For our Sichuan Mammal reports go to this page
According to the Mammals of Sichuan site at http://www.burkemuseum.org/mammalogy/sichuan - With only 7% of China's total land area, Sichuan Province, together with adjacent Chongqing, holds 45% of China's vertebrate animal species and 41% of the mammal species.
Our main seasons for mammal watching is during autumn and early spring. We have three main locations
Ruoergai/Baxi - on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau gives an interesting selection of both alpine grassland and alpine forest species. Highlights here include Pallas's Cat, Chinese Mountain Cat, Tibetan Fox and Wolf.
The Hengduan Mountains South and west of Chengdu - Our red panda sites are fairly close to Chengdu, Sites include Wolong/Balang, Longacaggou and Labahe
Tangjiahe - located on the northern edge of the Sichuan Basin, this forest park gives tremendous mammal watching opportunities. Highlights include Takin, Chinese Serow, Chinese Goral, Hog Badger, Leopard Cat, Himalayan Palm Civet, Forest Musk Deer, Tufted Deer, Golden Snub Nosed Monkey, Tibetan Macaque
Mammals photographed -
A Pallas's Cat with Kitten in Qinghai - this is now a regular species at Ruoergai
Chinese Mountain Cat Ruoergai
Plateau Pika - Ruoergai
Gansu Pika - a tentative ID since a certain ID's of these Pikas depend on skul measurement. Baxi area
Large-eared Pika - close to Dege
Himalayan Palm Civet - Wanglang
Chinese Goral _ Wolong
Asian Black Bear - West of Wawu
Blue Sheep - Balang
Red Panda - Wawu
Chinese Serow - Wolong
Himalayan Marmot - Litang
Complex-toothed Flying Squirrel - Wanglang
Red and White Giant Flying Squirrel - Old Erlang Road
Perny's Long-nosed Squirrel - NE Sichuan
Pallas's Squirrel - Qingchengshan
Swinhoe's Striped Squirrel from Jiuzhaigou
Golden Snub Nosed Monkey at Tangjiahe
Tibetan Macaque - Wolong
This could be Sorex bedfordiae or Lesser Striped (Emei) Shrew- the stripe, which wasn't too evident, should run down its back. Picture taken at the top of wawu.
Mountain Weasel at around the 4000m mark on the Balang Pass.
Tibetan Fox - Ruoergai
Tufted Deer - west of Kanding
Siberian Roe Deer - 2 deer being attacked by 2 Golden Eagles at Ruoergai. The deer escaped.
Wolf - Ruoergai
Takin - Tangjiahe
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey - a dead animal at Wolong.
Yellow-throated Martin - from Moxi. We've watched live animals at Baxi and Tangjiahe
Gansu Mole - Wanglang. watched live animals here and at the west of Wawu