China is one of the largest countries in the world with a total area of 10,000,000 square kilometers or 7 per cent of the land surface of the planet. It is a huge country of great extremes from the world's highest peak of Everest, at 8,848m, to one of the world's lowest land points, at -155m in Turpan basin, and from the permafrost of the extreme north to the tropical seas of the extreme south. Habitats include forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands.

This great diversity of habitats, together with China's large size give rise to a great richness of biological diversity. China is ranked as one of the top five richest countries in the world in terms of its vertebrate species—a remarkable fact for a largely temperate landmass. In terms of birds, this richness is demonstrated in over 1,300 species recorded, including some of the most spectacular and fascinating birds in the world.

China is the world distribution centre of pheasants with 62 species out of a global total of about 200. Another particularly Chinese group is the laughingthrushes of which China boasts no less than 36 species or more than half the global total. China is also rich in parrotbills, leaf warblers, crows and rosefinches as well as in ducks, swans, and geese. Nine of the world's fourteen crane species live in China, breeding in the north and migrating in winter to the southern wetlands.

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Shanghai Birding Tour

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China - 21 June - 28 July, 2007, author Greg Roberts (added September 5, 2007)

China: Sichuan & Qing Hai (7 - 27 July 2007), author Vincent van der Spek (added September 4, 2007)
(Tibetan Plateau & Wawu Shan, Red Panda, Kiang, Temmincks Tragopan, Golden Pheasant, White-eared Pheasant, Verreaux’s Monal-partridge, Chinese Grouse, Saker, Black-necked Crane, Ibisbill, 9 redstarts incl. Ala Shan Redstart, Firethroat, both Crested- and)

Replica Louis Vuitton, author kathy chen (link created September 3, 2012)
(replica louis vuitton,hermes,prada,miu miu, handbags,wallets,belts,sunglasses,shoes,accessories.)

China, Hunan province - 15th May - 5th June 2009 (Part One), author Jonathan Martinez (added September 29, 2009)
(North Hunan hot spot, Dong DIng Hu, Ba Da Gong Shan, FRENCH ENGLISH and CHINESE)

China, Hunan province - 15th May - 5th June 2009 (Part Two), author Jonathan Martinez (added September 29, 2009)
(North Hunan hot spot, Dong DIng Hu, Ba Da Gong Shan, )

China - Sichuan and Tibetan Plateau - 17 May – 3 June 2017, author Dick Meijer (link created September 27, 2017)

Yunnan and Sichuan, China 1st July - August 16th, 2005, author Christian Artuso (added September 21, 2005)
(Red Panda, Asiatic Golden Cat, Temminck’s Tragopan, Chestnut-throated Partridge, Lady Amherst’s Pheasant, Blood Pheasant)

Yiyang & Poyang Hu, Jiangxi, China, 21st - 23rd November 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Che Ba Ling, China, 23rd - 25th February 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Wulingshan, Hebei, China, June 7th - 8th 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Ba Bao Shan, China, 8th - 11th June 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Donglingshan, Beijing, China, April 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Winter in China with Cranes, December 22nd - January 7th 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Wolong, Sichuan, China July 4th - 7th 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Happy Island, China - May 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Wolong, Sichuan, China, 7th - 10th November 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Po Yang, China, 21st - 24th December 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Eastern China (Shanghai Botanic Gardens and Yangcheng Nature Reserve), 14th - 16th November 03, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Wuyishan, China, 8th - 11th June 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Hong Kong, 22nd November - 1st December 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

American Birding Association winter tour, China, April 13th - 25th 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Beijing and Hebei Province, China, June 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Hainan, China September - 27th September - 5th October 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 15, 2004)

Birding around Shanghai - September 28th - 30th 2008, author Ewan Urquhart (added October 6, 2008)
(Xiao Yangshan, Binhai and San Gia Gang, Yangkou)

