Our accommodation in the fog clad Emeifeng Mountain
Song of Hartert's Leaf-warbler - Emeifeng Mountain
Hartert's Leaf-warbler showing near constant oscillating nature of song
Song of White-spectacled Warbler - Emeifeng Mountain
Blue-crowned Laughingthrush - Meitian Zhou, Wuyuan
Swollen backwater of the Duanshen River - Meitian Zhou, Wuyuan
Watching Blue-crowned Laughingthrush in mature trees across the river
Graffiti on the underpass at Meitian Zhou reflected local scenes where Blue-crowned Laughingthrush featured heavily
We birded the general area for a short while seeing Brown-rumped Minivet, Grey-capped Woodpecker, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Plain-capped Jay and Masked Laughingthrush. We finished the day with a drive to the village of Xiao Qi which I had last visited on 11th November 2016 and headed to the top of one of the local restaurants. Here, we enjoyed views of up to five Pied Falconet showing very well and eating various butterflies and dragonflies. We ordered some beers and enjoyed the views from the roof and these fantastic little birds before heading to our hotel in Wuyuan.
Chinese Blackbird - Wuyuan
Red-billed Blue Magpie - Wuyuan
Masked Laughingthrush - Wuyuan
Oriental Turtle-dove - Wuyuan
Pied Falconet - Xiao Qi
The crew at Xiao Qi, from left to right, Andy D, myself, Martin, Volkert, Ian, Barry and Andy B
Day 1 and 2 – International flight and Dongtai.
Day 3 - Dongtai.
Day 4 – Dongtai and Magic Wood.
Day 5 - Nanhui then fly to Fuzhou.
Day 6 - Shanutan Island and Fuzhou Forest Park.
Day 7 - Fuzhou Forest Park then Emeifeng Mountain.
Day 8 - Emeifeng Mountain.
Day 9 - Emeifeng Mountain.
Day 11 - Wuyuan.
Day 12 – Drive Wuyuan to Dongzhai.
Day 13 - Dongzhai.
Day 14 – Dongzhai then fly Wuhan to Korlor.
Day 15 – Taklamakan Desert.
Day 16 – Taklamakan Desert then Urumqi.
Day 17 and 18 – Nanshan in the Tien Shan Mountains then fly Beijing. International flight.