13 days SE. China Spring Tour

Tour Code: CBT-002

Southeast China Spring Birding Tour

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

We scheduled this tour for the Spring Migrations, while it is in full flow,we have great opportunities to see a great number of migrants,the tour starts from Shanghai and surounding coast where we target mainly for Spoon-billed Sandpipers and lots of migrants, then we try China's High-speed train to Wuyuan, where we will look for Courtois’s Laughingthrush,Spotted Elachura,Pied Faconet,then we drive south to Emei feng mainly to look for the rare Southeast China Endemic Cabot's Tragopan, Elliot's Pheasant and White-nacklaced Partridge, then go to Fuzhou on the coast to look for the rare Chinese Crested Tern, after, fly back to Shanghai and  the tour ends up in Shanghai.
Courtois’s Laughingthrush

Courtois’s Laughingthrush

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai

Day 2 Shanghai- Rudong

Day 3 Rudong Birding

Day 4 Rudong to Wuyuan via Shanghai

Day 5 Wuyuan Birding

Day 6 Wuyuan Birding

Day 7 Wuyuan to Emeifeng

Day 8 Emeifeng Birding

Day 9 Emeifeng Birding

Day 10 Emei feng to Fuzhou

Day 11 Fuzhou Birding

Day 12 Fuzhou-Shanghai

Day 13 Departure from Shanghai (or connect with the extention tours)


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:

Cabot's Tragopan
Elliot's Pheasant
Silver Pheasant
White-necklaced Partridge      
Black-faced Spoonbill
Little Curlew
Long-billed Plover
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Saunder's Gull
Chinese Crested Tern
Pied Falconet
Reed Parrotbill
Short-tailed Parrotbill
Japanese Swamp Warbler
Pechora Pipit
Narcissus Flycatcher
Courtois's Laughingthrush
Buffy Laughingthrush
Siberian Thrush
Grey-sided Scimitar-babbler      
Indochinese Yuhina
Hartert's Warbler
Siberian Blue Robin 
Spotted Elachura
Fork-tailed Sunbird
Pallas's Reed Bunting
Many other migrants


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