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China: Happy Island and Beidaihe

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Cumulative Bird List

with Paul Holt

  • Column A: Number of tours (out of 15) on which this species has been seen.
  • Column B: Number of days this species was seen on the 2015 tour
  • Column C: Maximum daily count for this species on the 2015 tour
  • Column D: H = Heard Only; (H) = Heard more often than seen

This list has taxonomic notes.

A B C D
4 Chukar Alectoris chukar
1 Daurian Partridge Perdix dauurica
15 Japanese Quail NT 4 2 Coturnix japonica
13 Koklass Pheasant 1 3 H Pucrasia macrolopha
15 Common Pheasant 12 12 (H) Phasianus colchicus
1 Swan Goose VU Anser cygnoides
1 Brant Goose Branta bernicla
15 Common Shelduck 5 35 Tadorna tadorna
4 Ruddy Shelduck 1 1 Tadorna ferruginea
5 Mandarin Duck 1 2 Aix galericulata
5 Gadwall Anas strepera
5 Falcated Duck NT Anas falcata
9 Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
15 Mallard 3 14 Anas platyrhynchos
15 Eastern Spot-billed Duck 11 50 Anas zonorhyncha
6 Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
5 Northern Pintail Anas acuta
12 Garganey Anas querquedula
10 Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
2 Common Pochard Aythya ferina
1 Baer's Pochard CR Aythya baeri
1 Feruginous Duck 1 3 Aythya nyroca
1 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
1 Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
12 White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi
1 Long-tailed Duck VU Clangula hyemalis
2 Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
15 Red-breasted Merganser 2 6 Mergus serrator
1 Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
15 Little Grebe 11 15 Tachybaptus ruficollis
13 Great Crested Grebe 3 7 Podiceps cristatus
8 Black-necked Grebe 1 2 Podiceps nigricollis
4 Black Stork Ciconia nigra
4 Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
12 Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
13 Von Schrenck's Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus
3 Chestnut Bittern Ixobrychus Cinnamomeus
1 Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis
7 Eurasian Bittern 1 1 Botaurus stellaris
15 Black-crowned Night Heron 7 1100 Nycticorax nycticorax
15 Striated Heron 2 1 Butorides striata
15 Chinese Pond Heron 9 15 Ardeola bacchus
11 Eastern Cattle Egret 4 17 Bubulcus coromandus
15 Grey Heron 6 9 Ardea cinerea
15 Purple Heron 3 6 Ardea purpurea
13 Great Egret 6 10 Casmerodius albus
13 Intermediate Egret 1 1 Egretta intermedia
13 Little Egret 11 150 Egretta garzetta
14 Chinese Egret VU 1 1 Egretta eulophotes
5 Great Cormorant 1 1 Phalacrocorax carbo
7 Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
14 Crested Honey Buzzard 2 5 Pernis ptilorhyncus
1 Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
7 Black Kite 2 1 Milvus migrans lineatus
14 Eastern Marsh Harrier 5 3 Circus spilonotus
13 Pied Harrier 1 2 Circus melanoleucos
13 Harrier sp. Circus sp.
8 Chinese Sparrowhawk Accipiter soloensis
15 Japanese Sparrowhawk 7 16 Accipiter gularis
14 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 2 1 Accipiter nisus
5 Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
accipiter sp. 1 2 accipiter sp.
