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gwatola
Saturday 19th April 2014, 08:09
I'm stopping over for 2 days in Guangzhou in December. Any advice on local birding, accommodation and transport much appreciated! Particularly interested in nearby Forest Parks for birding.

cheers

George

thirudevaram
Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 13:31
Hi George,

Dafushan Forest park and Dr.Sun Yat Sen university are good for forest birds. You may also want to check this out

http://www.tragopan-asie.com/en/2012/12/26/becasseau-spatule-un-nouveau-site-dhivernage-dans-le-sud-ouest-du-guangdong/
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=123716&page=15

Spooners are sighted in this spot for last two winters.

gwatola
Friday 25th April 2014, 06:02
Thanks Dev

Do you have any more information on those two sites? Theres not a lot on the internet surprisingly. I will be staying at the China Hotel, next to Yuexiu Park.

cheers

George

thirudevaram
Friday 25th April 2014, 18:33
Sorry George. Frankly, i have never been to Guangzhou. I collected these info when i was planning to visit my cousin in Guangzhou but that din't happen. Sun Yat Sen university has a metro station (line 8) so reaching it, wont be a problem. You may also need to pay attention to Zhongshan university, both are same as Zhongshan is the chinese name.
Dafu park can be reached from Line 3(either Shiqiao station/Han River station) and a short taxi ride. Check with your hotel for the best way to reach, its a famous tourist spot too.
Yuexiu park itself a decent birding area, you might find some good birds.

hewMatt
Friday 20th June 2014, 23:56
Hi,

I've lived in GZ for nearly 2 years and regret to say that it's not great for birds. However, some places are better than others. We regularly go to Baiyun Mountain (north end is quietest) as it's close and a nice escape from the chaos of the city. South China Botanical Gardens also OK - less interesting in summer. Sun Yet-sen Uni (S. campus) is quite popular with photographers - there's a particular area of derelict buildings that attracts very big cameras. There's also a nature reserve at Nansha to the SE of the city but we've not made it there yet. Let me know if you want me to post a list of commonly seen birds.