Thanks for visiting our Jankowski's Bunting appeal page and helping us save this extraordinary bird from extinction.  

Our BirdLife China Programme team has recently started working with Beijing Birdwatching Society to take urgent action for this highly-threatened species. There's much to be done while the chance to make a difference remains. 

Your donation will fund urgently required conservation, like direct action to prevent the relentless conversion of its natural habitat into agricultural land and engagement with local communities and land owners to encourage the protection of these birds and the very specialised habitat they live in. 

Your support is vital to this work and will make a real difference to its success. So please, dig deep, donate now and help us prevent another tragic extinction.

In 2010 this little-known bunting was uplisted to Endangered making it Asia's rarest bunting. It is now known to exist in just a few pockets of shrubby grassland and Siberian Apricot scrub along the border between Jilin Province and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China. 

Reversing the rapid decline of a species like this is very difficult but our experience shows it can be successful with the right resources and individuals like you can personally make an enormous difference.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to us and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. 

You can hear an interview with Terry Townshend of talking about the species to Charlie Moores for Talking Naturally here.

Please make sure you add your email details when you donate so we can keep you informed about the conservation action you are supporting. 


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Donations 65

Good luck!

Donation by Bart Creemers on 07/04/16


Fortunate to see this gem & pleased to support.

Donation by Wilton Farrelly on 06/04/16


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Every little helps! Just hope the bird can be saved...

Donation by Simon Roddis on 06/04/16


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Thank you Terry for showing me these fantastic birds!

Donation by Guy Dutson on 04/04/16


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

After having the good fortune to see these marvellous chestnut-chested birds in Beijing here's a little gift to help them out.

Donation by Frank Hersey on 16/03/16


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck from Eastern California.

Donation by Karen on 13/03/16


It's for Jo's Birthday - congratulations.

Donation by Andreas on 04/03/16


The Jankowski's bunting is a beautiful bird and I had fantastic views this winter in Beijing! let's hope it lives on for future generations

Donation by Abdel on 02/02/16


i got to see the bird finally! Hope others who saw them donate too

Donation by Pooh on 31/01/16


Birdfinders annual donation for those booked on our China tours in 2016. More to follow for their carbon offsetting.

Donation by Vaughan Ashby - Birdfinders on 26/01/16


Donation by Andreas Leistikow on 13/11/15

Hoping that this bird can be saved and that China realises the importance of it's biodiveristy before it's too late.

Donation by Allen on 28/05/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Gd luck finding the bunting in Mongolia! Wish you all a very successful trip! :)

Donation by Pooh on 27/05/15


Our clients carbon offsetting for 2015 tours

Donation by Vaughan Ashby - Birdfinders on 21/04/15


+ £147.00 Gift Aid

As promised, our 2015 donation from clients booked on China tours this year, more to follow.

Donation by Vaughan Ashby - Birdfinders on 21/01/15


+ £45.00 Gift Aid

Just a small gift, I hope it still helps.

Donation by Ondrej Kauzal on 06/01/15


Donation by Heinz remold on 25/12/14


Looking forward to learning more about the campaign. Please contact me if you make a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Donation by Graham Chisholm on 07/06/14


Birdfinders donation for our Sichuan tour this year, hopefully we will have 5 tours to China in 2015 so will be able to donate a lot more to the cause.

Donation by Vaughan Ashby on 27/04/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by Ed Williams on 04/04/14


2014 donation for our Beidaihe tour as promised. There will be a further donations for our Sichuan and new Poyang Lakes tour in the winter

Donation by Vaughan Ashby on 09/03/14


+ £21.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck with this project in 2014 - Jankowski's needs all the help it can get

Donation by John Holmes (Hong Kong) on 11/01/14


A new yr, a new hope for the bird!

Donation by Pooh on 10/01/14


Merry Christmas to Jankowski's Bunting - proud to support you.

Donation by Ken Tucker on 20/12/13

Donation by Shelley Rutkin on 04/12/13


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,169.31
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,169.31
  • Gift Aid£452.50

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