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2017 Yunnan Gaoligongshan Birding Tour

With terrain ranging from tropical rainforest to snow-capped peaks and peoples from Thai to Tibetan,Yunnan is the most varied of China's provinces and is one of the most alluring destinations in the entire country. From the snowclad 6,000m peaks of Meilixue Shan in the northwest to the jungles of Xishuangbanna in the south. Yunnan boasts every kind of habitat, and the longest provincial bird list in China with more than 800 species. It also boasts half of China's plant and animal species.Yunnan is also well known for its year-round mild climate. There are numerous excellent areas for bird watching in Yunnan.

 

Birds Possible: 200-250 species

 

Schedule:

Day 1__17.02.2017 Arrive in Kunming   Breakfast, Lunch

Your arrival in the Kunming. Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

1-night in 4* Grand Park Hotel or similar.

 

Day 2__18.02.2017 Kunming to Dali   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the early morning we’ll drive to the Western Hill near Kunming for some city birds, Western Hill is a nice green park on the immigrating route of birds, the birding here can be very relaxing and pleasant. After that we’ll drive to Dali.

2-night at Dali Landscape Hotel or similar

 

The birds you may see today are:

Crested Goshawk, Black-headed Gull, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Short-billed Minivet, Long-tailed Minivet, Ashy Drongo, White-throated Fantail, Great Tit, Green-backed Tit,  Black-throated Tit, Crested Finchbill, Brown-breasted Bulbul, White-browed Shrike-Babbler, Blue-winged Minla, White-browed Fulvetta, Black-headed Sibia, Whiskered Yuhina, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Red-billed Leiothrix, Japanese White-eye, Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Mrs. Gould's Sunbird, Russet Sparrow, Beautiful Rosefinch,

 

         

 

Day 3__19.02.2017 Mt. Cangshan Reserve in Dali     Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Birdwatching in Cangshan Reserve in the morning. You will have a good opportunity to see Lady Amherst’s Pheasant on the road. Bird watching in the farmland along the Erhai Lake in the afternoon .

 

Birds you may see here today:

Lady Amherst's Pheasant, Great Crested Grebe, Black-shouldered Kite, Crested Goshawk, Grey-headed Lapwing, Long-tailed Minivet, Eurasian Nutcracker, Rufous-vented Tit, Grey-crested Tit, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Chestnut-tailed Minla, White-collared Yuhina, Rufous-vented Yuhina, Common Stonechat, Verditer Flycatcher, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Tibetan Siskin, Black-headed Greenfinch, Purple Swaphen

 

Day 4__20.02.2017 Dali to Baihualing Reserve in Mt.Gaoligongshan   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After morning birding in Cangshan, we will drive to Baihualing Reserve in Mt Gaoligongshan, and we’ll stop for birds in the farmland along the Nujiang River.

 

    

 

You may see: Crested Bunting, White-throated Kingfisher, Burmese Shrike, Long-tailed Shrike, Black Drongo, Ashy Drongo, Sand Martin, Hill Prinia, Rufescent Prinia, Plain Prinia, Mountain Tailorbird, Common Tailorbird, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Oriental Reed Warbler,

4-night at Baihualing Reserve. 

 

Day 5 to 7__21-23.02.2017 Mt. Gaoligongshan   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There are three main parts to the Gaoligongshan Nature Reserve - Baihualing Nature Reserve, Dahaoping Nature Reserve and Nankang Nature Reserve. Baihualing is by far the best, and also the most easily accessible part of the Gaoligong Mountains.

 

    

 

The birds you may see here are:

Sclater's Monal (high elevations only), Silver and Mrs. Hume's Pheasants, Rufous-throated Partridge , Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bay Woodpecker,  Red Headed Trogon, Brown Wood Owl, Scarlet Finch, Black Eagle, Ashy Wood Pigeon, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Hodgson's Frogmouth, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Lesser Coucal, Long-tailed Broadbill, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Spotted, Grey-sided, Blue-winged, Black-throated, Striated, Scaly and Red-tailed Laughingthrushes, Red-faced Liocichla, Silver-eared Mesia, Red-billed Leiothrix, Streak-breasted, Spot-breasted, Coral-billed and Slender-billed Scimitar Babblers, Grey-bellied Wren Babbler, Black-headed and White-browed Shrike Babbler, Golden-breasted, Rufous-Winged, White-browed, Rusty-capped, Grey-Cheeked and Yellow-throated Fulvetta, Long-tailed, Black-headed and Beautiful Sibia, Great Barbet, Golden-throated Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, Lineated Barbet, Green-eared Barbet, Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike, Maroon Oriole, Yellow-bellied Fantail, White-throated Fantail, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Striated Bulbul, Flavescent Bulbul, Mountain Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Streak-throated Barwing, Spectacled Barwing, Streaked Barwing, Blue-winged Minla, Chestnut-tailed Minla, Red-tailed Minla, Whiskered and Stripe-throated Yuhina, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Vivid Niltava, Large Niltava, Grey-headed Canary-flaycatcher, Plain Flowerpecker and Fire-breasted Flowpecker,  Streaked Spiderhunter

