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Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 11/03/2012 22:38     Subject: Mai Po 米埔 Spring 2012 春

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 25 Feb – 2 Mar 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄


3-Mar
Mallard 綠頭鴨 x 1 (#12)
Baer's Pochard 青頭潛鴨 x 1
Greater Spotted Eagle 烏鵰 x 1
Eastern Imperial Eagle 白肩鵰 x 1
Oriental Pratincole 普通燕鴴 x 1 (Mai Po Access Road)
Long-billed Dowitcher 長嘴鷸 x 2 (#22)
Black-tailed Gull 黑尾鷗 x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Slaty-backed Gull 灰背鷗 x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)

5-Mar

Black-faced Spoonbill 黑臉琵鷺 x 165 (Mai Po)
Purple Heron 草鷺 x 1 (#24)

6-Mar

Slaty-backed Gull 灰背鷗 x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Kamchatka Gull #N/A x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Black-tailed Gull 黑尾鷗 x 3 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Caspian Tern 紅嘴巨鷗 x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Terek Sandpiper 翹嘴鷸 x 6 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Nordmann's Greenshank 小青腳鷸 x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Long-billed Dowitcher 長嘴鷸 x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Whimbrel 中杓鷸 x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Red-necked Phalarope 紅頸瓣蹼鷸 x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Oriental Pratincole 普通燕鴴 x 10 (#12)

7-Mar

Oriental Pratincole 普通燕鴴 x 1 (#8)

8-Mar

Black-faced Spoonbill 黑臉琵鷺 x 30 (#3)
Common Ringed Plover 劍鴴 x 1 (Mai Po Boardwalk)
Long-billed Dowitcher 長嘴鷸 x 1 (#11)

9-Mar

Red-crested Pochard 赤咀潛鴨 x 1 female (#16/17)



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: John Holmes    Time: 11/03/2012 22:49     Subject: Spoon-billed Sandpiper at the boardwalk

11th March 2012

800mm + 1D MkIV + big cropping


(and Kamchatka Gull)

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Author: brendank    Time: 11/03/2012 22:51

Great shot! Seems this time was much closer.
Author: lrichard    Time: 13/03/2012 19:37

Birds seen from the old boardwalk hide on the falling tide this afternoon:

Heuglin's Gulls & associates 455
Glaucous Gull 1/w still there
Slaty-backed Gull 3-4
Kamtchatka Gull 1/w
Black-tailed Gull 1 only
Saunders's Gull 33

Curlew Sandpiper 300+ (influx)
Kentish PLover 750
Dunlin 30+
Broad-billed Sand 13
Red-necked Stint 10
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 16/03/2012 16:33

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 10 – 16 Mar 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: lrichard    Time: 20/03/2012 15:44

Mai Po boardwalk falling tide 20 March 2012

Caspian Tern 4
Gull-billed Tern 1

Slaty-backed Gull 1/w
Black-tailed Gull 6 (all 1/y)

Curlew Sandpiper 620 +
Red-necked Stint 65
Author: lrichard    Time: 21/03/2012 13:37

Mai Po boardwalk 21 March 2012 (tide much higher than predicted)

About 30 species of shorebirds present including

Curlew Sandpiper 2080 (influx)
Spoon-billed Sandpiper 1
Broad-billed Sandpiper 16
Red-necked Stint 66
Great Knot 20
Red Knot 1
Nordmann's Greenshank 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Ruff 1

Also:

Great Crested grebe 68
Caspian Tern 4
Gull-billed Tern 1
Slaty-backed Gull 1/w
Author: lrichard    Time: 21/03/2012 14:18

I forgot to mention for 21 March 2012:

Pacific Golden Plover 153
Sanderling 1
Author: lrichard    Time: 22/03/2012 13:49

Mai Po boardwalk 22 March 2012

Spoon-billed Sandiper (not seen by me, but photo'd by John & Jemi Holmes)
Pacific Golden Plover 570
Black-tailed Godwit 354
Nordmann's Greenshank 1

