list Nollie and John
Sichuan China 26 May - 9 June 2011
Names and sequence according to IOC worldbirdnames.org
* = lifer (seen)
(..) = heard only (h)
d... = number of days observed
dddddd = 6 or more days
First or best seen at:
Wo = Wolong valley
Wu = Wuyipeng mt. lower half
Bl = Balang pass
JZ = Juizhaigou valley tracks
Ru = Ruoergai plateau grasslands
Bx = Baxi valley slopes
Pi = Pingwu forest park
Wa = Wawu road (forest)
Wt = Wawu top forest
Hr = Hongya river bridge
Ch = Chengdu a.s.
>Wa etc. = towards Wawu.
(N) = seen by Nollie only, (J) = seen by John only
-N = not a lifer for Nollie (seen before)
Note: as we mainly went for lifers, we occasionally skipped possible trip ticks which would take a long time.
If this list is not properly shown on your tablet or smartphone, then please choose this layout.
this is just a larger view of the species list therein
Severtzov's Grouse * Bx d Tetrastes sewerzowi Chinese Grouse (~Hazelhen), in bushy side valley Snow Partridge * Bl d Lerwa lerwa on crest of mountain ridge (Verreaux's Monal-Partridge) Bl h d Tetraophasis obscurus Chestnut-throated Partridge (Tibetan Snowcock) Bl h d Tetraogallus tibetanus before pass in snowy side valley (Chinese Bamboo Partridge) Ch>Wa h d Bambusicola thoracicus at a ruined river bed with some remaining gardens Blood Pheasant * Bx d Ithaginis cruentus close views in half open woodland (Temminck's Tragopan) Wu h d Tragopan temminckii heard Wuyipeng far above us Chinese Monal * Bl d Lophophorus lhuysii within 5 minutes after arrival, on grassland slope White Eared Pheasant * Bl d Crossoptilon crossoptilon same slope as Monal, group of c. 5 Blue Eared Pheasant * Bx d Crossoptilon auritum 4 on small arable fields opposite valley side Common Pheasant JZ>Ru ddddd Phasianus colchicus the dark form (no collar): suehchanensis (Golden Pheasant) Wo h dd Chrysolophus pictus sev heard Wolong and Wuyipeng trails Lady Amherst's Pheasant * Wa ddd Chrysolophus amherstiae 3 males on road Greylag Goose Ru d Anser anser Bar-headed Goose Ru d Anser indicus Ruddy Shelduck Ru dddd Tadorna ferruginea Mallard >JZ ddd Anas platyrhynchos Common Merganser JZ>Ru dd Mergus merganser Little Grebe Wo dd Tachybaptus ruficollis Black-crowned Night Heron Wo>Ch dddd Nycticorax nycticorax Chinese Pond Heron Ch>Wo ddddd Ardeola bacchus in rice fields etc. Eastern Cattle Egret Ch>JZ ddddd Bubulcus coromandus with yak cattle Grey Heron Wa>JZ d Ardea cinerea Little Egret Ch>JZ ddddd Egretta garzetta Cinereous Vulture Ru dd Aegypius monachus Black-eared Kite * Ru dddd Milvus lineatus when split from Black Kite (not in IOC yet) Bearded Vulture Bl ddd Gypaetus barbatus Lammergeier, several, closeby sometimes Himalayan Vulture Ru ddddd Gyps himalayensis small and large groups Chinese Sparrowhawk * >Wa dd Accipiter soloensis chasing prey closeby & on wire, near Ya'an; also Wawu Eurasian Sparrowhawk Wo dd Accipiter nisus Grey-faced Buzzard Wa d Butastur indicus lower part Wawu, last morning Himalayan Buzzard * Bx ddd Buteo refectus several in forest of Baxi road Upland Buzzard Bl dddd Buteo hemilasius sev. along road from Ruoergai to Yellow River Golden Eagle Bl ddd Aquila chrysaetos above ridge crests Eurasian Hobby Ru d Falco subbuteo 1 on small electr. pole, see photo Saker Falcon Ru d Falco cherrug sev. before and around Flower Lake Peregrine Falcon Wo>Ch d Falco peregrinus Common Moorhen JZ d Gallinula chloropus Black-necked Crane * Ru ddd Grus nigricollis sev. small family groups (2-3) on grasslands Tib. plateau Grey-headed Lapwing Wa>Ch d Vanellus cinereus just before Chengdu, from the highway Long-billed Plover * Hr, Ch d Charadrius placidus in river bed Huangya & at river park Chengdu Common Redshank Ru ddd Tringa totanus Oriental Pratincole Hr d Glareola maldivarum above river Huangya