Latest Wildlife News in Beijing

This page is updated regularly with any significant wildlife news from Beijing Municipality.

If you would like to report any sightings, please use the contact form below and include species, location, date/time and observer details.  Photographs for publication are also welcome and can be submitted to Terry via WeChat, email or other means.  Many thanks.

The latest Beijing sightings on eBird can be found here. The latest sightings on birdreport.cn can be found here (search for Beijing 北京).  Historical wildlife news can be found here. A basic summary of the Status of the Birds of Beijing can be found here.

If you are interested in organised bird walks, a local group in Beijing called the Friends of Nature arranges walks in nine of Beijing’s parks.  Information can be found via their WeChat account – search for “fonbird”.

If you find a sick or injured bird or animal that requires specialist care, please call the Wildlife Rescue Centre on +86 (10) 89496118 or, for birds of prey, the Raptor Rescue Centre on +86 (10) 62205666.

If you find illegal mist-nets or witness any illegal activity involving wild birds or animals in Beijing, please take photographs and note the location, then call the State Forestry Police. For the numbers, see below, arranged by district.

 

 

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26 May 2022

1 CHINESE BUSH WARBLER Bradypterus tacsanowskius 中华短翅莺 Zhōnghuá duǎn chì yīng, Wenyu River.  Plus 4 BAIKAL (DAVID’S) BUSH WARBLER Bradypterus davidi 北短翅莺 Běi duǎn chì yīng (Terry Townshend)

1 CHINESE BUSH WARBLER Bradypterus tacsanowskius 中华短翅莺 Zhōnghuá duǎn chì yīng and 2 BAIKAL (DAVID’S) BUSH WARBLER Bradypterus davidi 北短翅莺 Běi duǎn chì yīng, Yudong Park (Yan Shen and Catherine Dong)

1 CHINESE BUSH WARBLER Bradypterus tacsanowskius 中华短翅莺 Zhōnghuá duǎn chì yīng, Yuanmingyuan (Jeff_觉非 WeChat name)

25 May 2022

2 BAIKAL (DAVID’S) BUSH WARBLER Bradypterus davidi 北短翅莺 Běi duǎn chì yīng, Yudong Park (Yan Shen)

3 ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn, Tangjiashan Reservoir (Bonnie Jiang)

24 May 2022

1 DOLLARBIRD Eurystomus orientalis 三宝鸟 Sānbǎo niǎo, Yuanmingyuan (Vincent Wang)

2 DOLLARBIRD Eurystomus orientalis 三宝鸟 Sānbǎo niǎo, YuDong Park (Catherine Dong)

1 ORIENTAL CUCKOO Cuculus optatus 北方中杜鹃 Běifāng zhōng dùjuān, Xiangshan (He Yongzhou).  Sound-recorded.

23 May 2022

1 CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE Spilornis cheela 蛇雕 Shé diāo, Baiwangshan (Lou Fangzhou et al.). Very rare in Beijing with only a handful of records, all from Baiwangshan.

22 May 2022

1 LITTLE CURLEW/LITTLE WHIMBREL Numenius minutus 小杓鹬 Xiǎo biāo yù (Oriental Stork). Plus approximately 160 COMMON TERN Sterna hirundo 普通燕鸥 Pǔtōng yàn ōu (possibly a record Beijing count) and 1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā.

4 WHIMBREL Numenius phaeopus 中杓鹬 Zhōng biāo yù, Xiaotaihou River (大牙齿 458 et al.)

21 May 2022

1 CHESTNUT BULBUL Hemixos castanonotus 栗背短脚鹎 Lì bèi duǎn jiǎo bēi, DaYunHe (阿兹猫).  Photographed and looks in good condition.  Possibly the first record of this species in Beijing.

The Chestnut Bulbul at DaYunHe (Photo by 阿兹猫).

1 GREY-HEADED CANARY FLYCATCHER Culicicapa ceylonensis 方尾鹟 Fāng wěi wēng, DaYunHe Golf Club 大运河高尔夫俱乐部 (Zhang Hui, amal amer et al.).

1 ASIAN (AMUR) PARADISE FLYCATCHER Terpsiphone paradisi 寿带 Shòu dài, Shahe Reservoir (Guan Xueyan et al.) 

3 DOLLARBIRD Eurystomus orientalis 三宝鸟 Sānbǎo niǎo, Botanical Gardens (鹏 We`Chat name)

The BAILLON’S CRAKE Porzana pusilla 小田鸡 Xiǎo tián jī still at Shahe Reservoir (Hang Ye et al.)

1 BAIKAL (DAVID’S) BUSH WARBLER Bradypterus davidi 北短翅莺 Běi duǎn chì yīng, DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork, Yan Shen and Qiuyang Zheng)

20 May 2022

1 BAIKAL (DAVID’S) BUSH WARBLER Bradypterus davidi 北短翅莺 Běi duǎn chì yīng, North China Electric Power University (Lu Zhuofei)

1 BLYTH’S PIPIT Anthus godlewskii 布氏鹨 Bù shì liù, Yuanmingyuan (大牙齿 458)

1 NORTHERN BOOBOOK Ninox japonica 鹰鸮 Yīng xiāo, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Jiahua Xing)

1 PALE-LEGGED LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus tenellipes 淡脚柳莺 Dàn jiǎo liǔ yīng, Temple of Heaven Park (amal amer and Cinclus cinclus) plus a GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng at the same site (兆楠 李)

19 May 2022

1 BAILLON’S CRAKE Porzana pusilla 小田鸡 Xiǎo tián jī, Shahe Reservoir (Qiuahn Z)

1 RUFOUS-TAILED ROBIN Luscinia sibilans 红尾歌鸲 Hóng wěi gē qú, DaNing Reservoir (Qiuyang Zheng and Yan Shen)

1 PECHORA PIPIT Anthus gustavi 北鹨 Běi liù, DaYunHe (大好)

2 BLYTH’S PIPIT Anthus godlewskii 布氏鹨 Bù shì liù, Shahe Reservoir (Liu Aitao)

18 May 2022

1 BAILLON’S CRAKE Porzana pusilla 小田鸡 Xiǎo tián jī, Wenyu River (Terry Townshend et al.)

1 ASIAN HOUSE MARTIN Delichon dasypus 烟腹毛脚燕 Yān fù máo jiǎo yàn and 1 DOLLARBIRD Eurystomus orientalis 三宝鸟 Sānbǎo niǎo, Baiwangshan (amal amer et al.)

1 PALE-LEGGED LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus tenellipes 淡脚柳莺 Dàn jiǎo liǔ yīng (大好)

17 May 2022

1 PALE-LEGGED LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus tenellipes 淡脚柳莺 Dàn jiǎo liǔ yīng, DaNing Reservoir (Guan Xueyan et al.)

2 BAILLON’S CRAKE Porzana pusilla 小田鸡 Xiǎo tián jī, Shahe Reservoir (Sicong Xiang) 

16 May 2022

1 HIMALAYAN CUCKOO Cuculus saturatus 中杜鹃 Zhōng dùjuān, Botanical Gardens (Jun Yang and 大牙齿 458)

15 May 2022

2 ASHY MINIVET Pericrocotus divaricatus 灰山椒鸟 Huī shānjiāo niǎo, Botanical Gardens (Jun Shuai)

14 May 2022

1 TEREK SANDPIPER Xenus cinereus 翘嘴鹬 Qiào zuǐ yù still at Shahe Reservoir.  Plus a RELICT GULL Ichthyaetus relictus (Fu Cong)

6 MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor 疣鼻天鹅 Yóu bí tiān’é, Shahe Reservoir (Hang Ye et al.)

The SANDERLING Calidris alba 三趾滨鹬 Sān zhǐ bīn yù still at BeiYunHe, Tongzhou (Qiuhan Z)

1 MUGIMAKI FLYCATCHER Ficedula mugimaki 鸲姬鹟 Qú jī wēng, Wenyu River (Stefan Andrew)

1 MUGIMAKI FLYCATCHER Ficedula mugimaki 鸲姬鹟 Qú jī wēng, DaNing Reservoir (Qiuyang Zheng and Yan Shen)

More than 2,000 raptors passed the Baiwangshan Raptor Watchpoint (Friends of Nature)

13 May 2022

1 PALE-LEGGED LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus tenellipes 淡脚柳莺 Dàn jiǎo liǔ yīng, Botanical Gardens (Jun Shuai)

12 May 2022

The CHESTNUT-WINGED CUCKOO Clamator coromandus 红翅凤头鹃 Hóng chì fèng tóu juān still in Dongxiaokou Park (via Zhen Niu)

1 SANDERLING Calidris alba 三趾滨鹬 Sān zhǐ bīn yù, Xiaomatou, Tongzhou (Guan Xueyan)

11 May 2022

More than 1,000 CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY BUZZARD Pernis ptilorhynchus 凤头蜂鹰 Fèng tóu fēng yīng at Baiwangshan plus a BESRA Accipiter virgatus 松雀鹰 Sōng què yīng, 1 BOOTED EAGLE Hieraaetus pennatus 靴隼雕 Xuē sǔn diāo and 83 JAPANESE SPARROWHAWK Accipiter gularis 日本松雀鹰 Rì běn sōng què yīng (possibly a Beijing record count?) and 9 WHITE-THROATED NEEDLETAIL Hirundapus caudacutus 白喉针尾雨燕 Báihóu zhēn wěi yǔyàn.  All sightings by the Friends of Nature Baiwangshan Raptor Monitoring Group.

