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Birding Wolongshan, Sichuan, China

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With travel restrictions still in place, going on a birding trip outside of China is still not a practical option. Fortunately, China itself has a large number of bird species and habitats. I guess it is pretty common in many areas of China, but not in Shanghai, so it is still a special bird for me.

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A Japanese in China

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The Avibase China birdlist counts 7 species of minivets for China – one of which is the Ashy Minivet. For Japan, there are only two species listed – again the Ashy Minivet, but also the Japanese Minivet (mostly called Ryukyu Minivet elsewhere), a Japanese endemic which is not on the China list.

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Birding Baxi Forest, Sichuan, China

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Like many birding locations in China, it has been somewhat under birded in the past 18 months or so, as travel restrictions have kept most foreigners away and only some of the younger Chinese birders actively use eBird. The post Birding Baxi Forest, Sichuan, China appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Progress of sorts, I guess.

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Birding Laifengshan, Tengchong, Yunnan, China

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While Baihualing is much better for birds, foreigners are currently prohibited from going there, presumably as we all carry Covid-19, even if like me we have been in China the whole year. I am always happy to see Black-throated Bushtit, even though it is not really rare in China. Better safe than sorry, I guess. Does this sound bitter?

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Birding Mengbishan, Sichuan, China

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As often in China, the choice seems to be between terrible infrastructure and almost no people or great roads accompanied by caravans of tour buses. The post Birding Mengbishan, Sichuan, China appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The horrible essentially meaning half-an-hour delays for construction while the road is being upgraded.

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Birding Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China

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Asian Brown Flycatcher: The most boring flycatcher here in Eastern China is also by far the most common one. The post Birding Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Proof that there is no god? If you really want to see more photos of Tiaozini birds, you can find them here.

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Birding around Chaka, Qinghai, China

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Clinal and individual variation make delineation of races somewhat difficult; proposed race turcomana (E Turkestan) is treated as a synonym of nominate, and castaneothorax (NE China) as a synonym of suschkini. The post Birding around Chaka, Qinghai, China appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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