Day 2-4. 29,30 & 31 May 2016
Emeifeng Nature Reserve.
The Emiefeng Nature Reserve at Tianing County is the site for pheasants like the Elliot’s, Koklass, Silver and the Cabot’s Tragopan. It covers a section of the Wuyi mountains along the border of Fujian and Jiangxi. Tall bamboo forests dominate the lower slopes with denser deciduous types at the higher altitudes raising up to 1,700 meters.
We planned two and a half days of birding here to give us a chance to see all the pheasants, which the group did. We decided to stay in a small town at the base of the reserve after warnings of landslides.
The best way to see the pheasants was to drive up to the summit in the early morning when the pheasants come out to the roadside to forage and in the evenings when they roost among the trees.
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