A total of 1159 CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY BUZZARD Pernis ptilorhynchus 凤头蜂鹰 Fèng tóu fēng yīng at Baiwangshan between 0800-1500 and a CRESTED GOSHAWK Accipiter trivirgatus 凤头鹰 Fèng tóu yīng at the same site (amal amer et al.).

The CHESTNUT-WINGED CUCKOO Clamator coromandus 红翅凤头鹃 Hóng chì fèng tóu juān still in Dongxiaokou Park (patria et al.)

A BROWN-BREASTED FLYCATCHER Muscicapa muttui 褐胸鹟 Hè-xiōng wēng in Zizhuyuan (photos suggest it is a different bird to that in the Botanical Gardens on 10 May).

1 (pale morph) BOOTED EAGLE Hieraaetus pennatus 靴隼雕 Xuē sǔn diāo, Yuanmingyuan (via Birding Tsinghua WeChat group).

1 COLLARED CROW Corvus torquatus 白颈鸦 Bái jǐng yā, Shahe Reservoir (Guan Xueyan et al.)

2 HAIR-CRESTED DRONGO Dicrurus hottentottus 发冠卷尾 Fā guān juàn wěi, Temple of Heaven Park (Jun Shuai)

1 SIBERIAN THRUSH Zoothera sibirica 白眉地鸫 Báiméi di dōng and 1 GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng, Temple of Heaven Park (Qiuhan Z)

10 May 2022

1 BROWN-BREASTED FLYCATCHER Muscicapa muttui 褐胸鹟 Hè-xiōng wēng, Botanical Gardens (Vincent Wang et al.). Possibly only the third record for Beijing.

The CHESTNUT-WINGED CUCKOO Clamator coromandus 红翅凤头鹃 Hóng chì fèng tóu juān still in Dongxiaokou Park (peng su et al.)

1 SIBERIAN THRUSH Zoothera sibirica 白眉地鸫 Báiméi di dōng and 2 GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng, Temple of Heaven Park (Wang Ye and Qiuhan Z)

4 ASHY MINIVET Pericrocotus divaricatus 灰山椒鸟 Huī shānjiāo niǎo, DaYunHe (大牙齿 458, Liu Aitao et al.)

9 May 2022

1 NORTHERN (RUFOUS) HAWK-CUCKOO Hierococcyx hyperythrus 北鹰鹃 Běi yīng juān, Ming Tombs Reservoir (Colm Moore).  Plus 7 ASIAN HOUSE MARTIN Delichon dasypus 烟腹毛脚燕 Yān fù máo jiǎo yàn, 1 ASHY MINIVET Pericrocotus divaricatus 灰山椒鸟 Huī shānjiāo niǎo and 6 LONG-TAILED MINIVET Pericrocotus ethologus 长尾山椒鸟 Cháng wěi shānjiāo niǎo.

1 CHESTNUT-WINGED CUCKOO Clamator coromandus 红翅凤头鹃 Hóng chì fèng tóu juān, Dongxiaokou Park (Grady Singleton and Ruby Linlin).  Plus a GREEN-BACKED FLYCATCHER Ficedula elisae 绿背姬鹟 Lǜ bèi jī wēng at the same site.

2 PALE-LEGGED LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus tenellipes 淡脚柳莺 Dàn jiǎo liǔ yīng, DaNing Reservoir (peng su)

1 MUGIMAKI FLYCATCHER Ficedula mugimaki 鸲姬鹟 Qú jī wēng, Temple of Heaven Park (amal amer et al.)

1 ROSY PIPIT Anthus roseatus 粉红胸鹨 Fěnhóng xiōng liù, Botanical Gardens (Catherine Dong)

8 May 2022

1 ISABELLINE WHEATEAR Oenanthe isabellina 沙䳭 Shā jí, Ma Chang (Cinclus cinclus et al.). Plus 2 WHIMBREL Numenius phaeopus 中杓鹬 Zhōng biāo yù and a BLYTH’S PIPIT Anthus godlewskii 布氏鹨 Bù shì liù.

1 ASHY MINIVET Pericrocotus divaricatus 灰山椒鸟 Huī shānjiāo niǎo, DaYunHe, Tongzhou (大好)

1 LARGE HAWK-CUCKOO Hierococcyx sparverioides 鹰鹃 Yīng juān singing at the Wenyu River (Terry Townshend and Wang Xiaohan). Plus 2 BLYTH’S PIPIT Anthus godlewskii 布氏鹨 Bù shì liù.

1 GREEN-BACKED FLYCATCHER Ficedula elisae 绿背姬鹟 Lǜ bèi jī wēng, Yuyantan Park (Maxx Zhao) and 1 at Baiwangshan Park (Jun Shuai).

1 RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER Ficedula parva 红胸姬鹟 Hóng xiōng jī wēng reported from Chaoyang Park (Stefan Andrew)

The TEREK SANDPIPER Xenus cinereus 翘嘴鹬 Qiào zuǐ yù still at Shahe Reservoir (Wenxin Hu)

1 WHIMBREL Numenius phaeopus 中杓鹬 Zhōng biāo yù, Shahe Reservoir (Fu Cong)

3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE Podiceps nigricollis 黑颈䴙䴘 Hēi jǐng pì tī, 2 ASHY MINIVET Pericrocotus divaricatus 灰山椒鸟 Huī shānjiāo niǎo, 1 ALSTRÖM’S WARBLER Seicercus soror 淡尾鹟莺 Dàn wěi wēng yīng and 2 GREEN-BACKED FLYCATCHER Ficedula elisae 绿背姬鹟 Lǜ bèi jī wēng, DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork)

7 May 2022

2 WHITE-THROATED NEEDLETAIL Hirundapus caudacutus 白喉针尾雨燕 Báihóu zhēn wěi yǔyàn, HuoYing (Wang Xiaobo).  Plus a CHINESE SPARROWHAWK Accipiter soloensis 赤腹鹰 Chìfù yīng.

1 TEREK SANDPIPER Xenus cinereus 翘嘴鹬 Qiào zuǐ yù, Shahe Reservoir (Qiuhan Z)

1 CHESTNUT-EARED BUNTING Emberiza fucata 栗耳鹀 Lì ěr wú, Changping Binhe Park (悟空天下) 

6 May 2022

At least 12 BLYTH’S PIPIT Anthus godlewskii 布氏鹨 Bù shì liù, Wenyu River (Terry Townshend)

1 PIED WHEATEAR Oenanthe pleschanka 白顶䳭 Bái dǐng jí, Shahe Reservoir (peng su, Jun Shuai et al.)

5 May 2022

1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT Limosa lapponica 斑尾塍鹬 Bānwěi chéng yù, Shahe Reservoir (Guan Xueyan et al.). Possibly only the 5th Beijing record?

1 ASIAN DOWITCHER Limnodromus semipalmatus 半蹼鹬 Bàn pǔ yù, DaYunHe, Tongzhou District (骆驼刺 WeChat name)

4 May 2022

The DEMOISELLE CRANE Anthropoides virgo 蓑羽鹤 Suō yǔ hè still at Ma Chang (Lou Fangzhou et al.)

The DEMOISELLE CRANE Anthropoides virgo 蓑羽鹤 Suō yǔ hè, 2 WHIMBREL Numenius phaeopus 中杓鹬 Zhōng biāo yù plus a BLYTH’S PIPIT Anthus godlewskii 布氏鹨 Bù shì liù, Ma Chang (peng su).

1 ALSTRÖM’S WARBLER Seicercus soror 淡尾鹟莺 Dàn wěi wēng yīng, Olympic Forest Park (Jun Shuai)

3 May 2022

1 DEMOISELLE CRANE Anthropoides virgo 蓑羽鹤 Suō yǔ hè, Ma Chang (peng su et al.).  First reported on 29 April.  Plus a WHIMBREL Numenius phaeopus 中杓鹬 Zhōng biāo yù.