12 Grey-faced Buzzard 2 3 Butastur indicus
7 Eastern Buzzard Buteo japonicus
3 Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius
2 Greater Spotted Eagle VU Aquila clanga
1 Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
15 Common Kestrel 5 4 Falco tinnunculus
15 Amur Falcon 9 9 Falco amurensis
15 Eurasian Hobby 11 7 Falco subbuteo
Amur Falcon or Eurasian Hobby 1 1 Falco amurensis or F. subbuteo
4 Saker Falcon EN Falco cherrug
7 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
1 Swinhoe's Rail VU Coturnicops exquisitus
1 Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus
6 Brown-cheeked Rail 1 1 Rallus indicus
8 White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
12 Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
11 Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca
10 Watercock Gallicrex cinerea
15 Common Moorhen 5 4 Gallinula chloropus
7 Eurasian Coot 1 1 H Fulica atra
10 Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki
15 Eurasian Oystercatcher 5 8 Haematopus ostralegus osculans
15 Black-winged Stilt 10 150 Himantopus himantopus
12 Pied Avocet 8 65 Recurvirostra avosetta
2 Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
14 Grey-headed Lapwing 3 2 Vanellus cinereus
15 Pacific Golden Plover 3 38 Pluvialis fulva
15 Grey Plover 7 1500 Pluvialis squatarola
1 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
10 Long-billed Plover 1 2 Charadrius placidus
15 Little Ringed Plover 4 5 Charadrius dubius
15 Kentish Plover 9 120 Charadrius alexandrinus
15 Lesser Sand Plover 3 40 Charadrius mongolus
15 Greater Sand Plover 2 2 Charadrius leschenaultii
1 Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus
10 Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
11 Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
15 Pin-tailed or Swinhoe's Snipe 2 2 Gallinago stenura/G. megala
15 Common Snipe 3 2 Gallinago gallinago
15 Asian Dowitcher NT 3 141 Limnodromus semipalmatus
14 Black-tailed Godwit NT 5 210 Limosa limosa
15 Bar-tailed Godwit 11 800 Limosa lapponica
10 Little Curlew Numenius minutus
15 Whimbrel 11 15 Numenius phaeopus
15 Eurasian Curlew NT 11 30 Numenius arquata
15 Eastern Curlew VU 8 8 Numenius madagascariensis
Curlew sp. 1 6 Numenius sp.
15 Spotted Redshank 6 30 Tringa erythropus
15 Common Redshank 12 14 Tringa totanus
14 Marsh Sandpiper 8 1250 Tringa stagnatilis
15 Common Greenshank 13 15 Tringa nebularia
3 Nordmann's Greenshank EN 1 2 Tringa guttifer
15 Green Sandpiper 5 3 Tringa ochropus
15 Wood Sandpiper 9 500 Tringa glareola
13 Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes
15 Terek Sandpiper 7 10 Xenus cinereus
15 Common Sandpiper 10 24 Actitis hypoleucos
15 Ruddy Turnstone 4 250 Arenaria interpres
15 Great Knot VU 3 4500 Calidris tenuirostris
15 Red Knot 2 3500 Calidris canutus
15 Sanderling 2 85 Calidris alba
15 Red-necked Stint 3 7550 Calidris ruficollis
11 Little Stint 2 5 Calidris minuta
15 Temminck's Stint 4 5 Calidris temminckii
15 Long-toed Stint 2 3 Calidris subminuta
3 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
15 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 5 60 Calidris acuminata
15 Curlew Sandpiper 4 500 Calidris ferruginea
15 Dunlin 2 2500 Calidris alpina
1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper CR Eurynorhynchus pygmaeus
