Wawushan Birdwatching info
Wawu Shan is an over 3000m peak, which situated about 70 km to the west of the more famous Emei Shan. Wawushan is the largest National Primival Forest Park in China. The elevation goes from 2830m. According to the investigations, there are more than 3500 species of plants and about 300 species of birds in Wawushan areas. At lower levels, areas of evergreen broadleaf woodland are interspersed with cultivation, but higher up this gives way to deciduous woodland and ultimately large open, grassy or bamboo-covered areas and stands of mixed coniferous-rhododendron forest. As we walk here amongst the gnarled, moss-encrusted trees we may enjoy some superb vistas across a seemingly endless series of mountain ridges to the great snow-capped peaks of western Sichuan beyond.
The prime endemic birds you may see here are: Lady Amherst's Pheasant,Temminck's Tragopan,Chinese��Bamboo Partridge, Grey-hooded Parrotbill, Emei Shan Liocichla and the recently described Sichuan Treecreeper,Chinese Blue Flycatcher (split from Blue-throated), Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler,Grey-hooded Fulvetta, Brown-capped (or Dusky) Fulvetta and White-collared Yuhina Elliott's Laughingthrush, the lovely Red-winged Laughingthrush,
Parrotbills we could encounter: Ashy-throated, Great, Brown, Fulvous, Golden and Grey-headed
Warblers we could encounter: no fewer than 17 species: Emei Leaf, Large-billed Leaf, Ashy-throated, Plain-tailed Warbler,Bianchi's Warbler,Blyth's Leaf, Pallas's Leaf and Yellow-browed Warblers, Buff-barred, Lemon-rumped, Sulphur-breasted and Buff-throated Warblers,
Bush��warbler we could encounter: Aberrant, Yellowish-bellied, Brownish-flanked, Chestnut-crowned, Grey-sided, Brown and Russet Bush Warblers
Chinese Blue Flycatcher (split from Blue-throated), Chinese��Bamboo Partridge, Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler,Grey-hooded Fulvetta, Brown-capped (or Dusky) Fulvetta and White-collared Yuhina, Elliott's Laughingthrush, the lovely Red-winged Laughingthrush,
And some widespread birds:
Asian Koel, Oriental Scops Owl, Himalayan Swiftlet, Fork-tailed (or Pacific) Swift, Darjeeling and Bay Woodpeckers, Grey Wagtail, Himalayan Black Bulbul (of the striking white-headed form), Long-tailed Minivet, Brown Dipper, Rufous-breasted Accentor, the superb Golden Bush Robin, White-bellied Redstart, Oriental and Lesser Cuckoos, Crested (or Oriental) Honey Buzzard, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Whistling Hawk-Cuckoo, Grey Bushchat, Blue Whistling Thrush, Slaty-backed Forktail, Verditer, Ferruginous, Slaty-blue, Rufous-gorgeted and Grey-headed Flycatchers, Blue Magpie, Large-billed Crow, Russet Sparrow, Dark-breasted and Dark-rumped Rosefinches, and the near-endemic Grey-headed Bullfinch, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Pygmy Wren-Babbler, Black-faced Laughingthrush, Red-billed Leiothrix, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Stripe-throated and Black-chinned Yuhinas, Rufous-vented, Coal and Green-backed Tits, the near-endemic Yellow-bellied Tit, Gould's Sunbird, Japanese White-eye, Hair-crested Drongo, . etc.