Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Second Asian Bird Fair, Tainan

The Second Asian Bird Fair, to be held in Tainan, is only a few days away (October 15-17).  I went (on scooter) in search of info on what will be going on.

This event is (rightfully) aimed mostly at Taiwanese visitors, thus the 'bilingual' official website here follows the Taiwanese highly-animated style. In other words not not to say.

The related Asian Bird Fair’s group website is here.

Saturday & Sunday

  • Various activities for adults and children at the recreational docks in Anping harbor 9am to 5pm.
  • Speeches, preformances, and discussion groups all day at the nearby stage and Jincheng Activities Center. Many of these will be by foreign bird group representatives - in English.
  • Free shuttle buses morning and afternoon from the Wuchi side of the bridge to birdwatching sites. Route A: Sicao ‘inland sea’. Route B: Sicao mangroves ‘green tunnel’. Route C: Cigu (Qigu). First registered gets the limited spaces.
On Monday there will be other activities for invited foreign guests. 

Pester me for more details. Hope to see you there. 

The bird race at Tataka (trailhead for Yushan) will be on November 12-13th. See the
ROC (Taiwan) Wild Bird Society for registration.

As of the start of October, there have been 11 Black-faced Spoonbills spotted in the Cigu area. If wanting a day-trip out there email me at