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The best spots to go birdwatching in Hong Kong

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Douglas Parkes

Hong Kong is home to numerous beautiful country parks and public parks, so it’s no surprise that hundreds of species can be found flocking about in these lush greenery parts. If you’re interested in birds and fancy getting out of the city for some birdwatching, here are some of the city’s best locations for a spot of ornithology.

Places to go birdwatching in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Park
  • Attractions
  • Admiralty

Despite being right in the middle of the city, Hong Kong Park is home to Southeast Asia’s largest aviary. If you’re a newcomer to the hobby, there are helpful free bird-watching walks held every Wednesday.

Kowloon Park
  • Attractions
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui’s urban oasis is a bustling haven for birds. More than 100 different species have been recorded in the park and it’s a well-known hotspot for migrant birds passing through during spring and autumn.

Mai Po Nature Reserve
  • Things to do
  • Yuen Long

Inner Deep Bay is an officially recognised Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. Fantastic for nature lovers, this site supports a huge variety of migratory and wintering waterbirds, including almost 50 that are of global conservation concern.

Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
  • Attractions
  • Tai Po

This plantation covers 460 hectares of wooded hills and is dedicated to preserving Hong Kong’s natural flora and fauna. Common birds include the spotted dove, Chinese bulbul
and crested bulbul.

Why not fit in a hike while you’re at it

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