Home

Sichuan, China: 11-26 April 2017


Thailand


World

 

Overview

Date:
Weather:

Localities:

11 - 26 April 2017.
Highly variable with altitude. Warm to very cold with snow, rain, hail, fog, wind, clear skies, variable cloud cover and strong sun. Temperatures ranged from -10°C to +23°C.
Songpan, Baxi, Gong Gang Ling Shan, Baihe, Dujuan Shan, Pingwu, Tangjiahe, Qinxi, Yangxian, Lingyan Shan, Longcanggou, Wolong National Nature Reserve, Balang Shan and Sichuan University.

With Richard Carden. As we'd both birded China and Sichuan on more than one occasion, this two week trip was intended to be the ultimate clean up of Sichuan. Logistics and guiding were provided by our good friend Sid Francis - website Sichuan Birding - that ran smoothly as usual. Our combined target list comprised no more than 25 species, many of which would be deemed difficult to impossible. As we wished to retain flexibility, little was pre-booked. Given the sites covered, a fair amount of driving was required.

China continues to be the world leader in appalling driving standards, that continued to provide total amazement throughout the trip. Unsurprisingly, we failed to encounter a single western tourist during our stay, although did bump into one other foreign birder at Balang Shan, mainly on account of these areas being either well off the usual birding route, or little birded at this time of year - the prime Sichuan birding season being May - June.

Itinerary

10 Apr. Although for our previous trip, in 2016, Sichuan Airlines flew directly from Chiang Mai to Chengdu, this flight option no longer existed, so took the early 06:40 Thai Airways flight to Bangkok, with a good connection to Chengdu, arriving mid afternoon to clear skies and a pleasant 23°C. With Richard not arriving till late evening we stayed overnight at the Chengdu Airport Hotel, an excellent and well-priced hotel within walking distance of the airport terminal. Even at this modern business hotel, accustomed to western visitors, on ordering a beer at the bar one gets the question "a cold one?". Yes, forgotten that beer is only served warm in China and the local beer is probably at best 3% alcohol and tastes similar to water.

Daurian Jackdaw
Daurian Jackdaw

Himalayan Marmot
Himalayan Marmot

11 Apr. The excellent breakfast spread available by 06:00, is not to be missed, especially as included in the price. Collected by Sid at 07:00 and set off toward the Tibetan Plateau. A total change in the weather with overcast conditions and rain - much more the usual Sichuan weather. An all day drive to Baxi, with some roadside scans north of Songpan for Blue Eared Pheasant, of which several successfully located.

Ascending the plateau, through a mixture of rain, snow and hail, we recorded Red-throated Thrush, Black-throated Thrush, Horned Lark, Black-necked Crane, Ruddy Shelduck, Güldenstädt's Redstart, Daurian Jackdaw and Himalayan Marmot. During the last hour of the day, about 20 kilometres before Ruoergai, we turned off toward Baxi. At well over 3,000 metres, plenty of snow cover remaining, and despite the cold conditions still found Elliot's Laughingthrush, Plain Laughingthrush, Giant Laughingthrush, Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush heard, Robin Accentor, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Kessler's Thrush, Chestnut Thrush and Japanese Tit. Early evening, with temperatures falling below zero, checked into the Kai De Feng Hotel in town.

12 Apr. A bright, early, start with temperatures around -5°C as we stepped out of the hotel to a pair of Common Merganser flying over. Returned to Baxi where we found good activity in the early sun, with Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush and Sichuan Tit on our list of targets. Continued through the forested areas through the village of Baxi and into the forested hills beyond.

Blood Pheasant
Blood Pheasant

Spent the morning, until 14:00, simply stopping and birding anywhere that looked promising, with Blood Pheasant, Blue Eared Pheasant, Kessler's Thrush, Silver-throated Bushtit, Streaked Rosefinch, Pink-rumped Rosefinch, Chinese White-browed Rosefinch and Sichuan Jay the pick of the bunch.

Sichuan Tit
Sichuan Tit

But alas, not the hoped for Three-banded Rosefinch or Collared Grosbeak. Cold, mixed, weather all morning, including a hike down slope in the snow hoping for Pere David's Owl or Verreaux's Monal-Partridge, neither of which found. Returned late afternoon for an earlier dinner, and then out again after dark in an unsuccessful search for Tengmalm's Owl and Pere David's Owl.

