Tour Info Sheet
|Highlight Birds||Bar-winged Wren Babbler, Emei Shan Liocichla, Purple Cochoa, Temminck's Tragopan, Great Parrotbill, Brown Parrotbill, Three-toed Parrotbill, Grey-hooded Parrotbill, Golden Parrotbill, Grey-hooded Fulvetta, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Emei Shan Liocichla, Red-winged Laughingthruhrush, Spotted Laughingthrush, Black-faced Laughingthrush, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Speckled Piculet, Vinaceous Rosefinch, White-throated Needletail, Coal Tit, Fire-capped Tit, Ashy-throated Warbler, Sichuan Leaf Warbler, Emei Leaf Warbler, Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler, Aberrant Bush Warbler, Sichuan Bush Warbler, Pygmy Cupwing, Black Bulbul, Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Rufous-capped Babbler, Red-billed Leiothrix, Red-tailed Minla, Blue-winged Minla, Ferruginous Flycatcher, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Taiga Flycatcher, etc.|
|Numbers of Species to Expect||70-100|
|Ease of Birding||mostly easy birding with a few tricky species|
|Other Attractions||Chinese Buddhism culture, Golden Summit, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva statue, Huazang Temple|
|Photography Opportunities||birding focused but with very good photography chances|
|Habitats Covered||subtropical forests|
|Expected Climate||see details in the "pre-trip briefings"|
|Physical Requirements||moderate to demanding, good physical strength is required|
|Accommodation||mostly comfortable, basic for one night stay in Xianfeng Monastery|
What makes this trip irreplaceable?
Dates & Prices
|Dates||Booking Status||Price||Single Supplement||Group Size||Guide||Notes|
|All Year Round||Space Available||1,200USD/pax||145USD/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.
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
Balang Mountain Pheasant Excursion
Explore Balang Shan for Chinese Monal, Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock, White Eared Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, and other high-elevation specials including a big variety of rosefinches, warblers, etc.
4 Days / From Apr to Nov / $990
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.
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
Birding in Sichuan
Arrange a birding / hiking trip in northwestern Sichuan. Our guide Parus Yang was a good guide with excellent ornithology knowledge. We saw despite not the best season lots of birds and mammals.
Accomodation which was arranged was fine.
Mathieu W / Northwest Sichuan June 19, 2015
I have been busy answering e-mails and writing text for our newsletter and other things since getting back as lots of things needed doing - but things already calming down again.Thank you for your kind words and can I also say it was a complete pleasure working with you too, the words I said on our final evening were all completely from the heart and I can honestly say that the combination of you and Parus made for an excellent experience from the wildlife and cultural perspective. The guests were all telling me how much they enjoyed the holiday and how much your input made the holiday for them. To have someone who could explain and point out aspects of Chinese culture as diverse as architecture, food, religion, day to day life and more was just fantastic. I would say with hand on heart that this was one of the best trips I have led and for that I have you to thankI am also very aware that you had a huge amount to think about during the trip – timing the travel days to arrive at a sensible time while still giving us time to enjoy a few stops along the way is not always easy and you did it very well indeed. Organising our evening meals and breakfasts in the field and so much more is all time consuming and needs thinking through and again you did a fabulous job. In fact the trip simply worked very well indeed and I feel very privileged to have worked with you and visited your wonderful country.
I think the itinerary we chose was superb and clearly both the Terracotta Warriors at the start and pandas at the wend were both extremely popular.——Roy Atkins, a professional Bird Guide from UK in Custom Birding Trip in Sichuan in 2015
Roy Atkins / Custom Birding Trip in Sichuan May 20, 2015