1 LESSER SAND PLOVER Charadrius mongolus 蒙古沙鸻 Méng gǔ shā héng reported from Ma Chang (Cory Gao)

2 May 2022

1 BROWNISH-FLANKED BUSH WARBLER Horornis fortipes 强脚树莺 Qiáng-jiǎo shù-yīng, Qianlingshan (Oriental Stork)

1 May 2022

2 SHORT-TOED SNAKE EAGLE Circaetus gallicus 短趾雕 Duǎn zhǐ diāo, Xinzhuang Bridge (Xing Jiahua)

1 exceptionally early BAIKAL (DAVID’S) BUSH WARBLER Bradypterus davidi 北短翅莺 Běi duǎn chì yīng reported from Shahe Reservoir (Stefan Andrew)

30 April 2022

1 singing NORTHERN (RUFOUS) HAWK-CUCKOO Hierococcyx hyperythrus 北鹰鹃 Běi yīng juān, Temple of Heaven Park (Hang Ye and 大牙齿 458)

29 April 2022

1 early COMMON CUCKOO Cuculus canorus 大杜鹃 Dà dùjuān reported from Baiwangshan (Ge Mengshuai and Wang Ye)

3 PURPLE-BACKED (DAURIAN) STARLING Agropsar sturninus 北椋鸟 Běi liáng niǎo, Peking University campus (Ge Mengshuai)

2 LONG-TAILED MINIVET Pericrocotus ethologus 长尾山椒鸟 Cháng wěi shānjiāo niǎo, Peking University (双祺 刘)

1 BULL-HEADED SHRIKE Lanius bucephalus 牛头伯劳 Niú tóu bó láo, Baicaopan (Tom Tom)

28 April 2022

1 RUFOUS-FACED WARBLER Abroscopus albogularis 棕脸鹟莺 Zōng-liǎn wēng-yīng still at Shahe Reservoir (amal amer and Cinclus cinclus)

1 SLAVONIAN (HORNED) GREBE Podiceps auritus 角䴙䴘 Jiǎo pì tī (阿兹猫), Shahe Reservoir (Wang Qihan et al.)

1 GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng, Tsinghua University campus (Tz Hsuan Tseng)

5 SAND MARTIN Riparia riparia 崖沙燕 Yá shā yàn, ChaoBaiHe (Terry Townshend)

27 April 2022

1 RUFOUS-FACED WARBLER Abroscopus albogularis 棕脸鹟莺 Zōng-liǎn wēng-yīng still at Shahe Reservoir (Guan Xueyan et al.)

26 April 2022

2 RUFOUS-FACED WARBLER Abroscopus albogularis 棕脸鹟莺 Zōng-liǎn wēng-yīng, Shahe Reservoir (华少, Jun Shuai et al.).  Plus 2 EURASIAN CURLEW Numenius arquata 白腰杓鹬 Bái yāo biāo yù at the same site (taizhoudragon et al.) and 1 SLAVONIAN (HORNED) GREBE Podiceps auritus 角䴙䴘 Jiǎo pì tī (阿兹猫)

1 singing CHINESE LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus yunnanensis 云南柳莺 Yúnnán liǔ yīng, Tsinghua University (Ceoffrey Lions)

1 CLAUDIA’S LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus claudiae 冠纹柳莺 Guān wén liǔ yīng, Yuanmingyuan (Ceoffrey Lions)

2 CHINESE LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus yunnanensis 云南柳莺 Yúnnán liǔ yīng, Olympic Forest Park (安妮202202)

3 LONG-TAILED MINIVET Pericrocotus ethologus 长尾山椒鸟 Cháng wěi shānjiāo niǎo, 1 WHITE’S THRUSH Zoothera aurea 虎斑地鸫 Hǔbān de dōng, 1 ROSY PIPIT Anthus roseatus 粉红胸鹨 Fěnhóng xiōng liù, 1 NORTHERN HOUSE MARTIN Delichon urbicum 白腹毛脚燕 Bái fù máo jiǎo yàn, 55+ SYKE’S (MONGOLIAN) SHORT-TOED LARK Calandrella dukhunensis 大短趾百灵 Dà duǎn zhǐ bǎilíng and an early BLACK DRONGO Dicrurus macrocercus 黑卷尾 Hēi juàn wěi, Ming Tombs Reservoir (Colm Moore)

25 April 2022

1 CURLEW SANDPIPER Calidris ferruginea 弯嘴滨鹬 Wān zuǐ bīn yù, Ma Chang (Vincent Wang).  Plus 1 ‘EASTERN’ BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Limosa limosa melanuroides 黑尾塍鹬 Hēi wěi chéng yù, 1 ‘EASTERN’ LITTLE TERN Sternula albifrons sinensis 白额燕鸥 Bái é yàn ōu, 1 ROSY PIPIT Anthus roseatus 粉红胸鹨 Fěnhóng xiōng liù and 55 SYKE’S (MONGOLIAN) SHORT-TOED LARK Calandrella dukhunensis 大短趾百灵 Dà duǎn zhǐ bǎilíng.

24 April 2022

1 singing CHINESE LEAF WARBLER Phylloscopus yunnanensis 云南柳莺 Yúnnán liǔ yīng, Wenyu River (Terry Townshend et al.)

1 LITTLE STINT Calidris minuta 小滨鹬 Xiǎo bīn yù still at BeiYunHe (peng su)

23 April 2022

1 CRESTED GOSHAWK Accipiter trivirgatus 凤头鹰 Fèng tóu yīng, Baiwangshan (Ge Mengshuai)

22 April 2022

2 LITTLE STINT Calidris minuta 小滨鹬 Xiǎo bīn yù still at BeiYunHe (Zoey Squirrelmunk)

21 April 2022

1 CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng, Yuandadu Park (Zhou Dianfan)

2 LITTLE STINT Calidris minuta 小滨鹬 Xiǎo bīn yù still at BeiYunHe (Wang Xiaobo)

20 April 2022

5 EASTERN CATTLE EGRET Bubulcus coromandus 牛背鹭 Niú bèi lù, Xī jízhèn (patria)

19 April 2022

1 MANCHURIAN BUSH WARBLER Cettia canturians 远东树莺 Yuǎndōng shù yīng, Peking University (星草子)

2 BAILLON’S CRAKE Porzana pusilla 小田鸡 Xiǎo tián jī reported from Shahe Reservoir (果茶2020)

18 April 2022

The LITTLE STINT Calidris minuta 小滨鹬 Xiǎo bīn yù still at BeiYunHe (摇光Alkaid, lapuita et al.).  Plus GREATER SAND PLOVER Charadrius leschenaultii 铁嘴沙鸻 Tiě zuǐ shā héng.

1 GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng reported from Shahe Reservoir (CJ)

17 April 2022

5 ROSY PIPIT Anthus roseatus 粉红胸鹨 Fěnhóng xiōng liù, Shahe Reservoir (Chaoyue Zhao)

1 RUFF Philomachus pugnax 流苏鹬 Liúsū yù and 2 LITTLE STINT Calidris minuta 小滨鹬 Xiǎo bīn yù, BeiYunHe (amal amer, cinclus cinclus et al.)

16 April 2022

13 LONG-TAILED MINIVET Pericrocotus ethologus 长尾山椒鸟 Cháng wěi shānjiāo niǎo, Yuanmingyuan (Vincent Wang)

1 MANCHURIAN BUSH WARBLER Cettia canturians 远东树莺 Yuǎndōng shù yīng, Shahe Reservoir (Chaoyue Zhao)

1 JAPANESE GROSBEAK Eophona personata 黑头蜡嘴雀 Hēitóu là zuǐ què, Guishui River, Yanqing (lu na)

At least 2, probably 3, MEADOW PIPIT Anthus pratensis 草地鹨 Cǎodì liù at Ma Chang (Liu Aitao).  Plus 40 SYKE’S (MONGOLIAN) SHORT-TOED LARK Calandrella dukhunensis 大短趾百灵 Dà duǎn zhǐ bǎilíng.

15 April 2022

The COMMON RINGED PLOVER Charadrius hiaticula 剑鸻 Jiàn héng still at Ma Chang (amal amer et al.).  Also at least two MEADOW PIPIT Anthus pratensis 草地鹨 Cǎodì liù (Li Siqi and Zoey) and 1 ROSY PIPIT Anthus roseatus 粉红胸鹨 Fěnhóng xiōng liù (Terry Townshend et al.)

The Common Ringed Plover in flight with Little Ringed and Kentish Plovers, Ma Chang, 15 April 2022 (Terry Townshend)
The Common Ringed Plover at Ma Chang, 15 April 2022 (Terry Townshend)
The Rosy Pipit at Ma Chang, 15 April 2022 (Terry Townshend)

1 BOOTED EAGLE Hieraaetus pennatus 靴隼雕 Xuē sǔn diāo, Shahe Reservoir (Colm Moore).  Plus 1 MERLIN Falco columbarius 灰背隼 Huī bèi sǔn, 1 GREATER SAND PLOVER Charadrius leschenaultii 铁嘴沙鸻 Tiě zuǐ shā héng, 1 TEMMINCK’S STINT Calidris temminckii 青脚滨鹬 Qīng jiǎo bīn yù and 64+ RELICT GULL Ichthyaetus relictus  遗鸥  Yí ōu.

14 April 2022

The COMMON RINGED PLOVER Charadrius hiaticula 剑鸻 Jiàn héng still at Ma Chang plus 1 LESSER KESTREL Falco naumanni 黄爪隼 Huáng zhǎo sǔn (amal amer and Ren Lipeng)

13 April 2022

2 NORTHERN HOUSE MARTIN Delichon urbicum 白腹毛脚燕 Bái fù máo jiǎo yàn, Botanical Gardens (Dean Li)

The COMMON RINGED PLOVER Charadrius hiaticula 剑鸻 Jiàn héng still at Ma Chang (peng su et al.)