Brown-headed Gull Ru ddd Chroicocephalus brunnicephaon the grassy plains Pallas's Gull JZ>Ru d Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus Greater Black-headed Gull, near Ruoergai town Whiskered Tern Ru dd Chlidonias hybrida Snow Pigeon * Wo dd Columba leuconota higher on slopes, in flight & rest Speckled Wood Pigeon * Wu dd Columba hodgsonii in open part of Wuyipeng slope Oriental Turtle Dove Ru ddddd Streptopelia orientalis Red Turtle Dove Wo ddd Streptopelia tranquebarica Spotted Dove Wo dd Stigmatopelia chinensis Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Wa ddd Treron sphenurus a few flying halfway Wawu road, etc. Asian Koel >Wa ddddd Eudynamys scolopaceus sev. heard, one seen flying Large Hawk-Cuckoo * Ch>Pi ddddddHierococcyx sparverioides often heard, seen along road to Pingwu and at Wawu Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo * Wa(N) ddd Hierococcyx nisicolor sev. heard near top Wawu road, briefly seen 1 morning Lesser Cuckoo * >Wa ddddddCuculus poliocephalus many heard, twice seen while calling, hence tickable Himalayan Cuckoo * Wt ddddddCuculus saturatus Oriental Cuckoo (Du. Boskoekoek), many heard, seen Wt Common Cuckoo Ru ddddddCuculus canorus remarkably common in very open terrain on Tib. plateau Little Owl Ru d Athene noctua a few on wires along the road to Yellow River Himalayan Swiftlet Wo ddd Aerodramus brevirostris together with the needletails White-throated Needletail * Wo ddd Hirundapus caudacutus seen well below and above, big! Fork-tailed Swift Wo ddddd Apus pacificus Pacific Swift (Du. Sib. Gierzwaluw) House Swift Wo d Apus nipalensis also together with the needletails Black-capped Kingfisher Wo>Ch dd Halcyon pileata Eurasian Hoopoe Wo d Upupa epops Great Spotted Woodpecker Bx dd Dendrocopos major (Euras. Three-toed Woodpecker) Wt h d Picoides tridactylus its specific drumming is unmistakable Black Woodpecker Bx d Dryocopus martius a pair seen and heard, in coniferous forest Grey-headed Woodpecker >Wa dd Picus canus a few heard, one seen by N only Swinhoe's Minivet Wo>Ch d Pericrocotus cantonensis at small arable field with gardens at quake victims camp Long-tailed Minivet Wo ddd Pericrocotus ethologus Short-billed Minivet Bx dd Pericrocotus brevirostris in coniferous forest along the road Tiger Shrike Wo>Ch d Lanius tigrinus Brown Shrike Wo>Ch dddd Lanius cristatus Long-tailed Shrike Ch>Wo ddd Lanius schach Grey-backed Shrike Wo ddddddLanius tephronotus very common Black-naped Oriole Pi>Ch dd Oriolus chinensis short woodland hill stroll as a break during the driving Black Drongo Bx ddd Dicrurus macrocercus Spangled Drongo >Wa dd Dicrurus bracteatus Sichuan Jay * Bx d Perisoreus internigrans 5 birds at 20 m in coniferous trees high in Baxi valley Eurasian Jay >Wa dd Garrulus glandarius Azure-winged Magpie * Ru ddd Cyanopica cyanus (Iberian now split), small groups at bushes, settlements Red-billed Blue Magpie Wo ddddddUrocissa erythrorhyncha Eurasian Magpie Wo>JZ dd Pica pica Red-billed Chough Ru dddd Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Alpine Chough Bl d Pyrrhocorax graculus Daurian Jackdaw * Ru dddd Coloeus dauuricus along the roads near Ruoergai Carrion Crow Wo ddddddCorvus corone Collared Crow * Pi>JZ dd Corvus torquatus at small river along the road Large-billed Crow Wo>Ch dd Corvus macrorhynchos Northern Raven Ru d Corvus corax Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher >JZ ddddd Culicicapa ceylonensis Sichuan Tit * Bl, Bx dddd Poecile weigoldicus when split from Willow>Songar Tit, see photo White-browed Tit * Bx d Poecile superciliosus at erosion gully when entering Baxi valley Rufous-vented Tit * Bx dddd Periparus rubidiventris commonest tit in coniferous forests, also Wawu Coal Tit Wt dd Periparus ater Yellow-bellied Tit * JZ>Pi ddd