Why Bird Watching Tours in China are Every Enthusiast’s Dream

Have you ever realized that birds become interesting the more you observe them? There is so much power, zeal, and beauty hidden within – that nobody can see in naked eyes. Yes, they are everywhere but wouldn’t you want to take up your hobby to the next level? If yes, you must visit China once in a lifetime. 

In this write-up, we mention the places along with the birds to help you figure out what you can expect in the bird watching tour in China. Let’s take a look below! 

Exploring Parrotbill Habitats in Longcanggou 

If you have ever researched birding sites in China, you cannot miss out on Longcanggou. Besides the evergreen forests, the Wawu Mountain is open again. With the new constructions, an area is now an ideal place for parrotbill excursion. Brown Parrotbill, Golden Parrotbill, Three-toed Parrotbill, and Grey-hooded Parrotbill – the splendid site is a must-visit for parrotbill lovers around the globe. 

Although this bird-watching tour in China is a shorter one arranged by AlpineBirding, you are still in for a grand treat. Thanks to the geographical location, you can find Lady Amherst’s Pheasant, Red-winged Laughingthrush, Temminck’s Tragopan, and Emei Shan Liocichla in the broadleaf and bamboo forests of higher elevation. 

Touring around the Gobi Desert 

You must have heard that the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is the biggest administrative region in China. But did you know the area is home to Daurian Partridge, White-tailed Eagle, and Mongolian Ground Jay? 

From Altun Mountains to Altai Mountains, the vast stretch of Xinjiang creates a blissful home to endemic and special birds. Of course, you are wondering how the vast desert area shelters an abundance of living resources. Due to the different climate conditions and topographical forms, 403 bird species are found. 

After taking a stroll around a local park in Urumqi, Team AlpineBirding will take you to Baihu Lake for Northern Shoveler, White-headed Duck, and Red-crested Pochard. You can explore Nanshan Mountain and look around for Booted Eagle, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, and European Roller. This particular bird-watching tour takes you to numerous places filled with flora and fauna, too.  

Spotting a Variety of Cranes in Winter 

As the temperature takes a dip, the northern birds start migrating towards the south. During this 12-day tour, you will travel around Napahai Nature Reserve, Yancheng Wetland Nature Reserve, and Poyang Lake Nature Reserve. Why particularly these reserves out of all? Because only here, you can spot 7 types of cranes: 

  • Hooded Crane
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Common Crane
  • Siberian Crane
  • Black-necked Crane
  • White-naped Crane
  • Red-crowned Crane

Even though cranes remain in the spotlight, you can spot Black-faced Spoonbill, Eurasian Spoonbill, Tufted Duck, and Northern Pintail in Nanhui Dongtan. In this tour, Yancheng Wetland National Nature Reserve deserves a special mention. With Team AlpineBirding, you will visit the country’s first Coastal Wetland Heritage Site (dedicated to the protection of rare wildlife). 

As Yangcheng plays an integral part in China bird watching tour, you are in for specials including Oriental Stork, Greater White-fronted Goose, Tundra Bean Goose, and Chinese Grey Shrike. Also, you cannot miss Poyang Lake for cranes and endangered species. 

In Conclusion 

Ready to kick off Qinghai or Sichuan birding tours? Travel the inexplicably beautiful places with Team AlpineBirding for the ultimate bird watching experience. So, book now!

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