Shanghai – Rudong – Yancheng – Shanghai – Fuzhou – Emeifeng NR – Wuyuan – Dongzhai NNR – Shanghai
Late November – Early March
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Day 1 Shanghai – Yancheng NNR
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 – Rudong
Morning birding in Yancheng NNR, then leave to Rudong depend on the tide. Overnight in Rudong.
Fishpond of ducks
Day 3 Rudong – Dongzhai NNR
Morning birding in Rudong, late afternoon back to Shanghai to catch the overnight train to XInyang.
Day 4-5 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 targets are Collared Crow, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Yellow-throated Bunting, Crested Ibis, Yellow-bellied Tit etc.
Day 6 Dongzhai NNR – Poyang Lake
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
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.
Day 8 Poyang Lake – Wuyuan
Morning birding in Poyang Lake, after lunch leave to Wuyuan and overnight.
Siberian Crane in flight
Wintering Cranes in Poyang Lake
Day 9 Wuyuan – Nanchang
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.
Scaly-sided Merganser © Shen Qiang
Day 10 Nanchang – Emeifeng NR
Morning leave Nanchang, 4 hours driving to Emeifeng NR. Afternoon birding in Ememifeng NR for pheasants
Day 11 Emeifeng NR
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.
Day 12 Emeifeng NR – Fuzhou
Morning birding in Emeifeng NR. Evening 2 hours high-speed train back to Fuzhou and overnight.
Day 13 Fuzhou
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.
Day 14 Fuzhou – Shanghai
Morning birding in Fuzhou Forest Park. Afternoon back to Shanghai.