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BIRDING IN XINJIANG, CHINA 12-18 October 2017

2017-10-24 | Lee Tao

BIRDING INXINJIANG,CHINA12-18 October 2017Paul Holt & Jan-Erik Nilsenpiholt@hotmail.com INTRODUCTIONIn October 2017 I made my eighth birding trip to Xinjiang, western China. It was an excellent trip - all the logistics worked well and everything ran smoothly. As on all of my previous trips Qingyu WANG & Urumqi based GOU Jun organised the logistics.During this trip we covered about 3000 kilometres and recorded a very modest 108 species. Highlights included three globally threatened species, as defined by BirdLife International was noted with Saker Falcons being noted on four dates, a single White-headed Duck on two dates at Moguhu, Shihezi and two migrating Greater Spotted Eagle in Aertai.Noteworthy other sightings included – one Brown-headed Gull at Moguhu, Shihezi on the 12 October; both Great Grey & Steppe Grey Shrikes; a Hooded Crow at Yawugou reservoir, Manasi on the 16 October; a White-crowned Penduline Tit at Dahaizi reservoir, Manasi on the 13 October; a late Rosy Starling at Yawugou [...... read more ]


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rare birds records


Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)

© gebi huyang
2018-09-15
wusu

15 Sept 2018, shot from Dafdar,Tashkurghan has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.


Sinai Rosefinch (Carpodacus synoicus)

© Marmot
2018-05-31
Hetian County



Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

© Allan Linn
2018-05-27
Kuntibes, Muji, Akto

27 May 2018, photo by Allan from Kuntibes,Akto has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.


Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

© The Birds Record committee
2017-09-26
Kuohongqi, Qapqal County

On Sept. 26, 2017, RENGONG photographed a sandpiper in the Kuohongqi, Qapqal, Xinjiang. After checking with several experts and relevant references, the bird was identified as a Calidris melanotos. According to Zheng (2011)and Ma (2011), this was a new bird record in Xinjiang.

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Big Year 2018

1. liang nigulayi (331)
2. Rick (293)
3. Binzhao Lv (290)
4. Lee Tao (279)
5. black lark (183)
6. yang feifei (143)
7. wen zhimin (142)
8. Allan Linn (139)
9. Marmot (124)
10. Rezaq Hassan (108)
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