birding tour photos from our 2011 tour




Saunder's Gulls were common on the coast



We also found resident Fork-tailed Sunbirds mixing with migrant Yellow-browed and Pallas's Warblers.


Fire-breasted Flowerpecker



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.




Crested Kingfisher



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




more redstarts!!



Crested Myna

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



Common Cranes


Chinese Shrike


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






Please note: The above photographs were taken on previous trips. Itineraries change from time to time and therefore you cannot rely on these photographs as being an exact representation of what can be expected on a future tour. For details of the each tour, you should refer to the brochure write-up.


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