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Reports By Years: 2017
2017 Birdrour Asia Sichuan report by Mike Nelson

Reported/Leaded by Mike Nelson from Birdtour Asia:


Sichuan has long been known as one of the jewels in the crown of Chinese birding with stunning scenery to

accompany some of the best birding in the country and this year’s tour was no exception. From the deciduous

mixed forest in the north following along the edge of the Tibet Plateau and its vast expanse of grassy planes and

hills then dropping down into the conifer and bamboo forests of the south we racked up 292 species, with fourteen

Phasianids seen including half an hour with a glowing male Temminck’s Tragopan, eight Lady Amherst’s

Pheasants seen and seven sightings of Severtzov’s Grouse, fantastic corvids including nine Sichuan Jays, thirteen

species of Laughingthrushes, ten parrotbills including the incredibly range restricted Przewalski’s Parrotbill down

to a few feet, twenty-eight warblers, eleven rosefinches and other exciting jewels like Sichuan Forest Thrush,

Pere David’s Owl calling during the day, the monotypic family Przewalski’s Pinktail up close and personal, both

rainbow hued tit-warblers showed particularly well, Firethroat was brilliant again this year with several seen,

Crimson-browed Finch at one of the high passes, the incomparable Moupinia singing feet from us, Vivid Niltava

and the stunning Streaked Barwing, just inches away rounding out a great trip.

Bird-of-the-tour:

1. Lady Amherst’s Pheasant

2. Koklass Pheasant

3. Przewalski’s Parrotbill

4. Verreaux’s Monal-Partridge

5. Streaked Barwing

More detailed report,please visit:
http://www.birdtourasia.com/pdf%20Reports/Birdtour%20Asia%20Sichuan%202017.pdf 



 
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