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9 Days Southeat China Birdwatching

Tour Code: BWT-012
Tour Duration: 9 days
Destinations:  Beijing/Shanghai/Hangzhou/Nanchang
Price from: $2000
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Day 1
Arrive in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi province, meet with your bird watching guide and driver, drive to Wucheng(Poyang Lake), Birding for the rest of the day.
Day 2
Wucheng town, which is a small remote island town in the west area of Poyang lake, where 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(Taiga & Tundra), Lesser,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 3
Birding at 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.

Day 4
After a final morning at Nanjishan Nature Reserve(South area of Poyang Lake),which is located in the estuary of Ganjiang River where an alluvial delta is formed by sediments from upstream into Poyang will see more water birds at Zhanbei Lake,Changhu Lake and Baisha Lake in Nanjishan Nature Reserve, Twelve species are listed as national key protected birds and 13 species in CITES. A total of 47 species and 38 378 individuals of the waterbirds were recorded in six lakes, including 29 genera, 14 families and 6 to Wuyuan in the afternoon.Night in Wuyuan.

Day 5

Wuyuan, 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.  Mandarin duck,Pied, Common,Crested ,White-throated Kingfisher,Long-billed Plover, Spotted Wren Babbler,etc. Red-billed Blue Magpie,Pied Falconet,etc. Visit  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(sub species of Yellow-throated Laughingthrush, the world total number were found only around 200  existed in Wuyuan.(This mysterious birds appears in late April and disappears in early July every year,they come here to breed in summer.)   Night in Wuyuan.

Day 6

Full day long bird watching around Wuyuan.  Leave early  at 5:30 while it is still dark, then drive 40 minutes to the first birding spot for silver pheasant,which used to be a forestry farm with abundant seeds trees.  spend the whole morning near this area. the birds here includes silver pheasant, 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,etc. Then drive to a town nearby for lunch. In the afternoon, drive towards a river  for Scaly-sided Mergansers. the habitat for mergansers is only 3 kilometers far away from a 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(near a river),Black-collared Starling,etc. Then drive back to hotel for dinner when it is dark,Night in Wuyuan.

Day 7

In the morning, drive to Sanqing mountain,coming to Sanqing mountain is mainly for Cabot's Tragopan. the is a World Natural Heritage Site,and a sacred place for Taoists,features beautiful clouds and mist, unique rocks, and strangely-shaped pine trees, it is famous for its granite forests, gorges and unique ecological scenes. the altitude of the mountain is 1817 metres, take the cable way up to 1000 metres high, then climbing up to 1500 metres high for Cabot's Tragopan, the best oppertunity to see the bird is late afternoon before dinner.

Day 8
All day long on Sanqing mountain birding, Spotted Elachura, Pygmy wren babbler, Streak-breasted,Scaly-sided Scimitar Babblers, red-billed Liothrix, Buffy laughing thrush,Fulvattas(Huet;s,Dusky's),Bulbuls( Chestnut, mountain,black),etc.

Day 9

Last morning on Sanqing Mountain, then take the cable car down the mountain, drive back to Nanchang, Departure from Nanchang.

Rates: USD/person