1 LITTLE STINT Calidris minuta 小滨鹬 Xiǎo bīn yù, Xiaomatou, Tongzhou (Guan Xueyan et al.)

12 April 2022

1 COMMON RINGED PLOVER Charadrius hiaticula 剑鸻 Jiàn héng, Ma Chang (Guan Xueyan, Jun Yang, 大牙齿 458 et al.)  Possibly only the 5th record for Beijing?  Plus one LESSER SAND PLOVER Charadrius mongolus 蒙古沙鸻 Méng gǔ shā héng.

1 LARGE HAWK-CUCKOO Hierococcyx sparverioides 鹰鹃 Yīng juān heard at Baiwangshan (Jun Shuai)

11 April 2022

1 PIED HARRIER Circus melanoleucos 鹊鹞 Què yào, HuoYing (Wang Xiaobo)

4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE Podiceps nigricollis 黑颈䴙䴘 Hēi jǐng pì tī, DaNing Reservoir (Qiuhan Z)

10 April 2022

20 ASIAN HOUSE MARTIN Delichon dasypus 烟腹毛脚燕 Yān fù máo jiǎo yàn, near Longmenjian, Mentougou District (hermitress geng)

1 BOOTED EAGLE Hieraaetus pennatus 靴隼雕 Xuē sǔn diāo, Baiwangshan (Ye Xingcha et al.)

9 April 2022

1 ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn flew west at 0615, Shahe Reservoir (Stefan Andrew)

3 SLAVONIAN (HORNED) GREBE Podiceps auritus 角䴙䴘 Jiǎo pì tī and 9 BLACK-NECKED GREBE Podiceps nigricollis 黑颈䴙䴘 Hēi jǐng pì tī at DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork).  Both species also reported by Fu Cong from the same site.

The LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser erythropus 小白额雁 Xiǎo bái é yàn and 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn still at Xinzhuang Bridge, Miyun (Ge Mengshuai).  Plus 5 ROSY PIPIT Anthus roseatus 粉红胸鹨 Fěnhóng xiōng liù and 1 COMMON STARLING Sturnus vulgaris 紫翅椋鸟 Zǐ chì liáng niǎo.

More than 700 BLACK KITE Milvus migrans lineatus 黑鸢 Hēi yuān (total count exceeded 1,000 according to the observer) reported from Yeyahu Wetland Reserve (Ye Xingcha).  As far as I am aware, the previous record count of this species in Beijing was 110 on 2 April 2018 at Shisanling (Colm Moore and Zhao Qi).

8 April 2022

2 BOOTED EAGLE Hieraaetus pennatus 靴隼雕 Xuē sǔn diāo, Baiwangshan (Kevin iBirding.cn)

1 BOOTED EAGLE Hieraaetus pennatus 靴隼雕 Xuē sǔn diāo, Heishanzhai, Changping District (悟空天下 Gengxin)

The BOOTED EAGLE Hieraaetus pennatus 靴隼雕 Xuē sǔn diāo at Heishanzhai, Changping District (悟空天下 Gengxin)

23 COMMON ‘BEIJING’ SWIFT Apus apus pekinensis 普通楼燕 Pǔtōng lóu yàn, Peking University campus (Zhen Wang et al.). Plus one JAPANESE SPARROWHAWK Accipiter gularis 日本松雀鹰 Rì běn sōng què yīng.

1 GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng, Nanhaizi (漂亮 王)

7 April 2022

1 ORIENTAL SCOPS OWL Otus sunia 红角鸮 Hóng jiǎo xiāo, Tsinghua University  campus (Tz Hsuan Tseng)

1 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Huairou (Xing Jiahua)

6 April 2022

2 CASPIAN TERN Hydroprogne caspia 红嘴巨鸥 Hóng zuǐ jù ōu and 1 ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn, Shahe Reservoir (Jun Shuai)

1 GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE Aquila clanga 乌雕 Wū diāo, Baiwangshan (amal amer et al.)

5 April 2022

The 2cy BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE Rissa tridactyla 三趾鸥 Sān zhǐ ōu still at Kangxi Grassland (Hang Ye).  Plus 1 COMMON REDSHANK Tringa totanus 红脚鹬 Hóng jiǎo yù.  The 2cy BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE Rissa tridactyla 三趾鸥 Sān zhǐ ōu also seen from Yeyahu (Allen Sun)

1 ALPINE ACCENTOR Prunella collaris 领岩鹨 Lǐng yán liù, Qianlingshan (Oriental Stork)

1 GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE Aquila clanga 乌雕 Wū diāo, Baiwangshan (飞 夏)

An estimated 50 RELICT GULL Ichthyaetus relictus  遗鸥  Yí ōu calling over Huairou at 21:22hrs (Andrew Morrissey)

300 EASTERN BUZZARD Buteo japonicus 普通鵟 Pǔ tōng kuáng, Baiwangshan (正暘 周).  Possibly a Beijing record count.

4 April 2022

1 GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE Aquila clanga 乌雕 Wū diāo and 4 GREY-FACED BUZZARD Butastur indicus 灰脸鵟鹰 Huī liǎn kuáng yīng, Baiwangshan (Hang Ye)

1 EURASIAN CURLEW Numenius arquata 白腰杓鹬 Bái yāo biāo yù, Shahe Reservoir (Fu Cong)

The REDWING Turdus iliacus 白眉歌鸫 Báiméi gē dōng still at the Temple of Heaven Park (Jun Shuai)

3 April 2022

1 REDWING Turdus iliacus 白眉歌鸫 Báiméi gē dōng, Temple of Heaven (Lou Fangzhou, Wei Zichen and Liu Aitao)

SIBERIAN CRANE Grus leucogeranus 白鹤 Bái hè, DEMOISELLE CRANE Anthropoides virgo 蓑羽鹤 Suō yǔ hè, ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn and LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser erythropus 小白额雁 Xiǎo bái é yàn, Gaolingzhen (Li Aidan)

2 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā and 1 taimyrensis gull, DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork)

2 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā still at Yeyahu (Grady Singleton and Ruby Linlin)

2 LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser erythropus 小白额雁 Xiǎo bái é yàn, Yeyahu (Ge Mengshuai)

1 COMMON (AMUR) STONECHAT Saxicola maurus (stejnegeri) 黑喉石䳭 Hēi hóu shí jí, Baiwangshan (Zhen Wang)

2 April 2022

1 2cy BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE Rissa tridactyla 三趾鸥 Sān zhǐ ōu and 1 2cy BROWN-HEADED GULL Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus 棕头鸥 Zōng tóu ōu, Kangxi Grassland (Terry Townshend)

The 2cy Brown-headed Gull at Kangxi Grassland, 2 April 2022 (Terry Townshend)
The 2cy Black-legged Kittiwake, Kangxi Grassland, 2 April 2022 (Terry Townshend)
Black-legged Kittiwake 2cy, Kangxi Grassland (Terry Townshend)

1 LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser erythropus 小白额雁 Xiǎo bái é yàn and 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn, Xinzhuang Bridge, Miyun (amal amer et al.)

1 LESSER KESTREL Falco naumanni 黄爪隼 Huáng zhǎo sǔn, Olympic Forest Park (Wang Qihan)

8 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE Anser fabalis, 豆雁 Dòu yàn, 2 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā and 1 EURASIAN WOODCOCK Scolopax rusticola 丘鹬 Qiū yù, Yeyahu (Bonnie Jiang)

1 SHORT-TOED SNAKE EAGLE Circaetus gallicus 短趾雕 Duǎn zhǐ diāo, Baiwangshan (Lu Zhuofei)

2 WHITE WAGTAIL ssp personata (Motacilla alba personata 白鹡鸰 Bái jí líng), Ma Chang (Guan Xueyan et al.)

1 April 2022

1 CANADA GOOSE of unknown origin, Longtan Park (Jun Shuai)

1 GREYLAG GOOSE Anser anser 灰雁 Huī yàn and 5 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE Anser fabalis, 豆雁 Dòu yàn, Qinglong Lake (peng su)

1 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE Anser fabalis, 豆雁 Dòu yàn, Shahe Reservoir (Jun Shuai)

1 COMMON ‘BEIJING’ SWIFT Apus apus pekinensis 普通 (北京) 楼燕 Pǔtōng lóu yàn, Peking University (Zhen Wang)

31 March 2022

An early WHITE’S THRUSH Zoothera aurea 虎斑地鸫 Hǔbān de dōng, Yuanmingyuan and an early COMMON ROSEFINCH Carpodacus erythrinus 普通朱雀 Pǔtōng zhūquè (大牙齿 458)

2 early COMMON ROSEFINCH Carpodacus erythrinus 普通朱雀 Pǔtōng zhūquè, Purple Bamboo Park (jordanyx126com)

2 early TAIGA FLYCATCHER Ficedula albicilla 红喉姬鹟 Hóng hóu jī wēng, The Economic Development School of the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China (tommy)

3 GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE Aquila clanga 乌雕 Wū diāo and 200 EASTERN BUZZARD Buteo japonicus 普通鵟 Pǔ tōng kuáng, Cuihu Wetland (ccmm1)

1 LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser erythropus 小白额雁 Xiǎo bái é yàn and 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn, Xinzhuang Bridge, Miyun (袖拂杨花雪)

30 March 2022

1 ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn, Shahe Reservoir (peng su)

29 March 2022

33 SIBERIAN CRANE Grus leucogeranus 白鹤 Bái hè over Shahe Reservoir at 5pm (Ping Zhang)

At least one adult and two 3cy taimyrensis gulls at LuomaHu, Shunyi.  Plus 9 PIED AVOCET Recurvirostra avosetta 反嘴鹬 Fǎn zuǐ yù (Terry Townshend).

