Emeishan birdwaching Infomation
Regarded as one of the four most famous holy mountains in China, Emei Shan will probably remain undisturbed for centuries to come. The elevation changes from about 700m up to 3079m. Because of this, there are about 300 species of birds. Large amounts of endemic, near-endemic as well as widespread birds. There is a wonderful trail going from the foot of the mountain (Bao Guo Monerstary) all the way up (through Hongchunping, Xianfeng Monerstary, Wanniansi Monerstary, Xixiangchi Monerstery) to the Golden Summit. Which is probably one of China's best birding trail!
The prime endemic birds you may see here are: Emei Shan Liocichla, 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,
Other birds we may encounter: Fork-tailed Sunbird Tristram's Bunting Fukien Slaty Bunting Yellow-throated Bunting Little Bunting Meadow Bunting Brambling Siskin Japanese Hawfinch Collared Grosbeak Vinaceous Rosefinch Brandt's Mountain Finch Long-tailed Shrike Eurasian Jay Blue Magpie Large-billed Crow Eurasian Nutcracker Common Buzzard Black Kite Grey-faced Buzzard Accipiter Grey-headed Lapwing Northern Lapwing Woodcock Common Kingfisher Greater Spotted Woodpecker Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Bay Woodpecker Grey-headed Woodpecker Japanese Waxwing Olive-backed Pipit White Wagtail Grey Wagtail Brown-breasted Bulbul Chinese Bulbul Mountain Bulbul Chinese Song Thrush White's Thrush Naumann's Thrush Pale Thrush Chestnut Thrush Violet Whistling Thrush - common in streams Black-headed Sibia Streaked Barwing Fukien Niltava Ashy-throated Parrotbill Spot-breasted Parrotbill Golden Parrotbill Crested Parrotbill Streak-breasted Scim. Babbler - Pygmy Wren Babbler Hwamei Elliot's Laughingthrush Moustached Laughingthrush Black-faced Laughingthrush Red-winged Laughingthrush Rufous-capped Babbler Red-tailed Minla Red-billed Leiothrix Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Golden-breasted Fulvetta Collared Yuhina Stripe-throated Yuhina Black-chinned Yuhina Green Shrike-Babbler White-browed Shrike-Babbler Ashy-throated Warbler Pallas' Leaf Warbler Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler Rufous-faced Flycatcher Warbler Green-backed Tit Yellow-bellied Tit Great Tit Marsh Tit Coal Tit Rufous-vented Tit Yellow-browed Tit Black-throated Tit Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Bar-tailed Treecreeper Collared Finchbill Magpie Robin Grey Bushchat Riverchat Red-flanked Bluetail Plumbeous Redstart Daurian Redstart Hodgson's Redstart Blue-fronted Redstart White-crowned Forktail Slaty-backed Forktail Spotted Forktail