8–9 cm long with yellowish olive upper parts, a white eye ring, yellow throat and vent.|
|The common redshank or simply redshank (Tringa totanus) is a Eurasian wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is also a migratory species and always roosts in the Can Gio biosphere reserve for winter. It has red legs and a black-tipped red bill.|
|A flock of red knots (Calidris canutus) gather to feed on a salt field. On the wintering and migratory grounds these knots eat a variety of hard-shelled prey such as bivalves, gastropods and small crabs.|