# Species:510
# Excl Vagrants:409
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:3

List of target birds found in the country broken down by locations. Target birds are those that are endemic, near endemic, critically endangered or endangered according to the IUCN, best seen in this country, or always considered by us to be a target. Only countries for which we have data are used to determine if the species is best seen in this country. Hence, species listed as best seen in this country may also be seen in other countries for which we don't have any data. If no locale code is given, the species is only present in remote areas not included in our list of locales but is only in remote locales of other countries as well. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

color codes

1(Bar-headed Goose)Anser indicusManyBC
2(Stejneger's Scoter)Melanitta stejnegeriAM,TNP,ULBC
3Black-billed CapercaillieTetrao urogalloidesBU,TNPBC
4Daurian PartridgePerdix dauuricaManyBC
5Altai SnowcockTetraogallus altaicusAM,IBBC
6(White-naped Crane)Antigone vipioManyBC
7(Hooded Crane)Grus monachaBYLBC
8Red-crowned CraneGrus japonensis BC
9|Eastern Buzzard|Buteo japonicusAM,BU,HNP,TNPBC
10Upland BuzzardButeo hemilasiusManyBC
11(Chinese Gray Shrike)Lanius sphenocercusHNP,KE,OLBC
12Mongolian Ground-JayPodoces hendersoniManyNE
13|Daurian Jackdaw|Corvus dauuricusManyBC
14(White-crowned Penduline-Tit)Remiz coronatusGG,HNP,TNP,YABC
15Mongolian LarkMelanocorypha mongolicaManyBC
16(Asian Short-toed Lark)Alaudala cheleensisManyBC
17Marsh GrassbirdHelopsaltes pryeri BC
18(Chinese Bush Warbler)Locustella tacsanowskiaTNPBC
19(Siberian House-Martin)Delichon lagopodumManyBC
20(Pale-legged Leaf Warbler)Phylloscopus tenellipesTNPBC
21Reed ParrotbillCalamornis heudei BC
22(White-cheeked Starling)Spodiopsar cineraceusAV,HNP,TNP,ULBC
23(Red-throated Thrush)Turdus ruficollisManyBC
24(White-winged Redstart)Phoenicurus erythrogastrusManyBC
25(Daurian Redstart)Phoenicurus auroreusManyBC
26White-throated Rock-ThrushMonticola gularis BC
27(White-throated Bushchat)Saxicola insignisIB,OLBC
28Altai AccentorPrunella himalayanaAM,IB,OLBC
29Brown AccentorPrunella fulvescensManyBC
30Mongolian AccentorPrunella koslowiIB,KE,OL,YANE
31Saxaul SparrowPasser ammodendriAV,KEBC
32Pere David's SnowfinchPyrgilauda davidianaManyBC
33(Blyth's Pipit)Anthus godlewskiiManyBC
34Chinese Beautiful RosefinchCarpodacus davidianusKE,YABC
35Red-mantled RosefinchCarpodacus rhodochlamysAMBC
36Long-tailed RosefinchCarpodacus sibiricusAM,TNPBC
37Black-headed Mountain FinchLeucosticte brandtiAMBC
38Asian Rosy-FinchLeucosticte arctoaAM,HNP,IBBC
39(Godlewski's Bunting)Emberiza godlewskiiManyBC
40Meadow BuntingEmberiza cioidesAM,GG,HNP,TNPBC


 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
**Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.




NENear Endemic3
CRCritically Endangered0
BCBest Seen in This Country36
ATAlways a Target1

Reason codes indicate the reason a species is included on our target birds list.

§ Includes Sarawak, Sabah, & Kalimantan
§§ Excludes Taiwan
§§§ Includes Wallacea but excludes Kalimantan (Borneo) and West Papua New Guinea & nearby islands
§§§§ Excludes Sarawak and Sabah on Borneo