Tour Info Sheet
Snow Partridge, Temminck's Tragopan, Golden Pheasant, Chestnut-throated Partridge (Verreaux's Partridge), Tibetan Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock, Chinese Monal, Blood Pheasant, White Eared Pheasant, Blue Eared Pheasant, Chinese Bamboo Partridge, Grandala, Chinese Grouse, Sichuan Wood Owl (Pere David's Owl), Przevalski's Pinktail, Durian Jackdaw, White-browed Tit, Collared Grosbeak, White-winged Grosbeak, Goldcrest, Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush, Giant Laughingthrush, Elliot's Laughingthrush, Slaty Bunting, White-browed Tit Warbler, Crested Tit Warbler, Buff-barred Warbler, Sichuan Leaf Warbler, Alpine Leaf Warbler, Przevalski's Nuthatch, Chinese Fulvetta, Sichuan Tit, Wall Creeper, Lammergeier (Bearded Vulture), Red-billed Chough, Yellow-billed Chough, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Common Rosefinch, Chinese Beautiful Rosefinch, Chinese White-browed Rosefinch, Pink-rumped Rosefinch, Dark-breasted Rosefinch, Crimson-browed Finch, Red-fronted Rosefinch, etc.
|Numbers of Species to Expect||150-200|
|Ease of Birding||mostly easy birding with a few tricky species|
Tibetan Fox, Wolf, Leopard Cat, Hog Badger, Takin, Tibetan Macaque, Reeves's Muntjac, Chinese Goral, Tufted Deer, Masked Palm Civet, etc.
|Other Attractions||Tibetan culture, wild panda habitat, delicate food|
|Photography Opportunities||birding focused but with very good photography chances|
subtropical forests, woodlands, grasslands, snow mountains, wetlands
mostly comfortable, windy and cold on the plateau, humid in the basin, rain is possible
|Physical Requirements||mostly easy, demanding but optional in certain parts|
What makes this trip irreplaceable?
2. Our experienced guides have guided birding tours in these areas for many decades, they know local birds and the latest bird info well. At the same time, they have rich experiences of guiding birders from different counties that ensure them understand your needs well.
3. This trip is beyond pheasants, in which we can expect some endemic and special birds of China as Sichuan is one of the classic birding destinations in China.
5. We have worked as a local partner for some prestigious western companies specialized in birds and wildlife for more than 15 years.
Dates & Prices
|Dates||Booking Status||Price||Single Supplement||Group Size||Guide|
|Apr 8-21, 2021||Space Available||2,900USD/pax||390USD/pax||8||Local Guide|
We will arrange one of our best local guides for this trip who has rich experiences of guiding tours in this region. The followings are some of our professional guides who have guided tours in this area for many years.
As a half Kangba Tibetan, Philip is the main founder of AlpineBirding and is a native of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. He has a deep love for his Kangba Tibetan heritage and the land where he was born and raised. Philip's career has gone from mining technician to a teacher, then a translator, and finally to a guide and tour operator. As a professional working in this field for more than 20 years, Philip believes travel is an art and a process of sharing and discovery. Each trip is a unique artistic work created with knowledge and expertise based on the resources available and the interests and tastes of travelers. To help more people to gain a lifetime birding and traveling experience, he established AlpineBirding with aims to bring his professional, fun-filled tours to more people who are eager to explore birds and other beautiful attractions in China.
Born in Guizhou Province, Yang has shown great curiosity toward the surrounding natural world since his childhood. After his graduation from Sichuan Agriculture University with a master's degree in Ornithology, Parus joined AlpineBirding in 2013 and became a professional bird guide for AlpineBirding. As the first group of English-speaking birders educated locally in China, Parus can always share with birders more professional knowledge about birds than his counterparts with the help of his academic background. Besides working as a full-time bird guide, Parus also spend a fair amount of his spare time drawing birds and has become a pretty well-known bird illustrator. The years of birding experiences have turned him into a professional and expert bird guide, he mainly guides tours in southwestern China, particularly, Sichuan, Yunnan and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Pheasant Extension in East China
Visiting Fuzhou Forest Park, Emeifeng, and Dongzhai to look for some range-restricted pheasants including White-necklaced Partridge, Cabot's Tragopan, Elliot's Pheasant, Reeves's Pheasant, etc.
8 Days / Apr 1-8, 2021 / $2,480 (+air)
Tour Leader: Local Guide
Southeast China Spring Birding Tour
Explore the east coast and southeastern forests in spring to target some of the rarest species of Asia including Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Blue-crowned Laughingthrush, White-necklaced Partridge, etc.
16 Days / Apr 21 - May 6, 2021 / $5,100
Tour Leader: Alan Curry & Local Guide
We don't have a report available for this tour at this stage, please feel free to email us, we are more than happy to answer any of your questions and share the latest bird information with you.
Wonderful Birding trip with AlpineBirding
On November 2019 we had an amazing birding trip to Sichuan area with AlpineBirding.
We went for 6 days to Wolong, Longcanggou and Labahe, and thanks to Shay, our guide, we manage to see many beautiful birds in an incredible scenery.
One of the highlights were 4 different Red Pandas that gave us amazing view!!!
You can't go wrong with AlpineBirding and I can highly recommend to travel in Sichuan and china with them, and I hope to do that again myself.
Yohay Wasserlauf / Western Sichuan October 13, 2019
The Birds of Balang Shan
My husband and I are just returned from an amazing and very professional Birding Tour by Alpine Birding in the Wolong Preserve/Balang Shan area; Western Sichuan Province. Gorgeous forests and alpine landscapes, the dividing line between the Sichuan Basin and the Qinghai Plateau. Awe-inspiring views!
We had a 1 1/2 day experience, all inclusive with a private driver (to and from and during the location), delicious meals and snacks and water provided, a room for the overnight stay, and our extraordinary Birding Guide Shay who showed and instructed us on far more birds than we could've hoped to see had we been on our own! He generously shared his superior equipment and bird identification field guide, and went above and beyond our expectations in stopping at many many locations to look for birds! We were impressed by his knowledge of bird identification and his deftness of scoping! Attention to detail was one of the hallmarks of our experience; We felt very well taken care of:)
While our trip was of necessity a simple overnight/daytrip, I highly recommend a longer excursion; We will definitely do another AlpineBirding tour in the future:)
Alice and Silas / Balang Mountain Excursion May 25, 2019
Balang Mountain / Chongqing
I contacted Alpine Birding last minute and they did an amazing job to set up 2 brilliant birding trips for me.
One around Chongqing city and one from Chengdu to Balang Mountain. I cannot fault them. Everything was brilliantly organised and the local knowledge of bird calls and many hidden birding spots was excellent.
I highly recommend this birding team.
Andrew / Balang Mountain & Chongqing July 17, 2018