Glaucous Gull again
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 23/03/2012 17:28

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 17 – 23 Mar 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: Tony    Time: 26/03/2012 10:00

25Mar2012
#15b Common Greenshank x 1

26Mar 2012
#15b Grey-headed Lapwing x 1
Common Greenshank x 1

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Author: lrichard    Time: 27/03/2012 17:54

Birds in front of the Mai Po boardwalk today (27 March 2012):

Caspian Tern 82 (influx)

Glaucous Gull still
Black-tailed Gull 6
Saunders's Gull 3


Also an Oriental Plover was seen on the scrape today (though not by me)
Author: AjaA    Time: 27/03/2012 20:03

Hi,

The Slaty-backed Gull was also present today. We counted 125 Red-necked Stints in one flock on the rising tide. Photos of the Oriental Plover are attached.

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Author: Sze    Time: 27/03/2012 20:48

27Mar2012 11:48 Mai Po Gei Wai #16,17

30+ Caspian Tern
1x Oriental Plover







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Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 30/03/2012 18:11

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 24 – 30 Mar 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: lrichard    Time: 30/03/2012 18:37

Mai Po boardwalk 30 March 2012

Kentish P{lover 4
Great Knot c 80 (fly-by flock)
Red-necked Stint 110
Temminck's Stint 12
Broad=billed Sandpiper 8
Black-tailed Godwit 70 (all summer-plumaged except for 4)
Bar-tailed Godwit 5 (all winter-plumaged)
Long-billed Dowitcher 1 (coming into summer plumage)

Slaty-backed Gull 1
Heuglin's Gull 78
Mongolian Gull 3
Black-tailed Gull 8
Saunders's Gull 5
Caspian Tern 64
Gull-billed Tern 22 (all black-capped except 1)
Author: Jonathmartinez    Time: 30/03/2012 21:18

from the new floating Hide on the Boardwalk 30 march 2012

Glaucous Gull 1
Ruff 1

From the trail to Peter Scott Center
Asian Barred Owlet 1
Author: AjaA    Time: 4/04/2012 13:10

Today 4 April at the boardwalk. As high tide was 1.9, we stayed throughout the rising and falling tides in the outer hide:

Caspian Tern 44
Gull-billed Tern 48
Pacific Golden Plover 172
Greater Sand Plover 540
Lesser Sand Plover 50
Terek Sandpiper 120
Ruddy Turnstone 3
Curlew Sandpiper about 4000
Red-necked Stint 440
Little Stint 1
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 2
Long-toed Stint 1
Spoon-billed Sandpiper 1 (1 hour after predicted high tide, possibly the same as in March)
Author: mannjr    Time: 4/04/2012 16:22     Subject: Nordmann's Greenshank request for Saturday

Hello birders,
My wife and I are avid birders who recently moved to HK.
We are keen to try for our lifer Nordmann's Greenshank this Saturday (April 7).
Unfortunately our Mai Po permits are still in process.

Would you help us access the boardwalk?  We have a scope and would love to visit as a guest of a permit holder.
If you have another suggestion please let us know.

We are open to feedback if there is a better approach - many thanks in advance

Warm regards
Natalie and Jason
jasonmann@post.harvard.edu
9266 3195
Author: kmike    Time: 4/04/2012 18:09

Hi Jason & Natalie

Welcome to Hong Kong.

Unfortunately there is no such thing as a "guest of permit holder" access, but don't worry there will be Nordmann's Greenshanks around into June.

The best option before your permit arrives is to join a HKBWS outing to Mai Po - check the event calendar on this website.

NB on high tides Nordmann's will also come onto some of the ponds inside the reserve.

Cheers
Mike
Author: kmike    Time: 4/04/2012 18:15

Just checked

The next HKBWS visits to Mai Po are 22 Apr and 20 May.

The full list can be found at the top right corner of the headline bar.

