Tag Archives: Pied Harrier

Eastern Marsh Harriers

Eastern Marsh Harriers breed at Yeyahu Nature Reserve in Beijing.  They are one of the star birds of any visit from late March through to October.  The spring males are simply stunning and quite different from the closely-related Western Marsh … Continue reading

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Spooners – the full story

After making contact with local birder Zhang Lin, I arranged for him to guide me for two days with the primary objective to see the ‘Critically Endangered’ Spoon-billed Sandpiper.  This charismatic wader has declined dramatically in the last few years … Continue reading

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Spooners!

A brief update on my trip to Rudong with Shanghai birders Zhang Lin and Tong Mienxu.  Fuller account to follow.  First, I have to blurt it out – I saw SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER!!!  In fact, I had four sightings (2 on … Continue reading

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