The best place for bird-watching in China
China possesses a huge diversity of bird life, largely attributed to the varied physical landscape and ecological conditions seen over it抯 vast territory. Hengduanshan, Qinlingshan, and Huaihe basically divides China into northern and southern regions, helping to create a country that has large areas of wetlands, salt marshes, mountains ranges, deserts, plateaus, forests, alpine meadows, and grasslands. Such areas create ideal habitats for many different species of residing, breeding, migrating and wintering birdlife.
Paradise For Birds—Dongzhai National Nature Reserve
Dongzhai national nature reserve is situated in Luoshan County, Xinyang City, Henan Province, it's located in the northern slopes of the Dabie Mountain range. It lies between 31 ° 28 ′ --32 ° 09 ′ N and 114 ° 18 ′ --114 ° 30 ′ E, occupying an area of 46,800 hectares. This reserve is a national wildlife type nature reserve, and aiming at the protection of forestry rare and endangered species of birds and their habitats.
This reserve is located in the transition from the northern subtropical zone to warm temperate zone. The climate is humid and differs significantly between seasons. Dongzhai holds a complex fauna and flora pattern with a feature of transition from south to north, the flora recorded in this reserve included 1879 species of vascular bundles, and the wild animal involved 37species of beasts, 245species of birds, 44 species of amphibians and reptiles. This area possesses of the most abundant birds in the reserves in the same longitude or latitude. And the birds in this reserve account for 20 percent of the records in China or 80 percent of the birds in Henan Province.
Dongzhai National Nature Reserve presents rich resources of fauna and flora, beautiful environment, a full-bodied Revolution Culture and Buddhism, a plenty of natural and cultural landscapes. More and more people who want to touch nature closely have been attracted here, and it has been one of the fantastic places for eco-tourism. The first Annual Congress of China Mainland Bird Photography was held in Dongzhai in June 2004 successfully. During this congress, more than 3,000 pictures, including about 80 species of birds were taken. This place is an excellent place for birdwatching because of its lower relative altitude, convenient traffic and reliable safety. There is a large reservoir named Shishankou closed to this reserve; it's a good place to watch water-birds. One start points of the Long March located in this reserve. Lingshan Temple here is one of the Four Famous Ancient Temples in Central China. The sing of birds, the flower fragrance, the spectacular mountains, the miraculous stones, the old age trees, the elegant rivers and the beautiful forests have made up for a grand picture.
What a pleasure to tour in such a picture!
Qinhuangdao—Nice Place For Birdwatch
Qinhuangdao located between 38 ° 54 ′ N and 119 ° 36 ′ E on the northwestern coast of the Bohai Gulf and the northeast part of heibei Province. The total area is about 15,180 sq km with vast sea area and long coastline. Qinhuangdao is the zoogeographical transition from North China Zone to Northeast Zone. Complex physiognomy such as low mountains and uplands, plains and watercourses, wetlands and ponds, also with coastlines and beaches, warm and humid climate, and multiplex vegetations provide birds favorable conditions.
The special situation of Qinhuangdao makes it become one of the most important 3 migrate routes of China. The ascendant habitat conditions make this place become one of China's or even the world's wonderful places with abundant of birds resources. There are 389 species of birds (not including subspecies) breed here, or visit this area regularly, it's about 30 percent of the total bird species of the country. More and more travelers and birders are attracted to come here and many international bird races have been held here successfully.
Beidaihe is a famous and scenic summer resort located at the southwest of Qinhuangdao Municipality. It is always called Migration Hub of the Orient. Its charm lies mostly in the lovely inhabitants, bustling night stalls and the seaside views. From long stretches of pebbled sand to small coves, it is easy for travelers to escape the masses. Beidaihe now ranks as the place to see East Asian migrants. over 300 of species may be seen in a year, only perhaps 14 occurring year-round--the rest are at least partial migrants. Several flyways converge in the area, linking winter haunts in southern China, Australia, Thailand and even--for Amur Falcon--south-east Africa, and breeding grounds ranging from north-east China to arctic Russia. Abundant bird resources, integrated receptions and passional people here are waiting for your coming sincerely.
