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- Shorebirding at Nanpu, 13-15 August 2014
- An Educational Sandplover
- Asian Dowitchers
- Juvenile BAER’S POCHARD?
- PACIFIC SWIFTS breeding in Beijing!
- Grey-sided Thrushes at Wulingshan
- Manchurian Bush Warbler at Lingshan
- Streaked Reed Warbler in Beijing!
- Green-backed (Elisae’s) Flycatcher
- First for China: STREAK-THROATED SWALLOW in Beijing!
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This week I visited Nanpu with Jennifer Leung and Ben Wielstra. This site, on the Hebei coast just 2.5 hours from Beijing, offers world class shorebirding. With tens of thousands of waders, thousands of marsh terns and some rare East … Continue reading
During my aborted trip to the Hebei coast last week, one of the birds with which I enjoyed a close encounter was this juvenile sandplover. The recovery from my appendectomy gave me some time to examine the photos and video … Continue reading
Early August is a great time to see a range of east Asian shorebirds on the coast of China. So last Saturday I planned to make a 2-day trip to check out Nanpu, a vast and featureless area of salt … Continue reading
At the Beijing birders meet-up we arranged for a group trip to Nanpu, near Tangshan in Hebei Province. In total, 15 of us – both ex-pats and locals – spent the weekend at this world-class site and it was a … Continue reading
RELICT GULL (Larus relictus, 遗鸥) is a relatively poorly known species. Until the early 1970s it was thought to be a race of Mediterranean Gull and some even thought it a hybrid between Mediterranean Gull x Common Gull…. It breeds inland … Continue reading
The trip report from our visit to Nanpu, Tangshan, Hebei Province, is now available for download here: Birding coastal Tangshan, Hebei 24-27 Aug 2012 Big hat tip to Paul Holt, not only for finding the star bird of the trip … Continue reading
Paul Holt and I have just returned from a weekend at Nanpu, near Tangshan, in Hebei Province. Nanpu is a vast area of fish ponds, salt works, reclaimed mudflats and even a prison. During migration season the area hosts tens … Continue reading