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Southeast China Endemics Birding Tour

Duration: 6

Destination: Nanchang, Wuyuan, Taining

Highlights: Blue-crowned laughingthrush, Pied Falconet, Short-tailed Parrotbill, Cabot’s Tragopan, Elliot’s Pheasant, White-necklaced Partridge ,Koklass Pheasant, Silver Pheasant and Chinese Bamboo Partridge

Tour Code: ECO-CBW-22

Jiangxi borders Anhui to the north, Zhejiang to the northeast, Fujian to the east, Guangdong to the south, Hunan to the west, and Hubei to the northwest. It is a southern province of the People's Republic of China, spanning from the banks of the Yangtze River in the north into hillier areas in the south. During this tour we will explore to Wuyuan and Taining, both of the area are known as the top birding destinations in southeast China. In Wuyuan,we scheduled to see the mysterious Blue-crowned laughingthrush, Pied Falconet and Short-tailed Parrotbill. And in Taining, our main target is to see Cabot’s Tragopan, Elliot’s Pheasant, White-necklaced Partridge ,Koklass Pheasant, Silver Pheasant and Chinese Bamboo Partridge.


Best Season: Early May to early July

Birds Possible: 60-80 species



Day 1 Arrive in Nanchang

Arrive in Nanchang, your guide will meet you at the airport or railway station. And then we will check in the hotel of Nanchang. If time is permit, we will drive 3.5 hours to Wuyuan directly which depends on your arrival time.


Day 2 Nanchang to Wuyuan

This morning we will drive to Wuyuan. It is regarded as the most beautiful countryside in China, also known as one of the top birding destinations in eastern China among birders, the forest coverage reaches to 80% of the whole region, there are 50 more ancient villages around the area. Today we will explore to a few Villages and nearby forest and wooden land to see Blue-crowned Laughingthrush, Eurasian Jay, Great Spotted, Grey-capped Pygmy, Grey-headed Woodpecker,  Pied and Common Kingfisher, Woodpecker, Red-billed Starlings, Grey Treepie, Ashy and Black Drongo, Vinous-throated and short-tailed Parrotbill. The Blue-crowned Laughingthrush, which is also known as yellow-throated Laughingthrush in the past. Garrulax galbanus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into G. galbanus and G. courtoisi following Collar (2006), Garrulax courtoisi is endemic to China, the total wild population of individuals was estimated 200 more in recent year by the famous ornithologist He Fenqi, who has been researching this species for more than 10 years in Wuyuan and southwest China,the species is now listed Critically Endangered.


Day 3 Wuyuan Birding

Expore to the northeast area of Wuyuan for Pied Falconet, Which is regularly seen on a roof of a local villager’s house, playing, feeding, and resting.after, we will drive around to see some other birds on migration and some residence,Warblers, flycatchers, Laughingthrushes, bulbuls, White crowned forktail, Little Forktail, Swinhoe’s, Grey-chinned Minivet, Black-winged Cuckooshrike.


Day 4 Wuyuan to Taining

Today we will drive from Wuyuan to Taining. It takes about 4.5 hours. After lunch, we will drive to Emei Feng and spend the rest of the day at there for Cabot’s Tragopan, Elliot’s Pheasant, White-necklaced Partridge, Koklass Pheasant, Bamboo Partridge and Silver Pheasant.


Day 5 Emei Feng and Around

Early morning get up, looking for the pheasants, spend the whole morning at Emeifeng, then we will bird watching around the nearby villages and wooden land ,many other forest birds we might also see are Rufous-faced Warbler, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Mountain bulbul, Scarlet Minivet, Fork-tailed Sunbird, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Barred Cuckoo Dove, Grey-sided scimitar Babbler, Bay woodpecker, Asian-barred Owlet, Black-winged Kite and Mountain Hawk Eagle etc.


Day 6 Departure

After morning birding, we will drive back to Nanchang for your departure train or flight.


If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us And according to your ideas, we could arrange a private tour just for you. Looking forward to hearing from you.