Birding Travel to Poyanghu Lake
Poyanghu Lake located at 28°20′-29°50′N, 115°50′-116°45′E, in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River in southern China, Jiangxi Province. Poyang or Poyanghu Lake is one of the most important wetlands in the world. It is a largest bird-wintering in Asia for cranes, geese, ducks, swan and other water-birds. With the abundant resources of fishes, shrimp, snails, clams, and unfrozen water areas, Poyanghu Lake National nature reserve is an ideal and largest wintering place for white Siberian crane in the world, also is the wintering area for stork, swan and other species of rare birds. And the white cranes accounts for 95% of birds over the world. More than 313 species of birds have been observed in the reserve, there are 116 species of wintering birds in Poyanghu Lake reserve area.
Poyanghu Lake is the paradise for some rare cranes and birds: more than 95% of white Siberian cranes, 60% of white-napped crane, 80% oriental white stork ,over 30,000 swan goose,over25,000 tundra swan in the world wintering at Poyanghu Lake.
Located in a subtropical wet monsoon climate, Poyanghu Lake covers an area of 22400 ha during the summer rainy season as an important wetland in China. Better time to watch birds is late Oct to Mar. And better time to stay there is about 4-5days. If not too cold, the good time for birding there in winter is Nov.
Better place to watch birds are Reserve Station in Wucheng, Dahuchi (Xiaoshuigou, Lajidui, Zhuquanniupeng etc, better for cranes), Meixihu (Meixi Lake), Changhuchi, Zhonghuchi( better for Swan), Zhushihu, Shahu, Benghu etc.
Nanchang City Festival of Migratory Birds in Tianxiang Park
Every year in winter, there are about 180000 migratory birds (including cranes and swans) in Tianxiang Park, Nanchang, Jiangxi province. Tianxiang Park, only about 4km from Nanchang city, covers an area of 100000 sq meters, wetland, pool and marsh connecting, with about 32 species of wild birds, in Dec usually the temperature fluctuates between 4-10ºC.
Since 1988 some expert from Europe to be there to investigate the birds, and Nanchang named as "City of Migratory Bird", and from 2001 Nanchang held the City Festival of Migratory Birds, and this festival will be held every year in May and June.
Zhuchuan Channel for Migratory Birds
Zhunchuan Channel for Migratory birds, located in Zhuchuan county, Jiangxi province, it's just like a basin, surounded by mountain in alt at 2042-2120m, and the central area is about 600-1200m, 40km in length and 30km in width. In the autumn (special the date of Qiufen) the birds fly southward, and in spring (special the date of Qingming) birds back through to northward from the same place of the Channel.
Dongtinghu Lake-One Of The Most Famous Bird Race Places
Dongtinghu Lake is located on the lower basin of Yangtze River, and is one the five big freshwater lakes in China.
Dong Dongtinghu National Nature Reserve
Dong Dongtinghu National Nature Reserve is among the 21 wetland nature reserves of international importance designated by Chinese government and included in the Ramsar Convention wetland list. It is a freshwater lake with numerous smaller lakes and ponds, marsh, swamp and wet grassland fed by flooding from the Yangtze and four other rivers. The site is extremely important for 20 species of wintering and staging migratory birds, and supports 200 species of fish, of which 20 are commercially important. Dong Dongtinghu Lake NR is an important wintering ground as well as breeding site and passage area for wetland water birds. Millions of water birds appear here each year, and 234 species (under 16 Orders and 43 Families) have been recorded to date.
The 1st national birding race of Mainland China was held at Dong Dongtinghu Lake NR in December 2002, with 12 birding teams participating. In December 2003, 17 teams got together for the 2nd Dongtinghu Birding Race. In this 3rd Dongting Hu Lake Birding Race, some new sessions such as exhibition of bird photos and symposiums on special topics are added, which will better promote the birding competition to be a precious opportunity for communication among Chinese birdwatchers. Records submitted by all teams are to undergo strict evaluations, and will therefore contribute valuable scientific bird records to the reserve after the competition.
The 3rd Dongtinghu Lake Birding Race is held on December 3rd – 5th, in Yueyang City, Hunan Province, China. More than 20 teams from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Sichuan as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan are participating in this competition. The birding race starts from 16:30, December 3rd, and ends at 16:40, December 4th.
Nan Dongting Wetland and Waterfowl Reserve.
Nan Dongtinghu Nature Reserve located at 28°50'N 112°40'E, in the southern part of Dongtinghu Lake, the total area is 168,000 ha, it's the largest lake on the plains of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, the site supports important numbers of endangered Oriental Stork ( Ciconia boyciana ) and Siberian Crane ( Grus leucogeranus ), as well as Chinese sturgeon ( Acipenser sinensis ), and produces rich fauna and flora of high economic value. It also plays an important role in the regulation and storage of floodwater from the Yangtze River. Some 14,000 people live within the site, chiefly practicing fishing and aquaculture in human-made ponds and growing economic crops in the mudflat areas, including some 120,000 tons of reeds annually.
