Diverse Endemics in Tropical Island

30 Endemic Species, 54 Endemic Subspecies, 200+ species in 2 weeks

Comfort Birding Anytime

No hiking. Mostly roadside birding. Anytime of the year for breeding endemics.

No Infectious Diseases

No Leeches. No Malaria. No Rabies. No Ticks. No Dengue Fever.

Flexible Tailor-made Tours

The BEST Local Guides

We know every bird here! Go eBirding with us!

Diverse Avifauna

  • Across Palearctic & Oriental Biogeographic Realms

  • In the middle of East Asia Australasia Flyway

  • 70%+ coverage of native forests

  • 1/2 of area > 1000m in elevations

Nordmann's Greenshank

Nordmann’s Greenshank. Endangered shorebird in E Asia.

Endemic Species

Endemic Subpecies

Families

Genera

Bird Species

Collared Scops Owl

Collared Owlet (Endemic Subspecies)

Birding Season

  • Breeding endemics: all year round

  • Long migratory seasons

  • Winter birds arrive in late Oct

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Unpredictable Rain Seasons--S: Spring Rain; P: Plum Rain; T: Typhoon

Safe Travel

  • No need to hike

  • Mostly roadside birding

  • No Malarias, leeches, dengue fever, rabies, ticks

  • VISA friendly

Roadside Birding

Taiwan Bambo Partridge (Endemic Species)

I heard Taiwan has leeches?

We do have leeches. People go hiking who walks into dense bushes in wet season are prone to be attached by leeches. However, in our birding tours, we mostly stay around driving roads. It’s rarely to get attacked by leeches during birding trips.

No Malarias? Really?

Almost extinct. There are very few imported infection cases annually.  See CDC Taiwan for more information.

How about ticks and Lime disease?

Very rare. We don’t have regular ticks causing lime diseases. We only have less than 3 cases every year recently so far.  See CDC Taiwan for more information.

How about rabies?

We haven’t detected and reported any local infection cases after 1961. In 2013, we found some wildlife (Chinese ferret-badger & masked palm civet) get infected of rabies, but we haven’t detected any stray dogs and cats get infected of these wildlife-specific virus strains. However, the rabies immunoglobulin and related vaccines are available in Taiwan. See CDC Taiwan for more information.

How about the dengue fever?

The prevalence of dengue fever is mainly concentrated in urban areas in Taiwan. Most of years the infection cases is around hundreds, it’s well controlled locally. The prevalence areas are downtown of Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung cities. We barely use any hotel in these cities. See CDC Taiwan for more information.

Is there any disease I have to worry about? The "Typhus Fever (Scrub typhus)" in Lanyu island.

Yes, there is one infectious disease we have to pay attention–the Scurb typhus“, or “Typhus Fever“. We have quite low chances to get infected in tropical areas such as Lanyu island when look for Elegant Scops Owls. Few Taiwanese birders get infected annually. 

Scrub typhus is difficult to recognize and diagnose because the symptoms and signs of the illness are often non–specific, just some headache or fever. The bite of the mite may leave a characteristic black eschar that is helpful to the doctor for making the diagnosis. With proper treatment, Scrub typhus can be cured. See CDC Taiwan for more information. 

Flexible Itinerary

Tailor-made birding or photo tours !

Taiwan Blue Magpie

Taiwan Blue Magpie (Endemic Species)

Taipei City Tour

Highlights

  • Taiwan Blue Magpie
  • Malayan Night Heron
  • 12 hour city trip 

Details

  • USD 500 for 5-seated vehicle (1-3 birder)
  • USD 600 for 8-seated vehicle (1- 7 birders)
  • Covers guide fee, transportation & insurance only
  • Hotel-to-hotel pick-up & drop-off without hotel and food
Swinhoe's Pheasant

Swinhoe’s Pheasant (Endemic Species)

Essential Endemics

Best value in short trip

Highlights

  • All endemic except for Styan’s Bulbul (not in range)
  • Pheasant and Partridge trip
  • Flexible: 2-4 days

Details

  • 2 pax: USD 350 per day; 3-4 pax: USD 275 per day; 5-6 pax: USD 250 per day
  • Covers hotel, transportation, food & insurance..etc
  • Hotel, airport or HSR station pick-up & drop-off
Styan's Bulbul

Styan’s Bulbul (Endemic Species)

ALL ENDEMICS (7d/6n)

Best value for LIFERS

Highlights

  • All endemic including Styan’s Bulbul
  • Give every endemic species one more chance
  • Fixed schedule (Monday-Sunday) discount

Details

  • 2 pax: USD 2300;  3-4 pax  USD 1800; 5-6 pax USD 1650
  • 15% discount with fixed schedule (Mon-Sun)
  • Covers hotel, transportation, food & insurance..etc
  • Hotel, airport or HSR station pick-up & drop-off
Elegant Scops Owl

Elegant Scops Owl (Endemic Subspecies in Lanyu)

See Everything (13D/13N)

Classical 2 weeks trip 

Highlights

  • All endemic species & birds in the season
  • Visit various habitats and landscapes
  • Visit Lanyu (Apr-Sep)

Details

  • 2 pax: USD 4550; 3-4 pax: USD 3550; 5-6 pax: 3200
  • Covers hotel, transportation, food & insurance..etc
  • Hotel, airport or HSR station pick-up & drop-off

Local Bird Guides

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KC (Chuck) Hung

Senior Guide & Manager

eBird Reviewer, contribute 9000+ checklists in Taiwan with 450+ sp. seen and 93 sp. recorded.

Ta-Chih CHEN

Tour Guide

Contributed eBird 3500+ checklists in Taiwan with 404+ sp. seen and 250 sp. taken.

Mike Ling

Sales Manager

Senior general tour guide for 10 years. Worked in largest travel agent in Taiwan before.