Located in south-western China, Yunnan Province has recorded over 770 bird species, including several species that are restricted to this tiny area of southern China and neighboring northern Myanmar and remote north-east India, ranking first in China in terms of total bird species. Yunnan has a varied climate ranging from subtropical forests in the hills and lowlands to cool temperate forests in the higher mountains. Highlights include Mrs. Hume’s Pheasants, Yunnan and Giant Nuthatches, Red-tailed and the rare and endangered White-speckled Laughingthrushes, superb Scarlet-faced Liocichla, Chinese Babax, Chinese and Black-breasted Thrushes, Rusty-capped, Yellow-throated, Spectacled and Yunnan Fulvetta, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Black-headed Greenfinch, Beautiful and Black-headed Sibia, Chinese Blue Flycatcher, Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler, Godlewski’s Bunting and Black-bibbed Tit.
Yunnan & Giant Nuthatches, Red-tailed, Blue-winged & Elliott's Laughingthrushes, Chinese Babax, Scarlet-faced Liocichla, White-tailed Robin, Crested Finchbill, Chinese & Black-breasted Thrushes, Rosy Minivet, Rusty-capped, Yellow-throated, Spectacled and Yunnan Fulvettas, Grey-headed and Brown-winged Parrotbills, Black-headed Greenfinch, Beautiful and Black-headed Sibias, Chinese Blue Flycatcher, Black-streaked and Streak-breasted Scimitar Babblers, Godlewski’s & Yellow-throated Buntings, Black-bibbed Tit, Black-browed Bushtit, Collared Grosbeak, Russet, Brown & Aberrant Bush Warblers, Mrs. Gould's Sunbird, White-bellied Redstart, White-collared Yuhina, Bar-throated Minla, Grey-bellied Tesia, Pygmy Wren-Babbler, Rufous-throated and Hill Partridges, Mountain Bamboo Partridge, Pin-tailed & Wedge-tailed Green Pigeons, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Spotted Nutcracker, Grey-headed Bullfinch, Fire-capped Tit, Vivid & Fujian Niltavas, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, chance of Mrs. Hume's Pheasant, Cachar Wedge-billed Babbler and White-speckled Laughingthrush.
coniferous (mostly pine) & broad-leaved forest, bamboo, secondary forest, wetlands (open water & reedbeds), scrub, open fields
warm to moderate, cooler in the higher lying areas
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
very comfortable to rather basic
Ease of Birding
moderate to easy with some tricky species
spectacular scenery, seldom-visited forests and mountains
good to excellent