“Want to go on a birding-cum-photography tour? If yes, then visit China. To know more, please read on.”
Did your father recently gift you a new DSLR on your 18th birthday? Well, that’s great! But have you decided which genre of photography would you like to indulge in? What? You want to try your hands at wildlife photography and make this your profession? That’s a brilliant idea! But for that, you need to start working on your photography skills. And the only way in which you can develop excellent photography skills is by heading out of your home into the wilds. Yes, you caught me! I’m asking you to go on trips that will take you closer to nature and help you click pictures of fauna.
Since you are an amateur photographer, I would like to suggest you something. Do not directly jump into hardcore wildlife photography that includes clicking pictures of giant and fierce animals. Instead, indulge yourself in the basic level of wildlife photography by clicking pictures of colorful, chirpy birds.Trust me, you will thoroughly enjoy watching as well as clicking pictures of numerous beautiful birds. And for that, you need to book a bird watching tour.
What? Can’t decide where should you go for a birding spree to see and click pictures of birds? Well, if you ask me, then I would suggest you go on a China Birding Tour. The People’s Republic of China is one of those few countries that are home to numerous species of endemic birds. And the best part is that there are three different provinces in this country that has made it to the list of “best birding spots”. Wondering, which is those three provinces? Then, keep reading.
- Sichuan- Situated in the southwest of China, embracing the Sichuan Basin and the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau lies this picturesque province called Sichuan (short form Shu).This province has plenty of endemic birds but obviously, you wouldn’t be able to come across and click pictures of so many species of birds. However, if you visit this province during the month of May and June, you will surely come across many birds such as Chinese Monal, Lady Amherst’s Pheasant, hulking Tibetan Snowcock, and much more.
So, if you want to go on a photography expedition to a place that is not just filled with birds but also, popular for its scenic beauty, please book a Sichuan birding tour.
- Qinghai- Now this is the largest yet sparsely populated province in China that spreads across the Tibetan Plateau, which is of course, at a high-altitude. This province is a home to around 294 species of birds out of which, there are four very rare species of birds such as Black-necked Crane, Tibetan Rosefinch, Pink-tailed Bunting and Tibetan Bunting. So, don’t you want to click pictures of these rare bird species? If yes, then please visit Qinghai for a bird watching-cum-photography tour.
- Yunnan- Located in the far south-west of China, Yunnan is one of the most beautiful provinces that are present in China. More than the name ‘Yunnan’, it is more popularly known as the place south of the colorful clouds’, or ‘the place south of Yunling (cloudy ridge) Mountain’. Now, you must be desperate to know how many species of birds dwell in this province, right? Well, it’s a whopping 1000! Yes, you read that right. Hence, always keep your cameras at a full charge before you head to the various spots in Yunnan for clicking pictures and getting a glimpse of beautiful birdies. Some of the species of birds that you can commonly find here areBlacked-necked Crane, Yunnan Nuthatch, Giant Nuthatch, Silver Pheasant, Lady Amherst’s Pheasant and Purple Swamphen.
So, these were the three different provinces that are ideal for China birding tour.However, before you book a birding tour package from a travel agency, please make sure you know a couple of things like-
- Know if they are arranging bilingual professional guides who can help you to spot birds as well as photograph them or not.
- Know if they are providing additional gears or not (apart from cameras).
- Know if they will send a vehicle to pick and drop you at the airport or not, and much more.
Now that you know it all, waste no more time and go on a bird watching-cum-photography spree! And thank me later!