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Nanchang+Wuyuan birding tour (5 days) GW-BW-007


Tour Highlights:

Siberian Crane(Global endangered)

White-naped Crane(Global vulnerable)

Oriental Storks(Global vulnerable)

Greater & Lesser White-fronted Goose(Global vulnerable)

Scaly-sided Mergansers(Global vulnerable)

Pied Falconet(Global near threatened)

Short-tailed Parrotbill(Global vulnerable)

Elliot’s Pheasant (Endemic to Southeast China,Global vulnerable)

Silver Pheasant

Chinese Bamboo Partridge


Birding tips:

  • Every Oct. – Mar. is the best time for migrating birds in Poyang Nature Reserve.
  • Be careful not to wear brightly colored clothing, because the birds are sensitive to colors.
  • With 600mm lens + Digital SLR camera is a plus to shoot birds.
  • Don’t touch the water, there are blood sucking worm in the water. 
  • Please protect the ecological birdwatching, do not disturb the birds.


Itinerary :

Day 1/ Arrive at Nanchang-Poyang Lake
Arrive in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province, bordering the Poyang Lake in the southwest, lies in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze
River. The guide will pick you up from railway station or airport. Then drive to Poyang Lake (1.5 hours), Birding for the rest of the day, stay at the
Guesthouse in Poyang Lake Nature Reserve. (D)

Bird-WatchingDay 2/ Poyang Lake
Birding at Poyang Lake,Siberian Crane(Global endangered) is undoubtedly the
reserve's star attraction, over 95% of the world population (the global population
is estimated 3000 more)winter here, as do even larger numbers of the equally
majestic White-naped Crane(Global vulnerable) and Hooded Crane, Oriental
Storks(Global vulnerable). Besides, Large flocks of geese includes Swan, Bean,
Greater and lesser White-fronted(Global vulnerable). Large flocks of Eurasian
Spoonbills, FalcatedDuck, Baikal Teal, Northern Pintail, the rare Baer’s
Pochar(Critically endangered), Pied Avocet, Spotted Redshank, Japanese Quail,
Spotted Redshanks along with many other waders. Stay overnight at
Guesthouse in Poyang Lake Nature Reserve. Our guide will prepare picnic
lunch, and you will spend all day long around the Nature Reserve. (B,L,D)

Day 3/ Poyang Lake-Nanchang-Wuyuan
After a final morning birding at Poyang lake,drive back to Nanchang Railway
Station (2 hours) and take the High-speed train to Wuyuan (2 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 370 bird
species, this small remote county is known as one of the best birding destination in southeastern China. Birding in the afternoon upon arrival, if
time permits. Stay overnight in Wuyuan, check in the Guesthouse. (B,L,D)
                                                                       
Day 4/ Wuyuan
Full day birding around Wuyuan. Go to many different villages where the forests or wooden land nearby, birds here to see: Grey-headed Parrotbill,
Chestnut Bulbul, Collared Finchbill, Hwamei, Black-throated Tit, Silver Pheasant, Scaly-sided Mergansers(Global vulnerable). The habitat for
merganser 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
seen them in recent years since 2008. Other birds here: Short-tailed Parrotbill (Global vulnerable), Chinese Bamboo Partridge, Grey-sided Scimitar
Babbler, Fork-tailed Sunbird, Grey-capped Woodpecker, Pied and Common Kingfisher, Little, White-Crowned Forktail, Gray-chinned Minivet, etc.
Stay overnight at Guesthouse in Wuyuan. (B,L,D)

Day 5/ Wuyuan-Shanghai
The last morning birding in Wuyuan. Birding nearby Wu river, you may see Great spotted, Grey-headed, Gray-capped Pygmy Woodpeckers,
Eurasian Jay, Yellow-billed Grosbeak(Chinese) , Japanese Waxwing, White-browed,Masked Laughingthrush, Vinous-throated Parrotbill, Mandarin
Ducks,etc. Then move to another village in the northeast Wuyuan for Pied Falconet (Global near threatened), you may also see little forktail, Asian-
barred Owlet, Crested Kingfisher, Plumbeous Water Redstart along the river there, than take the high-speed train to Shanghai (G1507 Departs at:
14:13, arrived at 17:58 in Shanghai) or your next stop. (B,L)

Note: B-Breakfast  L-Lunch  D-Dinner 



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