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Nanchang + Wuyuan Brid Watching Tour

Nanchang + Wuyuan birding tour ( 5 days )

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


Day 1 Arrive at Nanchang - Poyang Lake (D)

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.

Day 2 Poyang Lake (B-L-D) Birding

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, Falcated Duck, 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.

Poyang Lake Birding

Poyang Lake Birding

Day 3 Poyang Lake - Nanchang - Wuyuan (B-L-D) Birding / Bus

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.

Poyang Lake Birding

Poyang Lake Birding

Day 4 Wuyuan (B-L-D) Birding

Full day birding around Wuyuan. Go to many different villages where the forests or wooden land nearby, birds here to see: Grey-headed Parrotbill,Bird-Watching 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.

Wuyuan Birding

Wuyuan River Birding

Day 5 Wuyuan - Shanghai (B-L-D) Birding / Train

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.

Wuyuan Birding

Wuyuan River Birding