Qinghai Birding Tours
Located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Qinghai Province, which is the fourth largest province in China. The Plateau, with an average elevation of 3000 meters, is referred to as The Roof of the World and is the sources of three of China's major rivers, the Yangtze River, Yellow River and Mekong River. Snow capped mountains, ice peaks, deserts, vast pastures and myriad lakes weave Qinghai unique, fascinating and colorful natural landscapes. Qinghai Lake is the largest inland saline lake in the country and is an excellent place for bird watching. It's a popular bird tour destination.
We could find such little-known species as Crested Tit-warbler, White-cheeked Nuthatch, and White-backed Thrush before climbing up onto the plateau itself. These high-elevation plains are home to a number of bird species that have been seen by relatively few western birders. Black-necked Crane, Przewalski's Rosefinch will be among the many exciting species we will be targeted here.
D1__Chengdu to Xining
Guide will fly with you from Chengdu to Xining, then drive to Yaozigou Forest Park for birding in directly. Overnight in Xining
Gansu Leaf Warbler, Chinese Nuthatch, White-cheeked Nuthatch, Plain Mountain & Elliot's Laughingthrush, Siberian Rubythroat, Alpine & Smoky Warbler, White-browed Tit Wabler and Crested Tit Wabler
D2__Xining to Heimahe
Today we'll drive from Xining to Heimahe Town via Qinghaihu Lake. We'll spend a lot of time birding on the road. And we'll try for the Pink-tailed bunting for the first time in the evening before we check in.
Black-necked Crane, Horned Lark, Tibetan Lark, White-Rumped Snowfinch, Tibetan Snowfinch, Small Snowfinch(Per David's), Hume's Ground Tit, Pallas's Fish Eagle, and other water birds
Day 3__Xiangpishan (or Ruber Mountain)
A whole day birdwatching in Xiangpishan for the Pink-tailed bunting.
Overnight in Chaka
Pink-Tailed Bunting, White-winged snowfinch, Plain-backed Snowfinch, Rufous-necked Snowfinch, White-winged Redstart, Rufous-breast, Brown and Robin Accentor, Pink-rumped rosefinch
Day 4__Xiangpishan to Xining
After morning birding for the birds we missed in Xiangpishan, We'll heading back to Xining with bird stops.
Your departure from Xining with airport transfer.