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Emei and Wawu Mountains

Posted Thursday 9th October 2008 at 01:31 by china guy
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Fulvous Parrotbill gathering nesting material on Wawu

Within easy driving distance from Chengdu we have areas of mountain, peaking up around the 3,000m level, that are clad in lush sub-tropical forest. Two famous birding locations that meet this description are Emei and Wawu Mountains. These two sites are within...
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Chengdu Birding - post-quake birding on the Qingcheng mountains

Posted Sunday 5th October 2008 at 11:32 by china guy
Updated Monday 6th October 2008 at 01:10 by china guy (script editing)
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The Qingcheng area is a prime site for Forktail watching - this is Little Forktail

Around 40kms from Chengdu, the town of Dujiangyan hit world headlines back in May because it was badly affected by the Sichuan earthquake. I only live 20kms from this town, and can report that, 4 months after the quake, things...
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Chengdu Birding – A Trip to Laba He.

Posted Thursday 2nd October 2008 at 09:20 by china guy
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The mountains of Sichuan contain some wonderful birding spots

Last week we had a guest with limited birding time – who we planned to guide around the famous birding site of Wawu Mountain. At first the weather looked okay - but by afternoon everything had closed in and a quick change of plan was needed!
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Chengdu Birding - Biet's Laughingthrush, my mega spring tick.

Posted Friday 12th September 2008 at 16:23 by china guy
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Biet's Laughingthrush - photo by Bjorn Anderson

Earlier this year – I got a real chunk of excitement - being part of a trip that aimed at finding Biet’s (White-speckled) Laughingthrush, Garrulax beiti – a bird that hadn’t been spotted since 1989.

The trip was planned by a well known China birder – Bjorn...
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Chengdu Birding - Rice chickens and Umbrellas

Posted Wednesday 10th September 2008 at 15:32 by china guy
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Greater painted snipe - a male - the female of this species is far brighter

This has obviously been a hectic summer in and around Chengdu. Me and the wife knew our work was going to be cut out – since we had to juggle our time between moving into a new countryside home, and catering for our summer tourist guests (including...
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