We started the February 3rd at Huisun Forest Recreation Area. After two days of just about perfect weather it was a bit disappointing to have rain overnight and to wake to a chillier, overcast world.
|Formosan Blue Magpie|
Target birds missed included Varied Tit (usually here), Maroon Oriole, and Brown Dipper. Oh well, those blue magpies first thing in the morning work well for someone in magpie-free Tainan.
On Road # 21 between Huisun and the intersection with #8 we encountered 2 Crested Serpent-eagles, and 1 Oriental Honey Buzzard.
New Birds at Huisun:
Malayan Night-Heron Gorsachius melanolophus
Formosan Magpie Urocissa caerulea Endemic species
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
Gray-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris