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.
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
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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