Xinjiang Autonomous Region is the largest of China's Provinces. Xinjiang is located in northwest China, in central Eurasia and covers an area of 1.66 million square kilometers. The population of Xinjiang is 22 million and its capital city is Urumqi. There are over 430 bird species recorded in Xinjiang, offering a mix of both European and Central Asian bird species. My trip started in Urumqi before driving north to the Gobi Desert in north western Xinjiang.