Bird Watching in Winter in Tibet
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Bird Watching in Winter in Tibet

Update: Feb. 20th, 2014

 

Even though tourists think that it is too cold in Tibet in winter, it is the best time for bird watching enthusiasts to have an amazing Tibet tour. There are few tourists come to Tibet in winter, but actually, it is a good chance for people who would like to have a relaxing trip in Tibet.

Tibetan Birds

Bird Watching in Winter in Tibet

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Bird Watching Guide

Lingchou County (Hutoushan reservoir, Katse Village, Tsundui Village)

About 1800 black-necked crane will gather here in winter every year. 

About 1800 black-necked crane will gather in Lingchou County every year as well as other dozens of different types of birds. If you drive along the middle sect of Yarlung Zangbo River passing over Najin Mountain, you will have a chance to have sightseeing of crowded flying black-necked cranes while they are eating. 

Mozhu Gongka County

Highland barley wheat attracted large numbers of tourists to come

Mozhu Gongka County is located at the upper and middle sect of Lhasa River with a large scale of plantation and meadow. It is good inhabit of black-necked cranes. From October to next April every year, many different types of wild birds will migrate here. The highland barley wheat is their good in winter.

Lhasa River 

tadorna ferruginea and black-headed gull

In winter, crowded tadorna ferruginea and black-headed gull will fly to Lhasa River from northern Tibet. At that time, many photographers would like to take wonderful photos of them playing over the water. 

Lalu Wetland

More migratory bird here

Being famous as the “lung of Lhasa” and “Natural oxygen bar”, Lalu Wetland covers an area of 6.2 square kilometers. It is the typical Qinghai-Tibet plateau wetland belonging to reed peat mire. With the moist climate and lush waterweeds resource, large numbers of sheldrakes, bar-headed geese, larks and skylarks are attracted to fly here for winter. It is the highest and largest natural wetland of the world.  

Datse County

Black-necked cranes flying along No. 318 National Highway

If you are lucky enough, you will see lots of flying black-necked cranes along No. 318 National Highway from the car window in winter.

 

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