Qinghai Birding Tour: Everything You Need to Know before Visiting This Province

Are you an avid birder who is tired of going on a birding spree to only your countryside? If your answer is a yes, then I can give you a suggestion. How about packing your bags and going for a birding tour to some other country. There are numerous countries all across the globe that has amazing bird watching spots. But amongst all those countries, there’s one that has managed to stand out and is claimed to be a “birding paradise”.

Wondering, which country am I talking about? Well, it’s none other than China. Yes, you read that right! Being a birder, I have visited each and every one of these provinces. But, if I had to choose one amongst the three, I would choose Qinghai. Why? It’s because I find this place magical.

Qinghai Birding Tour

The scenic beauty of the plateau region, its climate and of course, its 294 bird species has seriously stolen my heart. That’s why I am planning to visit this province once again. But, don’t try to go alone for a birding spree in this region. Instead, book a Qinghai Birding Tour package because there’ll be someone to guide you throughout the journey. To find an agency that provides this service, it will be the best if you browse the internet as you’ll come across numerous of them, that too without putting much effort.

And before going for a birding tour in Qinghai Province, here are a few things that you must do. Take a look.

Qinghai Birding Tour

Research about this Plateau Region Thoroughly

Whether you are going for a Qinghai birding tour, the first and foremost thing that you need to do is research about this plateau region. Some of the major things you need to research include:

• Know about the climatic condition of the region during the month you’ll be visiting. In case you find it difficult to research about this, simply ask the travel agency from whom you’ll be booking the package. And if they cannot tell or inform you about the climate, it’ll be wise that you reject that company and move on to another one.

• Know about the popular birding spots in Qinghai. However, to make it easier for you, I have already mentioned below about the best bird watching spots in this province; kindly read on.

 Qinghai Lake Nature Reserve
 Longbaotan Reserve
 Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve
 Huzhubeishan Reserve

Additional Tip: If the birding tour package that you are about to purchase doesn’t include these “hot birding spots”, then please refrain from booking it.

Qinghai Birding Tour

• Not really aware of the endemic birds you’ll find in this region? If you want me to name a few, then here’s a list that you must go through:

 Black-necked Cranes
 Black Stork
 Lammergeier
 White-Tailed Eagle and Much More

• Know about the people. Yes, that’s right! Even though you’ll be having a guide who would stay with your throughout the trip yet still, it’ll be better if you research a bit about the people living in this province so that you can get a fair idea whether the place is safe or not.

 Important Fact: The good news is that this place is sparsely populated and the people living in these areas are absolutely harmless. So, you can undoubtedly visit this place.

Qinghai Birding Tour

So, these were a few important things that you must do before you visit Qinghai for a bird watching trip. Why just Qinghai? Even if you are going for Yunnan or Sichuan birding tours, please research about the place thoroughly before you visit the place.

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