16 Days SE. China Winter Tour

Tour Code: CBT-001

China Winter Birding Tour

16 days from USD.$ Land Only Price: USD.$ SRS: USD.$

This tour is scheduled to see the most important and probably some rarest bird species in China . The tour covers a variety of different habitats, from the Eastern coastal marshes, mudflats,wetlands to the inland forested mountainous regions,remote villages and lakes.we begin from Shanghai coast, then go north to Rudong and Dongtai area to look for the very rare Spoon-billed Sandpiper,then go further north to Yancheng for Red-crowned Crane,Reed Parrotbill,Baikal Teal,Falcated duck,etc.then we move to the biggest fresh water lake of China to see the endangered Siberian Cranes, Oriental Stork,Swan Goose and many other species. after Poyang lake, we drive to the picturesque town of Wuyuan to look for Chinese Scaly-sided Merganser, Pied Falconet,Short-tailed Parrotbill,Grey-sided Scimitar Babbler etc.then go south to Emei feng in Fujian province to look for Cabot's Tragopan, Elliot's ,Koklass, Silver Pheasant and White-necklaced Partridge,then we go Fuzhou National Forest Park to look for Spotted Elachura,Pale-headed Woodpecker,Fork-tailed Sunbird etc. the final leg will be the Mingjiang esturary, if we still missing the rare Spoon-billed Sandpiper, this will be our last chance to see it. the tour ends up in Shanghai.

Hooded Crane

Hooded Crane

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Shanghai- Nanhui

Day 2 Nanhui-Rudong

Day 3 Dongtai-Yancheng

Day 4 Yancheng

Day 5 Yancheng Shanghai- Wuyuan

Day 6 Wuyuan

Day 7 Wuyuan

Day 8 Wuyuan-Poyang Lake

Day 9 Poyang Lake

Day 10 Poyang Lake

Day 11 Poyang lake-Emeifeng

Day 12 Emei feng

Day 13 Emei feng

Day 14 Emeifeng-Fuzhou

Day 15 Fuzhou -Shanghai

Day 16 Departure


For Eastern China Tour, we have very good chance to try differnt kinds of food, for breakfast, we can try traditional Chinese style,we can also prepare western style with Bread, Peanut Butter, Jam, Coffee, Tea(Both green tea and black tea), Hot Water,Milk, Yogurt,Seasonal Fruits. Lunches and dinners will be in local popular restaurants or hotel,we might also try some dumplings,noodles or western style whenever possible just for a change, a few packed picnic lunches will be prepared wherever neccessary.   


Most of hotels we will be staying are in good standard, especially the hotels in the cities, but a few places only have guesthouse standard hotels,like Emeifeng, we will arrange to stay at the best one, where wifi is available, quiet, clean and comfortable.


2 China domestic flights included in the tour, for land transportation, we will use small car or Mini Van depend on our group size, for a group of 8 people, we will arrange a Van with 18 seats, so we have enough space for luggages and each one can have a spare seat for cameras and telescopes.for a small private group of 2-3 people, we may arrange a small van with 7 seats. Most of the road conditions are good,even in the mountainous regions.


We will arrange a Professional Birding Tour Guide to accompany for the whole trip, we might also arrange some local guides when we have the news that some local people have found some important species where they know exactly where to take us to.

Access (How easy is the tour)

It is relatively a easy tour,not much climbing mountains needed,we can drive to reach to all the birding sites,we could get back to the bus and drive when we get tired.


We will not particularly arrange time for shopping, but we will stop in some big cities to buy some supplies for picnic meals, where you may find some souvenirs made in China from supermarkt.

Tour Highlights:

Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Red-crowned Crane
Siberian,Hooded and White-naped Crane
Oriental Stork
Tundra and Whooper Swan
Black-faced Spoonbill
Greater and Lesser White-fronted Geese
Baer’s Pochard
Baikal Teal
Scaly-sided Mergansers
Mandarin Duck
Long-billed Plover
Pied Falconet
Grey-sided Scimitar Babbler
Cabot's Tagopan
Elliot's Pheasant
Koklass Pheasant
Silver Pheasant
White-nacklaced Partridge
Chinese Bamboo Partridge
Chinese Crested Tern


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