Periparus venustulus at one of the short stops along the river E of JZ Grey Crested Tit * Bx d+ Lophophanes dichrous in tit group in coniferous forest higher up in Baxi valley Great Tit Bx ddd Parus major Green-backed Tit Pi ddddddParus monticolus Groundpecker * Ru ddd Parus humilis common on drier soil of Tibetan plateau Tibetan Lark * Ru dd Melanocorypha maxima in moist grassland near Flower Lake, singing & displaying Oriental Skylark JZ>Ru ddd Alauda gulgula Horned Lark JZ>Ru ddd Eremophila alpestris many on drier areas of Tibetan Plateau Collared Finchbill * Ch ddddddSpizixos semitorques many along the road, often together with other bulbuls Brown-breasted Bulbul Wo dddd Pycnonotus xanthorrhous Light-vented Bulbul * Ch ddddd Pycnonotus sinensis our first lifer (as predicted by Sid), near airport Black Bulbul >Wa dd Hypsipetes leucocephalus here all with whitish hood Sand Martin >Ch dd Riparia riparia Barn Swallow >Ch ddd Hirundo rustica Eurasian Crag Martin Wo dd Ptyonoprogne rupestris Asian House Martin Wo ddddddDelichon dasypus Red-rumped Swallow >Ch ddddd Cecropis daurica commoner than Barn Swallow Brown-flanked Bush Warbler JZ>Pi ddddddCettia fortipes singing many bushy places; first at road to Monkey park Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler * Wt d Cettia major in bamboo understorey of Top forest Wawu; lifer for Sid Aberrant Bush Warbler Wt dd Cettia flavolivacea many calling in bamboo thickets Wawu Top Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler * Bx ddddd Cettia acanthizoides funny song, 1st taped out on bushy slope of side valley Rufous-faced Warbler * >JZ dddd Abroscopus albogularis 1st seen in tall bamboo across stream along road Black-throated Bushtit Ch dd Aegithalos concinnus roof terrace of Holly Hostel Chengdu, and river park White-browed Tit-warbler * Bl dd Leptopoecile sophiae on the other side of the pass in low shrubs left of road Crested Tit-warbler * Bx d Leptopoecile elegans near the pass in fir forest, in large flock of tits etc. Dusky Warbler JZ>Ru d Phylloscopus fuscatus a patch of scrub at a section of disused road Alpine Leaf Warbler * Bl ddd Phylloscopus occisinensis (split fom Tickell's), always above the tree line Buff-throated Warbler * JZ dd Phylloscopus subaffinis at quarry track W of JZ Yellow-streaked Warbler * JZ>Ru dddd Phylloscopus armandii first in low bushes on snowy pass from JZ to Ruoergai Buff-barred Warbler Wo ddddddPhylloscopus pulcher often flitting around, showing white outer tail Gansu Leaf Warbler * Bx d Phylloscopus kansuensis in upper part of Chinese Grouse side valley, call&closeby Chinese Leaf Warbler * Wo dddd Phylloscopus yunnanensis first on Wuyipeng trail Hume's Leaf Warbler Wo ddd Phylloscopus humei first on Wuyipeng trail Greenish Warbler Wo ddddddPhylloscopus trochiloides many heard & seen often while looking at other warblers Large-billed Leaf Warbler Wo ddddddPhylloscopus magnirostris often heard, a few times seen well & singing (Wawu) Eastern Crowned Warbler Pi d Phylloscopus coronatus Pingwu forest park Claudia's Leaf Warbler * Wu ddd Phylloscopus claudiae alternate wing flicking & song Wuyipeng trail Emei Leaf Warbler * Wa ddd Phylloscopus emeiensis Wawu road, upper part Kloss's Leaf Warbler * Wu d Phylloscopus ogilviegranti simultaneous wing flicking, middle part of lower Wu trail Sichuan Leaf Warbler * Bx d Phylloscopus forresti conif forest (at Black Wp pair), singing and responding Bianchi's Warbler * Wu ddddddSeicercus valentini many seen & heard Martens's Warbler * Wa d Seicercus omeiensis while crawling in bamboo for Golden Pbill, Wawu rd upper Spotted Bush Warbler * Bx ddd Bradypterus thoracicus second time quarry track, right at stream, at dusk, song! Brown Bush Warbler * Wt d Bradypterus luteoventris open bamboo area, song