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1 Day City/Cruise tour

One day 12 hour birding tour in Taipei, Taichuang and Kaohsiung cities.

Introduction

We will try to visit the best birding sites you are not able to visit by public transportation by yourself from the cities you started in one day. Here we listed the itineraries in three main cities in Taiwan. We can design one day itinerary form any cities in Taiwan.

Duration
Maximum 12HR, e.g. 0600-1800 or 0700-1900

Inclusion
English-speaking guide, guide fee, driver’s salary, transportation (vehicle, gasoline, paking fee and toll fee), local travel insurance and local tax...etc

Exclusion
Ticket and meal of the guide and participants, coffee, alcoholic beverages, tip...etc.

Special cost for this one-day-trip
NTD 14000 / ~USD 450 for 5-seated vehicle (1-3 birders)
NTD 17000 / ~USD 550 for 8-seated vehicle (4-7 birders)

Payment
In New Taiwan Dollar, not in USD
Wire the money ahead or pay cash at the end of the tour

Travel insurance
NTD 2 million liability & NTD 200,000 medical insurance per person

Taipei city/Keelung Harbor:

Wulai + Yingmingshan / Gongliao

Starting and ending Point
Keelung harbor or Taipei city downtown

Itinerary A: Start from Taipei city
Pick up at hotel  in early morning and drive to Wulai, Taipei
Birdwatching in Wulai, Taipei for the whole morning
Birdwatching in Yingmingshan if we miss Taiwan Blue Magpie or some other birding sites
Drop off at hotel by 19:00

Itinerary B: Start from Keelung Harbor
Meet in Keelung Harbor at 08:00-09:00
Birdwatching in Gongliao region, New Taipei City
Drop off in Keelung Harbor by 15:00-16:00

Targets: Low elevation birds and some endemic species (Taiwan Blue Magpie, Taiwan Whistling Thrush, Taiwan Scimitar Babbler, Taiwan Barbet, Morrison’s Fulvetta...etc).

Taichuang city:

Dasyueshan one full day

Starting and ending Point
Keelung harbor or Taipei city downtown

Itinerary:
Pick up at hotel or Taichuang HSR station in early morning and drive to Dongshih township, Taichuang
Birdwatching in Dasyueshan
Drop off at hotel or Taichuang HSR by 19:00

Targets: Almost every endemic species are possible, but the target will be endemics in mid to high elevation (Swinhoe’s Pheasant, Mikado Pheasant, White-whiskered Laughingthrush, Taiwan Yunhina, White-eared Sibia, Collared Bush Robin...etc).

Note: The entrance ticket of Dasyueshan Forest Recreation Area is NTD 200 per person.

Kaohsiung city/Kaohsiung Harbor:

Shoushan National Natural Park + Niaosung Wetland or Meinong

Itinerary A: Shoushan National Natural Park + Niaosung Wetland
Pick up at hotel or Kaohsiung Harbor in early morning
Birdwatching in Shoushan in the morning
Birdwatching in Niaosung Wetland
Drop off at hotel or Taichuang HSR by 19:00

Itinerary B: Meinong IBA + Kaoping River IBA
Pick up at hotel or Kaohsiung Harbor in early morning
Birdwatching in Meinong in the morning
Birdwatching in Kaoping River in the afternoon
Drop off at hotel or Taichuang HSR by 19:00

Targets: Low elevation birds and some endemic species (Taiwan Scimitar Babbler, Black-necklaced Babbler, Taiwan Barbet, Morrison’s Fulvetta, Taiwan Hawmei...etc)

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