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21days Sichuan, Qinghai, Tibet Birdwatching tour

21days Sichuan, Qinghai, Tibet Birdwatching tour

Duration:21 days
Destination:Sichuan-Wolong-Balangshan-Qinghai Lake-Nangqian-Lasha
Birds possible250-300
Best season:May to August
21days Sichuan, Qinghai, Tibet Birdwatching tour
Day 1:    Arriving in Chengdu, enjoy the Sichuan Opera
Day 2:    Leave Chengdu for Wolong early in the morning (165km).
Day 3:   Birding in Shawan behind the hotel for Golden Pheasants,Snow cock, Snow Pigeon, Alpine Accentor , etc.
Day 4:    Birding Wuyipeng Areas.
Day 5:    4 am start from hotel to Balangshan , Then birding on the way back to Wolong
Day 6:    Drive back to Chengdu in the afternoon. Fly from Chengdu to Xining. Birding in  Beishan Daduling in the afternoon.
Day 7:    Birding around Eastern End Marsh of Qinghai Lake. Then drive to Gonghe in the afternoon. Birding Black-necked Crane, Black necked Crane, Short Toed Lark, Lesser Sand Plover, Mute Swan, Green Shunk, Isabelline Wheatear, Red Crested Pochard, Little Owl ,Tufted Duck, Furrugrmous Duck, Coots,  ,.
Day 8:   Gonghe to Maduo. Birding along the way. (276km)  you will probably see  Azure-winged Magpie, Bar-headed Goose, Blue Hill Pigeon, Golden Eagle, Ruddy Shelduck, Brown-headed Gull, Red Shunk, Mongolie Trumpet Finch, Tibet Lark, Sand Plover, Blandford's Snowfinch, Rufous-collared Snowfinch, White-rumped Snowfinch, Tibetan Rosefinch, Rufous-breasted Rosefinch, Eastern Great Rosefinch, Lammergier, Great Rosefinch, Hoopoe, little Owl, Gould's Redstart, White-winged Redstart, White-winged Snowfinch, Black Redstart, White Wagtail, Hume's Ground Jay, Kestrel, Citring Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Eurasian Swift, Himalayan Griffin, Saker Falcon, Rock Sparrow, Brown Accentor, Isabellin Wheatear, Upland Buzzard, Desert Wheatear, Mongolian Lark,, Brandt's Mountain Finch, Tibetan Lark, Horned Lark, Golden Start, Rufous-necked Snow Finch, etc .
Day 9:    Maduo to Xiewu, you may see Tibetan Gazelle, Robin Accentor, Alpine Accentor, Brown-head Gull, Blue Sheep, Pallas' Cat, Ruddy Shelduck, Streeted Rose Finch, etc
Day 10:    Early birding in the Leiba Valley, then drive to Yushu. (341km)  today you may see Arctic Tern, Brown-headed Gull, Bar-headed Goose, Black-necked Crane, Chinese Grey Shrike, Common Stone Chat, Elliot's Laughingthrush, Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, Ruddy Shelduck, Goosander, Wiskelled Tern, Ibis Bill, Long-legged Buzzard, Lammergier, Hoopoe, Lesser Kestrel, Raven, Kessler's Thrush, Brown Shrike, Hoopoe, White-rumped Snowfinch, Citrine Wagtail, Hill Pigeon, Red Start, Red-billed Chough, Tufted Duck,White-throated Dipper, Grey-backed Shrike, Tibetan Partridge, Upland Buzzard, etc.
Day 11:   Drive to Nangqian (174km). Birding in Kanda Shan on the way. Overnight in Nangqian Traffic Guesthouse (extreme basic accommodation) Goosander, Ibis Bill, Himalayan Griffon, Lammergier, Golden Eagle, Great-spotted Eagle, Common Buzzard, Sparrow Hawk, Saker Falcon, Tibetan Snow Cock, Tibetan Partridge, Chough, Ground Jay, Tibetan Magpie, Giant Laughing thrush, Pier David's Laughingthrush, Elliot's Laughing thrush, Hoopoe, Common Cuckoo, White-throated Deeper, Horned Lark, Wall Creeper, Brown Shrike, Red Shrike,Grey-backed Shrike, Robin Accentor, Rock Sparrow, Crag Martin, Asian House Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Common Rosefinch, Pink-rumped Rosefinch, White-browed Tit, Servertsov's Tit-Warbler, Black Redstart, Koslow's Bunting, Godlewski's Bunting, Citring Wagtail, Black Red Start,Large �Cbilled Crow,Red-billed Crow, Upland Buzzard, Koslow's Bunting, Oriental Sky Lark,Horned Lark, Tibetan Lark, Streaked Rosefinch, Robin Accentor, Lammergier, Cucoo, Blandford's Rosefinch.
