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“Well Done Birdland”

Hong Kong Wetland Park
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Ranked #76 of 848 things to do in Hong Kong
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a very well done birding park. They have blinds (two or three stories) overlooking wetlands/ponds, and they equip some of them with expensive high-powered scopes. We did not have a "birds of Hong Kong" book, but they have bi-lingual brochures that are helpful, and there are many species to see. This can be reached easily by train plus light rail. The restarant overlooks one large pond with resident birds. The far off backgrond s tall buildings, but that does not detract from theexperience.

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

I have visited this palce a couple of times, during different seasons. First of all, don't go in the weekend and avoid the mornings when there maybe a schoolclass running around. But if you take your time, you can see some intersting birds here like the blackfaced spoonbill.

1  Thank zimof1
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

An interesting exhibit to educate Hong Kongers about ecology and wildlife. It's great to see school groups visiting.

It is potentially a fabulous bird watching venue - better even than the famous Mai Po reserve in some ways. However its value for birders is severely limited by not allowing access to the hides until after 10 a.m., by which time the best birdwatching is long over. Why not allow access to the key hides from, say, 7 a.m?

The other downside for birders is noise. There are signs all over the place to ask people to be quiet to avoid disturbing the birds. Asking Hong Kongers to be quiet is probably one of the most futile exercises known to man. They talk loudly and the kids shout and scream much of the time (although, to be fair, some of the teachers seemed to do a good job keeping them in line).

The mudflat hide is the best for birds, including the endangered and very rare Black-faced Spoonbill. But not long after our arrival a horde of schoolkids arrived and the decibel level became stratospheric. I hope the birds don't take flight!

Overall an excellent educational exhibit that Hong Kong should be proud of. But it could be more.

2  Thank What
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I was really impressed with the very high standard of the facilities at the park. There are extensive boardwalks, hides, and a good cafe. I wasn't at the centre long enough to explore the inside attractions but they seem to be very well done as well and there were parties of school children. We caught the 967 bus from Admiralty, it takes about 50 minutes each way. I was absolutely delighted to see that many of the trees are labelled (an unexpected bonus, the trees are wonderful and very attractive) and we did indeed see lovely butterflies and flowers. Birds less so, firstly it was afternoon, and secondly it can be extremely noisy with people shouting loudly everywhere! However look up around you at the tower blocks and be tolerant! The last hide of all was the best, finally a quiet hide, the Mudflat hide, there were dozens of photographers with massive lenses, the centre's own equipment is Swarovski and we had great views of a white fronted kingfisher. As we were walking to the exit at 5pm birds were starting to appear in the bushes. It was a great break from the city and an eye opener to see those towering blocks of flats in every direction on the way. For us it was a real highlight of our visit to Hong Kong.

2  Thank fourviolets
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Away from the crowded city, this is such a relaxing and wonderful place in Hong Kong. If you have some spare time in Hong Kong or you are the nature lover, this is a great place to visit. But you are not much to the nature, you might feel bored. There are many different animals inside the building for exhibition and some in the open park. We saw many photographers waited patiently to capture the best photo from the nature.

Besides that, they also display different science education and activities that my kids love it so much, even myself are able to learn much from the nature. We hope we can spend more time there, unfortunately we have schedule to catch up. I would say you need at least half of the day or more, there are so much to explore especially for the kids.

I can imagine if you visit the park during the Spring will be nicer because you can enjoy the scenery with the breeze , during summer you can't really enjoy the walk because is too humid.

Be prepare to spare some time for traveling, the park is far away from the central. Please wear casually with a pair of comfortable shoes, you need to walk a lot.

1  Thank Valerie C
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