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Hong Kong, Thailand or Taiwan???? (1 Viewer)


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I was wondering if you could answer a simple question for me. I live in Japan and am going back to the U.K for a holiday this summer. I am able to stop off for a couple of days in either Bangkok, Taipei or Kong Kong. I won't have time to travel too far away but was wondering which place would be best to see some beautiful colourful birds. I am not so interested in shore birds but like colourful birds as I am keen amateur photographer. Which do you recommend for seeing great birds without venturing into the far rural areas. Thank you in advance. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
I'd stop off at Taipei. There is a reasonable chance of getting a couple of the island endemics ( try and get the 'crest, it's superb ) plus some other cracking looking birds. Hong Kong is a bit wader-y ( but that could just be down to me being a bit wader-y as well ) and Bangkok is a good starting place for therest of Thailand but not much cop on it's own.



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Haven't been to Taiwan, but have to say there are a lot of beautiful birds in Thailand. What I'm not sure of is how many are around in "summer" (not sure exactly when you're thinking of...). Taiwan may have more birds that time of year.

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