13 Apr. Following a leisurely start, drove three hours to Gong Gang Ling Shan where we spent time first looking for Pere David's Owl and then Three-banded Rosefinch with similar success to yesterday. Mid afternoon drove to lower elevations where we had more success in locating Pere David's Tit.

14 Apr. Left prior to 05:00 and drove to high elevations of Gong Gang Ling Shan. With clear skies and an altitude approaching 4,000 metres it was unpleasantly cold, at -10°C, with a nasty breeze over the mountain adding to the feel good factor.

White-collared Yuhina
White-collared Yuhina

Sooty Tit
Sooty Tit

Pere David's Tit
Pere David's Tit

Blue-fronted Redstart
Blue-fronted Redstart

However, despite the temperature, Pere David's Owl very vocal and eventually picked out after 20 minutes freezing our butts off. As still pre dawn, returned to the hotel for the breakfast buffet whilst waiting for the sun to warm the slopes. Suitably fortified retraced our route up the mountain and six hours in an unsuccessful search for Three-banded Rosefinch.

Giving up on the rosefinch, we returned to lower altitude for another attempt for Sooty Tit but not found. From here, drove through the crazy town of Jiuzhaigou, absolutely packed with local tourists. Continued to the vicinity of Baihe where late afternoon we saw Long-tailed Rosefinch, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler, Spot-breasted Parrotbill and Slaty Bunting. Continued to Jiuzhaigou County Town where we'd booked into a small guesthouse found via the web, but which was absolutely impossible to find without calling the owner to come and fetch us - especially as the location given on the web was incorrect!

15 Apr. Another early start by 05:00 for the 90 minute drive to Dujuan Shan, that we found to be fogged in at the summit, so descended a couple of kilometres to just below the cloud. Our target here was Verreaux's Monal-Partridge, a bird usually vocal only at dawn, and it took several tries running up and down the road to eventually locate one. Spent a further three hours in the area, finding Blood Pheasant, Grey-hooded Fulvetta, Maroon-backed Accentor and Dark-rumped Rosefinch, before descending the valley toward Pingwu stopping several times en route with one longer walk with good list including Sooty Tit and White-backed Woodpecker.

Verreaux's Monal-Partridge
Verreaux's Monal-Partridge

White-backed Woodpecker
White-backed Woodpecker

In Pingwu town we took rooms at one of the many tourist hotels, then drove up the winding mountain road of the forested hillside overlooking town. The late afternoon produced the hoped for Zappey's Flycatcher, with at least three singing males. Also Golden Pheasant heard, Himalayan Swiftlet, Yellow-bellied Tit, Brown-breasted Bulbul, our first Kloss's Leaf Warbler of the trip, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Vinous-throated Parrotbill and a single Chinese Thrush.

Collared Finchbill
Collared Finchbill

Red-faced Warbler
Red-faced Warbler

Chinese Leaf Warbler
Chinese Leaf Warbler

Little Bunting
Little Bunting

Moustached Laughingthrush
Moustached Laughingthrush

16 Apr. A day allocated to a search for the extremely rare Przevalski's Parrotbill. We awoke to overnight rain, with a 90 minute drive to Tangjiahe. On arrival, cold, overcast and very windy with some spots of rain - decidedly not conducive to parrotbill hunting. Spent the whole day walking in several kilometres, but despite good habitat few birds found due to the poor weather. Around 14:00 the weather improved a fraction and we heard one snatch of a Sinosuthora parrotbill call, but which was not repeated and the bird only glimpsed in flight, so not certain of its identity. A short bird list today with Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Long-tailed Minivet, Spotted Nutcracker, Yellow-browed Tit, Rufous-faced Warbler and Chestnut-headed Tesia heard. Back to town where, following last night's poor restaurant experience, cooked up our own eggs and chips, that turned out really well and a welcome change from usual Sichuan fare.

