Tibet is consider, by the Republic of China, to be one of its provinces; Xizang - for a different perspective look at the Xizang page off the China page… www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/asia/china_xizang.html Also see that page for a fuller description of the geography etc. of the area. Most links to other relevant websites are posted on that page
Number of Species
Number of bird species: 561
Number of endemics: 1
Sillem's Mountain-Finch Leucosticte sillemi
* Field Guides & Bird Song
For a comprehensive list of recommended titles covering Asia as a whole - please see the Asia page of Fatbirder
A Field Guide to the Birds of China
by John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps and David Showler | OUP | 2000 | Paperback
ISBN: 0198549407Buy this book from NHBS.com
A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Craig Robson Hardcover - 504 pages ( 1 February, 2000) New Holland Publishers (UK)
ISBN: 1843307464Buy this book from NHBS.com
Guides & Tour Operators
Bird Watching Tours
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2013 [08 August] - Mark Beaman
…Tibetan Plateau specialities, including every plateau endemic apart from the effectively inaccessible Sillem’s Mountain Finch, even including Lord Derby’s Parakeet (not a Birdquest lifer but a species we have not seen for some years), not to mention the likes of Tibetan Eared Pheasant, Szechenyi’s Monal Partridge (or Buff-throated Partridge), Giant and Kozlov’s (or Tibetan) Babaxes, Prince Henri’s (or Brown-cheeked) Laughingthrush, Groundpecker (or Ground Tit), Kozlov’s (or Tibetan) Bunting, Roborovski’s (or Tibetan) Rosefinch and the strange Przevalski’s (or Pink-tailed) Finch, the sole member of its family…
2014 [10 October] - Jesper Hornskov
The mammals, the birds, the unbeatable scenery (at this time of the year in places still blanketed in wildflowers), an intriguing amalgam of local cultures, wonderful food, comfortable - from 'definitely OK' to 'surprisingly good' - accommodations & (not least) the companionship all came together to produce a trip the more memorable for the region - though in many ways an indisputable 'MUST' destination for anyone hooked on Palearctic and/or Asian mammals or birds - being so under-visited....
2016 [10 October] - Rich Lindie - Tibetan Plateau
... Indeed, we ended up spending our entire day there, seeing not only our main target - Ashy-throated Parrotbill, but also a great selection of other birds, including several we would not see again on the trip - Vinous-throated Parrotbills, Red-billed and Whitecheeked Starlings, a flock of Swhinhoe's Minivets, Blyth's Leaf Warblers, Oriental Magpie-Robins, countless White-browed Laughingthrushes, Taiga Flycatchers, Red-billed Leiothrix, Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler, Chinese Blackbird and Rufous-capped Babbler all putting in appearances. In between our sessions in the park, we also enjoyed a scrumptious lunch and several interesting encounters with park-going locals....
There are 370 kinds of birds on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, of which, 30 are under top government protection…