and (briefly,J) seen Russet Bush Warbler * Wa dddd Bradypterus mandelli well seen & heard in lower Wawu park, in bend of road (Striated Prinia) Pi>Wa h d Prinia crinigera Plain Prinia Hr d Prinia inornata in scope from bridge at Huangya Black-streakd ScimitarBabbler * JZ ddd Pomatorhinus gravivox at dump near JZ, making rounds around us Streak-breasted ScimitarBabbl * Wu d Pomatorhinus ruficollis seen near long opening in slope forest (Scaly-breasted Wren-Babbler) Wa h d Pnoepyga albiventer Pygmy Wren-Babbler Wa dd Pnoepyga pusilla surprisingly easily seen after playback along road Chinese Babax * Wa ddd Babax lanceolatus only seen well on the last occasion, group near road Plain Laughingthrush * JZ>Ru dddd Garrulax davidi at shrine on snowy pass Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush * Bx(N) d Garrulax sukatschewi in bottom of Baxi valley, heard long time (Barred Laughingthrush) Wo h dd Garrulax lunulatus Giant Laughingthrush * Bx ddd Garrulax maximus see photo, easily seen feeding on grass of side valley Spotted Laughingthrush Wa ddd Garrulax ocellatus popped up when we just checked the sound, see photo Buffy Laughingthrush * Wa dd Garrulax berthemyi (split fr Rusty), group seen well (belly, eyepatch) &call Chinese Hwamei * >Wa ddd Garrulax canorus showing very well along stream of forktails White-browed Laughingthrush * Ch ddddd Garrulax sannio easiest seen on last day in river park Elliot's Laughingthrush * >JZ ddddddGarrulax elliotii commonest laugher but only seen well after a few days Black-faced Laughingthrush * >JZ ddd Garrulax affinis along 'pipeline trail' Red-winged Laughingthrush * Wa ddd Garrulax formosus heard and finally seen Wawu upper part of road Emei Shan Liocichla * Wa dddd Liocichla omeiensis singing loud, brief views (N better) Red-billed Leiothrix >Wa dd Leiothrix lutea side track walk Golden-breasted Fulvetta * Wu dd Alcippe chrysotis at 1 m around us while walking back Wu trail Chinese Fulvetta * Bx d Alcippe striaticollis up in small tree in side valley with prickly oak Spectacled Fulvetta * JZ d Alcippe ruficapilla at dump of JZ Grey-hooded Fulvetta * Wt dd Alcippe cinereiceps in bushes of top forest, a few Dusky Fulvetta * >Wa d Alcippe brunnea at steep uphill track open woodland White-collared Yuhina * JZ> ddddd Yuhina diademata several, often well exposed Great Parrotbill * Wt ddd Conostoma oemodium sev seen well in top forest, one sunbathing (photo) Brown Parrotbill * Wt(J) d Paradoxornis unicolor over trail in open bamboo area: all warm brown & heard Vinous-throated Parrotbill * Wo>Ch ddd Paradoxornis webbianus along river, late afternoon; also rd to Monkey park Ashy-throated Parrotbill * Wa d Paradoxornis alphonsianus at steep uphill track open woodland, several Grey-hooded Parrotbill * Wt d Paradoxornis zappeyi crossed trail after open bamboo area Fulvous Parrotbill * Wt d Paradoxornis fulvifrons common, cute, quick in low bamboo, some at 1 m! Golden Parrotbill * Wa d Paradoxornis verreauxi during crawl in bamboo side gully upper Wawu road Chestnut-flanked White-eye Pi d Zosterops erythropleurus forest park Pingwu town Japanese White-eye Pi dd Zosterops japonicus forest park Pingwu town Winter Wren Bx dd Troglodytes troglodytes a few heard, one seen Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Wt d Sitta nagaensis Przevalski's Nuthatch * Bx dd Sitta przewalskii split from White-cheeked N.; in mixed forest near stream Wallcreeper Bx d Tichodroma muraria along road Hodgson's Treecreeper * Bx dd Certhia hodgsoni in the fir trees at eye level, song; see photo Sichuan Treecreeper * Wt d Certhia tianquanensis many heard and several seen in the fir trees Crested Myna * Ch dddd Acridotheres cristatellus common at habitations Red-billed Starling * Hr dd Spodiopsar sericeus