Day 1: Beijing/Shanghai/Guangzhou/Xiamen/Hongkong, Nanchang,Wuyuan
Arrive in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi province, meet with your bird watching guide and driver ,then drive towards Wuyuan(3.5 hours), a picturesque small town in the northeast of the province,with a forest coverage of 80% of the total area and without many polluted industries , Wuyuan is the optimal inhabitants of many kinds of birds, there are approximately 300 bird species, this small remote county is known as one of the best birding destination in southeastern China. Night in Wuyuan.
Day 2: Wuyuan Birding
Full day long bird watching around Wuyuan. you will have an early get-up at 5:30 while it is still dark, then drive 40 minutes (day time already at 6:20)to the first birding spot,which is a smaill remote Village, is used to be a forestry farm with abundant seeds trees. You will spend the whole morning near this area. the target birds here including Grey-chinned Minivet, Black and Chestnut Bulbuls, Chinese Bulbuls, Collared Finchbill, Hwamei, Grey-sided Scimitar Babbler, Black-throated Tit, Japanese White-eye, Tristram’s Bunting,Silver Pheasants,etc. Then drive to a town nearby for lunch. In the afternoon, drive back and towards another village for Scaly-sided Mergansers. the habitat for mergansers is only 3 kilometers far away from the village along the Le' An river, this spot is proved a very reliable one for mergansers,we constantly see them in recent years since 2008,though the total number is not many( 22, in 2008; 20,in 2009; 19, in 2010; 20, in 2011; 17, in 2012;16 in 2013; 28 in 2014).then drive 10 minutes to the 3rd. spot:Chinese Bamboo Partridge,Grey-capped pygmy,grey-headed,great spotted woodpecker, Common Kingfisher,,Black-collared Starling,etc. Then drive back to hotel for dinner before 5:30( It is dark already at 5:30 PM. in winter Wuyuan),Night in Wuyuan.
Day 3: Wuyuan Birding
Continuing your Bird watching trip in Wuyuan. Mandarin duck,Pied, Common,Crested ,White-throated Kingfisher, Red-billed Blue Magpie,Pied Falconet,etc. Visit Wuyuan Yellow-throated Laughingthrush a Small Nature Reserve, this reserve is a 8 square kilometers small island in the middle of the "Wu river", the island shaped like a moon, the local people vividly named it "Moon Bay ". the reserve was built up to protect the habitat of the very endangered Blue-crowned Laughingthrush(Seperated from Yellow-throated Laughingthrush, the world total number were found only 200 more existed in Wuyuan.(This mysterious birds appears in late April and disappears in early July every year,they come here to breed.)
Day 4: Wuyuan, Wucheng,Poyang Hu(Lake)
Today you will move to Wucheng town, which is a small remote island town in the west side of Poyang lake, where also the Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve locates, It takes 4.5 hours to reach there. In the afternoon, you will reach to Da Hu Chi reserve, Siberian Crane is undoubtedly the reserve's star attraction, over 95% of the world population (only about 4000 more) of these splendid creatures winter here, as do even larger numbers of the equally majestic White-naped Crane and Hooded Crane,Oriental Storks. Besides, Large flocks of geese included Bean, Greater White-fronted ,Greylag, Swan Geese. Large flocks of Eurasian Spoonbills and tundra Swans, Common Cranes and Spotted Redshanks. Night at the Reserve’s Crane Hometown Hotel in Wucheng town.
Day 5: Poyang Hu,Da Hu Chi, Bang hu, Sha hu, Da Cha Hu
(Hu means lake,there are 9 satellite lakes around the reserve)
Today you will change your ride to boat, take a small fishing boat and exploring to Da Hu Chi(west side),Bang Hu, Sha Hu, Da Cha Hu for Siberian Cranes and Oriental Storks,Tundra and Whooper Swans,Black-faced and Eurasian Spoonbills, Hooded and White-naped Cranes, Swan,Tundra, Taiga, Greater and Lesser White-fronted Geese, the rare Baer’s Pochard, Pied Avocet, Spotted Redshank, Japanese Quail,etc. Our guide will take the picnic luch for you, and you will spand all day long around the National Nature Reserve, Night at the Reserve’s Crane Hometown Hotel in Wucheng town.