14 Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
3 Ruff Philomachus pugnax
15 Oriental Pratincole 1 2 Glareola maldivarum
1 Slender-Billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei
1 Brown-headed Gull 1 1 Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
15 Black-headed Gull 11 3150 Chroicocephalus ridibundus
15 Saunders's Gull VU 6 5 Chroicocephalus saundersi
5 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
12 Relict Gull VU 3 24 Ichthyaetus relictus
15 Black-tailed Gull 8 325 Larus crassirostris
11 Mew Gull 1 1 Larus canus
" " 1 1 Larus canus heinei
2 Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
15 Herring Gull Assemblage' 6 20 Larus argentatus group
10 Heuglin's Gull 1 3 Larus heuglini taimyrensis
8 Vega Gull Larus vegae
9 Mongolian Gull 3 2 Larus mongolicus
15 Gull-billed Tern 8 25 Gelochelidon nilotica
14 Caspian Tern 3 5 Hydroprogne caspia
15 Little Tern 11 130 Sterna albifrons
15 Common Tern 11 50 Sterna hirundo
15 Whiskered Tern 6 305 Chlidonias hybridus
15 White-winged Tern 5 670 Chlidonias leucopterus
15 Feral Pigeon 12 60 Columba livia
6 Hill Pigeon 1 4 Columba rupestris
15 Oriental Turtle Dove 9 7 Streptopelia orientalis
15 Eurasian Collared Dove 5 3 Streptopelia decaocto
1 Red Turtle Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
12 Spotted Dove 10 5 Streptopelia chinensis
14 Large Hawk-cuckoo 2 2 Hierococcyx sparverioides
2 Rufous Hawk-cuckoo Hierococcyx hyperythrus
5 Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus
15 Indian Cuckoo 2 1 Cuculus micropterus
14 Himalayan Cuckoo 2 1 (H) Cuculus saturatus
15 Common Cuckoo 1 1 Cuculus canorus
15 Cuckoo Sp. 4 3 Cuculus Sp.
1 Japanese Scops Owl Otus semitorques
13 Oriental Scops Owl 2 3 Otus sunia
1 Tawny Owl 1 2 H Strix aluco ma
3 Little Owl Athene noctua
11 Northern Boobock 1 1 Ninox japonica
1 Long-eared Owl 3 3 Asio otus
14 Grey Nightjar 1 3 Caprimulgus jotaka
15 White-throated Needletail 1 1 Hirundapus caudacutus
15 Common Swift 4 10 Apus apus
15 Pacific Swift 3 50 Apus pacificus
10 Oriental Dollarbird 1 2 Eurystomus orientalis
15 Black-capped Kingfisher 3 1 Halcyon pileata
15 Common Kingfisher 10 3 (H) Alcedo atthis
15 Eurasian Hoopoe 10 4 Upupa epops
14 Eurasian Wryneck 3 1 Jynx torquilla
11 Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker 2 2 Dendrocopos canicapillus
15 Rufous-bellied Woodpecker 6 3 Dendrocopos hyperythrus
15 Great Spotted Woodpecker 5 3 (H) Dendrocopos major
15 Grey-headed Woodpecker 4 2 (H) Picus canus
1 Fairy Pitta VU Pitta nympha
1 Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos
15 Ashy Minivet 6 5 (H) Pericrocotus divaricatus
1 Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris
1 Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
5 Tiger Shrike Lanius tigrinus
8 Bull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus
15 Brown Shrike 13 10 Lanius cristatus
1 Chinese Grey Shrike Lanius sphenocercus
15 Black-naped Oriole 2 3 Oriolus chinensis
15 Black Drongo 7 6 Dicrurus macrocercus
1 Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
13 Hair-crested Drongo 1 1 Dicrurus hottentottus
7 Asian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
1 Japanese Paradise-flycatcher NT Terpsiphone atrocaudata
14 Eurasian Jay 1 2 Garrulus glandarius
14 Azure-winged Magpie 1 10 Cyanopica cyanus
15 Red-billed Blue Magpie 4 7 Urocissa erythrorhyncha
15 Eurasian Magpie 15 50 Pica pica
1 Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
4 Red-billed Chough 1 2 Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
8 Daurian Jackdaw Coloeus dauuricus
1 Carrion Crow Corvus corone
2 Rook Corvus frugilegus
1 Collared Crow NT Corvus torquatus
15 Large-billed Crow 2 20 Corvus macrorhynchos
7 Japanese Waxwing NT 3 2 Bombycilla japonica
