Though the birding on the high-elevation and remote areas is quite tough, we will be rewarded by the good view of some rare endemics you can only see here besides the stunning landscapes, beautiful wildflowers, authentic Tibetan culture, and different wild animal flocks. In the alpine lakes, we will see some summer breeders such as Black-necked Crane, Ibisbill, Ruddy Shelduck, Pallas's Gull, Brown-headed Gull, etc.
Tour Info Sheet
Black-necked Crane, Ibisbill, Rusty-necklaced (Przevalski's) Partridge, Tibetan Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock, Buff-throated Partridge (Szechenyi's Monal Partridge), White Eared Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Upland Buzzard, Amur Falcon, Hume's Ground Jay, Pink-tailed Bunting (Przewalski's Finch), Tibetan Rosefinch, Common Rosefinch, Streaked Rosefinch, Chinese White-browed Rosefinch, Przevalski's (Ala Shan) Redstart, Güldenstädt's Redstart, Tibetan Bunting, Crested Tit Warbler, White-browed Tit Warbler, Gansu Leaf Warbler, Chinese Leaf Warbler, Chinese Nuthatch (Snowy-browed Nuthatch), Przewalski's Nuthatch (White-cheeked Nuthatch), Tibetan Babax, Plain Laughingthrush, Elliot's Laughingthrush, Siberian Rubythroat, Chinese Thrush, Kessler's Thrush, Chestnut Thrush, Hume's Short-toed Lark, Asia Short-toed Lark, Mongolian Lark, Tibetan Lark, Rufous-necked Snowfinch, Pere David's Snowfinch, Tibetan Snowfinch, White-rumped Snowfinch, Blanford's Snowfinch, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Brown Accentor, Robin Accentor, Sichuan Tit, Ground Tit, etc.
|Numbers of Species to Expect||130-180|
|Ease of Birding||moderate with a few tricky species|
|Highlight Mammals||Przewalski's Gazelle, Kiang (Tibetan Wild Ass), Tibetan Fox, Black-lipped Pika, Himalayan Marmot, Tibetan Gazelle, Wolf, etc.|
|Other Attractions||Anduo Tibetan culture, Kangba Tibetan culture, minority culture of Hui and Tu, gorgeous plateau scenery|
|Photography Opportunities||birding focused but with some photography chances|
|Habitats Covered||grasslands, subtropical forests, deserts, snow mountains, wetlands|
|Expected Climate||windy and cold in the morning, strong sunlight at daytime, snow is possible|
|Physical Requirements||moderate, demanding but optional in certain parts|
What makes this trip irreplaceable?
Dates & Prices
|Dates||Booking Status||Price||Single Supplement||Group Size||Guide|
|Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2022||Space Available||4,760USD/pax|
|500USD/pax||8||Dave Suddaby & Local Guide|
Besides, one of AlpineBirding's local guide in Qinghai will participate in this trip to ensure a high-end birding experience.
Lhasa Birding & Culture Exploration
Enjoy an exclusive and immersed culture experience in Lhasa with an excellent opportunity of seeing some plateau specials including Tibetan Eared Pheasant, Tibetan Snowcock, Giant Babax, etc.
4 Days / from Jul 3 or Jul 18, 2022 / From $1,400 (+air)
Tour Leader: Dave Suddaby or Steve Potter
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Awesome fun birding in TibetWe decided to visit Tibet for birding and contacted Alpine Birding for itinerary recommendation. The suggested routing is interesting and their staffs were highly efficient in arranging the land transfer and accommodation for us.
Philip, our guide is an exceptionally competent knowledgeable birder and photographer. He was quick to spot the birds and seemed to know all the best spots to see them. He was eager to help us to get a good spotting on different spectacular feather creatures through our binoculars. Even though many of the birds were well hidden and moving from tree to tree, he would quietly tracked their movements and swiftly showed us the direction.Through his passion, we were able to see the winter migratory birds in Tibetan region. We were successful at seeing flocks of impressive species, such as the Black-necked Crane, Himalayan Monal, Tibetan Eared Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Lord Derby’s Parakeet, Snow Pigeon and some waterfowls. All these could never have even glimpsed on our own.Philip was a great birding companion, he has given us a great deal of information concerning the behaviours of those birds that we have encountered. We felt at ease with him as he patiently showed us the specific cues in bird photography. He even offered his professional telephoto lens to us to enhance our photos presentations which obviously was the icing on the cake.We place a very high value on the professional guide we had in Philip especially because of the high altitudes in our birding trail. The tour was well thought out and executed. He is reliable and will deal with all details in advance. Hot tea and snacks are always available which were soothing and recharging when the outdoor temperature was freezing. The pace was comfortable and we never felt rushed or inadequate during birding. Philip always concern about our responses to the environment and would refine the itinerary according to our physical conditions and preferences.We have experienced a safe and enjoyable Tibetan Plateau birding tour and see a different facet of Tibetan nature. The landscape was breathtaking, it was such a pleasure to see stunning snow-capped mountains, beautiful lakes, forests and wild animals throughout the whole adventurous trip. Besides, we have tried stone claypot chicken hotpot (shiguoji), the soup was super delicious and welcoming especially after a long excursion.All in all, the entire tour was full of positive experience and invaluable memories. Philip is superb and well acquainted with the nature ecosystem. We really appreciated the time he took to share with us about the birdlife, local culture and no need to mention the tremendous photos we took. We will never forget this fabulous experience and feel so fortunate to see all these wonderful flying creatures under his guidance. Certainly, it was clear that how much he loved what he does and we did learn a lot in this trip.We cannot recommend his services enough and have no hesitation in recommending Philip for his birding skills, his determination to find beautiful birds and his pleasant character.
If you have any interest in birds or even just want to take a walk through some incredible forest or wildlife related travel with a guide there to teach you something new, this is the company for you! We think you will be as pleased as we have been and want to go somewhere new as soon as you return home.Esther and Rick / Qinghai-Tibet Plateau February 03, 2019
Qinhai Birding Trip
A wonderful birding trip with Parus Yang, a knowledgeable and highly professional bird guide.
We visited a variety of sites that included a range of very different habitats and saw a great many novel and interesting birds of the Tibetan Plateau. Parus's enthusiasm and bird expertise made the trip a great success.
David Sherry / Qinghai-Tibet Plateau August 26, 2017
Despite the hassles, it has been a very joyful journey! We have had countless happy moments and excellent views of birds many rare birds. Thanks for the excellent arrangements. Looking forward to have chance to bird with you and your colleagues again.
Yes we indeed need to produce appropriate documents in order to claim insurance. To simplify matters, we will draft a sample letter to you, so that you can reprodue several copies of it, one for each member of the group, with the individual's name and identity appear in the letter. The draft letter should be ready within the next few days. Thanks.KC Lee / Qinghai-Tibet Plateau January 20, 2016