March 28th 
Birding Laifeng Shan Park, Tengchong 腾冲来凤山森林公园

With dawn around 07:00 in west China, we were driven to the top of Lai Feng Shan at 07:30 . It is only 250m higher than Tengchong town itself, but was more exposed and noticeably colder.  We barely had time to view a pair of Little Pied Flycatchers before rain drove us into a shelter where a trio of  local musicians played and schoolchildren practiced their English with us.

We decided to walk downhill along the drivable track for a change, but the Spot-breasted Parrotbills mentioned by Steve Anyon Smith the previous day did not appear.  Near the graves at the foot of the hill were Large Niltava, Brown-winged Parrotbill and Perny’s Squirrel.

In the evening we met the others and their driver at the Yudu Hotel, including Dong Jiantian (Maicha) , LI Kam-cheong (KC), and Sven Renner of Birdlife.  After our hot pot dinner we returned to our respective hostelries, but then some difficulty arose with the driver/vehicle.  Fortunately, Taylor of the Red Guest House recommended a local company that rented out 4WDs.
Yunnan Province  云南省
March  & April, 2009 三、四月
March 28
Large Niltava Red-tailed Minla Little Pied Flycatcher
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