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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 -

Pallas's Cat

A Pallas's Cat with Kitten in Qinghai - this is now a regular species at Ruoergai

 

Chinese Mountain Cat

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

 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