Was pleased to have another day birding in this southern valley that gets more attention for its wintering butterflies than equally good low to mid elevation birds. I hope the nearby mid-high elevation Tengjhih FRA will soon reopen (currently possible to travel the road up there to the neighboring area).
The homestay is located on the south side of the main Maolin Valley, near a smaller river. After driving through the main Maolin Village, turn right at the fire station, cross the river and turn left.
These birds were seen from the 4km long surfaced loop trail behind their guesthouse.
Crested Serpent Eagle
Taiwan Blue Magpie
Taiwan Scimitar Babbler
Heard only, or unconfirmed visual:
Bamboo Partridge, Barred Buttonquail, Black-necklaced Scimitar-Babbler, Savanna Nightjar.
Muntjac (Barking Deer). Well heard
Formosan Macaque (Monkey). Several seen.
...and lots of smaller delights!
Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus