Can be linked with: China - Yunnan Extension 2022
Tour price (Per person): USD6,195 * GBP4,659 * EUR5,467 * AUD8,708
Single Supplement: USD480 * GBP361 * EUR424 * AUD675
Flight costs: USD360 * GBP271 * EUR318 * AUD506
Our southeast China in Spring tour targets some Asia’s rarest species, drawing the attention of even those with already impressive Asia and world lists. Seldom visited by western birders, we shall embark on an action packed adventure beginning at north of Shanghai searching for the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper, which fattens up on the mud flats near Rudong before making its final flight to breed in Russia. We then fly south to Minjiang Estuary, Fuzhou for the very skulky White-necklaced Partridge in Fuzhou itself. We move north east to Emei Feng, to find one of the world’s rarest pheasants, Cabot’s Tragopan and the scarce Spotted Elachura, now placed in its own family. We also target Elliott’s Pheasant and Blyth’s Kingfisher before moving onwards to Wuyuan for the recently discovered Blue-crowned (Courtois’s) Laughingthrush, of which perhaps 200 individuals still exist. Aside from the big draw card species, we shall collect a host of migrant passerines and other sought after species including Nordmann’s Greenshank, Saunders’s Gull, Fujian Fulvetta, Hartert’s Warbler, Siberian Blue Robin, Red-flanked Bluetail, Siberian Thrush, Pallas's Reed Bunting and a bevy of Phylloscopus warblers. We complete our tour in the country of Henan Province, traversing Dongzhai Nature Reserve, Ling Shan mountain and the marshes surrounding Xinyang searching for Reeves's Pheasant and Crested Ibis – both Critically Endangered species.
2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.