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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Taiwan - Day 9 - 10/12/14

Kinmen Botanical Gardens and Jacana Eco Reserve
First thing we walked a stretch of river that turned out to be very disappointing, but all turned out well when we visited the botanical gardens and saw a wealth of good birds. We caught our late morning flight back to the mainland where we headed south stopping at the Jacana Eco Reserve near Tainan which again was very good. We stayed in the south of Taiwan hoping to see the Bulbul the next day. 

Kinmen Botanical Gardens
Black-capped Kingfisher - 1
Chinese Hwamei - 4
Blue Whistling Thrush - 1
Fork-tailed Sunbird - 3 (1 male)
Eurasian Blackbird - 5 (hoping will soon be Chinese Blackbird)
Rustic Bunting - 1 juv/female
Black-faced Bunting - 5

Jacana Eco Reserve
Painted Snipe - 5
Pheasant-tailed Jacana - ca. 120
Baikal Teal - 2 
Garganey - 5
Falcated Duck - 1 eclipse drk
Oriental Skylark - 3 singing
Temminck's Stint - 2
Wood Sandpiper - ca. 150
Eastern Yellow Wagtail - 2
Long-toed Stint - 20
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - 4

 Fork-tailed Sunbird at Kinmen Botanical Gardens
 Chinese Hwamei at Kinmen Botanical Gardens
 Olive-backed Pipit at Kinmen Botanical Gardens
 Pheasant-tailed Jacana at the Jacana reserve
Black Drongo at the Jacana reserve

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