Silky Starling; best seen from bridge, flying across river White-cheeked Starling *-N Hr dd Spodiopsar cineraceus characteristic pattern from above in flight, from bridge Daurian Starling * Ru d Agropsar sturninus Purple-backed Starling, nesting at pole in town; lifer f Sid Blue Whistling Thrush Wo ddddddMyophonus caeruleus many seen at road during search for LA pheasant (Long-tailed Thrush) Wo h d Zoothera dixoni Common Blackbird Pi ddd Turdus merula few seen, is subsp. mandarinus: Chinese Blackbird Chestnut Thrush * Wo ddddddTurdus rubrocanus often (and first) seen on wire near woodland Kessler's Thrush * Bl ddd Turdus kessleri small groups above tree line Chinese Thrush * JZ>Pi d Turdus mupinensis Chinese Song Thrush, singing in fir top near pass Siberian Rubythroat Ru>JZ d Luscinia calliope in bushy terrain between road and river, territorial Firethroat * Wu d Luscinia pectardens at 1 m above us in tree while we sat on the trail Indian Blue Robin Wu dddd Luscinia brunnea same trail as Firethroat but lower on slope Himalayan Bluetail * Bx ddd Tarsiger rufilatus split fr Red-fl Bluetail; same spot as Prz Nuthatch Golden Bush Robin Wt dd Tarsiger chrysaeus seen on trail between bamboo undergrowth, female and male Oriental Magpie-Robin >JZ dddd Copsychus saularis not common, e.g. at temple of Pingwu Black Redstart JZ>Ru dddd Phoenicurus ochruros more often near rocks than on buildings Hodgson's Redstart * Bx ddd Phoenicurus hodgsoni first a female JZ>Ru (photo), male along Baxi road White-throated Redstart * JZ dddd Phoenicurus schisticeps quarry track, later also on wires etc. Daurian Redstart *-N Pi dddd Phoenicurus auroreus on temple roof in Pingwu town Blue-fronted Redstart Bl, JZ>R ddd Phoenicurus frontalis near the pass of Balang; open end of quarry track White-bellied Redstart * Wt d Hodgsonius phaenicuroides Wawu (Sid's stake-out) Plumbeous Water Redstart Wo ddddddRhyacornis fuliginosa common in streams White-capped Redstart Wo ddddddChaimarrornis leucocephalusWhite-capped Water Redstart Grandala * Bl dd Grandala coelicolor first at Balang (photo), group during snow >Ruoergai Little Forktail >Wa d Enicurus scouleri 3-4 pairs in beautiful forest stream before Wawu Slaty-backed Forktail >Wa d Enicurus schistaceus a few in same stream as Little Forktail Siberian Stonechat JZ>Ru dd Saxicola maurus along the road, not many Grey Bush Chat >Wa d Saxicola ferreus once only Blue Rock Thrush >JZ dd Monticola solitarius sev. during ascent of mountain area from Chengdu basin Dark-sided Flycatcher * JZ>Pi dd Muscicapa sibirica seen well in woodland Monkey park rd Brown-breasted Flycatcher Pi d Muscicapa muttui forest park Pingwu town Ferruginous Flycatcher JZ>Pi dd Muscicapa ferruginea trail from S-bend in road, near stream Yellow-rumped Flycatcher * Pi d Ficedula zanthopygia in trees across stream near old houses Slaty-backed Flycatcher * JZ>Ru ddddd Ficedula hodgsonii open spot at end of quarry track Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Wt dd Ficedula strophiata in fir trees, reddish gorget seen Verditer Flycatcher Wa dd Eumyias thalassinus along road & along cable lift Chinese Blue Flycatcher * >Wa d Cyornis glaucicomans split fr Blue-throated Flyc.; loud singing dark plantation L Brown Dipper JZ>Pi dd Cinclus pallasii at streams, twice Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Wo ddd Aethopyga gouldiae seen a few only Russet Sparrow Wo>JZ dd Passer rutilans at habitations Eurasian Tree Sparrow Wo ddddddPasser montanus often, but not many Rock Sparrow JZ>Ru ddd Petronia petronia along roads, few; paler than in Spain; yellow spot 1x seen Tibetan Snowfinch * >Ru dd Montifringilla adamsi in fresh snow (!) along road up to Tibetan plateau White-rumped Snowfinch * Ru dd Onychostruthus taczanowskiithe common