Countdown to ABF Jingshan!

It’s less than a month before the 7th Asian Bird Fair in Jingshan, China! The 7th ABF hosts are busy with their promotion of the event as seen in the photos below.

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Promotion of the 7th ABF in the Wuhan Railway Station

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Promotion of the 7th ABF in the Wuhan Railway Station

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Promotion of the 7th ABF in the Wuhan Railway Station

See you in Jingshan this November 11-15, 2016 for the 7th Asian Bird Fair!

7th ABF – Jingshan Post-fair Tours

第七届亚洲(京山)赏鸟博览会会后赏鸟行程
7th Asian Bird Fair – Jingshan Post-fair Tours
(总共8个行程A total of 8 tours)

There are a number of tours being offered after the 7th Asian Bird Fair in Jingshan. Below is a summary of the 8 tours available to participants of the 7th ABF. For more details, including day-by-day itineraries and tour fees, download the file from the 7th ABF website HERE.

Itinerary 1

Jingshan – Poyang Lake – Wuyuan – Shanghai
京山-鄱阳湖-婺源-上海
November 15 – 19
Please send the registration form to the email address: chinawildtour@gmail.com


Itinerary 2

Jingshan – Poyang Lake – Emeifeng NR –Shanghai
京山-鄱阳湖-峨眉峰省级保护区-上海
November 15 – 21
Please send the registration form to the email address: chinawildtour@gmail.com


Itinerary 3

Jingshan – Dongzhai NNR – Poyang Lake – Wuyuan – Shanghai
京山-董寨国家级自然保护区-鄱阳湖-婺源-上海
November 15 – 21
Please send the registration form to the email address: chinawildtour@gmail.com


Itinerary 4

Jingshan – Shennongjia Birding Tour
湖北京山——神農架自然保護區觀鳥行程
November 15 – 18
Please send the registration form to the email address: info@alpinebirding.com


Itinerary 5

Jingshan – Dongzhai Pheasant Watching tour
湖北京山—河南董寨保护区赏鸟行程
November 15 – 18
Please send the registration form to the email address: info@alpinebirding.com


Itinerary 6

Jingshan – Wuhan Chen Lake Birding Tour
京山——武汉沉湖一日赏鸟行程
November 15
Please send the registration form to the email address: info@alpinebirding.com


Itinerary 7

Jingshan- Wuhan- Chengdu –Tangjiahe – Ruoergai – Chengdu Birding and Animal-watching Tour
京山——武漢——成都——唐家河——若爾蓋—— 成都
四川高原森林和濕地鳥獸觀賞行程
November 15 – 18
Please send the registration form to the email address: info@alpinebirding.com


Itinerary 8

Jingshan- Wuhan – Kunming – Chuxiong – Dali – Lijiang Birding Tour
京山——武漢——昆明——楚雄——大理——麗江賞鳥行程
November 15 – 20
Please send the registration form to the email address: info@alpinebirding.com


For more details, kindly visit the 7th ABF website HERE.

See you in November in Jingshan!

ABF Friend in the Himalayas: Rajendra Gurung

Meet Rajendra Gurung. He is the current General Secretary of Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) who we have met in the previous Asian Bird Fairs . He is also a bird conservationist and a tour manager. Rajendra has shown interest and is keen to have a bird fair or even an Asian Bird Fair in his country.

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Rajendra in Kalapatthar (5,545 m) in his ABF shirt.

In this feature, Rajendra shares photos from his recent trip to Sagarmatha National Park, a protected area in the Himalayas where Mt. Everest is located. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Sagarmatha National Park features glaciers and majestic mountains. Check out Rajendra’s photo slideshows and narrative below.


Mt Everest became popular after the late Sir Edmund Hilary and the late Tenzing Norgey Sherpa successfully climbed the mountain on 29th May 1953. After that, the whole world learned about Mt. Everest and about the local people living there called SHERPA. Now, Sherpa people are world famous climbers.

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After successfully conquering Mt Everest, Hillary felt so much appreciation for the people of the Everest region that he came back to Nepal to help. Sherpa people requested to open a school and Hillary started to build it along with a hospital and he also included reforestation programs. It was then that tourism in Everest flourished.

It is the world’s most popular trekking destination. Most of the tourism activities are above 2800m up to the top of Mt Everest at 8848m, along with other high mountains above 8000m as well. Most of the photos with my ABF shirt were taken at 5160m, 5545m, and 5380m.

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Along with having so much adventure climbing, there is a lot of flora and fauna in the Himalayas. Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Great Rose Finch, Tibetan Snowcock, Fire-tailed Sunbirds, Brand’s Mountain Finch, Robin Accentor, White-winged Redstart, Golden Eagle, Beared Vulture, Himalayan Griffon, Grandala, and Ibisbil are the common birds you will see. As for mammals, you can see Himalayan Thar, Nubra Pikka, and Himalayan Musk Deer along with domestic cattle.

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Thank you, Rajendra, for being a friend to the ABF by helping us promote it! Thank you also for sharing the beauty of the Himalayas with us and the rest of the world! Learn more about Bird Conservation Nepal HERE.