birding tour photos from our 2011 tour
Saunders Gulls were common on the coast
We also found resident Fork-tailed Sunbirds mixing with migrant Yellow-browed and Pallas's Warblers.
this Spoon-billed sandpiper had a dribble!
not easy to pick out in flight but at least eight different birds were seen on this trip
dark morph Long-tailed Shrike & a normal one below
Wuyishan was amazing - each leaf was sealed in ice
Nice and sunny we reached the mountain top to view an incredible area
Swinhoe's Stripped Squirrel was a cute find at Wuyishan
the local race of Yellow-browed Tit was a strange bird
Coal Tits here have whacking big crests!!!!
Two species of Forktail were seen on this tour.
Daurian redstarts were everywhere
Yellow-browed Bunting would be a mega in the UK, here they were common in fields
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpeckers
Scaly Merganser is a little-known & little seen bird!!!!
we found 13.
Asian Barred Owl
although a picture postcard place with frosted trees in the morning, it was not that cold
see. It was warm & sunny really
Pied Falconet is a speciality in this valley
moving to Poyang Hu we saw thousands of Bean Geese
a family of Siberian Cranes - we saw almost the whole World population here!!!!
Poyang Hu was full of waders; thousands of avocet, spoonbills and a flock of 10,000 Spotted redshanks!!!!
Eastern Water Rail is a very hard bird to see here.
Brown Crake is easier
Beijing is beautiful at this time of year, but this day was a little cold.
the Emperor's Summer Palace
The Great Wall
The Forbidden City is not off limits for Bird Holidays
Azure-winged magpie is a garden bird in Beijing
each little house in the mountains had a separate door for the chickens to huddle next to the fire at night time