snowfinch in the grassy plains Rufous-necked Snowfinch * Ru d Pyrgilauda ruficollis a pair flew up and down past us to nest, Flower Lake rd White-rumped Munia Wo>JZ d Lonchura striata Alpine Accentor Bl d Prunella collaris on bare ground in Balang pass, see photo Rufous-breasted Accentor Bl d Prunella strophiata on stony slope while searching for snowcock Maroon-backed Accentor * JZ>Ru dd Prunella immaculata on quarry track; also upper Baxi road below us Forest Wagtail Pi d Dendronanthus indicus at bottom of Pingwu town forest park Citrine Wagtail Ru dd Motacilla citreola best along road to Yellow River, on poles in wet grassland Grey Wagtail Wo ddddddMotacilla cinerea often along roads in wooded areas with streams White Wagtail Wo ddddddMotacilla alba the marked subsp. alboides (but not usually split) Olive-backed Pipit Bl dd Anthus hodgsoni in upper part pass, grassy areas Rosy Pipit Bl dd Anthus roseatus in upper part pass, grassy areas Water Pipit JZ>Ru d Anthus spinoletta dozens at end of quarry track W of JZ Tibetan Serin * JZ dd Serinus thibetanus Tibetan Siskin, flock at start of quarry track W of JZ Grey-capped Greenfinch *-N Wo dd Carduelis sinica Oriental G.; on wire near quake victims camp Eurasian Siskin JZ>Ru d Carduelis spinus one seen well, female, quarry track Twite JZ>Ru dd Carduelis flavirostris in arable fields, a few Plain Mountain Finch Bl d Leucosticte nemoricola many on grass Balang Brandt's Mountain Finch * Bl d Leucosticte brandti few on grass Balang Long-tailed Rosefinch * JZ d Uragus sibiricus mating pair at river bend beside tunnel W of JZ Common Rosefinch JZ>Ru dddd Carpodacus erythrinus sev. heard, a few seen Chinese Beautiful Rosefinch * JZ>Ru ddd Carpodacus davidianus in snowy pass, but not very beautiful! Stresemann's Rosefinch * JZ>Ru d Carpodacus eos Pink-rumped R., near shrine of snowy pass Vinaceous Rosefinch * JZ>Pi d Carpodacus vinaceus trail at S-bend in road, bushy spot near stream Chinese White-browed Rosefinch* Bl dddd Carpodacus dubius first rosefinch, typical song, see photo & comment Red-fronted Rosefinch * Bl d Carpodacus puniceus on bare ground at pass, see photo Grey-headed Bullfinch * JZ dddd Pyrrhula erythaca sev. along quarry track W of JZ, and sev. elsewhere Chinese Grosbeak * Ch d Eophona migratoria Yellow-billed G.; Chengdu river park, female in bare tree Collared Grosbeak Bl d Mycerobas affinis in bushes at Monal site White-winged Grosbeak * Bx d Mycerobas carnipes along Baxi road, in conif. forest Slaty Bunting * Wa d Emberiza siemsseni in open forest at base of Wawu park Godlewski's Bunting * JZ ddddddEmberiza godlewskii many along the road, see photo in snow Yellow-throated Bunting * Pi dd Emberiza elegans Elegant B; Pingwu forest park, and >Wa uphill track Black-faced Bunting JZ d Emberiza spodocephala (Du. Maskergors), singing at river side JZ valley Total 116 lifers (shared total). N: 112 lifers, J: 114 lifers. Total: 258 species observed (Sid 261) Sid had three more species: Himalayan Rubythroat heard (which we preferred not to search for at that moment, it was not a lifer), White-browed Shrike-Babbler (heard), and he saw Darjeeling Woodpecker in Wt tickable (just not tickable for us, we only saw the back) Mammals Himalayan Marmot * Ru dddd Marmota himalayana common between the picas, and other open areas Pallas's Cat * Ru d Felis manul probably 'the best bird of the trip' Tibetan Fox * Ru d Vulpes ferrilata three adults in a grassy plain Red Fox Ru d Vulpes vulpes Mountain Hare * Ru d Lepus timidus Plateau Pica * Ru dd Ochotona cursoniae abundant on the drier plateau grasslands Siberian Roedeer * Bx d Capreolus pygargus see photo Chinese Serow * Bx d Capricornus milneedwardsii see photo Swinhoe's Striped Squirrel * Wt dd Tamiops swinhoei on trail in coniferous forest