Tour Info Sheet
Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock, Chinese Monal, White-eared Pheasant, Chestnut-throated Monal Partridge, Blood Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant, Firethroat, Chinese Fulvetta, Chinese Rubythroat, Golden Bush Robin, Streaked Rosefinch, Dark-breasted Rosefinch, Dark-rumped Rosefinch, Crimson-browed Finch, Common Rosefinch, Red-fronted Rosefinch, Kessler's Thrush (White-backed Thrush), Rufous-vented Tit, Sichuan Tit, Giant Laughingthrush, White-throated Redstart, Grandala, Lammergeier (Bearded Vulture), Golden Eagle, Alpine Accentor, Brandt's Mountain Finch, Snow Pigeon, Rosy Pipit, Vinous-throated Parrotbill, Chinese Bulbul, White-browed Laughingthrush, Red-billed Leiothrix, Chinese Blackbird, Chinese Grosbeak, Collared Finchbill, Long-tailed Shrike, Fork-tailed Sunbird, etc.
|Numbers of Species to Expect||50-80|
|Ease of Birding||mostly easy birding with a few tricky species|
|Highlight Mammals||Red Panda, Chinese Goral, Himalayan Marmot, Blue Sheep|
|Photography Opportunities||birding focused but with very good photography chances|
|Habitats Covered||sub-tropical forests, alpine scrubs and meadows, alpine flowstone slopes|
|Expected Climate||see details in the "pre-trip briefings"|
|Physical Requirements||mostly easy, but need to be aware of high altitude|
|Accommodation||clean and comfortable guesthouse with a good location for birding|
What makes this trip irreplaceable?
Dates & Prices
|Dates||Booking Status||Price||Single Supplement||Group Size||Guide||Notes|
|80USD/pax||Departure from 2||Local Guide||Customizable|
For birders, Sichuan is an unmissable destination due to its diversity of bird resources and high density of endemic birds. If your time allows, we can easily extend this trip and add more interesting birding sites into the itinerary. The followings are some birding excursions around Chengdu, all the excursions are customizable.
Birding in Mount Emei
Mount Emei, renowned as a sacred Buddhist mountain, is one of the most famous birding sites that ranks the first of Sichuan's Hotspots on eBird due to its big diversity of bird resources including some very special endemics.
5 Days / All Year Round / From $1,200
Tour Leader: AlpineBirding's Local Guide
Longcanggou Parrotbill Excursion
Searching the center of the Rainy Zone of Southwest China for Grey-hooded Parrotbill, Three-toed Parrotbill, Brown Parrotbill, Great Parrotbill, Golden Parrotbill, and other specials like Lady Amherst's Pheasant, etc.
4 Days / All Year Round / From $940
Tour Leader: AlpineBirding's 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.
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