The adult taimyrensis gull at Luoma Hu, Shunyi District, on 29 March 2022 (Terry Townshend).
3cy taimyrensis gull at LuomaHu, Shunyi District, on 29 March 2022 (Terry Townshend). Note relatively dark mantle, lack of obvious pale panel on inner primaries and relatively streaked head compared with mongolicus.
3cy taimyrensis gull at LuomaHu, Shunyi District, on 29 March 2022 (Terry Townshend). Note relatively dark mantle, lack of obvious pale panel on inner primaries, relatively unmarked uppertail compared with mongolicus. 
The nine Pied Avocets that dropped in, circled three times looking for a place to rest, before flying north. Sadly, the concrete edges to all boundaries of the lake and a lack of islands made a stopover here impossible for this species.

28 March 2022

1 MEADOW PIPIT Anthus pratensis 草地鹨 Cǎodì liù, Olympic Forest Park (老张,麻杰夫 and 动动帅 via David)

The Meadow Pipit in the Olympic Forest Park on 28 March 2022. Photo by “闲人老张”.

1 ‘personata’ WHITE WAGTAIL Motacilla alba 白鹡鸰 Bái jí líng and 1 COMMON REED BUNTING Emberiza schoeniclus 芦鹀 Lú wú, Shahe Reservoir (Colm Moore)

The personata White Wagtail at Shahe Reservoir on 28 March 2022 (Photo by Zhao Qi).

1 ‘lugens’ WHITE WAGTAIL Motacilla alba 白鹡鸰 Bái jí líng, Wenyu River (Terry Townshend)

The ‘lugens’ White Wagtail at the Wenyu River on 28 March 2022 (Terry Townshend). 

10 PIED AVOCET Recurvirostra avosetta 反嘴鹬 Fǎn zuǐ yù, Shahe Reservoir (Sicong Xiang)

1 LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser erythropus 小白额雁 Xiǎo bái é yàn, Xinzhuang Bridge, Miyun (Guan Xueyan et al.)

1 DEMOISELLE CRANE Anthropoides virgo 蓑羽鹤 Suō yǔ hè and 2 SIBERIAN CRANE Grus leucogeranus 白鹤 Bái hè, Miyun Reservoir (Jun Shuai)

27 March 2022

1 LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser erythropus 小白额雁 Xiǎo bái é yàn,  20 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn, 2 SIBERIAN CRANE Grus leucogeranus 白鹤 Bái hè, 14 WHITE-NAPED CRANE Grus vipio 白枕鹤 Bái zhěn hè, Xinzhuang Bridge, Miyun

7 ORIENTAL PLOVER Charadrius veredus 东方鸻 Dōng fāng héng, Ma Chang (Lu Zhuofei et al.)

1 COMMON ‘BEIJING’ SWIFT Apus apus pekinensis 普通 (北京) 楼燕 Pǔtōng lóu yàn,  Botanical Gardens (Dianfan Zhou)

1 PURPLE HERON Ardea purpurea 草鹭 Cǎo lù and 1 EASTERN MARSH HARRIER Circus spilonotus 白腹鹞 Bái fù yào, Yeyahu (Hu Wenxin)

1 immature MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor 疣鼻天鹅 Yóu bí tiān’é, ChaoBaiHe (Terry Townshend)

The MUTE `SWAN at the ChaoBaiHe on 27 March 2022 (Terry Townshend)

26 March 2022

4 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn, 2 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, 11 ORIENTAL PLOVER Charadrius veredus 东方鸻 Dōng fāng héng, Ma Chang (Ceoffrey Lions et al.)

1 early RED-THROATED PIPIT Anthus cervinus 红喉鹨 Hóng hóu liù, Yeyahu (Oriental Stork).  Possibly the earliest Beijing spring record?

1 PACIFI`C SWIFT Apus pacificus 白腰雨燕 Bái yāo yǔyàn over the marsh opposite LuomaHu, Shunyi District (Terry Townshend)

1 GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE Aquila clanga 乌雕 Wū diāo, Ming Tombs Reservoir (Zhen niu)

2 ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn, Changping City Riverside Forest Park (Hermitress Geng)

25 March 2022

4 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, Heishanzhai Village, Changping (peng su)

24 March 2022

33 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn, 2 SIBERIAN CRANE Grus leucogeranus 白鹤 Bái hè, 44 WHITE-NAPED CRANE Grus vipio 白枕鹤 Bái zhěn hè and 1 MERLIN Falco columbarius 灰背隼 Huī bèi sǔn, Miyun Reservoir (Guan Xueyang et al.)

1 DEMOISELLE CRANE Anthropoides virgo 蓑羽鹤 Suō yǔ hè, Miyun Reservoir (amal amer et al.).  Rescued and released.

23 March 2022

5 ORIENTAL PLOVER Charadrius veredus 东方鸻 Dōng fāng héng, Ma Chang (安sir)

1 EURASIAN CURLEW Numenius arquata 白腰杓鹬 Bái yāo biāo yù, Shahe Reservoir (Feiyu0091)

1 MONGOLIAN LARK Melanocorypha mongolica 蒙古百灵 Ménggǔ bǎilíng, Miyun Reservoir (点点绿茶)

22 March 2022

2 SIBERIAN CRANE Grus leucogeranus 白鹤 Bái hè and 36 WHITE-NAPED CRANE Grus vipio 白枕鹤 Bái zhěn hè, Miyun Reservoir (杨虹)

1 OSPREY Pandion haliaetus 鹗 È, Shahe Reservoir (pksunking)

1 ORIENTAL PLOVER Charadrius veredus 东方鸻 Dōng fāng héng, Ma Chang (peng su)

21 March 2022

1 2cy presumed VEGA GULL Larus vegae 西伯利亚银鸥 Xībólìyǎ yín ōu, LuomaHu, Shunyi District (Terry Townshend)

The presumed 2cy Vega Gull at LuomaHu, Shunyi District, 21 March 2022 (Terry Townshend). Note the blotchy underparts, heavily marked tail and the relatively short-necked and compact appearance.
The presumed 2cy Vega Gull at LuomaHu, Shunyi District, 21 March 2022 (Terry Townshend). Note the blotchy underparts, heavily marked tail and the relatively short-necked and compact appearance.

4 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, Heishanzhai Village, Changping (Guan Xueyan et al.)

1 SHORT-TOED SNAKE EAGLE Circaetus gallicus 短趾雕 Duǎn zhǐ diāo, 2 SIBERIAN CRANE Grus leucogeranus 白鹤 Bái hè and 100 WHITE-NAPED CRANE Grus vipio 白枕鹤 Bái zhěn hè, Miyun Reservoir (动动帅 et al.)

20 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn and 3 ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn, Miyun Reservoir (peng su et al.)

1 GREATER SCAUP Aythya marila 斑背潜鸭 Bān bèi qián yā, 1 PURPLE HERON Ardea purpurea 草鹭 Cǎo lù and at least 1 ORIENTAL PLOVER Charadrius veredus 东方鸻 Dōng fāng héng, Ma Chang (yanxr)

20 March 2022

1 2cy EASTERN IMPERIAL EAGLE Aquila heliaca 白肩雕 Bái jiān diāo, Yanhecheng (Chen Yanxin).  Also the 2cy LAMMERGEIER (BEARDED VULTURE) Gypaetus barbatus 胡兀鹫 Hú wù jiù still present.

The 2cy Eastern Imperial Eagle at Yanhecheng on 20 March 2022 (Chen Yanxin).
The 2cy Lammergeier at Yanhecheng (this photo taken on 13 March 2022 by Chen Yanxin).

2 GREY PLOVER Pluvialis squatarola 灰斑鸻 Huī bān héng, Ma Chang (Hang Ye)

2 ORIENTAL PLOVER Charadrius veredus 东方鸻 Dōng fāng héng, Ma Chang (Lou Fangzhou et al.).  Possibly the earliest spring record in Beijing?

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng still in the Olympic Forest Park (Hang Ye)

2 BLACK-TAILED GULL Larus crassirostris 黑尾鸥 Hēi wěi ōu, DaShiHe (Guan Xueyan et al.).  Plus 6 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn and an early male CITRINE WAGTAIL Motacilla citreola 黄头鹡鸰 Huáng tóu jí líng.

3,170 corvids (counted in estimates of 50 birds until 3,100 with the last 70 stragglers counted precisely) heading SW at Wenyu River between 1800-1820.  Around 85% (c2,695) were ‘EASTERN’ ROOK Corvus frugilegus (pastinator) 秃鼻乌鸦 Tū bí wūyā. 

1 EURASIAN CURLEW Numenius arquata 白腰杓鹬 Bái yāo biāo yù, marsh opposite Luoma Hu, Shunyi District (Terry Townshend).  Plus 2 GARGANEY Anas querquedula 白眉鸭 Báiméi yā.