17 Apr. A short drive to mid elevations around Qinxi where we started our hunt for Moustached Laughingthrush, that although a widespread species, is decidedly scare. A beautiful, bright clear day, with us birding open scrub until about 11:00 when the strong sun killed bird activity. Unfortunately no laughingthrush, but a good list included numerous Golden Pheasant heard, Salim Ali's Swift, Grey-backed Shrike, Mountain Bulbul, Chinese Leaf Warbler, Claudia's Leaf Warbler, Sulphur-breasted Warbler, Dusky Fulvetta, David's Fulvetta, Spectacled Fulvetta, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Little Bunting, Japanese White-eye and Russet Sparrow.

Thereafter, a six hour drive to Yangxian for Crested Ibis, first stopping ten kilometres from town by a riverside lookout but none present. Drove into town to scan the main river, with a couple of unfulfilling views of distant birds in quite depressing surroundings. Seemingly, the people of this area simply use the name of the Crested Ibis for advertising all sorts of business with no appreciation for conservation of the bird; the surrounding areas being developed for agriculture, construction and under massive disturbance. Hard to image a medium term survival for this bird here. Just prior to dusk returned to the same lookout as previously, with about 15 Crested Ibis returning to roost.

18 Apr. As we only had a reverse long drive, no massive rush to leave, so didn't depart till 07:30 to return to Qinxi for another go at the Moustached Laughingthush. Initially, at 13:30, sunny and warm, but with temperatures starting to drop after 16:30 the outlook improved, though again we failed to find the laughingthrush. Overnight in Qinxi town, where we managed to track down some decent beer in a supermarket.

19 Apr. Back again for a third attempt at Moustached Laughingthrush, with another clear, bright, morning. This time we tried exploring farther afield, and in a well vegetated gully were finally rewarded with good views of a single Moustached Laughingthrush. A five hour drive to Dujiangyan, Sid's home town, checked into the Shu Yin Intelligent Hotel, and a quick look at the local park on the adjacent Lingyan Shan. However, other than a calling Oriental Scops Owl, Large Hawk-Cuckoo and Grey-winged Blackbird little seen, so with rain starting we headed back to town. With Dujiangyan being a modern western city we were able this night to find western food and decent European beer.

20 Apr. A day to forget, with seemingly everything conspiring against us. As Sid had other commitments we teamed up with Roland Zeidler - website Western Sichuan Tours. Although at this stage we'd planned, and had received permission, to visit Loajun Shan to try for Sichuan Partridge, new regulations meant a four hour drive to the provincial police station, simply to register. Talk about annoying and time-wasting. Maybe this new regulation was simply to put-off foreigners, as gaining access to any official reserve is incredibly complex and bureaucratic in China. So change of plan, with us driving to Longcanggou, where we certainly had several possible targets. Generally overcast throughout our four hour drive, with the weather gradually deteriorating by the time we arrived, with light rain, fog and cold conditions.

Checked into the small hotel near the entrance gate, then slowly worked our way uphill. Dodging the showers, our first stops were to try for Emei Leaf Warbler, but heard only. As usual, the road to the top here was wet, muddy and definitely requires 4x4. At the top, with the temperature only around 5°C, Red-winged Laughingthrush was singing and Red-tailed Minla found, but little else. And to top off a great day, during our descent the car slid off the road into a soft mud-filled ditch. An hour of attempting to free the vehicle came to nothing, so around 19:00 we set off on foot, downhill, the nine plus kilometres to the entrance, becoming dark and raining. Unfortunately with no phone reception, calling for assistance not possible, and any odd, works vehicle had long since left the mountain. After three kilometres walking, by some incredible fortune, we ran into some telecoms workers checking temporary generators, who graciously offered assistance. However, even with their pickup pulling our vehicle remained totally stuck, so by 21:00 gave up and took advantage of their lift back. Half way down we ran into a small van coming up, with three staff from the hotel who'd figured we must have broken down and sent out a search an rescue party. A late, but welcome, dinner.

21 Apr. With assistance from the hotel a large truck was arranged to transport us and extract our vehicle. Starting at 07:00, a slow and bumpy ride by a very beaten up truck, but clearly the driver had done this many times and had the necessary equipment. Even so, it was a further two hours of work to jack up the vehicle and put rocks under the wheels, and a very messy job. Unfortunately the weather had not improved on yesterday, so we struggled to find anything until about 14:00 when it finally stopped raining. The highlight of the day was Three-toed Parrotbill seen by some, as well as Emei Leaf Warbler lower down and Lady Amherst's Pheasant calling.

