Be mindful of the itinerary before planning a tour! For ardent birders, there are tours where you may anticipate birdwatching in China from sunrise to sunset.
Geographically speaking, China is extremely diverse, with tropical rainforests in southern Yunnan, alpine valleys in the eastern Himalaya, endless grasslands, deserts, and cultivated valleys encircling some of the world’s longest rivers. This is to be expected from a country that spans 35 degrees latitude and 65 degrees longitude.
Numerous bird species, including about 60 endemics and over 1250 species of birds, including 14 pheasants, 7 laughing thrushes, 4 parrotbills, and 4 rosefinches, find habitat in this variation.
When you go on a trip with birding tour companies in China, read below the four places you must visit.
You can spend the entire day looking for birds in various habitats. The best time to visit the mountain with virgin forests on the edge of the plateau is early in the morning. These areas are good habitats for forest birds, including the endangered Chinese Grouse, Blue Eared Pheasant, Sichuan Jay, Black Woodpecker, Przevalski’s Nuthatch, Snowy-browed Nuthatch, Plain Laughingthrush, Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush, Giant Laughingthrush, Elliot’s White-throated Redstart, Hodgson’s Redstart, Black Redstart, Common Rosefinch, Common Crossbill, Godlewski’s Bunting, among others. Sichuan Tit, White-browed Tit Warbler, Crested Tit Warbler, Chinese Leaf Warbler, Sichuan Leaf Warbler, Yellow-streaked Warbler, Chinese Fulvetta.
The Flower Lake can be visited in the afternoon. It is one of China’s most significant plateau wetlands, drawing a large number of migrating birds who breed here during the summer. The exquisite Black-necked Crane, the sole crane species that breeds on the plateau, should be easy to observe. The Great Crested Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Tufted Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Ruddy Shelduck, and others will all be among the waterfowl and grassland birds you may find as you carefully stroll down the well-paved wood boardwalk.
Before traveling to Maerkang, you can see a few important species here. In order to spot Black-necked Crane, Pink-tailed Rosefinch, Ground Tit, White-browed Tit, Robin Accentor, Tibetan Partridge, etc., you can make multiple pauses along the route.
You can spend some time searching for birds at Maerkang, such as Rufous-bellied and Great-spotted Woodpeckers. If necessary, you can even make a brief stop on Mengbi Mountain to reassess our aims. After that, we continue on to Rilong and stop at Balang Mountain to search for species such as the Red-billed Chough, Yellow-billed Chough, Grandala, Pink-rumped Roesfinch, Beautiful Roesfinch, Dark-breasted Roesfinch, Common Rosefinch, Streaked Rosefinch, Plain Mountain Finch, Brand’s Mountain Finch, White-winged Grosbeak, etc.
Labahe Nature Reserve
One of the greatest spots in China to watch Red Pandas is Labahe, which is a significant wild panda habitat and is located deep within the Hengduan mountain range. Red Pandas thrive in the mixed alpine forest and the deep understory of bamboo, but finding one will take some effort and perseverance. Additionally, Labahe is a superb location for birdwatching. You can carefully inspect both sides of the paved road as well as the surrounding rocky mountains as you stroll along it. Lady Amherst’s Pheasant, Temminck’s Tragopan, Brown Parrotbill, Fulvous Parrotbill, Sichuan Treecreeper, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Spotted Nutcracker, Yellow-browed Tit, Fire-capped Tit, Coal Tit, Pere David’s Tit, Black-browed Tit, Brown Bush Warbler, etc. are just a few of the amazing species you.
Sichuan birding tours is gaining international recognition for its wildlife and birds, especially game birds. This journey explores nearly all Sichuan habitat types. To name a few, it includes stops at Longcangou, Balang Mountain, Wolong Nature Reserve, Mengbi Mountain, Flower Lake, Baxi Forest, Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve, and Erlang Mountain.