Deforestation in the upper reaches of the Yangtze is leading to increased flow of mud and sand into the lake bed, and pesticide runoff and industrial pollution are also seen as potential threats. During "Bird Loving Week" activities are carried out for schoolchildren in the region, and some 24,000 birdwatchers visit the site's facilities annually.
Xi Dongting Lake (Mupinghu) Nature Reserve
Xi Dongtinghu is an important western part of Dongtinghu Lake, comprising open freshwater lake and smaller lakes, some shallow mudflats during low water periods, reed swamp, sphagnum bog, and beaches. The site is very important for rare fish, such as Chinese sturgeon ( Acipenser sinensis ), and birds, such as the threatened Oriental Stork ( Ciconia boyciana ); in addition it serves as a staging area for many other migrating cranes and storks. Fishing, and increasingly fish-breeding, and livestock grazing are important economic activities dependent upon the site. Industrial pollution, unwise fishing practices, and overproduction of reeds are seen as threats. Conservation research and education, with assistance from WWF, are increasingly important. Because of the extraordinary beauty of the site, with its "deeply green grass and dancing water birds", an increase in eco-tourism is being planned.
Zhalong Marshland in Qiqihar City of Heilongjiang Province: A graceful world of cranes
Zhalong Natural Reserve is located at the lower reaches of Wuyu'er River of Songnen Plain, with the total area of 210,000 ha. It is China's largest region where rare water birds, mostly large ones like cranes, are found. The lower reaches of the Wuyu'er River on the Songnen (Songhua and Nenjiang rivers) Plain provide water resources for the endless reed marshland, drawing tens of thousands of birds to rest and breed here. Possessing the largest number and variety of cranes in China, the Zhalong Marshland is also one of the places with the richest species of cranes in the world. Of the 15 kinds of cranes on earth, China has nine, and Zhalong has six, among which four are endangered worldwide. There are over 2,000 red-crowned cranes in the world, and Zhalong has more than 300.
wuyuan is named as “The Most Beautiful Village Of China”. Here you can find artistic conception as paradise, village sights as poems and paintings as well as immemorial ancient villages. But the most important thing is the place distributed one of the worldwide-endangered bird species—Yellow-throated Laughingthrush ( Garrulax galbanus ). Only three regions have listed the distribution of this species: Jiangxi Wuyuan(China P.R), Yunnan(China P.R) Simao and Asam of India.
Birding Tour to Guizhou Caohai Lake
The Caohai Lake is the largest fresh water karst lake in Northwest Guizhou, rectangular shaped, it occupies an area of 200 sq km with vast-stretching wetland full of waterweeds and grass. Rich aquatic plants and mild weather provide birds with an excellent habitat. The black-neck crane, the sole surviver of the world's plateau fowls, usually comes to the Caohai Lake for winter after it breeds in Qinghai Lake.
Caohai Lake is one of the best places for birdwatch in China, and the WWF has listed it as one of the top 10 birdwatching destinations in the world.
Up to 100,000 birds winter at the lake between December and March, and 179 deferent species have been recorded, including protected species, such as the black-neck crane and white storks, golden and imperial eagles, white-tailed sea-eagle, Eurasian crane and white spoonbill.
The Tuoda Forest, 60 km northwest of Caihai Lake, has been set aside as a nature reserve for the protection of the endangered Reeves' pheasant. Reeves' pheasant is unique to China, but owing to widespread deforestation its numbers have declined in recent years and its total population is probably no more than 5000.
Caihai Lake is at the heights between 2170 and 2234 meters above sea level and surrounded by green mountains, it's suitable for birding.
Gaoligongshan Mountain Nature Reserve is the largest NR of Yunnan Province, China. It's low in the south and high in the north with the lowest 720m altitude and the highest 5128m altitude. It's famous to the world for the unique geographical physiognomy, abundant wildlife resources, is named as “Gene Bank Of The world Species ” , “Nature Museum” and “Paradise Of The World's Pheasant”.
Wuyishan Mountain lies in northwestern part of Fujian Province, encompassing an area of 60 square kilometers. Cut off from the outer mountains, it's surrounded by streams and valleys.
Jiuqu Stream (Nine Turns Stream): Now and again its torrents churn over shoals, throwing sheets of spray into the air, and then merge into clear deep pools which are as smooth as a mirror. At its two banks, myriad peaks soar up, vying with one another for beauty and wild azalea flowers glow crimson. The Jiuqu Stream is a fabulous place to visit. One taking a bamboo raft downstream would be mesmerized as if cruising in the mysterious universe.
Tianyou Peak (Peak of Sky Tour): Frequently shrouded in clouds and mist, it towers aloft over clusters of peaks. Ascending to its top, one feels as if traveling upon a sea of clouds high up the sky. Hence it becomes the most famous spot of Wuyishan Mountain. The pavilion on the top, the highest among myriad peaks commands a panoramic view of Wuyishan Mountain encircled by well-known peaks and the Jiuqu Stream on its three sides.
Water Screen Cave: It is formed by curved cliff walls and an over-hanging cliff, which is several hundred feet in height or in width. It's spacious and can seat some thousand people. Built along the walls are a few roofless temples. Two springs keep cascading down day and night from the over-hanging cliff. Blown by the breeze, the waterfalls break into tiny drops, which resemble two water screens hanging from the top, and descend into the Dragon Bath Pond below.
Chongyou Wanniangong (Palace of Ten Thousand Years) As one of famous Taoist religious service centers, it consisted of over three hundred halls and rooms in the Song and Ming Dynasties, but declined since mid Qing Dynasty. Today only one temple and two wells have remained.
The beautiful Wuyishan Mountain is gifted with exotic flowers and rare plants, precious birds and animals. It abounds in teas growing on rocks with a bright color, strong scent, and pure taste. Among them Dahongpao "Grand Red Robe" is the most famous and precious.
The Wuyishan Mountain stretches for thousands of miles like a green dragon all the way across the provinces of Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Guangdong. The world-famous Wuyishan National Nature Reserve just sits on the highest section on the north of the Mountains. It is the single biggest and the most comprehensive surviving semi-subtropical forest system in the southeast Mainland China. It is within the World biosphere Protection Network of the United Nations and is ranked Class-A global nature reserve.
It is at the border section of the counties of Wuyi, Jiangyang, Guangze, Shaowu in Fujian Province, with northern altitude ranging between 27 o 33'~54', and eastern longitude between 117 o 27'~51'. Total area is 56,527 hectares, 95.3% of which are covered by forest. In this Nature-endowed Reserve, forest vegetation is well-preserved, biological resources are rich, and rare species are plentiful. There are 2,466 species of named high-order plants, 8,400 low-order plants, 475 vertebrates, and 31 orders of insects with around 5,000 species. There are 26 national priority protected plants, 56 national Class-A and Class-B protected animals, in addition to a dozen native plants and animals, which are seldom seen elsewhere in the world. Hence comes the name of "Origin of Model Specimen".
The Reserve is adjacent to the Wuyishan National Key Scenic Spot. Here, there is the grandness of rolling hills, the ancient simplicity and pureness of the primitive forest, and the miraculous beauty by nature's manipulation. This is a sacred land with grandness, ancient simplicity and beauty seamlessly knitted, the place we merge with Nature.
Qinling Mountains, Kingdom Of Wildlife
The Qinling Mountains are the most significant geographical formation in the Shaanxi Province, and the only area in China that functions as a watershed for the country's two most significant rivers, the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. The Qinling Mountains run from west to east and cover more than 52,000km2, forming the natural division between northern and southern China (and the Shaanxi Province) in terms of geography and climate. This mountain range is also very important as it is the northernmost distribution area for the giant panda and is also one of the areas with the densest panda population.
The Qinling Mountains are ecologically significant, dividing the province and reaching elevations of almost 3800m. Such dramatic elevational changes, have led to equally dramatic changes in the flora and fauna in different regions, with this area being home to the most biologically rich temperate forests in the world. The peaks of the Qinling Mountains form a barrier to the cold dry northern air (coming from Inner Mongolia), allowing warm rain and flourishing growth on the broad southern slopes. Due to this and the large elevational changes, a huge diversity of plant and animal life exist on the southern Qinling slopes (including species such as giant panda, golden monkey, golden takin, golden eagle, and crested ibis ?all first class protected species).
Yancheng Wetland Nature Reserve for Watch Birds
Yancheng Nature Reserve, a pristine national wetland nature reserve is set up for rare birds, especially the red-crowned crane. Located in Yancheng of Jiangsu Province, Yancheng Rare Birds Nature Reserve is mainly dedicated to the protection of tidal wetland ecosystem and rare birds represented by red-crowned cranes. It is a famous scenic site for bird watching.
Qinghai Birds Island
It is an interesting and charming place on the western shore of Qinghai Lake. The island is a paradise for varieties of birds. The protection policy of the local government makes the island a heaven for the birds.The island holds its name due to the approximately 10,000 birds that, at different seasons throughout the year, migrate here from all over the world. Of the rarer species that can be found, included are Griffon vultures, Mongolian larks, black-necked cranes, bar-headed geese and giant swans. For those not ornithologically wise, there are more common varieties that can also be found including gulls, cormorants, egrets, sandpipers, skylarks, swans, geese, crows, minivets and many more. Because of the highly saline and cold waters, the huge lake teems with fish and it is this that makes it the perfect breeding ground for many of these species. The island has a number of bird watching pavilions and is nice to simply wander about, with the vivid and contrasting colours that are a part of the lake's scenery.Flocks of birds cover the whole island and bird eggs can be found everywhere. Visitors can hear the birds songs from far away.
Migrant in Changdao ShanDong province
Changshan island is located on the ShanDong, have all kinds of birds, named ten thousands birds' island.
Only 0.4 square KM, but thousands of seagulls living here, According to the surveing , there are 18 kinds of birds, 46 families, 224 species, about 19% in China, and have swans, vultures, golden eagles and other rare birds, there are many beneficial bird of Agriculture and Forestry.
Birding in island are friendly to the people, if a boat near coming to island slowly, at this time, birds from all over the island fly to your point, and fly on your head and around body, like welcome you !
Best time of bird watching : 15th Sep--15th Oct
Waterfowl of ShengJin Lake in AnHui
Between Guichi city and DongZhi county, have a reserve protection of China--ShengJin Lake. The total area of 22 ten thousands mu ShengJin Lake, mild climate, abundant rainfall, long frost-free period,more aquatic plants and animals
Lake has been found more than 700 species of birds, including a national first and second class protection of migratory birds, almost 15 species of endangered hooded crane, white crane, white-naped crane, where there are more than 300 pieces in the sheer number ofNational Nature Reserve in several waterfowl is the first. 9 species of cranes in China, there are 5 species in ShengJin Lake.Each year from the "frost", the large number of migration birds fly thousands of miles away from here for the winter, enjoy playing in the cruise with the colorful ducks; pairs of mandarin ducks in the cross-neck caress; white egrets chasing each other in the water; Crane flapping white wings from time to time, dancing; monacha looking down on the grass with fresh earth; body fat of bar-headed goose; naive Brown-headed Gull, Green-headed Gull, red duck, in the leisurely combing the feathers; dozensGreat Bustard only flapping wings, flying volley; a few gray, white stork fly over the river, wings breeze.Best time: Between Frost and Qingming
View Swan on Bayanbulak grassland
Swan Lake is a mountain basin located in the hinterland of the vast grassland Bayinbuluke ,winding twists and turns as if a section of braided river, fluttered the Rivers, lakes and grassland is home to swans
When the sun rises, snow mountain looks very clearly, Ducks, Braun, larks and other birds in the lake off a lively "birds' chorus", and an increasing number of swans resting. and also all kinds of sleeping position, they will be inserted in the wings under the neck, or Woyu ground, grass or stand on one leg, or floating on water.The evening is the peak feeding swans.At this time, jump in the lake swans are the exquisite "water ballet." (By bus to Bayanbulak from Urumqi, along WUYi pass way turn DuKu pass way, about 460KM ,then arrive in HeJing county. Or by train from Turpan to Jinghe county in XinJiang, Then from Hejing county, along the mountain road, Feel very cold, you must take some warm clothes, although in July,August and September, you have to be covered at night thick quilt.)
"MingChun bay" in BaiYun mountain GuangZhou
Baiyun Mountain in Guangzhou City, is between the first peak and nine Longquan, there is a quite natural rustic charm of the drip Rock Scenic Area.
An area of 10,002 one thousand square meters of large-scale natural bird cage stand, 5,000 species different birds, rare birds and wings fly wing to wing, and the million visitors of a day playing on the echo, doing "the same man and bird music" of delightful surprises.
So fat, this unique giant cage in China, is 10 meters high with 18 to 25 meters steel columns support network structure used for Suspension sheets, top with stainless steel mesh, galvanized steel mesh around the pose, the expansion area10 008 thousand square meters, a cage was a natural valley, flowers, trees, paths, bridges, waterfalls, clean, dotted with more than 40 to stumps, artificial thatched shelter of the "bird house", and the verdantJiamu numerous branches in the top nest embraced , so that the birds of paradise filled with the warmth of the "bird flavors."
