Best of China – Tibetan Plateau & Beidaihe 2016

September 30 - October 19, 2016
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China is a vast land of remarkable diversity and brilliant birds. By combining the Tibetan Plateau and the spectacular natural phenomenon of China’s east coast migration, this birding tour showcases two of China’s finest and most rewarding birdwatching hotspots.

Photo: Red-billed-blue Magpie by Rich Lindle

TOUR OVERVIEW

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Tour Leaders:
Max # Birders:
10 with 1 Rockjumper and one local leader
Focus:
Birds; Photography; Culture;
Pace:
Easy to Moderate ; moderate pace and moderate walking, with some tougher walking at high altitudes
Double Accommodation:
$ 5970 (internal flights approx $530)
[per person]
Single Supplement:
+ $ 560
Deposit:
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In Qinghai we will explore some of the most pristine and remote regions of China where we will enjoy exploring this forgotten land for sought-after breeding residents and northern migrants that often pass through in good numbers. Next, with the migration at its peak in September/October along China’s eastern coast, there is no better place to experience this incredible natural gathering of eastern Palaearctic migrants than on Happy Island. We then end the tour marvelling at one of the new 7 Wonders of the World with a visit to the Great Wall of China. Fascinating cultures, dramatic and breath-taking landscapes, plus a bounty of exceptional birds all make for one of the most rewarding birding experiences that Asia has to offer!

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.

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  • Meeting Location

    Beijing, China

    Accomodations

    Basic, but comfortable.

    Included

    Excluded

  • Top Birds

    Blue Eared Pheasant, Chinese Grouse, Black-necked Crane, Tibetan & Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Tibetan & Himalayan Snowcock, Japanese Sparrowhawk, Eastern Spot-billed & Falcated Duck, chances for Baikal Teal, Saunders’s Gull, Henderson’s Ground Jay, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Wallcreeper, Przevalski’s & Chinese Nuthatch, Vinous-throated Parrotbill, Elliot’s Laughingthrush, Mongolian Lark, Hume’s Short-toed Lark, Chinese Grey, Bull-headed & Isabelline Shrike, Przevalski’s (Ala Shan) Redstart, Gansu Leaf Warbler, Chinese Hill Warbler, Japanese Bush Warbler, Manchurian Reed Warbler, Marsh Grassbird, Asian Stubtail, Siberian Accentor, Ground Tit, Yellow-bellied Tit, Chinese Penduline Tit, Mugimaki Flycatcher, Desert & Isabelline Wheatear, White-rumped, Blanford’s & Tibetan Snowfinch, Pallas’s Rosefinch, Przevalski’s & Mongolian Finch, White-winged, Chinese & Japanese Grosbeak, Godlewski’s and Pine Bunting

    Top Mammals
    Habitats Covered
    mountains, forest, grassland, arid semi-desert, rivers, marshes, lakes, shoreline
    Expected Climate

    temperate to cool conditions, but can be very cold in the Tibetan highlands

  • Other Attractions

    excellent food, brilliant scenery, great people and cultural attractions

    Suggested Clothing & Gear
    Recommended Reading
    • A Field Guide to the Birds of China

      John MacKinnon & Karen Phillipps (2000)
      Oxford University Press

     

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