SOUTHEAST CHINA

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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