Bird watching in Taiwan

Bird watching can be considered an important past time for tourists who visit the island that is sandwiched between the islands of Philippines and Japan. There are certain areas like wetland areas of the west coast which is an important halting point for thousand of migratory birds who are on a north-south transit route.
The island of Taiwan is also blessed with more than three hundred islets which are used by a number of birds to roost and nest.
The isolation of the island of Taiwan since the Ice ages have resulted in a large number of species both endemic and sub endemic.
Some of the species which the visitors can hope to catch include the Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes, Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor, Saunders’s Gull Larus Saundersi, Chinese Crested Tern Sterna Bernsteini, Malayan Night Heron Gorsachius Melanolophus and, in summer one should try spotting the Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha.
The best part about bird watching in Taiwan is that the places are easily accessible and most of them can be reached conveniently by a car which is easily available. The best time to go for bird watching is during the winter months which start from October to March.
So be there to catch all the fun that can come with wings.

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