The Black-faced Spoonbill Ecology Exhibition Hall

  • 30 June, 2018
  • jvantrieste
Curious John

Each year, Taiwan’s coastal wetlands attract waterfowl from across East Asia. As the winter approaches from the north, these birds descend on Taiwan to enjoy the warmth here where the subtropics and the tropics meet. One of these migratory birds in particular has become something of a celebrity among bird-watchers here. The black-faced spoonbill thrives in Taiwan’s seaside marshes, and bird enthusiasts here love to head down to the shore to check these overwinter guests out. These birds flock in particular to the southwest marshes outside the city of Tainan. This stretch of coast is the home of the Black-faced Spoonbill Ecology Exhibition Hall. Though now under renovation, the hall is gearing up for another season of introducing these birds to the public. With me this week to tell us about the birds and the work the hall does is hall director Hung Meng-chi.