China - Nanjing and Shenyang - October 2014, author Chris Shaw (added October 31, 2014)
(Nanjing botanical garden, Bird Island Shenyang)

North-East China: Happy Island and Beidaihe, 30 April - 22 May 2005, author Jan Bisschop (added October 27, 2005)
(site for Ibisbill at 3 hours drive from Beijing int. Airport)

China - Summer 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added October 2, 2004)

Sichuan, May-June 2019, author Marcel Holyoak (added October 17, 2019)
(Asiatic Black Bear, Pallas's Cat, Chinese Desert Cat, Pere David's Owl, Sichuan Jay, Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush)

China, Beidaihe & Beijing: 14-16th + 18th September 2012 , author Mike Neale (added October 17, 2012)
(Beidaihe, Beijing, China)

Beidaihe - 21st- 24th September 2010, , author Eric Barnes (added October 13, 2010)
(Beijing Ibisbill site , Mai Po marshes, Guangzhou Botanical Gardens, Grey Nightjar, Black tailed Gull, Grey headed Lapwing, Amur Falcon, Saker, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Siberian Blue Robin,Yellow browed Bunting, Siberian Rubythroat,Thick billed Warbler)

China - Dinghu San (Guang Dong province), 4-5 April 2005, author Mike Waite (added October 13, 2005)
(Silver pheasant)

China - Liaoning Sept. - Oct. 2011, author Paul Holt (link created November 19, 2011)
(Laotieshan, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Black Kite, Greater Spotted Eagle, Eastern Buzzard, Amur Falcon, Ashy Minivet)

A few casual birding observations from a tourist visit to Beijing, China - 17th- 22nd February 2008, author Andy Adcock (added May 7, 2008)

China, South Shaanxi, April 1st - 13th 2007 - Dip of a lifetime, author Julian Thomas (added May 31, 2007)
(Qinling Mountains, Lao Xian Cheng National Park)

Southern China - 12th to 28th April 2012, author Allan Drewitt (added May 26, 2012)
(Wuyishan, Wuyuan, Dongzhai, Sichuan, Temminck's Tragopan, Cabot's Tragopan, Reeve's Pheasant)

China, Fuzhou - 2nd - 3rd May 2009, author Charles Davies (added May 26, 2009)
(Chinese Crested-Tern)

China, April 8th - May 5th 2010, author Peter Ericsson (added May 24, 2010)
(Guangzhou, Beijing, Harbin, Guilin)

Sichuan, China - May - June 2009, author David Milton (added May 23, 2010)
(Tibetan Plateau, Wawu Shan, Labe He, Wanglang)

Coastal China - September - October 2009, author Nathan Hentze (added May 2, 2010)
(Beijing, Beidaihe, Yuetuo Island, Old Peak, Wild Duck Lake)

China - Poyang Hu & Mergansers, Jiangxi Province, March 2010, author Stijn De Win (added May 19, 2010)
(Siberian & White-naped Cranes, Oriental Stork, Swan Goose, Scaly-sided Mergansers)

The Great Pheasant Dip - Dongzhai and Xiaolongmen, China - 25th - 27th February 2005, author Graham Talbot (added May 17, 2005)

China Oct 2007, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created March 9, 2011)

Chinese Urban Winter Birding - February 2013, author Jeremy Mark Hurley (added March 7, 2013)
(People's Park, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China)

China-Seawatch at Cheniushan Island,Lianyungang- 28th February,2009, author Zhang Lin (link created March 7, 2009)
(Cheniushan Island,Lianyungang,Black-throated Loon,Ancient Murrelet,Yellow-billed Loon,Long-tailed Duck)

China: Sichuan - 2-14 March 2008, author Josh Engel (added March 25, 2008)
(Late winter birding in Sichuan; Chengdu, Wolong, Jiuzhaigou, Tibetan Plateau, Emei Shan)

China and Hong Kong - August 2009, author Scott Bowers (link created March 2, 2011)

Birding the China-Vietnam and China-Laos border regions 15th March – 5th April 2006, author Surfbirds Admin (added March 15, 2007)

China, Sichuan - May - June 2011, author John van der Woude (link created March 1, 2014)
(Wolong, Balang, Ruoergai, Baxi, Wawu - Chin. Monal, Chin. Grouse, both Eared Pheasants, LA Pheasant, Sichuan Jay, 30 warbler species, 11 laughingthrush species)

A White-eared Night Heron Twitch - Jiulianshan, Jiangxi, China - 24th - 25th June 2006, author Graham Talbot (added June 30, 2006)

Eastern China - 6th – 23rd May 2005, author Steve Arlow (added June 30, 2005)
(Beidaihe, Happy Island, Majic Wood, Old Peak and Beijing)

China - Wuyishan - August 2009, author Stijn De Win (added June 3, 2010)
(Cabot's Tragopan, Elliot's Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant)

China - 2 April - 7 June 2009, author Herve Jacob (added June 21, 2012)
(Yunnan & Sichuan)

China Qinghai/Tibet High Plateau and extent to Xinjiang, author Tang Jun (link created July 9, 2014)
(Przevalski’s Finch,Ala Shan Redstart,Henderson’s Ground Jay,Roborovski’s Rosefinch,Kozlov’s Bunting,Kozlov’s Babax,Tibetan Sandgrouse,Szecheny’s Monal PartridgeTibetan & Himalayan Snowcock,Gansu Leaf Warbler,Ibisbill and Xinjiang Ground-jay.)

Northeast China - May 2005, author Michael Leven (added July 5, 2005)
(Manchuria, Beijing, Jankowski's Bunting, Elisa's Flycatcher)

China - Comprehensive May-Jun 17, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created July 26, 2017)
(Sichuan, Yunnan, Golden Pheasant, Beautiful Sibia, Mountain Bamboo Partridge, Black-breasted Thrush, Red-tailed Laughingthrush, Lady Amherst's Pheasant, Rufous-tailed Babbler, Rufous-throated Partridge, Golden-throated Barbet, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Golde)

Beidaihe, China - 8th - 23rd May 2015, author Martin Tribe (added July 19, 2015)
(Beidaihe, Great Wall of China, Beijing, Old Peak, Happy Island, Birdfinders, Godlewski's Bunting, Asian Stubtail)

Birdwatching notes - Yunnan Province, China - 11-29 October 2008, author Mark Bezuijen (added January 23, 2009)
(Yunnan, Xishuangbanna, Yexianggu, Dali, Lijiang, Lashihai, Cangshan)

Hunting mega birds in Southern China, author Surfbirds Admin (added January 22, 2005)
(A very enjoyable two weeks chasing some of South China's most elusive birds. The trip was planned with the intention of visiting as few places as possible to see as many of the endemics and near-endemics of the region. Cabot's Tragopan pic !)

Sichuan (China) including Laojun Shan and the Emei-Wolong-Jiuzhaigou Circuit - 7 May – 9 June 2005, author Frank Rheindt (added January 2, 2006)

China-Pelagic trip to Cheniushan Island- 23 Jan,2010, author Zhang Lin (link created February 23, 2010)
(Rizhao,Lianyungang,Long-billed Murrelet,Yellow-billed Loon,Ancient Murrelet,Black-throated Loon)

Central China - December 21st - December 25th 2011, author Steven An (added February 19, 2011)
(Poyang Hu, Sibean Cranes, Hooded Cranes, White-naped Cranes, The White oriental Storks)

Poyang Hu China Dec 21-Dec 25, author Steven An (link created February 19, 2011)
(Poyang Hu(lake), Sibean Cranes, Hooded Cranes, White-naped Cranes, White oriental Storks)

Expedition to China's Qinling Mountains!, author Alexander Coke Smith (link created December 5, 2011)
(qinlings golden pheasant birding china)