 

Day 8__24.02.2017 Gaoligongshan to Tengchong    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we’ll leave from Gaoligongshan to Tengchong city through the old forest road and stop by the pass of Gaoligongshan for birds.

1-night at Empark Hotel Tengchong C Block or similar

 

Day 9__25.02.2017 Tengchong to Yingjiang   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tengchong is located on the west side of Mt. Gaoligongshan surrounded by volcanoes. And the place we are going for birds is called Laifengshan Park, which is sitting in the city centre. After a whole day birding in Laifengshan Park, we’ll then head to Yingjiang.

4-night at Yingjiang Bianqiao Garden Hotel or similar

 

The possible birds here are:

Slender-billed Oriole , Crested Goshawk, Shikra, Great Barbet, Golden-throated Barbet, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike, Rosy Minivet, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Eurasian Jay, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, White-browed Shrike-Babbler, Blue-winged, Chestnut-tailed and Red-tailed Minla, Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, Black-headed Sibia, Beautiful Sibia, Whiskered Yuhina, Elliot's Laughing-thrush, Red-faced Liocichla, Silver-eared Mesia, Chestnut-flanked White-eye, Chestnut-vented and Yunnan Nuthatch, Black-collared Starling, Black-breasted Thrush, Little Pied Flycatcher, Verditer Flycatcher, Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher, Russet Sparrow, Scaly-breasted Munia, Black-headed Greenfinch,

 

  

 

Day 10-12__26-28.02.2017 Yingjiang   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’ll based in Yingjiang county and birding to the nearby Nabang,Xueli, Rongshuwang Reserve, Tongbiguan Reserve. This area is at the border between China and Myanmar, it contains most of the birds in East Myanmar and North Thailand and the accessibility is quite easy.

 

The possible bird here are:

Grey Peacock Pheasant, Indian Spot-billed Duck, Jerdon's Baza, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Oriental Hobby, River, Red-wattled, and Grey-headed Lapwing, Green Bee-eater, Blue-throated and Blue-eared Barbet, White-browed Piculet, Greater and lesser Yellownape, Long-tailed and Silver-breasted Broadbill, Blyth's and Black-eared Shrike Babbler, Grey-eyed Bulbul, Grey-bellied Tesia, Golden Babbler, White-hooded Babbler, Greater and Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Chinese Blue Flycatcher, Sapphire Flycatcher, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Golden-fronted and Blue-winged Leafbird, Ibisbill, Red-billed and Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, Streaked Wren Babbler, Spot-winged Starling, Collared Myna, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Black-backed Forktail, etc.

 

Day 13__01.03.2017 Yingjiang to Kunming   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning birding in Yingjiang and take flight to Kunming.

1-night at Grand Park Hotel Kunming or similar

 

Day 14__02.03.2017 Departure from Kunming   Breakfast

Today you will make your own way to the airport for your departure flight. If it’s needed, we could arrange hotel/airport transfer for you.

 

Rate is USD4050 per person

 

Included service:

1. 13 nights' accommodation as mentioned in the schedule, which is from Day 1 to Day 13. Two people share a twin room. If you don’t want to share a room with another participant, but have a private room, you need pay single supplement which is USD460 per person.

2. English speaking birding guide.

3. 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 13 dinners including seasonal fruits.

4. Group transfer as described.

5. Entrance fee and Permission to the reserves.

6. Economy class flight ticket from Mangshi to Kunming. Tax is included.
 
Not Included:
1.     China Visa.
2.     Any other service we do not include.
 
The group size is 4 to 8 birders. We promise the group won’t be more than 8 birders. If you have any question or idea, please feel free to contact us info@pandachinatour.com