Spring of East China


Shanghai – Rudong – Fuzhou – Emeifeng NR – Wuyuan – Dongzhai NNR – Shanghai


BEST TIMEApril – Early July


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Day 1  Shanghai上海– Rudong 如东

Arrival Shanghai Pudong International Airport. 1 hours driving to Dishui Lake search Reed Parrotbill, Marsh Grassbird, passengers and summer birds. Evening 3 hours driving to Rudong, and overnight.


Day 2  Rudong如东

Seach the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann’s Greenshank and other waders between the high tide. Also search other forest passengers in the magic forest and the field.


Narcissus Flycatcher


Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Day 3  Rudong
– Shanghai – Fuzhou

Morning birding in Rudong, late afternoon drive back to Shanghai to catch the evening flight to Fuzhou. Overnight in the town near Minjiang Estuary NNR.


Day 4  Fuzhou

Depend on the tide, we’ll search Chinese Crested Tern and white-faced Plover in the mudflat or Janpanese Yellow Bunting, White-shouldered Starling, Little Curlew, snipes and passengers in the field. Overnight in Fuzhou.

Chinese Crested Tern

White-faced Plover

Day 5
Fuzhou – Emeifeng NR

Morning birding in Fuzhou Forest Park to search White-necklaced Partridge, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Spotted Wren Babbler, Chestnut Bulbul Grey-sided Scimitar Babbler etc. Afternoon 4 hours driving to Emeifeng NR and overnight.


Day 6-8 Emeifeng NR

We will spend 3 days birding in Emeifeng NR. Our target are Cabot’s Tragopan, Elliot’s Pheasant, White-necklaced Partridge, Koklass pheasant. We’re also looking for Rufous Laughingthrush, White-spectacled Warbler, Chinese Bamboo-Partridge, Yellow-cheeked Tit etc.

Cabot's Tragopan

Elliot's Pheasant

Day 9    
Emeifeng NR – Wuyuan

Early morning birding in Emeifeng NR, then left head to Wuyuan. Overnight in Wuyuan.


Day 10   Wuyuan 婺源

Full day birding around Wuyuan. We’ll search Short-tailed Parrotbill, Long-billed Plover, Mandarin Duck, Grey-sided Scimitar Babbler, Dusky Fulvetta, in the bambo0 forest, then visit Blue-crowned Laughingthrush’s breeding site. Afternoon we will move to the northern part of Wuyuan to search Pied Falconet, Brown Dipper, Brown Crake, Crested Kingfisher.

Courtois's Laughingthrush

Pied Falconet

Day 11  
Wuyuan – Nanchang – Dongzhai NNR

Morning birding in Wuyuan, then left for Nanchang. Late afternoon go to Xinyang by high speed train. Overnight in Dongzhai NNR.


Day 12-13 Dongzhai NNR

We have two and half days birding in Dongzhai NNR. We’ll search Reeve’s Pheasant, which is one of the longest tail pheasant in the world! Other target are Fairy Pitta, Brown chested Jungle Flycatcher, Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Collared Crow, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Tiger Shrike, Manchurian Bush Warbler, Oriental Scops Owl etc.

Day 14  Dongzhai NNR – Shanghai

Morning birding in Dongzhai NNR, after lunch go back Shanghai via Wuhan by high speed train.

Reeve's Pheasant

仙八色鸫 / 朱英

Fairy Pitta / Zhu Ying