At least two (one x 2cy and one x 3cy) LESSER BLACK-BACKED (SIBERIAN) GULL Larus fuscus taimyrensis 乌灰银鸥 Wū huī yín ōu, LuomaHu (Terry Townshend)

The 3cy ‘taimyrensis’ (right) at Luoma Hu on 20 March 2022 (Terry Townshend)
The 2cy taimyrensis at LuomaHu on 20 March 2022 (Terry Townshend)
Another image of the 2cy taimyrensis gull at LuomaHu on 20 March 2022 (Terry Townshend)

3 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā still at DaNing Reservoir (nian liu)

6 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn, 1 ORIENTAL PLOVER Charadrius veredus 东方鸻 Dōng fāng héng and 3 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, Yeyahu (Ye Xingcha)

1 GREATER SCAUP Aythya marila 斑背潜鸭 Bān bèi qián yā, DaYunHe Forest Park (madc952 et al.)

8 COMMON (MEW) GULL Larus canus 海鸥 Hǎi’ōu, Summer `Palace (阿兹猫) with 5 BLACK-TAILED GULL Larus crassirostris 黑尾鸥 Hēi wěi ōu also reported from the same site (蜂鸟行)

2 MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor 疣鼻天鹅 Yóu bí tiān’é, Haiqingtai, Daxing (张珺凯)

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Summer Palace (SANGSANG)

19 March 2022

3 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork)

1 BLACK KITE Milvus migrans lineatus 黑鸢 Hēi yuān, Yuanmingyuan (Terry Townshend et al.)

1 ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn, Taishitun (amal amer et al.)

18 March 2022

8 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, Heishanzhai Village, Changping (Jun Shuai)

17 March 2022

1 ‘EASTERN’ BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Limosa limosa melanuroides 黑尾塍鹬 Hēi wěi chéng yù, Shahe Reservoir (Ao Wang)

118 MONGOLIAN GULL Larus mongolicus 蒙古银鸥 Ménggǔ yín ōu, Luoma Hu, Shunyi District. Plus a 2cy LESSER BLACK-BACKED (SIBERIAN) GULL Larus fuscus taimyrensis 乌灰银鸥 Wū huī yín ōu (Terry Townshend)

2cy taimyrensis gull, LuomaHu, Shunyi District, 17 March 2022 (Terry Townshend)

2cy taimyrensis gull, LuomaHu, Shunyi District, 17 March 2022 (Terry Townshend)

2cy taimyrensis gull, LuomaHu, Shunyi District, 17 March 2022 (Terry Townshend)

16 March 2022

2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, Huairou Reservoir (Jun Shuai)

2 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, Heishanzhai Village, Changping (Jun Shuai)

15 March 2022

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, XiYu Reservoir (大牙齿 458)

2 GREY-HEADED LAPWING Vanellus cinereus 灰头麦鸡 Huī tóu mài jī, Liulihe (Guan Xueyan et al.)

The wintering 2cy LAMMERGEIER (BEARDED VULTURE) Gypaetus barbatus 胡兀鹫 Hú wù jiù again at Yanhecheng (amal amer et al.)

14 March 2022

2 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Longdao River (Ning Sun)

The SOLITARY SNIPE Gallinago solitaria 孤沙锥 Gū shā zhuī still along the Huaijiu River, Huairou (Cinclus cinclus)

1 (male) RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, Huairou Reservoir (Cinclus cinclus`)

1 LONG-TAILED DUCK and 1 WHITE WAGTAIL ssp lugens, Ming Tombs Reservoir (Colm Moore)

13 March 2022

2 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, Heishanzhai Village, Changping (无名浪客), with six seen by vian.wj

2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā and 2 SCALY-SIDED MERGANSER Mergus squamatus 中华秋沙鸭 Zhōng huá qiū shā yā, XiYu Reservoir (土拨鼠凡先生 and BillyWang)

2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, Huairou Reservoir (Ao Wang et al.)

The SOLITARY SNIPE Gallinago solitaria 孤沙锥 Gū shā zhuī still along the Huaijiu River, Huairou (Terry Townshend et al.)

At least 7 SIBERIAN CRANE Grus leucogeranus 白鹤 Bái hè, Miyun (Wang Shujun, Lou Fangzhou, Wei Zichen, Wang Xiaoyan and Liu Aitao).  Up to 20 reported by locals the previous day.  No public access.

1 ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn, DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork).  Plus a BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā and 2 EURASIAN SPOONBILL Platalea leucorodia 白琵鹭 Bái pí lù.

1 BLACK-WINGED STILT Himantopus himantopus 黑翅长脚鹬 Hēi chì cháng jiǎo yù, Shahe `Reservoir (Wenxin Hu).  Possibly the earliest spring record in Beijing?

12 March 2022

3 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, Summer Palace (天书)

The pair of SCALY-SIDED MERGANSER Mergus squamatus 中华秋沙鸭 Zhōng huá qiū shā yā still at XiYu Reservoir (Grady Singleton and Ruby Linlin)

1 SOLITARY SNIPE Gallinago solitaria 孤沙锥 Gū shā zhuī, Qiaozi, Huairou District (soar)

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, Yuanmingyuan (崇德乐和) with another at the Huaijiu River (WJC)

2 MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor 疣鼻天鹅 Yóu bí tiān’é, Xilijin Bridge, Xinghe River, Pinggu District (BillyWang)

3 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā and 7 BLACK-TAILED GULL Larus crassirostris 黑尾鸥 Hēi wěi ōu reported from the Yongding River (Jim)

The GREATER SCAUP Aythya marila 斑背潜鸭 Bān bèi qián yā still at DaYunHe Forest Park (janeliubj)

5 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, Heishanzhai Village, Huairou District (JiaHY)

11 March 2022

The pair of SCALY-SIDED MERGANSER Mergus squamatus 中华秋沙鸭 Zhōng huá qiū shā yā still at XiYu Reservoir (Zhou Zichen et al.)

A WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī reported from Huaijiu River, Huairou (景秀) and a SOLITARY SNIPE Gallinago solitaria 孤沙锥 Gū shā zhuī reported from the same site (xingleikkk)

An early GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE Aquila clanga 乌雕 Wū diāo reported from Laoshan Leisure Park (17qja)

10 March 2022

2 (a pair) SCALY-SIDED MERGANSER Mergus squamatus 中华秋沙鸭 Zhōng huá qiū shā yā, XiYu Reservoir (amal amer et al.)

2 JAPANESE GROSBEAK Eophona personata 黑头蜡嘴雀 Hēitóu là zuǐ què reported from Nanhaizi (漂亮 王)

9 March 2022

1 male SCALY-SIDED MERGANSER Mergus squamatus 中华秋沙鸭 Zhōng huá qiū shā yā, XiYu Reservoir

1 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER Charadrius dubius 金眶鸻 Jīn kuàng héng, Nanhaizi (华少)

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng still in the Olympic Forest Park (taizhoudragon)

6 COMMON STARLING Sturnus vulgaris 紫翅椋鸟 Zǐ chì liáng niǎo, HuoYing (Wang Xiaobo)

1 exceptionally early TAIGA FLYCATCHER Ficedula albicilla 红喉姬鹟 Hóng hóu jī wēng reported from Yuanmingyuan (sunfulai)

8 March 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (Vincent Wang)

7 COMMON STARLING Sturnus vulgaris 紫翅椋鸟 Zǐ chì liáng niǎo, XiaoYue Lake Park (桃乐丝的鸟)

2 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, Jinhai Lake (喜羊羊)

2 PIED AVOCET Recurvirostra avosetta 反嘴鹬 Fǎn zuǐ yù, Summer Palace (景秀 et al.) with 4 at TongMing Lake Park (通州大好).  Possibly the earliest spring records in Beijing?

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Shahe Reservoir (wwipyy)

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng still in the Olympic Forest Park (lool)

2 WHITE-NAPED CRANE Grus vipio 白枕鹤 Bái zhěn hè, Ma Chang (异草志)

7 March 2022

The GREATER SCAUP Aythya marila 斑背潜鸭 Bān bèi qián yā still at DaYunHe Forest Park (Zhou Zichen et al.)

3 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER Charadrius dubius 金眶鸻 Jīn kuàng héng and 4 KENTISH PLOVER Charadrius alexandrinus 环颈鸻 Huán jǐng héng, Liulihe Wetland Park (点点绿茶).  Both very early records.

6 March 2022

1 MEADOW PIPIT Anthus pratensis 草地鹨 Cǎodì liù, Yeyahu (gujiaxun80)

The GREATER SCAUP Aythya marila 斑背潜鸭 Bān bèi qián yā still at DaYunHe Forest Park (rock)

12 MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor 疣鼻天鹅 Yóu bí tiān’é, Nanhaizi (Liu Nian et al.)

1 NORTHERN GREY SHRIKE Lanius excubitor sibiricus 灰伯劳 Huī bóláo, Miaofengshan (Ye Xingcha)

2 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Shahe Reservoir (正暘 周 et al.)