1 Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
15 Marsh Tit 4 8 Poecile palustris
7 Willow Tit 1 2 Poecile montana
3 Coal Tit Periparus ater
13 Yellow-bellied Tit 9 20 Periparus venustulus
15 Japanese Tit 4 10 Parus minor
15 Chinese Penduline Tit 10 60 Remiz consobrinus
2 Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica
15 Asian Short-toed Lark 2 4 Calandrella cheleensis
2 Crested Lark Galerida cristata
5 Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
15 Light-vented Bulbul 14 100 Pycnonotus sinensis
15 Sand Martin 2 1111 Riparia riparia
15 Barn Swallow 14 200 Hirundo rustica
8 Eurasian Crag Martin 1 2 Ptyonoprogne rupestris
7 Common House Martin Delichon urbicum
1 Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus
15 Red-rumped Swallow 9 80 Cecropis daurica
14 Manchurian Bush Warbler 1 1 Horornis canturians
15 Asian Stubtail 1 2 H Urosphena squameiceps
12 Silver-throated Bushtit 2 5 Aegithalos glaucogularis
15 Dusky Warbler 10 15 Phylloscopus fuscatus
15 Yellow-streaked Warbler 2 7 (H) Phylloscopus armandii
15 Radde's Warbler 10 5 Phylloscopus schwarzi
15 Chinese Leaf Warbler 2 10 (H) Phylloscopus yunnanensis
15 Pallas's Warbler 12 15 Phylloscopus proregulus
15 Yellow-browed Warbler 14 500 Phylloscopus inornatus
11 Hume's Leaf Warbler 2 9 (H) Phylloscopus humei mandellii
15 Arctic Warbler 1 1 H Phylloscopus borealis
1 Kamchatka Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus examinandus
15 Two-barred Warbler 4 4 (H) Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
15 Pale-legged Leaf Warbler 1 1 Phylloscopus tenellipes
1 Sakhalin Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus borealoides
15 Pale-legged or Sakhalin Leaf Warbler 5 8 (H) P. tenellipes or P. borealoides
15 Eastern Crowned Warbler 7 6 Phylloscopus coronatus
15 Claudia's Leaf Warbler 2 25 Phylloscopus claudiae
1 Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis
4 Grey-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus
13 ‘Golden-spectacled Warbler sp.' Seicercus burkii sp.
1 Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps
15 Oriental Reed Warbler 3 2 Acrocephalus orientalis
15 Black-browed Reed Warbler 6 8 Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
15 Blunt-winged Warbler 1 1 Acrocephalus concinens
13 Manchurian Reed Warbler VU Acrocephalus tangorum
15 Thick-billed Warbler 4 5 Iduna aedon
5 Baikal Bush Warbler Locustella davidi
15 Lanceolated Warbler 2 1 Locustella lanceolata
9 Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola
8 Marsh Grassbird NT Locustella pryeri
15 Zitting Cisticola 11 7 (H) Cisticola juncidis
1 Masked Laughingthrush (I) 1 Garrulax perspicillatus
15 Plain Laughingthrush 4 1 (H) Garrulax davidi
14 Chinese Hill Warbler 1 1 Rhopophilus pekinensis
15 Vinous-throated Parrotbill 4 4 Sinosuthora webbiana
3 Reed Parrotbill NT 2 14 Paradoxornis heudei
15 Chestnut-flanked White-eye 5 50 Zosterops erythropleurus
7 Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
15 White-eye sp. 9 70 (H) Zosterops sp.
1 Goldcrest Regulus regulus
14 Chinese Nuthatch 2 8 (H) Sitta villosa
7 Crested Myna 7 3 Acridotheres cristatellus
3 Red-billed Starling 1 1 Spodiopsar sericeus
15 White-cheeked Starling 6 8 Spodiopsar cineraceus
15 Daurian Starling 3 2 Agropsar sturninus
1 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
2 Blue Whistling Thrush 1 1 Myiophonus caeruleus
15 Siberian Thrush 2 1 Geokichla sibirica
15 White's Thrush 6 3 Zoothera aurea
11 Grey-backed Thrush 3 1 Turdus hortulorum
6 Common (Chinese) Blackbird 4 6 Turdus merula mandarinus
13 Grey-sided Thrush VU 3 9 Turdus feae
14 Eyebrowed Thrush 10 225 Turdus obscurus
9 Pale Thrush 4 2 Turdus pallidus
1 Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus
2 Red-throated Thrush 2 1 Turdus ruficollis
