150 birdwatchers gear up for Taiwan ‘birdathon’

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-15
By: CNA

Some 150 birders will participate in a bird race held in central Taiwan’s Dasyueshan, a

On your marks: Bird watchers at Dasyueshan. (File photo/Wang Hsiao-ling)

On your marks: Bird watchers at Dasyueshan. (File photo/Wang Hsiao-ling)

mountainous area known for its bird diversity, the organizer said Wednesday.

The participants, including five from Canada, will compete at the fifth Dasyueshan Bird Race on April 17-18, according to the Chinese Wild Bird Federation.

During the race, the largest and longest-running birding competition in Taiwan, birders will compete in teams to see or hear the greatest number of bird species over a 24-hour time frame at the Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area.

Between 10:30am April 17 and 10:30am April 18, the birders could have a chance to be treated with courtship displays of the magnificent Mikado and Swinhoe’s Pheasants at the country’s top birding site, said campaign manager Chiu Po-ying.     [FULL  STORY]

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