Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Around 15 birds seen at Merganser sites.
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
1 bird photographed Poyang Hu
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana Endangered (EN)
Good numbers of this endangered species seen at 2 sites at Poyang Hu, possibly around 100-150 birds total.
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
A few big flocks, approx. a 1000 birds seen Poyang Hu.
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Good numbers Poyang Hu, few 1000 perhaps.
Swan Goose Anser cygnoides Endangered (EN)
Plenty seen Poyang Hu.
Taiga Bean-Goose Anser fabalis
100s Poyang Hu
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Vulnerable (VU)
1 bird seen Poyang Hu
Greylag Goose Anser anser
10s Poyang Hu
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Falcated Duck Anas falcata
A few nice males picked up from distant duck flock (Wigeons)
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Large flock seen on 1 pool Poyang Hu.
Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
Small numbers seen.
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
A few in distant flock.
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
5 birds seen Poyang Hu
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus Endangered (EN)
16 birds observed, scattered in pairs along different sections of the river. An additional sighting of another 4 birds might have been same birds as counted previously with the 16.
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
2 birds seen Poyang Hu
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Booted Eagle Aquila pennata
A distant raptor, together with a Eurasian Buzzard hunting above the planes at the Siberian Cranes site at Poyang Hu, most likely this species.
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
1 at Poyang Hu
Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica
3 - 4 sightings Poyang Hu
Chinese Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola thoracica Near-endemic
heard near Merganser site
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus Critically endangered (CR)
Poyang Hu, 6 birds distant, followed by 2 in flight - distant, then 1 bird close with White-naped Cranes.
White-naped Crane Grus vipio Vulnerable (VU)
300 - 500 birds Poyang Hu, stunning!
Common Crane Grus grus
1 distant group Poyang Hu, possibly around 300 birds.
Hooded Crane Grus monacha Vulnerable (VU)
Seen at 2 sites Poyang Hu, around 10 birds at first site, then another 2 at Siberian Crane site.
Brown Crake Amaurornis akool
A few seen on all 3 days.
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
Around 10 birds observed Poyang Hu.
Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus
1 bird in river at Merganser sites
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
1 flock, approx. 300 birds Poyang Hu
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
few Poyang Hu
Dunlin Calidris alpina
500+ birds on 1 pond Poyang Hu
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
4 birds seen Poyang Hu
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
2 birds Poyang Hu
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
common Poyang Hu
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Good numbers arrived.
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Buff-bellied Pipit, few seen
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques Near-endemic
Several sightings near Merganser sites.
Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
Small numbers at Merganser sites.
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni
Regularly seen in smal numbers at Poyang Hu. Naumann's Thrush.
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
Few near Merganser site, singing.
Marsh Grassbird Megalurus pryeri Vulnerable (VU) Near-endemic
HO - A weak response heard on tape playback a couple times at Poyang Hu probably this species. Never showed.
Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
2 males and a female seen
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus
2 birds seen
Masked Laughingthrush Garrulax perspicillatus Near-endemic
2 times a pair seen
White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio
Heard Poyang Hu
Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis
heard near Merganser site
Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyris ruficeps
Few near Merganser site.
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia
Few near Merganser site.
Vinous-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus
2 groups seen near Merganser sites, 1 group had 50+ birds
Yellow-bellied Tit Pardaliparus venustulus Endemic
Around 10 birds together of this nice endemic, seen near Merganser site.
Great Tit Parus major
Cinereous Tit, common
Bull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus
1 bird seen and photographed near Merganser sites
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
Common, also 1 "Dusky Shrike" seen near Merganser sites, this is the odd looking dark morph of Long-tailed.
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
4 birds seen
Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha
5 birds seen near Merganser sites
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
1 bird Poyang Hu
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
Large flock Poyang Hu and individuals scattered.
Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus
Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis
Small numbers seen
Red-billed Starling Sturnus sericeus
Common in both small and larger flocks.
White-cheeked Starling Sturnus cineraceus
Several sightings of small flocks.
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata
Oriental Greenfinch Carduelis sinica
Heard at Merganser site, a couple seen Poyang Hu
Yellow-billed Grosbeak Eophona migratoria
Fairly common in small flocks.
Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata
several sightings of a few birds
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
only 1 sighting
Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala
Pallas' Bunting Emberiza pallasi
2 times seen
Total number of birds: 101