7 Naumann's Thrush 2 2 Turdus naumanni
13 Dusky Thrush 1 3 Turdus eunomus
15 Naumann's or Dusky Thrush 1 1 H Turdus naumanni or T. eunomus
8 Dusky / Naumann's Thrush intergrade 1 2 Turdus eunomus/naumanni
14 Chinese Thrush 2 2 (H) Turdus mupinensis
15 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
15 Siberian Rubythroat 7 3 Luscinia calliope
15 Siberian Blue Robin 10 17 Luscinia cyane
14 Rufous-tailed Robin 3 3 Luscinia sibilans
12 Red-flanked Bluetail 2 1 Tarsiger cyanurus
3 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
15 Daurian Redstart 4 15 Phoenicurus auroreus
7 White-bellied Redstart Hodgsonius phaenicuroides
1 Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus
1 White-capped Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
15 Stejneger's Stonechat 12 50 Saxicola stejnegeri
3 Grey Bush Chat Saxicola ferrea
2 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
1 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
1 Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
15 Blue Rock Thrush 3 3 Monticola solitarius philippensis
14 White-throated Rock Thrush 3 1 Monticola gularis
14 Grey-streaked Flycatcher 4 3 Muscicapa griseisticta
14 Dark-sided Flycatcher 2 1 Muscicapa sibirica
15 Asian Brown Flycatcher 12 10 Muscicapa dauurica
15 Yellow-rumped Flycatcher 10 12 Ficedula zanthopygia
1 Narcissus Flycatcher 1 1 Ficedula narcissina
14 Green-backed Flycatcher 2 3 Ficedula elisae
15 Mugimaki Flycatcher 5 3 Ficedula mugimaki
1 Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata
15 Taiga Flycatcher 14 20 Ficedula albicilla
12 Blue-and-white Flycatcher 2 2 Ficedula cyanomelana
1 Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina
15 Eurasian Tree Sparrow 14 70 Passer montanus
14 Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
15 Eastern Yellow Wagtail 8 300 Motacilla tschutschensis
15 " " " 3 35 Motacilla tschutschensis macronyx
15 " " " 2 10 Motacilla tschutschensis taivana
15 " " " 3 100 M. tschutschensis tschutschensis
13 Citrine Wagtail 1 1 Motacilla citreola
15 Grey Wagtail 9 3 Motacilla cinerea
15 White Wagtail 7 6 Motacilla alba
15 " " 4 2 Motacilla alba leucopsis
14 " " 4 5 Motacilla alba ocularis
7 " " Motacilla alba baicalensis
15 Richard's Pipit 9 5 Anthus richardi
15 Blyth's Pipit 1 1 Anthus godlewski
15 Olive-backed Pipit 14 25 Anthus hodgsoni
15 Pechora Pipit 1 1 Anthus gustavi
2 Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus
14 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
11 Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens japonicus
14 Brambling 6 10 Fringilla montifringilla
15 Grey-capped Greenfinch 2 6 Chloris sinica
8 Eurasian Siskin 6 14 Carduelis spinus
1 Long-tailed Rosefinch Uragus sibiricus
15 Common Rosefinch 9 10 (H) Carpodacus erythrinus
11 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
15 Chinese Grosbeak 9 5 Eophona migratoria
9 Japanese Grosbeak Eophona personata
15 Godlewski's Bunting 2 10 Emberiza godlewskii
15 Meadow Bunting 2 6 Emberiza cioides
15 Tristram's Bunting 9 5 Emberiza tristrami
15 Chestnut-eared Bunting 2 3 Emberiza fucata
15 Little Bunting 11 10 Emberiza pusilla
15 Yellow-browed Bunting 5 12 Emberiza chrysophrys
15 Yellow-throated Bunting 5 6 Emberiza elegans
14 Yellow-breasted Bunting VU Emberiza aureola
15 Chestnut Bunting 5 9 Emberiza rutila
15 Black-faced Bunting 11 20 Emberiza spodocephala
15 Pallas's Reed Bunting 2 2 Emberiza pallasi
13 Japanese Reed Bunting NT 1 1 Emberiza yessoensis
1 Common Reed Bunting 1 1 Emberiza schoeniclus

Taxonomic Notes

Globally-threatened species as defined by BirdLife International’s Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-Rom are identified as follows:  EN = Endangered; VU = Vulnerable; NT = Near-threatened; CR = Critical.