Dayuan (NOT ‘Taoyuan’) is the coastal area not far from Taoyuan (aka Taiwan/Taipei) International Airport. I’ve wanted to explore here for some time, while not particularly scenic, it has various good habitats for birds.
With Nick Bray (great bird guide, and tour leader) from Zoothera Birding, I was was able to get my first look around this area - while waiting for clients to arrive at the airport. A couple new birds were seen well. The Merlin and Crested Bunting are rare to Taiwan.
Will be back!
Merlin Falco columbarius
Crested Bunting Melophus lathami
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis