Do you love to explore the activities of birds? Can you spend hours admiring different species of birds and capturing them in your camera? Then, you will love to visit China, one of the largest countries in the world that are also blessed with the richest bird resources. Famous for being the distribution center for pheasants, China has not only several species of the pheasants but also different kinds of laughingthrushes, and a large number of endemic birds including Tibetan Babaxi, Rusty-necklaced Partridge, Sichuan Patridage, Tibetan Rosefinch, Three-toed Parrotbill, Slaty Bunting, White-speckled Laughing thrush, Sichuan Jay, Chinese Monal, and many more. And to enjoy the opportunity of observing these beautiful creatures of nature from a close proximity, several people embark upon bird watching tours in China.
You can choose one of the most experienced and recognized travel companies for a China birding tour. However, if you are going to take part in this kind of tour for the first time, then it might be a little difficult for you to pick a reputable company from the myriad options. Are you wondering how to choose a company for a birding tour? The ideal solution will be to ask them some questions and based on their answers, you can determine whether to choose the company or not. To help you, here we put together some important questions that you should ask a company that offers birding tours in China. Take a look.
1. Are the bird guides professional enough?
Without having a substantial experience in this field, a bird guide can hardly help you in this trip. When you book a trip from a travel company and they provide a guide who has not arranged birding trips before, he or she will not able to tell you about the birds, their habits, history of evolution, and many more during the tour. And there is also a possibility that they provide you wrong information about birds. To lower such a possibility, always ask the company whether their bird guides have a strong interest in birding and know about the birds, birding sites, as well as the cultural aspects of the places that you are going to visit. If you are satisfied with their answer, then book a birding trip from them.
2. Do you customize the birding tours?
Most of the travel companies have a set of itineraries for the trips that they offer to travelers. However, if you don’t want to visit all the places that are mentioned in the itinerary or want to choose some specific sites for bird watching, then this kind of tour package will not be a useful option for you. So for this, you should always ask the company whether they are ready to customize the existing trips according to your interests, timing, and budget or not. If they give you a positive response, then choose the company for a birding trip.
3. Do you offer gear renting?
Irrespective of whether you are an avid birder or a professional photographer, you will require some gears for bird watching. And it is hardly possible for you to carry the gears along with your heavy luggage. For this, you should ask the company whether they offer gears such as binoculars, camera and lens on rent to their customers. If they assure you about gear rentals, then you can opt for the company.
Since, you are familiar with the questions to ask, now opt for a company that offers Yunnan or Sichuan birding tours and book a trip today.
Author Bio: Amy Yin, a travel blogger with many articles on Sichuan birding tours, here writes on 3 essential queries to be resolved from a tour company before you book them for a China birding tour.