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LO XO PASS

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Altitude (m):1500-2030
# Species*:82
# Excl Vagrants*:82
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:2
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Secondary montane forest, scrub

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Lo Xo Pass is a highland area with mostly scrub habitat. The weather can be foggy, cloudy, and rainy at times, which can affect the birding. Biting gnats can be a problem in the area and not much fends them off except long-sleeved shirts and long pants. There are also leeches, best avoided with leech socks. The primary target bird is the Black-crowned Bar-wing, a skulky bird of the scrub that is fairly common. It's sometimes seen along the road and sometimes requires hiking up a trail that is initially steep but soon levels out.

LOCATION OF SITE

Lo Xo Pass is a 40-minute drive from the town of Kham Duc, located in central Vietnam.