5 March 2022

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork)

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, Beijing Park Expo (Oriental Stork)

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Shahe Reservoir (Ge Mengshui)

1 GREATER SCAUP Aythya marila 斑背潜鸭 Bān bèi qián yā, DaYunHe Forest Park (Ge Mengshuai et al.)

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng still in the Olympic Forest Park (星草子)

1 EURASIAN CURLEW Numenius arquata 白腰杓鹬 Bái yāo biāo yù, Shahe Reservoir (ttimmy, Ceoffrey Lions et al.). Possibly the earliest spring record in Beijing. 

The  GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (解楚良)

4 March 2022

At least one MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor 疣鼻天鹅 Yóu bí tiān’é reported from Shahe Reservoir (太平鸟1) with four present in the afternoon (Jun Shuai and Lu Zhuofei)

1 GREATER SCAUP Aythya marila 斑背潜鸭 Bān bèi qián yā, DaYunHe Forest Park (D逍遥法外)

3 March 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (Terry Townshend)

1 NORTHERN LAPWING Vanellus vanellus 凤头麦鸡 Fèng tóu mài jī, Wenyu River (patria) with three at Songzhuang Floodwater Station, Tongzhou (patria)

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Shahe Reservoir (王宏杰)

4 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, XiaZhiZhai Bridgem, Pinggu District (喜羊羊)

2 March 2022

1 DUSKY WARBLER Phylloscopus fuscatus 褐柳莺 Hè liǔ yīng, Olympic Forest Park ( 劳二尔)

1 March 2022

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Shahe Reservoir (Jun Shuai)

28 February 2022

1 BROWN ACCENTOR Prunella fulvescens 褐岩鹨 Hè yán liù, Yanhecheng (Chen Ziyi)

1 ORIENTAL STORK Ciconia boyciana 东方白鹳 Dōng fāng bái guàn, Cuihu Wetland (夜色阑珊) and 1 also seen at the Summer Palace (北京邱)

1 WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī and 1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Shahe Reservoir (Wang Xiaobo)

27 February 2022

At least 1, probably 2, MEADOW PIPIT Anthus pratensis 草地鹨 Cǎodì liù, Yeyahu (Lou Fangzhou and Liu Aitao).  Plus 1 HOODED CRANE Grus monacha 白头鹤 Bái tóu hè.

2 WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī at Shahe Reservoir (xiaolu jiao)

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng still in the Olympic Forest Park (蜂鸟行)

26 February 2022

1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED (SIBERIAN) GULL Larus fuscus taimyrensis 乌灰银鸥 Wū huī yín ōu, DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork).  Plus 210 COMMON POCHARD Aythya ferina 红头潜鸭 Hóng tóu qián yā and 47 BAIKAL TEAL Anas formosa 花脸鸭 Huāliǎn yā.

1 WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī at Shahe Reservoir (Wang Xiaobo)

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, DaYunHe Forest Park, Tongzhou (hermitress geng)

100+ COMMON STARLING Sturnus vulgaris 紫翅椋鸟 Zǐ chì liáng niǎo, Ming Tombs Reservoir (Ruby Linlin and Grady Singleton)

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng still in the Olympic Forest Park (atz088)

A MANCHURIAN BUSH WARBLER Cettia canturians 远东树莺 Yuǎndōng shù yīng reported from Yuanmingyuan (sunfulai)

1 GREATER SCAUP Aythya marila 斑背潜鸭 Bān bèi qián yā, DaYunHe Forest Park (yanxr)

1 exceptionally early EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL Motacilla tschutschensis 黄鹡鸰 Huáng jí líng reported from Liulihe Wetland Park (Qinghan)

25 February 2022

1 WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī at Shahe Reservoir (Lu Zhuofei) with three reported at the same site (sunfulai and taizhoudragon).

The GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (簌簌的雪)

2 JAPANESE GROSBEAK Eophona personata 黑头蜡嘴雀 Hēitóu là zuǐ què reported from Zhongshan Park (赤心黄连)

24 February 2022

3 WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī at Shahe Reservoir (Jun Shuai)

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, DaYunHe Forest Park (ejprince)

21 February 2022

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng again in the Olympic Forest Park (Terry Townshend)

The Pale Thrush at the Olympic Forest Park, 21 February 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (Xing Jiahua)

20 February 2022

The BROWN-EARED BULBUL Microscelis amaurotis 栗耳短脚鹎 Lì ěr duǎn jiǎo bēi still in Yuyuantan Park (阿兹猫)

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, YuLinHe Gate, Tongzhou (D逍遥法外)

19 February 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (Liu Chunhong)

4 RUSSET SPARROW Passer rutilans 山麻雀 Shān máquè, Qikou Village, Huairou District (SANGSANG)

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, YuLinHe Gate, Tongzhou (北京傅聪)

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng again in the Olympic Forest Park (搏蚊)

18 February 2022

The BROWN-EARED BULBUL Microscelis amaurotis 栗耳短脚鹎 Lì ěr duǎn jiǎo bēi still in Yuyuantan Park (Raven X)

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng again in the Olympic Forest Park (果冻熊)

The BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā still at the Wenyu River (小蓝莓)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (patria)

16 February 2022

The BROWN-EARED BULBUL Microscelis amaurotis 栗耳短脚鹎 Lì ěr duǎn jiǎo bēi still in Yuyuantan Park (一缕清风)

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng again in the Olympic Forest Park (黄非红)

3 COMMON (MEW) GULL Larus canus 海鸥 Hǎi’ōu reported from the Wenyu River (17qja)

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (David)

1 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD Buteo lagopus 毛脚鵟 Máo jiǎo kuáng, Shahe Reservoir (yanxr)

15 February 2022

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng again in the Olympic Forest Park (David)

The BROWN-EARED BULBUL Microscelis amaurotis 栗耳短脚鹎 Lì ěr duǎn jiǎo bēi still in Yuyuantan Park (bcbcbc)

5 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, YuLinHe, Tongzhou (通州大好)

14 February 2022

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng again in the Olympic Forest Park (Oriental Stork)

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (atz088)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (林雨飞)

The BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā still at the Wenyu River (rock)

12 February 2022

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā still at the Wenyu River (华少)

15 BARN SWALLOW Hirundo rustica 家燕 Jiāyàn reported from Jingshan Park (elaine)

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (WJC)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng still at Beihai Park (鸮夜)

11 February 2022

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, ChaoBai River (patria)

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (动动帅)

10 February 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (HAUSYS).  Plus a ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD Buteo lagopus 毛脚鵟 Máo jiǎo kuáng reported at the same site (张蔚然)

The BROWN-EARED BULBUL Microscelis amaurotis 栗耳短脚鹎 Lì ěr duǎn jiǎo bēi still in Yuyuantan Park (黄非红)

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā still at the Wenyu River (动动帅)

9 February 2022

2 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā still at DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork)

The BROWN-EARED BULBUL Microscelis amaurotis 栗耳短脚鹎 Lì ěr duǎn jiǎo bēi still in Yuyuantan Park (正暘 周)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (五敛子)

The PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu still at DaYunHe Forest Park, Tongzhou (CeoffreyLions)

1 probable (immature) VEGA GULL, DaYunHe Forest Park (Lu Zhuofei).  Based on Lu Zhuofei’s images (see eBird checklist here), Michiaki Ujihara commented that, if this bird was in Japan, it would be identified by most people, including him, as a vegae.  However, there was still some uncertainty as to the full variation in mongolicus, so out of range birds should be treated with caution.

8 February 2022

1 CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng, Taoranting Park (BillyWang)

1 BROWN-EARED BULBUL Microscelis amaurotis 栗耳短脚鹎 Lì ěr duǎn jiǎo bēi, Yuyuantan Park (齊 凱)

7 February 2022

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, Wenyu River (lsmmm)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (Azusaaaa)

6 February 2022

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (hxc)

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (景秀)

The RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā and PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu still at the DaYunHe in Tongzhou (京通燕雀)

2 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, DaNing Reservoir (bcbcbc)

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, Wenyu River (通州大好)

1 PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng, RenJi Villa, Huairou (Caroline) 

1 COMMON (AMUR) STONECHAT Saxicola maurus (stejnegeri) 黑喉石䳭 Hēi hóu shí jí, Wenyu River (Xin Yu).  An exceptional winter record.

1 WALLCREEPER Tichodroma muraria 红翅旋壁雀 Hóng chì xuán bì què, Longshenmiao (齊 凱)

5 February 2022

2 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, DaNing Reservoir (SANGSANG)

4 February 2022

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā still at Lù chéng yào yì gōngyuán, Tongzhou (DaHao)

4 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork)

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā still on the Wenyu River (Zhang Weimin)

1 PLUMBEOUS WATER REDSTART Rhyacornis fuliginosa 红尾水鸲 Hóng wěi shuǐ qú, Wenyu River (豚迹天涯).  

3 February 2022

1 WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (Zoey Squirrelmunk)

2 JAPANESE GROSBEAK Eophona personata 黑头蜡嘴雀 Hēitóu là zuǐ què, Shahe Reservoir (Zhao Chaoyue)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (北京傅聪)

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Wenyu River (Tongzhou section) (艾丹的自然笔记)

2 February 2022

1 EURASIAN TREECREEPER Certhia familiaris 旋木雀 Xuán mù què, Xiaolongmen (Oriental Stork).  Plus WHITE-BACKED WOODPECKER Dendrocopos leucotos 白背啄木鸟 Bái bèi zhuómùniǎo.