Cheers
Mike
Author: mannjr    Time: 5/04/2012 12:39     Subject: Re: Nordmann's

Thank you - great advice!
My wife works at our church on Sunday which makes the group outings challenging, but I'm confident we'll find a way.
Thanks again for the suggestions.
Jason
Author: mannjr    Time: 5/04/2012 12:50     Subject: Deep Bay tide question

Hello,

Could someone explain the following please?

1) What is the best tide for shorebird viewing on the Mai Po mudflats?
2) Is there a tide calendar or estimate available?

Many thanks!
Author: AjaA    Time: 5/04/2012 15:23

The predicted tides can be found at:

http://www.hko.gov.hk/tide/eTBTtide.htm

(and at the gate to the boardwalk) and the real tide at:

http://www.hko.gov.hk/tide/marine/hko_tb.htm

It will take you 30-60 minutes to walk from the Field Center to the hides depending on how fast you walk, but also whether you go to the outer hide, which is almost 10 min further out (to the right). You need to be in the hides well in advance, but how much depends on how high the tide rises. A high of 2.2 will cover the whole mudflats. At about 1.5 you can start to see (identify) birds with a scope at the outer hide. 1.5 is usually 2-4 hours before high. At about 1.8 you can also see birds from the other hides. The higher the high will be, the faster the water will come in. When the tide covers the mudflats the birds move off to the ponds. During high tide you can find some of them at the Mai Po ponds, especially 16/17 (the scrapes) and 20/22 as well as 11. Others move elsewhere. The faster the tide comes in, the earlier the birds will fly off from the mudflats. After the high, you can watch the falling tide. Which is better, rising or falling, is difficult to know in advance, every tide is different. Actually it is rather complicated, but this will get you started.

[ Last edited by AjaA at 5/04/2012 15:30 ]
Author: AjaA    Time: 5/04/2012 15:51

Boardwalk today 5 March some records:

Swinhoe's Egret 1
Whiskered Tern 1
Far Eastern Curlew 4
Black-winged Godwit 534
Spoon-billed Sandpiper 1
Little Stint 1
Curlew Sandpiper 6000
Great Knot 60
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 1
Nordmann's Greenshank 18 counted by others
Grey-tailed Tattler 1
as well as a Peregrine and a Marsh Harrier keeping the waders busy.
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 5/04/2012 17:40

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 31 Mar – 5 Apr 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: lrichard    Time: 5/04/2012 17:49

Additions to Annika's list for 5 April:

Great Crested Grebe 24
Swinhoe's Egret 1 typical ad bp and 1 strange-looking bird (beginnings of shaggy crest; bill yellow at base, blackish at tip) - Kinni got photos, I think
Kentish Plovere 11
Eastern Curlew 5
Nordmann's Greenshank 24 (Tung's count)
Asian Dowitcher 2
Red Knot 1 bp ssp rogersi
Temminck's Stint 4
Saunders's Gull 3
Caspian Tern 76
Gull-billed Tern 108
Author: kmatthew    Time: 6/04/2012 12:57

6/5/2012

Deep Bay was rather poor this morning and birds went into the scrapes early,and we didn't have enough time to look at the scrapes.

Great-crested Grebe
Black-faced Spoonbill
Garganey
Eurasian Wigeon
Osprey x2
Greater Sand Plover
Pacific Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Eurasian Curlew
Whimbrel x1
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Asian Dowitcher x4
Terek Sandpiper
Great Knot
Red Knot
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Red-necked Stint
Spoon-billed Sandpiper x1
Black-capped Kingfisher x1
Heuglin's Gull
Slaty-backed Gull x1
Black-headed Gull
Caspian Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Red-rumped Swallow x2 Access Road

[ Last edited by kmatthew at 6/04/2012 13:00 ]
Author: lrichard    Time: 6/04/2012 17:21

... better on the outgoing tide ...

