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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
L Yang Beijing Weekend English
Z Zhang Beijing Normal University Anytime English
M Li Beijing Weekend Chinese, English
I would at least reply to requests for information. I'm not a senior bird watcher, but have been watching birds on and off for years, and would be able to guide birders interested to see city birds (such as in the summer palace), or close by birding sites when I have time (such as BeiDaiHe). I do this for fun and experience, not for money (will accept tips if offered). I would be a responsible guide if foreigners need to reply on me on the trip, but also expect to enjoy the time for myself.
P Holt Beijing Anytime English
Largely based in Beijing - not just a huge, rapidly modernising historic city but home to some excellent birding. Whether it be year round Ibisbills or Long-billed Plovers or spring and autumn Baikal Teal, Saker Falcon or possibly Japanese Waxwing, birding Beijing's lots of fun. Available in Beijing and throughout China.
M Tong Fuzhou, Fujian Anytime Chinese, English
Familiar with Southern China.
L Zhumei Guiyang, Guizhou Anytime English
W Liang Haikou, Hainan Anytime Chinese, English
The Hainan Peacock Pheasant is an endangered taxon found only on Hainan Island of China. Due to lack of detailed taxonomic studies, whether it is a subspecies of the Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum katsumatae) or a full species (Polyplectron katsumatae) remained unclear. Because the population density of the Hainan Peacock Pheasant is very low in its tropical forest on the island and the wild population is declining, it is now becoming severely endangered and should be ranked as the rarest species in the Order Galliformes in China.
J Wang Beidaihe/Qinhuangdao, Hebei Anytime Chinese, English, Japanese
Beidaihe and Happy Island are both great birding areas. If you are interested in birdwatching, please do not hesitate to call me. I am Jane, My cell number is 13803355625.
J Lui Hong Kong Anytime English, Cantonese
I m not a professional birder, but I do love birds!
H Miller Hong Kong Anytime English, Tagalog
Hong Kong is not all skyscrapers and bright lights! There is really excellent opportunity to see both migratory and resident species to add to your life list. My wife and I are strictly amateurs, but won't pass up an opportunity to share our knowledge and hopefully learn from others as well. We have some basic photography equipment/skills and relatively good knowledge of the hotspots. We'd be happy to try and accomodate your specific requests or take you out on one of our forays.
A Heath Shenyang, Liaoning Weekend Native English, Fluent Chinese
I'm an American who has lived in Shenyang since mid-2007. Birdwatchers are few and far between here, and I am eager to share my knowledge and experience with others either based in the area or just passing through. I am available on weekends.
S Stratford Yangxian, Shaanxi Anytime Chinese, English
JY Wang Shanghai Anytime English
B Armstrong Shanghai Anytime Chinese, Japanese, English
Lifetime birder from the USA, birding all over asia and based in Shanghai.
A Magnusson Shanghai Anytime English, Swedish, Danish
I am Swedish birder who currently lives in Shanghai, China. If you are in the Shanghai area for a shorter or longer period, I would be happy to take you out to the nearby hot spot sites such as Nanhui and Yangshan Islands!
D T Shanghai Anytime English
I am an Indian birder now birding, living and working in Shanghai, since July 2011. Birding once started as an hobby, turned into passion and now become an obsession. Give me a shout if you are in Shanghai and nearby provinces too.(Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi)
B Westland Qingdao, Shandong Anytime English, Chinese
Qingdao is a coastal city about 700 km. north of Shanghai. It is a stop for migrating birds which follow the coast of China during spring and fall.
CBS Chengdu, Sichuan Anytime English, Mandarin, Japanese, German
We bird in Sichuan, Yunnan (specilly Gonglikong), Qinghai and Tibet.

  L Zhu Chengdu, Sichuan Anytime Chinese, English
  After my graduation, I began to worked with the Chengdu Bird Watching Society as vice director. I'm so happy go out with birders from all over the world for birding, we can share the joy from birding. Sichuan,which holds more than half of the Chinese endemic birds (around 40 species),conbining with its unique landscape, food and culture, is definately the best birding destination in China.. As Chinese birding community still in its infant, we have a lot of things to learn. Anyone who willing to give a talk to the member of CDBWS about birding,bird studies, conservation and related topic will be heartfully welcome! Birding spot in and around Chengdu,also can cover other birding spots in Sichuan. Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, hiking, swimming
Travel: train, bus, car, hitchhiking, long walk, backpack
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, outdoors, nature spot, architecture, shop, antique


Professional Guides

If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.

Initial Last Name Area Available Language


L Zhang Shanghai, Shanghai Anytime English,Chinese
Zhang Lin was born in north China. He majored in Air Traffic Control in Nanjing City,where there were rich resources of woodland birds which attracted him to start birding.

He's also fond of astronomy and geography.Years ago he did shorebird banding in Dongtan Nature Reserve,Chongming Island.

Having kept travelling to Xinjiang,Qinghai,Sichuan,Yunnan,Ningxia,Nei Mongal,Guangxi...for years,doing birding and biological research,he has much experience in birds especially in Shanghai area.

He's now one of the editors of China Bird Report published by China Ornithology Society.

He is also the chief of SBS in China on scientific study,who gained the first Mark Barter Award to attend Australasian Shorebird Conference,Darwin,Australia.

He has been to Myanmar for the conservation of Spoon-billed Sandpiper and led many surveys in China on behalf of SBS Task Force.

His interest in sound recording helps much to field identification. He speaks Chinese and English.
Area:
Rudong,Yancheng,Chongming,Wuyuan,Poyang Lake,Minjiang,Dongzhai,Nanjing,Wuyishan

Area Birds:
Spoon-billed Sandpiper,Nordmann's Greenshank,Reed Parrotbill,Hooded Crane
Interests:

Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia China
Local weather Yahoo
Electronic maps Google Maps
Bird check list Printable
China Ornithological Society Club
Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Club
Fujian Bird Watching Society Club
Shanghai Wild Bird Society Club
Xiamen Bird Watching Society Club
Zhejiang Wild Bird Society Club
China Bird Watching Network Club
Friends of Nature Club
Jiangsu Wild Bird Society Club
Sid and Meggie Francis's Sichuan Birds Sites
Changqing National Nature Reserve Sites
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites