Sichuan bird trip 15 days - May 3 to May 17 2016 - Blackthroat and Blue-fronted Robin
Andy Mears, Chris Gooddie, Gavin Maclean, Troy Shortell

Firethroat

Bathing Firethroat at Erlang

Blackthroat - one possibly two singing males recorded in Wolong area.

Blue-fronted Robin - great views of a singing bird at Moxi. At least 3 birds were singing at the site

Other interesting birds - Sichuan Jay at 3 sites - Baxi/Jiuzhaigou.
A pair of Pink-tailed Finches were easy to find at Ruoergai - where we also found a nesting Isabelline Wheatear. 2 pairs of Monal at Balang. Himalayan Forest Thrush found both at Longcanggou and Balang. A single Black-bibbed Tit outside the park at Jiuzhaigou.

Itinerary
May 3 - arrive – drive to Longcanggou
May 4 – Longcanggou
May 5 – Longcanggou
May 6 – morning Longcanggou – afternoon drive to Moxi
May 7 – Moxi
May 8 – morning Old Erlang Road – drive to Dujiangyan
May 9 – Morning Dujiang – aftyernoon drive to Wolong
May 10 – Wolong/Balang
May 11 – morning Wolong/Balang – afternoon drive to Lianghe
May 12 –morning Mengbi – road birding to Ruoergai
May 13 – Morning Baxi – afternoon Ruoergai Grasslands
May 14 – road birding to Jiuzhaigou
May 15 – Fairy ponds Jiuzhaigou
May 16 – Juizhaigou Park
May 17 – Jiuzhaigou Park


Full Bird List

1. Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa - WB
2. Chinese Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola thoracica – heard only
3. Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus - WB
4. Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus – BX, MS, WB
5. Koklass pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha – male seen at Old Erlang Road
6. Chestnut-throated Partridge Tetraophasis obscures 
7. Temminck's Tragopan Tragopan temminckii – decent views of male at Balang
8. Chinese Monal Pheasant Lophophorus lhuysii – 2 pairs Balang
9. White Eared-Pheasant Crossoptilon crossoptilon
10. Blue Eared Pheasant Crossoptilon auritum – single bird Baxi
11. Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
12. Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae – single female Old Erlang Road
13. Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus – heard only
14. Chinese Grouse Tetrastes sewerzowi -  seen well Baxi

15. Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus – single bird Ruoergai
16. Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
17. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
18. Common Teal Anas crecca
19. Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
20. Common Merganser Mergus merganser

21. Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis
22. Greater-spotted Woodpecker
23. Grey-capped Woodpecker
24. Rufous-bellied Woodpecker – several Moxi
25. Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
26. Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis

27. Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops

28. Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioide - heard only
29. Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo – heard only Longcanggou
30. Eurasian Cuckoo
31. Lesser Cuckoo – just single bird heard at Jiuzhaigou
32. Himalayan Cuckoo
33. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea – heard only

34. Himalayan Swiflet Collocalia brevirostris
35. White-throated Needletail
36. House Swift

37. Little Owl Athene noctua

38. Hill Pigeon Columba rupestris
39. Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota
40. Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
41. Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

42. Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis

43. Common Redshank Tringa tetanus
44. Black-winged Stilt – flock of 7 Dujiangyan

45. Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
46. Whiskered Tern
47. Common Tern

48. Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
49. Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis
50. Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
51. Black-eared Kite. Milvus linaetus
52. Honey Buzzard – migratory birds
53. Eastern Buzzard Buteo japonicus – migratory birds
54. Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus – migratory birds
55. Himalayan Buzzard Buteo burmanicus
56. Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius
57. Grey-faced Buzzard – single bird at Longcanggou
58. Mountain Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis
59. Golden Eagle
60. Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
61. Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus
62. Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
63. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
64. Merlin Falco columbarius – single bird Baxi
65. Peregrine Falcon – single bird Dujiangyan
66. Saker Falcon Falco cherrug - 3 birds Ruoergai

67. Little Egret Egretta garzetta
68. Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus

69. Black Stork Ciconia nigra – single bird Ruoergai

70. Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
71. Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus
72. Tiger Shrike – single bird Jiuzhaigou

73. Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
74. Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans – seen at 3 sites Baxi/Jiuzhaigou
75. Black-billed Magpie Pica pica
76. Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyana
77. Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha
78. Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
79. Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus
80. Daurian Jackdaw Corvus dauurica
81. Carrion Crow Corvus corone
82. Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
83. Common Raven Corvus corax
84. Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes

85. Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
86. Swinhoe’s Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis – Dujiangyan

87. Black Drongo
88. Hair-feathered Drongo

89. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis

90. Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitaries
91. Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
92. Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni – Baxi
93. Forest Plain-backed Thrush – Longcanggou and heard Balang
94. Chinese Blackbird Turdus mandarinus
95. Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul - Dujiangyan
96. ChestnutThrush Turdus rubrocanus
97. Kessler's Thrush Turdus kessleri
98. Chinese Thrush Turdus mupinensis – Jiuzhaigou

99. White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx Montana – heard only Longcanggou

100. Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata
101. Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina
102. Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla – single passage bird
103. Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra - Moxi
104. Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea
105. Golden Bush Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus
106. Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus
107. Himalayan Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis
108. Firethroat – Old Erlang Road and Wolong/Balang
109. Blackthroat – one maybe 2 birds in the Wolong/Balang area

110. Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis

111. White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
112. Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni
113. Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
114. Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis
115. Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
116. White-capped Water-Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
117. Plumbeous Water-Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus

118. White-bellied Redstart

119. White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucurum – one seen Longcanggou
120. Blue-fronted Robin – 1 bird seen, at least 3 birds heard, Moxi

121. Grandala Grandala coelicolor

122. Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus
123. Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea

124. Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus

125. Eurasian Nuthatch
126. Chinese Nuthatch - JZ
127. Przewalski’s Nuthatch – Fairy Ponds JZ

128. Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria

129. Hodgson’s Treecreeper Certhia hodgsoni
130. Sichuan Treecreeper - Moxi

131. Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes

132. Sichuan Tit Poecile weigoldicus
133. Black-bibbed Tit – single bird JZ area – gave correct call and responded to playback
134. Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris
135. Coal Tit Periparus ater
136. Pere David’s Tit Poecile davidi
137. White-browed Tit Poecile superciliosus
138. Yellow-bellied Tit Slyviparus venustulus
139. Grey-crested Tit Parus dichrous
140. Eastern Great Tit Parus major
141. Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus
142. Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
143. Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus
144. Black-browed Tit
145. Sooty Tit

146. Eurasian Crag-Martin Hirundo rupestris
147. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
148. Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
149. Asian House-Martin Delichon dasypus

150. Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques
151. Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis
152. Himalayan Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
153. Mountain Bulbul

154. Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
155. Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus

156. White-browed Tit-warbler Leptopoecile sophiae
157. Crested Tit Warbler Leptopoecile elegans – Mengbi Mountain

158. Brownish-flanked Bush-War Cettia fortipes
159. Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler Cettia acanthizoides
160. Aberrant Bush-Warbler Cettia flavolivaceus
161. Sichuan Bush-Warbler Locustella chengi – Longcanggou, heard Wolong
162. David’s Bush Warbler - JZ

163. Chestnut-headed Tesia Tesia castaneocoronata

164. Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
165. Alpine Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus occisinensis
166. Buff-throated Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis
167. Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis
168. Yellow-streaked Warbler Phylloscopus armandii
169. Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher
170. Sichuan Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus forresti
171. Chinese Leaf warbler
172. Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei
173. Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
174. Large-billed Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris
175. Emei Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus emeiensis - Longcanggou
176. Claudia's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus Claudia
177. Kloss's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus ogilivie-grantii

