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Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

Photos from a two-day trip to the coastal area at Beidaihe, an excellent location to spot migrating birds.

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On this weekend trip we visited the wetlands on the coast at Beidaihe, on the shores of the Yellow Sea. Every summer and autumn many species of migratory birds pass through the area, making it a great spot for a bird watching visit.

With the help of birding expert Terry Townsend we spotted 67 species of birds – including a Spoonbill – as we moved between Terry’s five favorite spots in the wetlands and on the seashores.

If you’re interested in bird watching in Beijing and other places in China, visit Terry’s site www.birdingbeijing.com for all the information.

See photos from the trip below!

We set up on a boardwalk in the wetlands park - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

We set up on a boardwalk in the wetlands park.

The wetlands – it's hard to see in this photo but there are many birds resting in the distance - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

The wetlands – it's hard to see in this photo but there are many birds resting in the distance.

Group photo on an observation platform - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

Group photo on an observation platform.

We stayed here until sunset, a time of the day when birds are more active - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

We stayed here until sunset, a time of the day when birds are more active.

There were some birds to see in the park near our hotel - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

There were some birds to see in the park near our hotel.

Looking in the Book of Birds to see what we are seeing - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

Looking in the Book of Birds to see what we are seeing.

By the seaside - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

By the seaside.

The beach at Beidaihe is another good location to see birds - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

The beach at Beidaihe is another good location to see birds.

A seaside scene - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

A seaside scene.

We stopped here to take a look at a big bunch of finches - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

We stopped here to take a look at a big bunch of finches.

At this spot by the water we spotted a kingfisher - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

At this spot by the water we spotted a kingfisher.

Eurasian Curlew Orientalis - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

Eurasian Curlew Orientalis.

Eurasian Spoonbill - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

Eurasian Spoonbill.

Grey Plover - Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

Grey Plover.

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