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Owner Craig Brelsford

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  • 2
  • 20 km
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Birders Craig Brelsford (50), Elaine Du (32), and Tiny (-2 months).

Birds noted around Pudong Nanhui Dongtan Wetland (Pǔdōng Nánhuì Dōngtān Shīdì [浦东南汇东滩湿地]; 30.920507, 121.973159), Pudong, Shanghai, China. Craig, Elaine, and Tiny covered the coastal road from Binhai (Bīnhǎi Zhèn [滨海镇]; 31.006250, 121.885558) to South Beach (30.860673, 121.925113), just N of Donghai Bridge. Among the points along this 20 km stretch are Iron Track (31.003613, 121.907883), a site providing access to the reed beds at the mouth of the Dazhi River (Dàzhì Hé [大治河]); Big Bend (31.000321, 121.938074); Microforest 4 (30.953225, 121.959083), including Cathedral of Birding at N end; Microforest 1 (30.923889, 121.971635); Magic Parking Lot (30.884898, 121.968229); Magic GPS Point (30.880563, 121.964551); and South Pond (30.873934, 121.953180). Mostly cloudy. Low 26° C, high 30° C. Humidity 68%. Visibility: 10 km. Wind SE 18 km/h. PM2.5 AQI: 55 (moderate). Sunrise 05:32, sunset 18:14.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 10
  3. Number observed: 3
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  4. Number observed: 14
  5. Cuculus sp.

    Number observed: 7
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  6. Number observed: 16
  7. Number observed: 30
  8. Number observed: 27
  9. Number observed: 60

    Comments: South Beach (30.860673, 121.925113), just N of Donghai Bridge

  10. Number observed: 3
  11. Lesser/Greater Sand-Plover

    Number observed: 30
  12. Number observed: 13
  13. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 3 Greater Painted-snipe at 30.939534, 121.955370. The painted-snipe were having their morning feed. The birds are aware of you but behave normally. I used my car as a blind and never got out. Either juveniles or adult males; no adult female among the 3.

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  14. Number observed: 28
  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 1

    Comments: in high-tide roost on South Beach (30.860673, 121.925113), just N of Donghai Bridge

  17. Number observed: 23

    Comments: in high-tide roost on South Beach (30.860673, 121.925113), just N of Donghai Bridge

  18. Number observed: 2

    Comments: South Pond (30.873934, 121.953180)

  19. Number observed: 93

    Comments: South Pond (30.873934, 121.953180)

  20. Number observed: 8

    Comments: in high-tide roost on South Beach (30.860673, 121.925113), just N of Donghai Bridge

  21. Number observed: 1

    Comments: South Pond (30.873934, 121.953180)

  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 1

    Comments: in high-tide roost on South Beach (30.860673, 121.925113), just N of Donghai Bridge

  24. Number observed: 6
  25. Number observed: 5
  26. Number observed: 4
  27. Number observed: 80

    Comments: in high-tide roost on South Beach (30.860673, 121.925113), just N of Donghai Bridge

  28. Number observed: 17
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  29. Number observed: 4
  30. Number observed: 4
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  31. Number observed: 3
  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 1

    Comments: near South Beach (30.860673, 121.925113), just N of Donghai Bridge

  34. Number observed: 8
  35. Number observed: 30
  36. Number observed: 4
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  37. Number observed: 8
  38. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Microforest 4 (30.953225, 121.959083)

  39. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Microforest 1 (30.923889, 121.971635)

  40. Number observed: 4
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  41. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 1 adult male in Microforest 1 (30.923889, 121.971635); others in Microforest 4

  42. Number observed: 6
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  43. Number observed: 21
  44. Number observed: 2
  45. Number observed: 5
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  46. Number observed: 80
  47. Number observed: 7
  48. Number observed: 3
  49. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 2 calling in Microforest 4 (30.953225, 121.959083); 1 calling powerfully in Magic Parking Lot (30.884898, 121.968229). See Craig Brelsford's post on shanghaibirding.com: "Separating Pale-legged & Sakhalin Leaf Warbler on Call" (http://www.shanghaibirding.com/2017/08/31/pale-sak-call/)

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  50. Number observed: 2

    Comments: 1 calling faintly in Microforest 4 (30.953225, 121.959083); 1 calling powerfully in Magic Parking Lot (30.884898, 121.968229). See Craig Brelsford's post on shanghaibirding.com: "Separating Pale-legged & Sakhalin Leaf Warbler on Call" (http://www.shanghaibirding.com/2017/08/31/pale-sak-call/)

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  51. Pale-legged/Sakhalin Leaf Warbler

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Silent. Please note that aside from call and song there is no reliable separator in the field of Pale-legged and Sakhalin Leaf Warbler. For more, please see Craig Brelsford's post on shanghaibirding.com: "Separating Pale-legged & Sakhalin Leaf Warbler on Call" (http://www.shanghaibirding.com/2017/08/31/pale-sak-call/)

  52. Number observed: 12
  53. Number observed: 8
  54. Number observed: 9
  55. Number observed: 3
  56. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Magic Parking Lot (30.884898, 121.968229)

  57. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Microforest 1 (30.923889, 121.971635)

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  58. Number observed: 4

    Comments: It's worth stressing how good is our opportunity here in Shanghai to view Siberian Blue Robin for a few short weeks each spring and fall. On the breeding grounds up in northern China, the males sing loudly and beautifully but are very hard to see; no Siberian Blue Robin I (Craig Brelsford) experienced on the breeding grounds ever sang from anything like an exposed perch. The few I was able to see in my wife Elaine Du's hometown of Boli, Heilongjiang sang on or near the ground. Females are almost impossible to see; in fact, I saw not one in Heilongjiang in May-June 2016. (See Craig and Elaine's report here: http://www.shanghaibirding.com/explorations/boli-may-june-2016/) Siberian Blue Robin are also apparently hard to see on their wintering grounds in S China and SE Asia. Places such as Cape Nanhui are probably among the best places in the world to view this common but shy species. We Shanghai birders have yet another reason to count ourselves lucky.

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  59. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Microforest 4 (30.953225, 121.959083)

  60. Number observed: 25
  61. Number observed: 3
  62. Number observed: 2
  63. Number observed: 3
  64. Number observed: 1
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