China_Intro_MainEach of the many sites we’ll be visiting in Sichuan Province is different, with its own appeal and its own very special birdlife. During our explorations we will visit such exciting areas as the borderland between the Sichuan Basin and the Tibetan High Plateau, visiting the Wolong area and Wawushan National Park. In the high mountain ranges we will visit, amongst others, Jiuzhaigou National Reserve and Mengbi mountain range, which offer numerous bird species, especially in the vicinity of the Monasteries or Sacred Mountains where the animal world is still totally unspoilt. We also visit the grasslands of the Tibetan High Plateau, many birds living within the grasslands prefer areas with abundant water resources such as wetlands, marshlands or meandering streams, thus we visit the huge wetland in Ruoergai and Hong Yuan. Why not find out more by reading the tour details?

Yunnan Province – a jewel of the natural world

Tour dates 5th - 19th of May 2014
 
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We have put together a very special tour to a very special destination, Yunnan Province. Yunnan, in the south of China, is a great destination for those who are more interested in flowers and plants, but also for the keen bird enthusiast. In fact, the tour has been designed for those with a combined interest. During the late 19th and early 20th century the southwest corner of China was one of the most important areas for ‘plant hunters.’ These dedicated people endured enormous difficulties and many gave their lives in the hunt for new and exotic plants to adorn the gardens of Europe and America. Among many famous areas, we will be visiting the Azalea Forest, one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of China, which is in the Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, here plants and birdlife thrill the visitor, not to mention several rare species of mammal. With terrain ranging from tropical rainforest to snow-capped peaks, Yunnan is the most varied of China’s provinces and is one of the most important and interesting for nature enthusiasts.  We are certain you will not only enjoy this “recce” tour, but will return enriched by the experience.
 

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China - Sichuan Province of four streams

Tour dates 9th - 21st of May 2014
 
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After a very successfull trip this year we have chosen to visit the Sichuan Province in 2013 again.
Sichuan lies at the eastern edge of the Tibetan High Plateau and south of the Qinlin Mountain Range. There are about 650 species of birds recorded in Sichuan. Most are resident, some are summer visitors and some are migrants. Sichuan features 37 endemic bird species which comprises almost two thirds of the endemic birds of the whole of China. Game birds and laughing thrushes rank top of Sichuan’s "specialty" birds. Not only does Sichuan offer the best opportunities for seeing China’s prime specialties, but due to the great diversity of its habitats, ranging from the subtropical lowlands of the Red Basin and rich evergreen foothill forests to cool temperate zone forests, alpine meadows and dramatic snow-capped mountain peaks, the province has a remarkable wealth of birds in general.
 

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Visit to Tibet

Tour dates 21st - 26th of May 2014
 
 
China_Intro_TibetThe high elevations of the upland plateau in Tibet are one of Asia’s natural wonders, providing a wilderness and haven for so many birds and animals. Our tour will focus on the very special birds of this region and with a total of 488 species recorded here; we hope to give friends the thrill of seeing at least some of the 72 species considered under threat and rare in this part of our world. The area has a total of 18 nature reserves and 5 of these are National Nature Reserves, where both rare animals and birds are protected. From open plains, salt lakes and forest we will give ourselves the possibility to observe a wide range of species, so why not join us on our visit to the ‘Roof of our World’….


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Exciting India
Enjoying superb food
Staying in the best places
A fantastic birding guide
Searching for the Tiger
Many birds to see
Birding in China
With extension to Tibet
Search for the Pheasants
& endemics for China
And only with us - 
the best accommodation
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