Our final morning’s birding was a relatively relaxed affair after yesterday’s long and tiring day, although we did walk quite a way along the forest trails. We picked up Rufous Woodpecker and White-bellied Erpornis, which were both new for the trip amongst good congregations of birds agitated by the owlet call and brought our trip list up to 267 species seen, including some very special and exceedingly rare birds.
There were many Fork-tailed Sunbirds, the most showy Huet’s Fulvettas of the tour, Mountain, Black and Chestnut Bulbuls, Japanese Tit, and both Scarlet and Grey-chinned Minivets amongst others.
We also heard more White-necklaced Partridges in the distance but all too soon we had to leave and return to the hotel to pack and prepare for the short flight back to Shanghai. Upon arrival we checked in to the airport hotel and enjoyed a few cold beers and then flew back to the UK, USA and Australia the following morning. Now on to Sichuan.......