Stuck in the ditch
Stuck in the ditch

Three-toed Parrotbill
Three-toed Parrotbill

Golden Parrotbill
Golden Parrotbill

Golden-breasted Fulvetta
Golden-breasted Fulvetta

22 Apr. An 06:00 start to try again for Lady Amherst's Pheasant. Dry at least this morning, but cloudy and cool. We started with an attempt for Lady Amherst's Pheasant, then a drive of upper elevations for Temminck's Tragopan, though neither successfully. We then tried a different strategy of splitting up for second attempts for both species. More successful this time, with Lady Amherst's Pheasant seen after crawling around on hands and knees in the bamboo, and Three-toed Parrotbill again at the top. Next up, a short slog downhill gave us Streaked Barwing - a highly sought after species. Amazing what a change in the weather can do. At 11:00, just as we were leaving, the sun finally came through! A longish drive to Wolong, where we stayed at a new guest house in the village. In the final couple of hours of the day slogged up one of the lower slopes and finally had success in locating Temminck's Tragopan, with a stunning male.

23 Apr. Left at 05:00 to drive to Balang Shan at 3,600 metres where, as expected, below freezing on arrival but with the sun out early a clear day warming to 15°C. A pre-dawn stop for Wood Snipe didn't find any, so presumably they had as yet failed to arrive as most meadows snow-covered.

Giant Laughingthrush
Giant Laughingthrush

Chinese White-browed Rosefinch
Chinese White-browed Rosefinch

Golden x Lady Amherst's Pheasant
Golden x Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Balang Shan
Balang Shan

Around the top, we had a great start, with Chinese Monal, Blood Pheasant and Koklass Pheasant heard. The whole day spent driving and birding the top 8-10 kilometre stretch seeking various targets. However, we were unlucky with Sichuan Thrush that was heard but not seen. Considering that this road runs within the Wolong Nature Reserve all sorts of construction, no doubt illegal, is now popping up along the road, with locals cutting the forest to barbecue snacks for the thronging masses of tourists. We found birding along the road unpleasant, with large numbers of trucks, busses and cars, most blowing their horns, streaming past. It's also impossible to park off the road at key birding areas, so with frequent fog, quite dangerous, As several tunnels along lower stretches of the road are now repaired and open, there's been a huge increase the number of vehicles using this route, as it now offers the quickest route from Chengdu to the Tibetan Plateau. Despite the traffic, a good list with Bearded Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Snow Pigeon, Sichuan Leaf Warbler, Giant Laughingthrush, Chinese Fulvetta, Hodgson's Treecreeper, Collared Grosbeak and Three-banded Rosefinch.

24 Apr. Another full day at Balang Shan attempting to fill in the gaps from yesterday - Sichuan Thrush, Koklass Pheasant, Crimson-browed Finch and Sharpe's Rosefinch. However, on exiting our hotel, rain had begun to fall, and as we ascended higher dense fog made for slow-going. At the top we couldn't park in the usual spot as a pickup had driven straight off the road and occupied the spot by lying on its side with goods spilled everywhere. So continued through the tunnel and parked at end of the old road well out of danger of oncoming vehicles. Walked the old road in fog. Unsurprisingly seeing little, then down the main road for Koklass Pheasant that were calling nearby. One advantage of the thick fog was that birds were approachable, even though not visible! Eventually, after 20 minutes of peering through the fog we found a single bird calling right next to the road. We then spent a frustrating day trying to avoid the patchy fog, that was unfortunately more fog than patches, but one gap did provide us with excellent views of Sichuan Thrush, and another session in the undergrowth provided an almost male Golden Pheasant, that turned out as a hybrid with Lady Amherst's Pheasant. We also put in a huge effort for Sharpe's Rosefinch, but no luck. Rain started late afternoon on our return to Wolong.