178. Bianchi’s Warbler Seicercus valentine
179. Marten’s warbler Seicercus omeiensis
180. Grey-crowned warbler - Logcanggou, Wolong area
181. Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps

182. Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis

183. Goldcrest Regulus regulus

184. Sukatschev's Laughing thrush Garrulax sukatschewi - Baxi
185. Barred Laughingthrush Garrulax lunulatus – Moxi and Wolong
186. Giant Laughingthrush Garrulax maximus
187. Plain Laughingthrush Garrulax davidi
188. White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio
189. Elliot's Laughingthrush Garrulax elliotii
190. Red-winged Laughingthrush Garrulax formosus – Longcanggou and Wolong
191. Omei Shan Liocichla Liocichla omeiensis - Longcanggou

192. Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus gravivox
193. Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis
194. Pygmy Wren Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla – heard only
195. Chinese Wren Babbler Pnoepyga mutica - Longcanggou
196. Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyris ruficeps
197. Chinese Babax Babax lanceolatus
198. Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea – WB, QM, ES
199. Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera - ES
200. Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta – ES
201. Blyth’s Shrike Babbler

202. Rufous-tailed Moupinia – Old Erlang Road

203. Golden-breasted Fulvetta Alcippe chrysotis
204. Chinese Fulvetta Alcippe striaticollis
205. Grey-hooded Fulvetta Alcippe cinereiceps
206. Dusky Fulvetta Alcippe brunnea
207. Spectacled Fulvetta
208. White-browed Fulvetta
209. David's Fulvetta Alcippe davidi

210. White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata
211. Stripe-throated Yuhina
212. Rufous-vented Yuhina

213. Great Parrotbill Conostoma aemodium – Longcanggou and Wolong
214. Brown Parrotbill – Longcanggou and Moxi
215. Three-toad Parrotbill – Longcanggou and Wolong
216. Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis - Dujiangyan
217. Ashy-throated Parrotbill - Longcanggou
218. Grey-hooded Parrotbill – Longcanggou – 3 birds Longcanggou
219. Golden Parrotbill Sinothura verreauxi – Longcanggou
220. Spectacled Parrotbill

221. Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
222. Elwe’s Horned Lark Eremophila elwesi
223. Tibetan Lark Melanocorypha maxima

224. Isaballine Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina – found at a hole appeared to be nesting

225. Mrs Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae

226. Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
227. House Sparrow –Moxi, small flocks
228. Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia

229. White-rumped Snowfinch Pyrgilauda taczanowskii
230. Rufous-necked Snowfinch Pyrgilauda ruficollis
231. Black-winged Snowfinch

232. White Wagtail Motacilla alba
233. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
234. Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

235. Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
236. Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus
237. Blyth’s Pipit Anthus godlewskii - Ruoergai

238. Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
239. Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata
240. Maroon-backed Accentor

241. Grey-capped Greenfinch Carduelis sinica
242. Black-capped Greenfinch - Moxi
243. Tibetan Serin - Jiuzhaigou
244. Plain Mountain-Finch Leucosticte nemoricola 
245. Brandt’s Mountain Finch Leucosticte brandti

246. Przewalski’s Finch Urocynchramus pylzowi – a pair Ruoergai

247. Common Rosefinch
248. Dark-breasted Rosefinch Carpodacus nipalensis
249. Pink-rumped Rosefinch Carpodacus eos
250. Sharpe’s Rosefinch -  Balang and Old Erlang Road
251. Vinaceous Rosefinch Carpodacus vinaceus
252. Chinese White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus dubius
253. Streaked Rosefinch Carpodacus nipalensis
254. Long-tailed Rosefinch – Old Erlang Road

255. Grey-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythaca

256. White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes
257. Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis 

258. Slaty Bunting Latoucheornis siemsseni

259. Godlewski's Bunting Emberiza godlewskii
260. Elegant Bunting Emberiza elegans
261. Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla