• Birding Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

    30 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Menglun in Xishuangbanna is less than 50 km away from the Chinese border to Laos and Myanmar, and it has a big botanical garden. That means it also has many tropical birds that a foreigner living in China can see without risking to leave the country (which would mean 2 weeks of quarantine on reentry at best and complete exclusion at worst, depending on the ever-changing regulations). So, I went.
    The botanical garden is huge - so huge that the Chinese visitors mainly are being driven around in electric carts, which mercifully leaves many parts of the garden relatively empty, leaving me to...
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