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The journey of the AMUR FALCON is one of the most remarkable in the avian world, migrating from the Amur region in NE China and SE Russia across China, India and, eventually, to East Africa. An incredible journey fuelled by … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, the folks at Beijing Hikers asked me if I would be interested in helping to lead a dedicated birding trip. Of course, being only too pleased to share my knowledge of Beijing’s birds, I accepted and plans … Continue reading
On Friday 22 November, I spent the day at Miyun Reservoir with visiting Marie Louise Ng from Hong Kong. It was a stunningly beautiful day – cold early on but spectacularly clear and with almost no wind. It was one … Continue reading
September and October are probably my favourite months in Beijing. The excessive heat of the summer diminishes and, given the autumnal breeze, combined with regular rain, the air quality is good, resulting in some fantastic clear days with superb visibility. … Continue reading
The arrival of Oriental Pratincoles in Beijing in mid-April is one of spring’s reaffirming moments. The pratincoles’ harsh tern-like calls are often heard before the birds are seen. Most of the birds I see in Beijing are simply stopping off … Continue reading
On Tuesday I spent the day at Miyun Reservoir with Paul Holt (fresh back from leading tours to Bhutan and Taiwan). We started at Houbajia Zhuangcun on the eastern side (the best place to view any cranes lingering in the … Continue reading
On Sunday I visited Miyun Reservoir with a few friends from the embassy, a language student and a Dutch birder visiting Beijing. We enjoyed a good day and recorded 71 species. The most significant record was the immature SIBERIAN CRANE … Continue reading
On Sunday, I visited Miyun Reservoir, north-east of Beijing city. After a murky start, the weather just got better and better and the views of the mountains by mid-morning were spectacular. The birding was pretty good, too. Highlights: – a … Continue reading