Spoon-billed Sandpiper 2
Author: ddavid    Time: 11/04/2012 20:19

April 11

Nordmann's Greenshank - 3 on the scrape
Saunders's Gull - 1 remaining adult in breeding plumage on mudflats & the scrape
Siberian Blue Robin - 1 (stunning) male along path to Hide 8

David
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 12/04/2012 18:02

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 6 – 12 Apr 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: treeswift    Time: 16/04/2012 07:45     Subject: illegal mudflat fisherman - please help

PLease note:  on saturday, we saw two men fishing the mudflats illegally in the protected area beyond the floating hides, where all the shorebirds feed using wooden rafts or canoes to slide on the mud - see picture below. I know others have seen this and commented on it. we made a few calls, and perhaps other birders did too because two policemen did come a couple of hours later but the two men had left by then. they said if anyone sees this they should call 999 immediately. i wanted to bring this to all your attention and ask that please do this if you should see them so we can put an end to this. thanks.

[ Last edited by treeswift at 16/04/2012 07:48 ]

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Author: Ronaldo    Time: 16/04/2012 08:17

calling 999 from the boardwalk... Good luck! you may be calling mainland China police. I never had HK network over there.
Why not having the same camera systems as in front of the restricted area to cover the mudflats and have the police to control these illegal activities?
With cameras installed, this may also serve as a preventive action rather than simply being repressive and coming from time to time.
I am curious to know what are the penalties risked by these fishermen?
Author: HKBWS Chuan    Time: 16/04/2012 14:53

(取自 http://hkbws.org.hk/BBS/viewthre ... &extra=page%3D1 )
(Taken From http://hkbws.org.hk/BBS/viewthre ... &extra=page%3D1 )



在米埔發現緊急情況聯絡方法 Contacts for emergency happened in Maipo

各位鳥友:

如在浮動觀鳥屋發現非法過境漁民在泥灘上活動,敬請致電有關部門報告事件:

(1)落馬洲警署報告室:2471 8200,及;
(2)米埔漁護署自然護理員辦事處:2471 4411 或 親臨自然護理員辦事處報告。

如情況嚴重,請致電999聯絡警方。

您們所提供的資料將有助警方及自然護理員在泥灘執行氣墊船巡邏工作。


謝謝!


Should any birdwatcher at these floating bird-watching hides see any illegal cross border fishermen on the mudflats please report the incident to :

(1) the border Police at 2482-8200 (Lok Ma Chau Report Room), and,
(2) AFCD Nature Warden Post at 2471-4411 or in person at the AFCD warden post.

The border Police and AFCD Nature Wardens patrol the mudflat with their hovercraft and any additional information supplied by the public will assist their efforts.

If the activity is deemed serious, then an additional call may be required to the police by telephoning 999.

Thank you.
Author: Ronaldo    Time: 16/04/2012 16:50

What is meant by "the activity is deemed serious"??? Illegal but not serious???
And again, good luck for calling from the boardwalk...
Also, the fishermen probably already "know" that they have to do it within a limited time, say 3h...
Sorry but I can only be pessimistic about such (in)action.
Author: lrichard    Time: 18/04/2012 20:51

Seen from the old boardwalk hide, 18 April 2012

Spoon-billed Sandpiper 2 (found by John & Jemi) 1 coming into summer plumage, 1 still in winter plumage
Little Stint 2 summer-plumaged
Red-necked Stints - not counted but 100s
Asian Dowitcher 7

Saunders's Gull still one 1st-year
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 20/04/2012 15:32

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 13 – 19 Apr 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: lrichard    Time: 20/04/2012 16:17

Another very wet morning at Mai Po, 20 April 2012

Great Crested Grebe 1 on scrape
Asian Dowitcher 20 (exact count) boardwalk
Black-headed Gull 120 (all first-years) boardwalk
Gull-billed Tern 310 boardwalk
Author: kmike    Time: 21/04/2012 17:04

Swinhoe's Egret on the boardwalk this morning.

Cheers
Mike
Author: kmike    Time: 21/04/2012 22:59

. . . and a pic of some Black-winged Stilts, also at the Boardwalk.

Cheers
Mike

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Author: AjaA    Time: 22/04/2012 20:02

Swinhoe's Egret on the falling tide today.

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Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 27/04/2012 16:37

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 20 – 26 Apr 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: wgeoff    Time: 27/04/2012 17:55

Does anyone have photos of the Frigatebirds - I need them for Unusual Record Forms
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 4/05/2012 17:34

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 27 Apr – 4 May 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: brendank    Time: 5/05/2012 20:12

5 May 2012

Pond 16/17
1 Garganey
1 Eurasian Wigeon
1 Black-headed Gull
4 Nordmann's Greenshank
8 Great Knot
6 Red Knot
30 Pale Martin
11 Chinese Penduline Tit (flyover)

Boardwalk
1 Red-necked Phalarope
14 Asian Dowitcher
25 Grey-tailed Tattler

[ Last edited by brendank at 5/05/2012 23:10 ]
Author: wing    Time: 5/05/2012 22:09

5 May 2012

2 Indian Cuckoo
1 Grey-streaked Flycatcher
1 Forest Wagtail
Author: kmike    Time: 6/05/2012 21:49

a good mix of migrants during the high tide at Mai Po today:

Striated Heron - 4
Yellow Bittern - 1
Black-faced Spoonbill - 20

Asiatic Dowitcher - 12
Nordmann's Greenshank - 2
Ruddy Turnstone - 1
Red-necked Phalarope - 1
Greater Painted-snipe - 4

Plus 22 other species of waders (all inside the reserve - I did no go to the boardwalk)

Indian Cuckoo - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 25
Black Drongo - 3
Brown Shrike - 1
Black-browed Reed Warbler - 9
Asian Paradise Flycatcher - 1
Red-billed Blue Magpie - 1 (is this rare at Mai Po?)

The highlight of the day was a Leopard Cat crossing from one of the islands on the Scrape and being closely followed by lots of egrets and Stilts.

Cheers
Mike
Author: lchunfai    Time: 7/05/2012 18:23

http://www.hkbws.org.hk/BBS/view ... amp;page=1#pid49320

These are the illegal fish nets found by Mr Yu Yat Tung yesterday.
I have no idea whether they are still here or not.
Author: ajohn    Time: 8/05/2012 11:08

Mike, Blue Magpies are unusual in the reserve but not really rare. There has been a pair around for a few months, and a few weeks ago I saw a bird apparently collecting nest material. They seem to be a bit more secretive now, but there may be more records over the coming weeks if they are breeding.

Congratulations on your Leopard Cat sighting. That must have made the nesting stilts very angry!
Author: kmike    Time: 8/05/2012 14:59

Thanks for the clarification on Blue Magpie John.  I think it was  Mai Po tick for me.

The Leopard Cat was definitely the highlight. Unfortunately I didn't see it on the island, just heading back towards the northern edge of the scrape with a train of egrets and herons - the stilts were definitely the most exercised - flying above the spot it where disappeared into the reeds.

Cheers
Mike
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 11/05/2012 16:26

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 5 - 11 May 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 18/05/2012 16:33

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 12 – 18 May 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 25/05/2012 17:49

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 18 – 25 May 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。
Author: WWF Mai Po    Time: 1/06/2012 17:33

米埔雀鳥記錄 Bird Records from Mai Po : 26 May – 1 June 12

The list is taken from data on the WWF Visitor Centre chalk board, birders note book, HKBWS BBS and Bird Line (English and Chinese).
記錄摘自訪客中心記錄板、米埔雀鳥記錄冊、香港觀鳥會新聞組及觀鳥熱線。

Latest Bird Record
每星期更新的米埔雀鳥記錄



Bird records from previous years
過往雀鳥記錄



WWF Morning Bird Count Summary Sheets can be downloaded from here.
WWF每月兩次的清晨雀鳥調查記錄簡表可在這裡下載。




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