Best Watching Time: Feb, March, Oct and Nov.
Duration: 8 hours Approx.
Walking Level: Beginner
Tour Customizable: Yes
Pick-up point and time: Your home/hotel in Beijing around 6:00am
Finishing point and time: Your home/hotel in Beijing around 5:00pm
Payment Types: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire
We speak: English
Price: from US$65 p/p
Pick up from your home/hotel in Beijing around 6:00am. First drive 110km to Yeyahu Lake ( Wild Duck Lake ) near the Guanting Reservoir in Yanqing County in Northwestern suburban Beijing.
Yeyahu Lake is the biggest wetland in north China, Beijing’s only national level wetland. It is comprised of lakes, ponds, swamps and grassland which cover a vast 1.5 million square meters. The good environment makes it a nice choice for many migratory birds. It is recorded that more than 264 kinds of wild bird species come to the wetland as stopping place during their migration. This makes the lake an ideal site for birding.
After the bird watching in Yeyahu, then visit the Yeyahu Wetland Museum. The museum contains a great number of sample birds and animals which once lived in this area.
After Chinese lunch, head back to Shahe Reservoirs in Changping District. Shahe Reservoir or Shahe River is a big lake with the 21 kilometres long, 100 metres wide which passes through Changping District.
Due to the improvement of the environment along the river, some migratory birds coming to the north from the South China stop here in spring, or to the south from the north, hence a nice place for bird watching.
The dam on the river is an ideal place for your to start your exploration either for birding or sightseeing. There is also a big island in the reservoir, linked to the bank by a simple bridge. The island is nicknamed Bird Island by the bird-lovers because it is home to many unnamed birds. On the Shahe reservoirs, if you are lucky enough, you will see wild ducks, swans, egrets, pheasants and much more.
After finishing the bird watching tour, transferred back to your home/hotel in Beijing.