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Undoubtedly Hong Kong's finest site for forest birds, Tai Po Kau is one of the most productive birding venues in the territory, with around 250 species recorded. It is also one of Hong Kong's wilder places, where the call of the Crested Serpent Eagle can be heard regularly.
By the early 20th Century much of Hong Kong's forest had been harvested for fuel and building, leaving most hillsides bare. Replanting of the area began in 1926 when the colonial government began afforestation in the New Territories. As the replanted forest has matured, a series of species have colonised (or re-colonised) the central New Territories. The latest bird to take up residence is the Chinese Barbet, a resident of southern China which has apparently spread eastward from Guangxi. According to local expert Richard Lewthwaite, the presence of Chinese Barbets is an indicator of forest qua .....Read More
Tools to create interactive maps are live!
We are delighted to announce that tools for creating interactive maps of birding sites are now live and can be used by everyone. Observation points, trails, facilities and much more can be added to the site maps and provided with detailed descriptions. Everyone is invited to create, complete or correct descriptions and maps of birding sites.
Sign up to Orniverse, start exploring the tools to describe your favorite birding sites and present them to the global birdwatching community! Here is an example of what a site description and interactive map could look like.
Watch this video to learn how the maps and the site descriptions can be created.
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