25 Apr. Rain all night continuing as we left at the slightly later time of 06:00, to return to top. At these altitudes the rain had fallen as snow, so a white landscape greeted us. Surprisingly, bird activity was good, probably on account of a frantic search for food. We finally found Dark-breasted Rosefinch, as well as Alpine Accentor and Eurasian Wren. Another six hours of searching for Sharpe's Rosefinch draw a blank till we departed at 14:00 to Dujiangyan where we checked into the Intelligent Hotel again.

26 Apr. With late April being peak migration season we thought a session at the Sichuan University in Chengdu might produce something unusual. Here, a very small patch of trees surrounded by acres of concrete often attracts a variety of migrants. Another damp, cool morning with our initial thoughts that the place looked dead, but a few hours of waiting and persistence gave a fair smattering of species, with Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Chinese Blackbird, Fujian Niltava, Alstrom's Warbler and a few leaf warblers. Returned to the airport by 12:30 for flights home. Of our 25 targets around 6-7 still remained, so another cleanup next year?

Our sincere thanks to Sid and Roland for the enjoyable and successful trip.

Galleries

Bird images from this, and other, birding trips here.

Species List

  Songpan   Count
  Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea 4
  Blue Eared Pheasant Crossoptilon auritum 4
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha 1
  Eurasian Magpie Pica pica 3
  Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 6
  Eurasian Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris 6
  Red-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis 50
  Black-throated Thrush Cochoa purpurea 2
  Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus 6
  Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 6
  Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni 2
  White Wagtail Motacilla alba 2
       
  Baxi   Count
  Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea 2
  Common Merganser Mergus merganser 2
  Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus 8
  Blue Eared Pheasant Crossoptilon auritum 12
  Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 5
  Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1
  Oriental Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus orientalis 3
  Himalayan Vulture Gyps himalayensis 14
  Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus 2
  Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 2
  Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 1
  Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius 2
  Himalayan Buzzard Buteo burmanicus 1
  Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis 2
  Brown-headed Gull Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus 1
  Hill Pigeon Columba rupestris 6
  Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 2
  Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius 2
  Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus 2
  Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 1
  Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus 5
  Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans 3
  Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyanus 2
  Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 50
  Daurian Jackdaw Coloeus dauuricus 10
  Carrion Crow Corvus corone 30
  Northern Raven Corvus corax 4
  Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris 2
  Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous 1
  Sichuan Tit Poecile weigoldicus 4
  Japanese Tit Parus minor 2
  Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris 20
  Silver-throated Bushtit Aegithalos glaucogularis 1
  White-browed Tit-warbler Leptopoecile sophiae 1
  Sichuan Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus forresti 2
  Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax sukatschewi 10
  Giant Laughingthrush Garrulax maximus 8
  Plain Laughingthrush Garrulax davidi 12
  Elliot's Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii 15
  Chinese Fulvetta Fulvetta striaticollis 5
  Spectacled Parrotbill Sinosuthora conspicillata 2
  Goldcrest Regulus regulus 2
  Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria 1
  Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana 1
  Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni 3
  Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus 10
  Kessler's Thrush Turdus kessleri 20
  Red-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis 1
  Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus 15
  Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni 2
  White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps 20
  Güldenstädt's Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus 1
  Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis 6
  Grey Bush Chat Saxicola ferreus 1
  Robin Accentor Prunella rubeculoides 1
  Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata 3
  White Wagtail Motacilla alba 4
  Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 4
  Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus 4
  White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes 3
  Streaked Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilloides 1
  Pink-rumped Rosefinch Carpodacus waltoni 60
  Chinese White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus dubius 50
  Godlewski's Bunting Emberiza godlewskii 10
       
  Gong Gang Ling Shan   Count
  Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis h
  Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 40
  Himalayan Vulture Gyps himalayensis 20
  Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus 2
  Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 2
  Himalayan Buzzard Buteo burmanicus 5
  Pere David's Owl Strix davidi 1
  Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei 1
  Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 2
  Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus 2
  Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus 4
  Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes h
  Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris 6
  Coal Tit Periparus ater 3
  Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous 4
  Pere David's Tit Poecile davidi 5
  Sichuan Tit Poecile weigoldicus 2
  Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 3
  Eurasian Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris 4
  Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus 20
  Crested Tit-Warbler Leptopoecile elegans 5
  Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher 1
  Chinese Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus yunnanensis 30
  Hume's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei 2
  Claudia's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus claudiae 1
  Sichuan Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus forresti 30
  Elliot's Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii 15
  Chinese Fulvetta Fulvetta striaticollis 2
  White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata 1
  Goldcrest Regulus regulus 20
  Chinese Nuthatch Sitta villosa 3
  Przevalski's Nuthatch Sitta przewalskii 1
  Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria 1
  Hodgson's Treecreeper Certhia hodgsoni 5
  Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni 2
  Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus 4
  Chinese Thrush Turdus mupinensis 1
  Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus 15
  Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata 2
  White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps 20
  Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis 6
  Plumbeous Water Redstart Phoenicurus fuliginosus 1
  Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata 1
  White Wagtail Motacilla alba 6
  Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 3
  White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes 3
  Chinese White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus dubius 4
       
