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    Protecting birds in China

    PLEASE voice your support for the campaign to stop the massacre of migratory birds in China. Please also pass on this link to your friends: http://www.chinesecurrents.com/baohuniaolei.html On behalf of the birds here, THANK YOU!!
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    Tearing down the nets

    Please support this campaign to stop the trapping of birds in China http://www.chinesecurrents.com/baohuniaolei.html Shi Jin
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    Wenyu River, Chaoyang, Beijing COMPETITION

    Roll up! Roll up! Place yer bets. The BBBC (Beijing Birds and Beer Club) is offering a free Guinness night out in Beijing to the lucky punter who is first to list the correct identity of all of the three mystery birds. All were photographed yesterday on the Chaoyang side of the Wenyu River...
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    Beidaihe - In the Year of The Dragon

    China - In the Year of The Dragon In Beidaihe to see in the Year of The Dragon. Two White-tailed Sea-Eagles on the sea ice on Monday, I posted photos on my website, here: http://www.chinesecurrents.com/photostream.html (4 frame-fillers among 23rd January photos)
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    China 2011

    Warm New Year greetings from a bitterly cold Beijing! Here are some photos that I took at the Beijing Botanical Gardens a few hours ago. Shi Jin http://www.chinesecurrents.com/wild_water_china.html
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    7 days in Lhasa, Tibet

    Just arrived back from Lhasa. This was my 5th visit to Tibet, and my 3rd to Lhasa. I again took the "Sky Train" to Lhasa from Beijing, which takes 45 hours, but is well worth the effort (see http://www.chinesecurrents.com to find out more). I've posted a few photos on to my website (people...
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    China Bird Report

    I guess that some visitors to this forum may not know about a wonderful website that is maintained by hundreds of active birders throughout China (the reports on this website form the basis of the bilingual annual report that is available in book form). It's called the China Bird Report, and is...
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    Western Yunnan

    Here's a summary of the birds I photographed during my recent trip to western Yunnan. 13th February, report and photos at: www.ChineseCurrents.com/2010birds14.html Franklin's Barbet (nom. ssp franklinii), sev Rusty-fronted Barwing (ssp ripponi), c40 Grey-cheeked Fulvetta (ssp yunnanensis)...
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    China 2010

    The challenge is for me to photograph 365 bird species during 2010. For shots to be included, they must pass the entirely subjective litmus test of being "not that bad". Easier said than done I'm sure (as you can see from Day 1's collection, I'm already struggling to meet my own low...
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    Emei Shan, Sichuan, 29 December 2009 to 2nd January 2010

    Here is the list of birds I saw on Day 1 of the trip to one of China's best mountains - in terms of birding and much more. 29th December 2009 - 12.30pm to 6pm (600 to 650 masl) Chinese Bulbul c20 Red-billed Leiothrix c40 Slaty-backed Forktail 2 White-crowned Forktail 2 White Wagtail 2...
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    LATEST Clements list of all the world's birds

    Hi Everyone: Here's a Christmas present from Beijing ;-) The lastest edition of Clements has JUST been published (version 6.4, December 18th 2009). The 6MB Excel file that includes information on the distribution of the 9995 species AND more than 21 thousand subspecies can be downloaded HERE...
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    Sanya, Hainan

    Just back from a week in Sanya, Hainan. It was a family holiday, so birding was casual (I resisted the temptation to take a day out in Jianfengling). There is one place on the hills above Sanya, which is probably worth a visit if you find yourself in the area - it's called the tropical forest...
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    Xinglong Mountains, Gansu province, China

    Here, the list of birds I saw on 11th December at Xinglong (between 2200 and 2600 metres): Grey-hooded Fulvetta (c60) Eurasian Treecreeper (3) Eastern Buzzard (1) Rufous-breasted Accentor (c30) Siberian Accentor (sev) Elliot's Laughingthrush (c50) Crested Tit Warber, male (2) female (3)...
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    Birding in Lanzhou, Gansu

    I'm off to Lanzhou this afternoon for a few days. Does anyone have any suggestions where to go? (That's close to the city). Thanks in advance.
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    11 trip reports from China!

    Members (and guests of course) may be interested to know that I have converted all of my trip reports from China into PDFs and put them in one place... on my website: Here's the list: "Hornbills!" Western Yunnan; 27th March - 3rd April 2009 "Endemic Islanders" Jianfengling and Tianya...
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    Pallas's Sandgrouse and Mute Swan in Beijing

    Sorry for not posting this earlier, but better late than never I suppose. There was a flock of 80 Pallas's Sandgrouse at Wild Duck Lake on Saturday. Other birds of note there: A flock of 30+ Mongolian larks 50+ Lapland Buntings 1 Chinese Grey Shrike 1 Saker c1000 Common Cranes (+ 1 Hooded)...
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    Pallas's Sandgrouse and Mute Swan in Beijing

    Sorry for not posting this earlier, but better late than never I suppose. There was a flock of 80 Pallas's Sandgrouse at Wild Duck Lake on Saturday. Other birds of note there: A flock of 30+ Mongolian larks 50+ Lapland Buntings 1 Chinese Grey Shrike 1 Saker c1000 Common Cranes (+ 1 Hooded)...
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    Siberian Accentors and much else in Beijing

    I enjoyed a splendid morning yesterday at Beijing Botanical Gardens. In just four hours I managed to see and photograph more than 20 species, including Pygmy Woodpecker (1 of 4 “pygmies” seen and heard); a flock of 6 Siberian Accentors; 2 Chinese Hill Warblers; 2 Red-billed Blue Magpies...
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    Beijing botanical gardens

    I enjoyed a splendid morning yesterday at Beijing Botanical Gardens. In just four hours I managed to see and photograph more than 20 species, including Pygmy Woodpecker (1 of 4 “pygmies” seen and heard); a flock of 6 Siberian Accentors; 2 Chinese Hill Warblers; 2 Red-billed Blue Magpies...
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    Siberian Accentors and much else in Beijing

    I enjoyed a splendid morning yesterday at Beijing Botanical Gardens. In just four hours I managed to see and photograph more than 20 species, including Pygmy Woodpecker (1 of 4 “pygmies” seen and heard); a flock of 6 Siberian Accentors; 2 Chinese Hill Warblers; 2 Red-billed Blue Magpies...
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    Birding in Beijing

    I enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at the botanical gardens yesterday. The highlight of the visit was a Collared Finchbill: a photo of this and many other photo-highlights of my travels in China in 2009 can be seen on my website at: http://www.chinesecurrents.com/wild_water.html There were also...
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    Birding in Beijing

    I enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at the botanical gardens yesterday. The highlight of the visit was a Collared Finchbill: a photo of this and many other photo-highlights of my travels in China in 2009 can be seen on my website at: http://www.chinesecurrents.com/wild_water.html There were also...
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