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Birding around Qinghai Lake, China

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

Located about 2 hours from Xining by car, Qinghai Lake is China's largest lake. It has some interesting characteristics - its high elevation at about 3200 meters, its salt content, and its alkalinity .
Access to the lakeshore and its surrounding wetlands can be difficult in many locations - most of the coastline is blocked off. Still, again with the help of the guides from Alpinebirding , we managed to get to the right places to see birds.
One of the easiest birds to see around the lake is the Bar-headed Goose , which somehow I am always afraid I will one day misname as Bar-coded Goose...
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