The so-called "Ming Spring Valley", a total area of 50,000 square meters, is divided into two parts, one using the original "Baiyun Xiao Wang" long profile reconstruction of the "hanging cage bird songbird profile," the second is a giant bird cage
seagull watching in Cui lake KunMing
The north of KunMing, have a clearly lake name CuiHu, also named"sea of vegetable", roads are cross each other , clear water , sometimes, you can listen the sound of birds, latest 2 years, here looks very beautiful.
Here is paradise of seagulls, in the lake, you can find seagulls here and there, they play their wings, and play with the water, make the winter of this city into green.
The Seagull flew in crowds seem to have a crush on this side of human nature, this place, they fly in the crowd of people traveling, eyes wide open and looking people friendly, people walking in front of scruple.This Gull from far northern Siberia, in the warm sun shining whisk, seagulls are play go in Green Lake freely, whispered, now as a dancer, dance and jump up again, as from now triggered angran rushed to the blue sky, now also stuck to the surface of the flapping soaring and circling.
Ningxia bird watching
Sand Lake is located in the territory of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, pingluo 56 km distance from yinchuan. Here, the Lake as the sea, the soft sand like silk, green with turquoise, fish ponds, the horizon, inlaid jade weicong picturesque. Tao lakes rich in fish and birds. All the year round in this dwelling bird 140 variety, nearly 50 million, mainly in white, Black Swans, cranes, and so on, in the Shui Wan port for snorkeling, bird hostel weicong. Spring, a variety of colors of eggs in weicong in everywhere. Once you have sound, tens of thousands of birds call Lala soar up that day like flakes cloud cover, fly song about, is one of the best bird watching area.
Jianshui Swallow Cave in Yunnan
Swallow Cave is located in Yunnan province Jianshui County East of the city 30 km of mountains to the wonders of "Kwu Tung, Chun yan famous gathered." Every year in spring, summer, autumn season, thousands of home nest only rock cave, whispers loud, alive, or play in the blue sky, or close to water.
The swallow holes in two offices, one dry and one water, one out of a dark, one high and one low, Valley Stream miles. Dry cave-shaped like a huge natural bridge, fornix, two light and spacious, accommodating thousands to natural stone, Cliff Hall, tour profile. Dark hole in the rock cliffs of the Canyon, the cave of tall, unpredictable, Lu rivers Pentium River, form the underground river, the duration is 5 km, River wide dozens of meters, there are cruise ships out. River is a curious karst landscape, jagged cliffs, the clock milk stone curtain draping, low hanging, knock of Hang-yin audio.
The back of the tunnel, there is a spacious hall, height 40M, area of 2 million square meters, the magnificent harmony. The front of the Hall have hundreds of sets of tables and chairs, visitors can take a rest, and you can taste the specialties of the swallow holes, Advanced nutritional supplements — swiftlet.
Rongcheng Swan Lake
Rongcheng Chengshan Wei Swan Lake is located in the most eastern end jiaodong peninsula--rongcheng Chengshan Wei town, is a natural lagoon, average depth of 2 meters, the deepest however 3 m, January average temperature is 0.9 ℃, Lake rarely freezes. Lake filth perched large numbers of small fish, shrimps and plankton is the big Swan winter and ideal lives. Go to rongcheng city, Shandong province can be reached by train or plane or Yantai, Weihai city, Shandong province, and then from the two cars to rongcheng. From Beijing railway station to Yantai has 547 direct fast, about 15-hour, hard sleeper fares 145RMB; Beijing to Yantai aircraft airline mileage to 575 km, the fare is 550RMB.
Rongcheng city in coastal, scenery, mild climate, sea pollution, coastal fishery resources is extremely broad, rich, Harbour in a large number of algae and other organisms for birds to eat, the Swan and the other birds during winter.
Each year, starting from the month of November in the winter, the North Swan one after overwintering fly here, up to a year in January, up to tens of thousands, only, the entire Lake white in droves. White Swan or horizontal or vertical, or swimming or walking, or flying or running; second, beginning March Swan twos small group activities. If the water freezes, sky snow dance, slim to ice Swan and the vast snow will form a romantic picture, moving.
Rongcheng coast has become Swan winter habitats in our country, also the World. Where in addition to the big Swan, and have wild geese, ducks, cormorants and other birds.