  Baihe   Count
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha 3
  Brown-flanked Bush Warbler Horornis fortipes h
  Yellow-streaked Warbler Phylloscopus armandii h
  Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus gravivox h
  White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio h
  Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis h
  Long-tailed Rosefinch Carpodacus sibiricus 2
  Slaty Bunting Emberiza siemsseni 1
       
  Dujyuan Shan   Count
  Verreaux's Monal-Partridge Tetraophasis obscurus 2
  Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus 5
  Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 2
  Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris 4
  Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler Horornis acanthizoides h
  Grey-hooded Fulvetta Fulvetta cinereiceps 4
  Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus gravivox h
  Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes h
  Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni h
  Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus 2
  Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus 3
  Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata 2
  Maroon-backed Accentor Prunella immaculata 1
  Dark-rumped Rosefinch Carpodacus edwardsii 6
  Chinese White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus dubius 10
       
  West of Pingwu   Count
  Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 1
  Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus h
  Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 2
  Great Barbet Psilopogon virens h
  Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus 1
  White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos 1
  Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus 2
  Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius 1
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha 2
  Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis 3
  Coal Tit Periparus ater 1
  Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous 2
  Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 3
  Chinese Wren-babbler Pnoepyga mutica 1
  Pygmy Wren-babbler Pnoepyga pusilla h
  Brown-flanked Bush Warbler Horornis fortipes 3
  Sooty Bushtit Aegithalos fuliginosus 6
  Claudia's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus claudiae 2
  Sichuan Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus forresti 10
  Grey-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus 10
  Martens's Warbler Seicercus omeiensis h
  Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus gravivox h
  Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis 2
  Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyridopsis ruficeps 4
  David's Fulvetta Alcippe davidi 4
  White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis h
  Elliot's Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii 4
  Golden-breasted Fulvetta Lioparus chrysotis 2
  Spectacled Fulvetta Fulvetta ruficapilla 5
  White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata 2
  Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta 6
  Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus 2
  Goldcrest Regulus regulus 3
  Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus 1
  Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus 1
  White-capped Redstart Phoenicurus leucocephalus 1
  Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 3
  White Wagtail Motacilla alba 2
  Slaty Bunting Emberiza siemsseni 2
       
  Pingwu Park   Count
  Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus h
  Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris 2
  Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 2
  Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus 4
  Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis 3
  Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus 2
  Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 5
  Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques 6
  Brown-breasted Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthorrhous 4
  Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus 10
  Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 2
  Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis h
  Brown-flanked Bush Warbler Horornis fortipes h
  Black-throated Bushtit Aegithalos concinnus 2
  Claudia's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus claudiae 2
  Kloss's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus ogilviegranti 3
  Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus gravivox h
  Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis 2
  David's Fulvetta Alcippe davidi 2
  Chinese Hwamei Garrulax canorus h
  White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio h
  Elliot's Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii 6
  Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea 2
  Vinous-throated Parrotbill Sinosuthora webbiana 2
  White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata 4
  Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta 10
  Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus 2
  Chinese Thrush Turdus mupinensis 1
  Zappey's Flycatcher Cyanoptila cumatilis 3
  Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus 2
  Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus 4
  Grey Bush Chat Saxicola ferreus 1
  Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 2
  Grey-capped Greenfinch Chloris sinica 1
       