Day 12:   Full day birding to Beizha Forest Farm areas (112 km.) Overnight at Baizha Monastery (extremely basic accommodation.) White-eared Pheasant, Lammergyer, Booted Eagle, Large-billed Crow, Daurian Jackdaw, Tibetan Magpie, Koslow's Bunting, Snow Pegion, Black-throated Thrush, Giant Laughingthrush, Elliot's Laughingthrush, Tibetan Babax, Red Crossbill, Wren, White-browed Tit, White-browed Tit-Warbler, Crested Tit-Warbler, Godlewski's
Bunting, Citring Wagtail, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Slaty-backed Flycatcher, Arctic Warbler, Large-billed Leaf Warbler, White-capped Redstart, Hodson's Redstart, White-browed Rosefinch, Red-billed Chough,Kessler's Thrsh, Beautiful Rosefinch, White-throated Redstart, Blue Sheep, Koslow's Babax, Blood Pheasant, Willow Warbler,
Day 13:   Birding Baizha Forest areas in the morning. Drive back to Nangqian in the afternoon. (112km.) Overnight in Nangqian in the traffic Guesthouse (extremely basic accommodation only) Elliont's Laughingthrush,Blach Woodpecher, Red Crosbill, Three-banded Rosefinch, Grey-faced Woodpecker, Tibetan Babax,
Day 14:   From Nangqian to Rioche. Overnight in Rioche, Oriental Sky Lark, Hume's short-toed Lark, Black Redstart, Black Redstart, Robin Accentor, Godlewski's Bunting, White-eared Pheasant, Lammergier, Snow Pigeon, Wall Creeper, Plain Laughingthrush, Black-crested Tit, White-capped River Chat,Elliot's Laughingthrush, Tibetan Partridge, Pink-rumped Bunting, Golden Eagle, etc
Day 15:   From Rioche to Bachen(375km). Overnight in County in a Guesthouse (very basic accommodation) Plain-Backed Snow Finch, Rufous-necked Snow Finch, White-browed Tit, Brown Accentor, Robin Accentor, Pallas's Fishing Eagle.
Day 16:   Bachen to Damshung(420km)     Overnight in Damshung Heaven Lake Hotel . This day local guide and driver from Tibet will be waiting for the group in Hotel. From next day on, use Tibet local vehicle and local guide.
Day 17:  (Leave very early) Transfer via Lunzhub to Reting Gompa for overnight at the Monastery guesthouse (159km) you may see Lammergyer, Giant Babax, Tibetan Partridge, Prince Hennry's Laughingthrush.Hume's Short-toed Lark, Olive-backed Pipit,Tibetan Lark,Black-necked Crane,Red Shunk, Godlewski's Bunting, Eastern Great Rosefinch,Wall Creeper,,Asian House Martin,Hume's Ground Pecher.
Day 18:  Birding Reting Monastery areas in the morning (Tibetan-eared Pheasant, Giant Babax, Prince Hennry's Lauthingthrush,) drive to Damshung in the afternoon. Overnight in Damshung Heaven Lake Hotel  (no private toilet or shower.) Tibet-eared Pheasant, Prince Hennry's Laughingthrush, Black-necked Crane, Ruddy Shelduck, Red Shunk, Asian Short-toed Lark, Citring Wagtail, Robin  Accentor, White-winged Grossbeak, White-throated Redstart,  Hodson's
Redstart, Russet Sparrow, White-browed Tit-Warbler, White-browed Rosefinch, Great Black-headed Gull, Wall Creeper.
Day 18:  Transfer via Lunzhub to Lhasa for overnight
Day 19:  Free day in Lhasa,  you can visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, and old street
Day 20:  Fly to back Chengdu. Overnight in Chengdu.
Day 21:   Depart from Chengdu