Winter of East China冬季华东


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




Late November – Early March


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Day 1  Shanghai上海 – Yancheng NNR盐城

Arrive Shanghai, then 4 hours driving to Yancheng NNR to search Reed Parrotbill, Red-crowned Crane, gulls, ducks, Gooses and bunting. Overnight in Yancheng NNR.


Day 2  Yancheng NNR盐城 - Rudong如东

Morning birding in Yancheng NNR, then leave to Rudong depend on the tide. Overnight in Rudong.


Red-crowned Crane


Reed Parrotbill

Day 3  Rudong如东– Shanghai上海 Dongzhai NNR 董寨国家级自然保护区

Morning birding in Rudong, late afternoon back to Shanghai to catch the overnight train to XInyang.

Day 4-5  Dongzhai NNR 董寨国家级自然保护区

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 targets are Collared Crow, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Yellow-throated Bunting, Crested Ibis, Yellow-bellied Tit etc.


Crested Ibis


Reeve's Pheasant


 Day 6Dongzhai NNR 董寨国家级自然保护区– Wuhan武汉– Poyang Lake鄱阳湖

Early morning birding in Dongzhai NNR, then leave to Poyang Lake via Wuhan by high-speed train. Overnight in Poyang Lake.


Day 7 Poyang Lake鄱阳湖

Full day birding in Poyang Lake to find Siberian, Hooded, White-naped and common Cranes, Swan Goose, Taiga and Tundra Swan, Greater and Lesser White-fronted Goose, Falcated Duck, Baikal Teal. If we lucky, we may see the Baer's Pochard and Swinhoe's Yellow Rail. Evening in Yongxiu.


Siberian Crane in flight


Wintering Cranes


Day 8  Poyang Lake鄱阳湖 – Wuyuan 婺源

Morning birding in Poyang Lake, after lunch leave to Wuyuan and overnight.


Day 9婺源-南昌

We’ll search Scaly-sided Merganser, Short-tailed Parrotbill, Long-billed Plover, Mandarin Duck, Grey-sided Scimitar Babbler, Dusky Fulvetta, in the bamboo forest. Afternoon we will try to find the wintering sites of Blue-crowned Laughingthrush and search other part of Wuyuan to find Pied Falconet, Brown Dipper, Brown Crake, Crested Kingfisher.

中华秋沙鸭 / 沈强

Scaly-sided Merganser / Shen Qiang 


Pied Falconet 

Day 10 Nanchang南昌– Emeifeng NR 峨眉峰省级保护区

Morning leave Nanchang, 4 hours driving to Emeifeng NR. Afternoon birding in Ememifeng NR for pheasants


Day 11 Emeifeng NR 峨眉峰省级保护区

We will spend 2.5 days birding in Emeifeng NR. Our target are Cabot’s Tragopan, Elliot’s Pheasant, White-necklaced Partridge, Koklass pheasant. We’re also looking for, Chinese Bamboo-Partridge, Yellow-cheeked Tit etc.


Koklass Pheasant


Elliot‘s Pheasant

Day 12 Emeifeng NR 峨眉峰省级保护区 – Fuzhou 福州

Morning birding in Emeifeng NR. Late afternoon 4hours driving to Fuzhou and overnight.


Day 13 Fuzhou福州

Depend on the tide, we’ll search Spoon-billed Sandpiper in the mudflat or birding in Fuzhou forest park to search White-necklaced Partridge, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Spotted Wren Babbler, Chestnut Bulbul Grey-sided Scimitar Babbler etc.

勺嘴鹬 / 汤正华

Spoon-billed Sandpiper / Luke Tang



White-necklaced Partridge


Day 14Fuzhou福州

Morning birding in Fuzhou Forest Park.  Afternoon back to Shanghai. Tour End.