Category Archives: Beijing

Baer’s on the brink

Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri) hit the mainstream birding headlines in Europe when British birder, Alan Lewis, famously ‘twitched’ one in Japan in February 2012.  The fact that Alan was prepared to fly half way around the world to see a … Continue reading

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Blackthroat

By Terry The Black-throated Blue Robin (Blackthroat) was, until very recently, an almost mythical bird.  Known only from the odd scattered record in the Chinese Provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu, with presumed wintering records in southern China and Thailand, … Continue reading

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Jankowski’s Bunting: A Very Rare Bird Indeed

By Terry T The Jankowski’s Bunting (Emberiza jankowskii) is a very rare bird. So rare that, without immediate action, it could slip away before the end of this decade. Unfortunately this little bird isn’t big or furry and doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Discovering Birds in Beijing

by Terry A staggering 1,422 bird species have been seen in China.  Around 121 are endemic and 87 are classified as “Vulnerable”, “Endangered” or “Critically Endangered”.   In Beijing alone there are 435 species on the official list, making it … Continue reading

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