6 Days Hainan Island Birding Tour to Haikou and Sanya

Highlight Birds
Cabot’s Tragopan, White-necklaced Partridge, Hainan Partridge, Bar-backed Partridge, Red Junglefowl, Silver Pheasant, Mountain Scops Owl, Collared Scops Owl, Brown Wood Owl, Nonggang Babbler, Chinese Barbet, Green-billed Malkoha, Greater Coucal, Lesser Coucal, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Square-tailed Drongo Cuckoo, White-browed Piculet, Bay Woodpecker, Long-tailed Broadbill, Blue-rumped Pitta, Black-naped Monarch, White-rumped Shama, Indochinese Green Magpie, White-winged Magpie, Golden-headed Cisticola, Black-crested Bulbul, Crested Serpent Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Large Scimitar Babbler, Rufous-cheeked Laughingthrush, Grey-sided Scimitar Babbler, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush, Red-tailed Laughingthrush, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Blue-throated Bee-eater, Dollarbird, Crow-billed Drongo, Sultan Tit, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Eyebrowed Wren Babbler, Streaked Wren Babbler, Pygmy Cupwing, Hainan Leaf Warbler, Hartert’s Leaf Warbler, Sulphur-breasted Warbler, Limestone Leaf Warbler, Pale-footed Bush Warbler, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Pin-striped Tit Babbler, Chestnut-capped Babbler, Mountain Tailorbird, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Golden Parrotbill, Whistling Duck, Grey-headed Swamphen, Black-faced Spoonbill, Black-winged Stilt, Grey Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Kentish Plover, etc

Day 1: Arrive in Sanya
Arrive in Sanya of Hainan, and then drive about 1.5 hours to the Jianfengling area.

Day 2 Jianfengling National Forest Park
Located in Ledong County, the southwest of Hainan Island, Jianfengling National Forest Park is 90 kilometers away from Sanya City. The park covers 1,600 hectares and was established in 1992 to preserve the rainforest and rare animals live there. It is the largest and most preserved tropical rainforest in China that is home to 215 species of birds. The birding tour to Jianfengling is highlighted by the Mingfenggu Valley section where has the most typical original tropical highland rainforest and is known for its variety of birds.

Day 3 Jianfengling National Forest Park
We will spend three days birding in Jianfengling trying to find birds including Hainan Partridge, Red Junglefowl, Silver Pheasant, Barred Cuckoo Dove, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Greater Coucal, Green-billed Malkoha, Crested Serpent Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Mountain Scops Owl, Collared Scops Owl, Brown Wood Owl, Chinese Barbet, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, White-winged Magpie, Indochinese Green Magpie, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Sultan Tit, Hainan Leaf Warbler, Hartert’s Leaf Warbler, Large Scimitar Babbler, Eyebrowed Wren Babbler, Rufous-cheeked Laughingthrush, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, etc.

Day 4  Jianfengling to Haiwei Wetland Park.
This morning we will have another chance to search for our targets again before driving to Haiwei Wetland Park. On the way, we will visit Black-faced Spoonbill Nature Reserve and look for some wetland birds including Black-faced Spoonbill, Black-winged Stilt, Grey Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Kentish Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Dunlin, Terek Sandpiper, Grey Heron, Great White Egret, Intermediate Egret, White-throated Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, etc.

Day 5: Haiwei Wetland Park to Haikou, and visit Dongzhai Harbour.
Haiwei Wetland Park is located on the west coast of Hainan, it is a flat and thick coastal beach which is a rare and well-protected wetland in Hainan that provides a good habitat for many wetland birds. Here, we will try to find Lesser Whistling Duck, Grey-headed Swamphen, Purple Heron, Chinese Pond Heron, Greater Coucal, Black-winged Kite, Western Osprey, Manchurian Bush Warbler, Dusky Warbler, etc.

After our exploration in the park, we will drive on and finish a 3-hour journey to Haikou and visit Dongzhai Harbour National Mangrove Nature Reserve. Dongzhai Harbor is located in the northeast of Hainan that has the largest mangrove forest in China. Here we have chance to find birds like Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Greater Coucal, Black-winged Stilt, Pacific Golden Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Ruff, Red-necked Phalarope, Marsh Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Black-collared Starling, White-shouldered Starling, Olive-backed Sunbird, etc.

Day 6: Departure from Haikou
After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Haikou Meilan International Airport for returning.