  Tangjiahe   Count
  Mountain Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus nipalensis 1
  Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 2
  Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus h
  Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus 4
  Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius 1
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha 2
  Eurasian Magpie Pica pica 3
  Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes 1
  Collared Crow Corvus torquatus 1
  Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis 2
  Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus 1
  Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 2
  Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques 6
  Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus 4
  Pygmy Wren-babbler Pnoepyga pusilla 1
  Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis 2
  Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler Horornis acanthizoides 4
  Chestnut-headed Tesia Cettia castaneocoronata h
  Claudia's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus claudiae 10
  Kloss's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus ogilviegranti 4
  Alström's Warbler Seicercus soror h
  Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyridopsis ruficeps 2
  Elliot's Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii 4
  Golden-breasted Fulvetta Lioparus chrysotis 4
  Grey-hooded Fulvetta Fulvetta cinereiceps 5
  Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis 1
  Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus 3
  Plumbeous Water Redstart Phoenicurus fuliginosus 3
  White-capped Redstart Phoenicurus leucocephalus 6
  Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 2
       
  Qinxi   Count
  Chinese Bamboo Partridge Bambusicola thoracicus h
  Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus h
  Shikra Accipiter badius 1
  Eastern Buzzard Buteo japonicus 1
  Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis 2
  Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus h
  Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei h
  Salim Ali's Swift Apus salimalii 25
  Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris 1
  Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus 2
  Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus h
  Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus 6
  Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus 1
  Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius 2
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha 2
  Eurasian Magpie Pica pica 3
  Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 7
  Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis 2
  Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus 12
  Japanese Tit Parus minor 2
  Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 4
  Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques 16
  Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii 2
  Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 1
  Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis 3
  Brown-flanked Bush Warbler Horornis fortipes 10
  Black-throated Bushtit Aegithalos concinnus 8
  Yellow-streaked Warbler Phylloscopus armandii h
  Chinese Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus yunnanensis 18
  Eastern Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus h
  Claudia's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus claudiae 5
  Kloss's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus ogilviegranti 2
  Sulphur-breasted Warbler Phylloscopus ricketti 5
  Grey-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus 15
  Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus gravivox 6
  Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis 4
  Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyridopsis ruficeps 8
  Dusky Fulvetta Alcippe brunnea 15
  David's Fulvetta Alcippe davidi 6
  Chinese Hwamei Garrulax canorus h
  Moustached Laughingthrush Garrulax cineraceus 1
  White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis 5
  White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio 30
  Elliot's Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii 4
  Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea 8
  Spectacled Fulvetta Fulvetta ruficapilla 5
  Vinous-throated Parrotbill Sinosuthora webbiana 18
  Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis 2
  White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata 5
  Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta 5
  Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus 16
  Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 10
  Russet Sparrow Passer rutilans 3
  Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 1
  White Wagtail Motacilla alba 2
  Grey-capped Greenfinch Chloris sinica 2
  Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 4
  Yellow-throated Bunting Emberiza elegans 2
       
  Yangxian   Count
  Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 6
  Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon 15
  Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 100
  Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus 4
  Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus 5
  Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 10
  Little Egret Egretta garzetta 10
  Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus 2
  Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 1
  Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach 1
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha 2
  Eurasian Magpie Pica pica 2
  Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 2
  Black-throated Bushtit Aegithalos concinnus 2
  Vinous-throated Parrotbill Sinosuthora webbiana 2
  Chinese Blackbird Turdus mandarinus 1
  Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 2
  White Wagtail Motacilla alba 2
  Grey-capped Greenfinch Chloris sinica 2
       
  Lingyan Shan   Count
  Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus h
  Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides h
  Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia h
  Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach 1
  Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius 2
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha 2
  Eurasian Magpie Pica pica 2
  Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 2
  Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis 3
  White-cheeked Starling Spodiopsar cineraceus 3
  Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul 2
  Grey-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythaca 3
  Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus h
       
