Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Qinghai  /  Gangcha County  /  Nature  /  The Birds Island

The Birds Island, Gangcha County

(75+ reviews on the web)
Island Wildlife Area
Looking out over the vast Lake Qinghai, you'll find The Birds Island, which during the months of May and June teems with nesting birds. The island gets its name from the huge and diverse array of birds that visit the lake (the largest in China) every summer to breed and raise their young, affording visitors opportunities to observe them in their natural habitat, and at the most important time in their yearly calendar. Witness thousands upon thousands of birds in flight around the desolate lake, a memorable experience for nature enthusiasts, as bareheaded goose, brown-headed gulls, and cormorants from all over the continent appear. Before you head to Gangcha County, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Gangcha County trip generator, to make sure you see all that Gangcha County has to offer, including The Birds Island.
Create a full Gangcha County itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Gangcha County

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Qinghai by other users

3 days in Xining BY A USER FROM CHINA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Xi'an & Xining BY A USER FROM CHINA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Qinghai BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Haiyan County BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Menyuan County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in China BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in China BY A USER FROM CANADA July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Lhasa, Xining & Beijing BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Xining BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in China BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in China BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in China BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Bird Island is a small island on Qinghai lake, or the Blue Sea Lake. It is an endorheic basin, the largest saltwater lake in China. It is known to be a holy place for Tibetans Buddhists and a great bi...  more »
  • Last May game Qinghai Lake when, days Qi one days seasons change of, good magic, to niao island when still snow, many people wearing summer of short sleeve, 導 game levy 詢 everyone of meaning see, to rent 10 Yuan in when rent green color big long robe, small high of niao Island, above 擠 full has niao, Ying to in the most deep of is first times see to 鸕 鶿, Black Black of feathers, 顯 have is highlight, some people of phase airport, for because Qi hot too low, 導 to TV pool cannot method normal input out TV force, cannot method using. When we 駛 time on the highway, Lake Qinghai of bian looked over to the right, see the walk beside Lake Blue Blue Blue Blue day is a stadium, blue blue water like a 聳 high walls has been linking up into heaven, it is amazing.
    View original
  • Winter Qinghai Lake is not so fun. Because of the cold weather, outdoor temperatures more than 10 degrees below zero during the day, some parts of the Lake was frozen, almost no way close to the Lake for an outing. Bird Island is a not to be missed in the Qinghai Lake area, the scenic area is located in the Northwest of Qinghai Lake, is still far from Xining, drive up to 3 hours, but no tourists here in the winter, only chartered buses or self-drive. Bird Island is actually the best Tour season from May to July. Hardly see a bird in winter, the Lake is frozen up, feels like the ice age, the lake ice is very thick, we go on the ice more than 10 people to play without any problems. Bird Island has a pier deep into Qinghai Lake, but cruise ship was frozen in the Lake in winter, everything was bleak. Around Qinghai Lake a week's restaurants and hotels are all basically out of business, and no place to eat for lunch, we recommend bring some snacks.
    View original