Ending off their epic Chinese birding tour around Sichuan, Glen Valentine and his group crossed…

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Ending off their epic Chinese birding tour around Sichuan, Glen Valentine and his group crossed over a tiny section of the vast Tibetan Plateau and then wound their way through Jiuzhai Valley and Tangjiahe National Parks to return to Chengdu, having added a plethora of mouth-watering specialities along the way. Top of the list was probably a family party of five of the beautiful and monotypic Przevalski’s Finch (Pinktail). Other major highlights included dozens of handsome Black-necked Cranes, Blue Eared Pheasant, an incredible 11 Golden Pheasants, endemic White-browed Tit, Przevalski’s Nuthatch, Spectacled Parrotbill and Slaty Bunting, highly sought-after Pere David’s Owl and Tawny Fish Owl, rarely seen Chinese Grouse, White-rumped, Rufous-necked and Tibetan Snowfinches, the strange Ground Tit, impressive Upland Buzzard and Saker Falcon, Chinese Sparrowhawk, the rare Chinese Grey Shrike, White-browed Tit-Warbler, Snowy-cheeked and Barred Laughingthrushes, Pere David’s Tit, Siberian Rubythroat, Eurasian Bittern, Brown-cheeked Rail, Tibetan Lark, Tibetan Serin and the uncommon Collared Crow. On the mammal front, they were entertained by Eurasian Wolf, Tibetan Fox, Tufted and Tibetan Roe Deer, Himalayan Marmot, Tibetan Macaque, Chinese Serow, Hog Badger, Chinese Goral and Golden Takin.

We look forward to seeing you on next year’s Sichuan and Yunnan trips!

Photos – Pzrevalski's Finch & Pere David's Owl by Rich Lindie
– Black-necked Cranes & Golden Pheasant by Glen Valentine

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7/3/17

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