  Longcanggou   Count
  Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae 4
  Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 3
  Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus 1
  Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dryobates cathpharius 1
  Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris 2
  Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus 10
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha 12
  Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes 2
  Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 4
  Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps 2
  Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus 6
  Coal Tit Periparus ater 2
  Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus 2
  Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 6
  Pygmy Wren-babbler Pnoepyga pusilla h
  Brown-flanked Bush Warbler Horornis fortipes 10
  Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler Horornis acanthizoides 2
  Aberrant Bush Warbler Horornis flavolivaceus h
  Chestnut-headed Tesia Cettia castaneocoronata h
  Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher 2
  Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis 2
  Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris h
  Sichuan Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus yunnanensis 20
  Claudia's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus claudiae 3
  Emei Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus emeiensis 6
  Kloss's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus ogilviegranti h
  Grey-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus 2
  Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps 2
  Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyridopsis ruficeps 10
  Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus 4
  Buffy Laughingthrush Garrulax berthemyi 5
  Elliot's Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii 2
  Red-winged Laughingthrush Trochalopteron formosum h
  Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera 10
  Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta 6
  Streaked Barwing Actinodura souliei 1
  Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea 6
  Golden-breasted Fulvetta Lioparus chrysotis 10
  Grey-hooded Fulvetta Fulvetta cinereiceps 15
  Great Parrotbill Conostoma aemodium 6
  Three-toed Parrotbill Cholornis paradoxus 4
  Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis 1
  White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata 10
  Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea 2
  Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus 2
  Golden Bush Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus 3
  Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 1
  White Wagtail Motacilla alba 4
  Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 2
  Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus 3
  Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis 3
  Plain Mountain Finch Leucosticte nemoricola 1
  Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 1
       
  Wolong   Count
  Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus h
  Temminck's Tragopan Tragopan temminckii 3
  Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes h
  Pygmy Wren-babbler Pnoepyga pusilla h
  Brown-flanked Bush Warbler Horornis fortipes h
  Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyridopsis ruficeps 4
  Barred Laughingthrush Garrulax lunulatus 2
  White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata 4
  Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus 1
  Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus h
  Plumbeous Water Redstart Phoenicurus fuliginosus 1
  Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 2
  Dark-rumped Rosefinch Carpodacus edwardsii 1
       
  Balang Shan   Count
  Verreaux's Monal-Partridge Tetraophasis obscurus h
  Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus 6
  Temminck's Tragopan Tragopan temminckii 1
  Koklass Pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha 5
  Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii 4
  White Eared Pheasant Crossoptilon crossoptilon h
  Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus 4
  Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae h
  Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus 3
  Himalayan Vulture Gyps himalayensis 10
  Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus 4
  Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus 1
  Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1
  Eastern Buzzard Buteo japonicus 1
  Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota 1
  Red Turtle Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica 1
  Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 2
  Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus 7
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha 10
  Eastern Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 3
  Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris 6
  Coal Tit Periparus ater 2
  Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous 10
  Japanese Tit Parus minor 2
  Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 6
  Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus 3
  Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler Horornis acanthizoides 3
  Alpine Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus occisinensis 1
  Claudia's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus claudiae 1
  Chinese Babax Babax lanceolatus h
  Giant Laughingthrush Garrulax maximus 10
  Elliot's Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii 10
  Black-faced Laughingthrush Trochalopteron affine 1
  White-browed Fulvetta Fulvetta vinipectus 4
  Chinese Fulvetta Fulvetta striaticollis 4
  Grey-hooded Fulvetta Fulvetta cinereiceps 2
  White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata 10
  Goldcrest Regulus regulus 1
  Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 2
  Hodgson's Treecreeper Certhia hodgsoni 3
  Sichuan Thrush Zoothera griseiceps 6
  Kessler's Thrush Turdus kessleri 3
  Red-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis 1
  Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus 1
  Golden Bush Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus 3
  Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus 1
  Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata 3
  White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps 4
  Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis 10
  Plumbeous Water Redstart Phoenicurus fuliginosus 2
  White-capped Redstart Phoenicurus leucocephalus 4
  Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris 1
  Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii 1
  Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 10
  Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris 1
  Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata 2
  Maroon-backed Accentor Prunella immaculata 1
  Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 3
  Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus 20
  Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis 10
  White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes 15
  Grey-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythaca 4
  Dark-breasted Rosefinch Procarduelis nipalensis 3
  Three-banded Rosefinch Carpodacus trifasciatus 3
  Chinese White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus dubius 4
  Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 2
       
  Sichuan University   Count
  Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 20
  Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus 6
  Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis 6
  Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis 10
  Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 10
  Black-throated Bushtit Aegithalos concinnus h
  Alström's Warbler Seicercus soror 2
  White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio 10
  Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus 2
  Chinese Blackbird Turdus mandarinus 1
  Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis 1
  Fujian Niltava Niltava davidi 2
  Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra 1
  Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata 4