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Oriental Pratincole

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

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Blyth’s Pipits and more…

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

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First for Beijing: White Wagtail ssp personata

On Saturday I visited Wild Duck Lake (Ma Chang and Yeyahu) with Jesper Hornskov, Hui Ying (James) and his friend ‘Leila’.  We enjoyed another fantastic spring day and recorded some excellent species including 31 Oriental Plovers, single Short-toed and Greater … Continue reading

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