Red-crowned Cranes of Yancheng, Chna!, author Alexander Coke Smith (link created December 5, 2011)
(red-crowned crane yancheng china birding)

Expedition to Yunnan!, author Alexander Coke Smith (link created December 5, 2011)
(yunnan black-necke cranes birding)

Siberian Cranes of Poyang Lake, China, author Alexander Coke Smith (link created December 5, 2011)
(siberian crane poyang lake)

Spoon-billed Sandpipers of Rudong County!, author Alexander Coke Smith (link created December 5, 2011)
(spoon-billed sandpiper rudong china)

China: Beidaihe and Happy Island - 4th - 21st May 2012, author Keith Clarkson (added December 26, 2012)
(China, Beidaihe, White-tailed Needletail, Chinese Egret, Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Grey-backed Thrush, Elegant Bunting, Siberian Rubythroat, Siberian Blue Robin, Siberian Thrush, White's Thrush, Rufous-tailed Robin, Amur Falcon migration)

South-east China and Taiwan - May 22nd - June 19th 2010, author Peter Collaerts (link created December 2, 2012)

Poyang Hu, China - 10th - 12th November 2006, author Graham Talbot (added December 14, 2006)
(4 species of crane, including Siberian Crane)

India: West; Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujurat and Maharashtra, January 2016, author Mike Nelson (link created December 11, 2016)
(Indian Bustard, Indian Spotted Creeper, Green Avadavat, Syke's Trio, Forest Owlet, Stolizka's Bushchat)

China: Sichuan May/June 2015, author Mike Nelson (link created December 11, 2016)
(Pere David's Owl, Blue Eared Pheasant, Firethroat, Blackthroat, Rufous-headed Robin, Streaked Barwing, Crested Ibis)

China: Sichuan May/June 2016, author Mike Nelson (link created December 11, 2016)
(Firethroat, Verreaux's Monal-Partridge, Sharpe's Rosefinch, Chinese Monal, Przewalski's Pinktail)

China: Tibet Plateau and Xinjiang June 2016, author Mike Nelson (link created December 11, 2016)
(Henderson's and Biddulph's Ground Jay, Przewalski's Pinktail, Tarim Babbler, Red-headed Bunting, Tibetan Sanadgrouse)

China - 26th April - 27th May 2012 , author Jon Hornbuckle (added August 28, 2012)
(Jankowski’s Bunting, Crested Ibis, Blue-crowned Laughingthrush, Chinese Crested Tern, Cabot’s Tragopan, Brown Eared Pheasant, Elliot’s Pheasant, Reeves’s Pheasant)

China, Wuyishan and Poyang Hu, Aug 2009., author Stijn De Win (link created August 26, 2009)
(Cabot's Tragopan, Elliot's Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Common Pheasant.)

China: Qinghai and Tibet, July 2014, author Mike Nelson (link created August 24, 2014)
(Przevalski's Finch, Tibetan (Robrovski's) Rosefinch, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Tibetan (Kozlov's) Bunting, Lord Derby's Parakeet)

China - Beidaihe and Happy Island - May 2017, author Martin Tribe (added August 13, 2017)
(Beidaihe, Happy Island, Siberian Thrush, Siberian Rubythroat, Palla's Bunting, Lanceolated Warbler, Amur Falcon)

Beidaihe, China, May 2001, author Brian Small (link created August 10, 2005)
((tour with Wildwings))

China - 10th May - 9th June 2013 , author Jon Hornbuckle (added April 15, 2014)
(Sichuan, Yunnan, Hainan, Baer's Pochard,Derbyan Parakeet, Black-throated Blue Robin, Rusty-throated Parrotbill, Silver Oriole)

China, March 16 - April 10, 2005, author Edward Hall (added April 15, 2005)
(Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Yangtze river cruise, Lhasa, Chengdu, Hong Kong)

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