Birding Beijing Video Library

A selection of videos of Beijing birds (and some from a little further afield, including Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Qinghai and Xinjiang Provinces) can be found here. Most taken using an iPhone 5/6 and adaptor with the Swarovski ATX95 telescope.  Click on “HD” in the bottom right corner for best quality.

Tundra Bean Geese (Anser fabalis)

Taiga Bean Geese (Anser fabalis middendorffi)

Lesser White-fronted Geese (Anser erythropus)

Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri)

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

Schrenck’s Bittern (Ixobrychus eurhythmus)

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos) – juvenile

Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)

Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Merlin (Falco columbarius)

Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila heliaca)

Brown-cheeked Rail (Rallus indicus)

Ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii)

Long-billed Plover (Charadrius placidus)

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius Ieschenaultii)

Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus)

Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus)

Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)

Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta)

Grey Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)

Relict Gulls (Icthyaetus relictus)

Slender-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus genei)

Chinese Tawny Owl (Strix nivicola)

Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula)

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)

Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus jotaka)

Crested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris)

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)

Bull-headed Shrike (Lanius bucephalus)

Chinese Grey Shrike (Lanius sphenocercus)

Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)

Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)

Manchurian Bush Warbler (Cettia canturians)

Thick-billed Warbler (Acrocephalus aedon)

Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus)

Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lenceolata)

Daurian Starling (Sturnus sturninus)

Siberian Thrush (Geokichla sibirica)

Grey-sided Thrush (Turdus feae)

Chinese Thrush (Turdus mupinensis)

Siberian Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope)

‘Gansu’ Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanus albocoeruleus)

Przewalski’s Redstart (Phoenicurus alaschanicus)

Stejneger’s Stonechat (Saxicola stejnegeri)

Autumn Birds

Adult male in Spring

Chinese (Green-backed) Flycatcher (Ficedula elisae)

Red-throated (Taiga) Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla)

Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris)

Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis)

Blyth’s Pipit (Anthus godlewski)

Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)

Pinktail (Urocynchramus pylzowi)

Jankowski’s Bunting (Emberiza jankowskii)

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola)

Japanese Reed Bunting (Emberiza yessoensis)

Pallas’s Reed Bunting (Emberiza pallasi)

Lapland Bunting (Calcarius lapponicus)


Siberian Chipmunk

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