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Black-faced Spoonbill Reserve(黑面琵鷺保護區)

Traveler rating:4 15 Reviews

Tuesday:09:00 – 16:30





The new land formed by alluvial deposits in the Tsengwen River estuary has a rich estuary ecosystem, which attracts the black-faced spoonbills(黑面琵鷺), an internationally endangered species of bird. Every year at the end of September, black-faced spoonbills migrate from the north, and leave again the following March after spending winter at Xikou. The black-faced spoonbills wandering the shallows of fish pools and lagoons looking for food is a rare sight limited to the fall and winter seasons. The Black-Faced Spoonbill Conservation Center is built using green construction methods, extending out over the lagoon. With grass growing on the roof to prevent reflected light from frightening the birds, the surrounding glass hidden by wooden planks is also an eco-friendly construction design. Walking from the Conservation Center to the shore, along the way bird watching platforms are installed, and there are binoculars so you can see their graceful figures; quietly watching them is very therapeutic for the soul, there are also volunteers to explain the black spoonbill ecosystem to tourists.


TEL +886-6-7881180#204

Address Qigu Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Eco-Tour

Open Hours Sunday:09:00 – 16:30
Monday:09:00 – 16:30
Tuesday:09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday:09:00 – 16:30
Thursday:09:00 – 16:30
Friday:09:00 – 18:00
Saturday:09:00 – 16:30



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  • GraceBojo

    Portland, OR

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    Solo travel

    Convenient Weekend Buses for Low-Key Birding

    Traveler rating:4 2019-11

    The Black-faced spoonbills winter here. On the day I went, they were resting behind a mangrove island so I didn’t see them. Apparently if one of the local ospreys flies by, they will be flushed into flight. You can get here by bus on the weekends. Take the 99 loop bus to the end of the line. The birdwatching bus is a little bus that comes by a few minutes later and takes you out to the observation area. There were two rangers with spotting scopes to help observe Caspian terns, redshanks, black-bellied(?) plovers, egrets, herons, dunlin and the usual hard-to-identify shorebirds. There are bathrooms at the observation area but no vending machines or shops. After about an hour and a half, the little bus leaves in the other direction. The trip out to the wetlands goes past oyster farms and other interesting scenery. I spotted some avocets and/or stilts in shallow fields on the way
  • Mark C

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Park and Wildlife Reserve

    Traveler rating:5 2016-10

    Great location to observe wintering endangered Black-faced Spoonbills. 80 were observed the day we visited. Very nice facility with an observation deck, many volunteers willing to assist you with information and spotting scopes to observe these birds. Wonderful facility in support of this bird and additional wildlife.
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    Traveler rating:3 2019-04

  • _Y2053KM

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    Traveler rating:5 2017-10

  • jui-chen H

    타이페이, 타이완

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    Traveler rating:4 2018-02


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