1 BLACK KITE Milvus migrans lineatus 黑鸢 Hēi yuān, Wenyu River (Zoey Squirrelmunk).  A rare winter record.

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā again on the Wenyu River (Jun Shuai)

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā, DaNing Reservoir (Oriental Stork)

1 February 2022

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, Dayunhe Forest Park (CHRISD)

31 January 2022

1 BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā again on the Wenyu River (Cinclus cinclus`)

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (beijingpenglin)

30 January 2022

1 JAPANESE SCOPS OWL Otus semitorques 北领角鸮 Běi lǐng jiǎo xiāo, Lingshan (大牙齿 458 and Lou Fangzhou)

1 `WHITE-BACKED WOODPECKER Dendrocopos leucotos 白背啄木鸟 Bái bèi zhuómùniǎo, Xiaolongmen (大牙齿 458 and Lou Fangzhou)

1 GREY PLOVER Pluvialis squatarola 灰斑鸻 Huī bān héng reported from Shahe Reservoir (JayeE)

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, Dayunhe Forest Park (pksunking)

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (JayeE)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (仙颏)

29 January 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (Zhao Chaoyue)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (雨燕)

1 WHITE-NAPED CRANE Grus vipio 白枕鹤 Bái zhěn hè, Ma Chang (Cinclus cinclus)

28 January 2022

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, Dayunhe Forest Park (cugb)

1 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, Houyulindian Village, Tongzhou (一缕清风)

27 January 2022

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (阿兹猫)

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (janeliubj)

26 January 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (lool)

24 January 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (妄飞)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (janeliubj)

23 January 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (vian.wj)

The PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng still in the Olympic Forest Park (果茶2020)

2 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu still at 潞城药艺公园 (Lù chéng yào yì gōngyuán), Tongzhou (bcbcbc)

22 January 2022

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (Hu Wenxin)

2 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu still at 潞城药艺公园 (Lù chéng yào yì gōngyuán), Tongzhou (一缕清风)

20 January 2022

2 PALLAS’S GULL Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 渔鸥 Yú ōu, 潞城药艺公园 (Lù chéng yào yì gōngyuán), Tongzhou (麦克曹)

17 January 2022

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng and the (male) GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng still at Beihai Park (Terry Townshend)

16 January 2022

The female WHITE-THROATED REDSTART Phoenicurus schisticeps 白喉红尾鸲 Bái hóu hóng wěi qú, still at Lingshan (Oriental Stork) with two reported there by “HAUSYS”.

The (SIBERIAN) CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus collybita tristis 叽喳柳莺 Jī chā liǔ yīng reported again from the Botanical Garden (bcbcbc) 

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (Allen Sun)

The CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng still at Beihai Park (Tian Li) and the GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng also reported from the same site (艾丹的自然笔记)

14 January 2022

1 (SIBERIAN) CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus collybita tristis 叽喳柳莺 Jī chā liǔ yīng reported from the Botanical Garden (pinky)

1 GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng and 1 CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng still at Beihai Park (华少 et al.)

13 January 2022

1 GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng and 1 CHINESE THRUSH Turdus mupinensis 宝兴歌鸫 Bǎo xìng gē dōng, Beihai Park (华少 et al.)

12 January 2022

3 BARN SWALLOW Hirundo rustica 家燕 Jiāyàn and a 2cy CHINESE POND HERON Ardeola bacchus 池鹭 Chí lù, Wenyu River (Terry Townshend, Lu Zhi et al.).   

1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn still at Shahe Reservoir (大牙齿 458)

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā still at Lù chéng yào yì gōngyuán, Tongzhou (华少)

1 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, Miyun Reservoir (安妮202202)

10 January 2022

3 WHITE-TAILED EAGLE Haliaeetus albicilla 白尾海雕 Bái wěi hǎi diāo, Ming Tombs Reservoir (悟空天下)

2 COMMON ROSEFINCH Carpodacus erythrinus 普通朱雀 Pǔtōng zhūquè, Botanical Gardens (patria)

9 January 2022

1 GREY-BACKED THRUSH Turdus hortulorum 灰背鸫 Huī bèi dōng, Summer Palace (taizhoudragon)

1 PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng, Temple of Heaven Park (Yanning et al.)

8 January 2022

The WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī still at Shahe Reservoir (AO Wang et al.)

7 January 2022

1 WESTERN WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus 西方秧鸡 Xī fāng yāng jī, Shahe Reservoir (Jun Shuai)

1 PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng, Olympic Forest Park (Ge Mengshui)

1 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, Botanical Gardens (pinky)

1 RUFOUS-BELLIED WOODPECKER Dendrocopos hyperythrus 棕腹啄木鸟 Zōng fù zhuómùniǎo, Taiyanggong Park (北岸望云)

6 January 2022

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā still at Lù chéng yào yì gōngyuán, Tongzhou (madc952)

5 January 2022

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā still at Lù chéng yào yì gōngyuán, Tongzhou (毛毛淘淘)

The female WHITE-THROATED REDSTART Phoenicurus schisticeps 白喉红尾鸲 Bái hóu hóng wěi qú, still at Lingshan (Glen et al.)

4 January 2022

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, Lù chéng yào yì gōngyuán, Tongzhou (qjxgbird)

3 January 2022

The female WHITE-THROATED REDSTART Phoenicurus schisticeps 白喉红尾鸲 Bái hóu hóng wěi qú, still at Lingshan (amal amer, Cinclus cinclus et al.).  Also WHITE-BACKED WOODPECKER Dendrocopos leucotos 白背啄木鸟 Bái bèi zhuómùniǎo there.

3 BROWN-CHEEKED RAIL Rallus indicus 普通秧鸡 Pǔ tōng yāng jī, Huaisha River (Xing Jiahua and Raven X)

1 first-winter male BAER’S POCHARD Aythya baeri 青头潜鸭 Qīng tóu qián yā or Baer’s Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid, Wenyu River (Terry Townshend).

1 MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor 疣鼻天鹅 Yóu bí tiān’é, Yuanmingyuan (小 太平)

4 RED CROSSBILL Loxia curvirostra 红交嘴雀 Hóng jiāo zuǐ què, Botanical Gardens (我是阿波罗)

2 January 2022

The female WHITE-THROATED REDSTART Phoenicurus schisticeps 白喉红尾鸲 Bái hóu hóng wěi qú, still at Lingshan (Zhen Niu)

1 PALE THRUSH Turdus pallidus 白腹鸫 Bái fù dōng, Olympic Forest Park (MartinDYC)

1 BLACK-WINGED KITE Elanus caeruleus 黑翅鸢 Hēi chì yuān, Chaoyang Park (Stefan Andrew)

1 BLACK-WINGED KITE Elanus caeruleus 黑翅鸢 Hēi chì yuān, Yongding River, Daxing (Oriental Stork)

1 WHITE-BREASTED WATERHEN Amaurornis phoenicurus 白胸苦恶鸟 Bái xiōng kǔ è niǎo, Siduhe, Huairou (北京大蜜蜂)

1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator 红胸秋沙鸭 Hóng xiōng qiū shā yā, Lù chéng yào yì gōngyuán, Tongzhou (动动帅)

***1 SIBERIAN CRANE Grus leucogeranus 白鹤 Bái hè and 2 RED-CROWNED CRANE Grus japonensis 丹顶鹤 Dān dǐng hè reported from Yeyahu (孙灵烋).  Note there is some doubt about this record.***

1 January 2022

1 (female) WHITE-THROATED REDSTART Phoenicurus schisticeps 白喉红尾鸲 Bái hóu hóng wěi qú, Lingshan (Lou Fangzhou).  Only the fourth record for Beijing.

1 SCALY-SIDED MERGANSER Mergus squamatus 中华秋沙鸭 Zhōng huá qiū shā yāYuanmingyuan (岳小鸮)

71 WHOOPER SWAN Cygnus cygnus 大天鹅 Dà tiān’é, 2 WHITE-TAILED EAGLE Haliaeetus albicilla 白尾海雕 Bái wěi hǎi diāo, 1 GREAT BITTERN Botaurus stellaris 大麻鳽 Dà má jiān and 3 MONGOLIAN GULL Larus mongolicus 蒙古银鸥 Ménggǔ yín ōu, Huairou Reservoir (天书)

1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons 白额雁 Bái é yàn and 1 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD Buteo lagopus 毛脚鵟 Máo jiǎo kuáng, Shahe Reservoir (Stefan Andrew)

1 WHITE-TAILED EAGLE Haliaeetus albicilla 白尾海雕 Bái wěi hǎi diāo, Ming Tombs Reservoir (Hang Ye)

2 EURASIAN CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs 苍头燕雀 Cāng tóu yànquè, Location
中国科学院大学 /University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shuai Zhang et al.)

 

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