Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Asian (and Taipei) Bird Fair 2013

The 4th Asian Bird Fair is taking place this weekend, October 26-27th, at Guandu Nature Park, Taipei City. It is sure to be a well attended and fun event for all interested in birds.

Entry is free, but donations to Pheasant-tailed Jacana conservation welcome. Lectures, activities for kids etc etc...

The official website seems to have skipped English so I may as well give a rundown of what’s happening.

International delegates with stands:

Miranda Shorebird Centre (NZ)
Nature Society Singapore
Malaysian Nature Society
Wild Bird Society of Japan
Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
Hong Kong Bird Watching Society
Beijing Bird Watching Society
Bird Conservation Society of Thailand
Zhejiang Wildbird Society
FuJian Birdwatching Society
Eco-Education and Resources Centre (HK)
Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka
Bird Conservation Nepal
Thailand Cycling Club
Sabah Tourism Board
Borneo Nature Tours And Photography Sdn Bhd

Taiwan organizations:

Chinese (Taiwan)Wild Bird Federation
Wild Bird Society of Hsinchu
Wild Bird Association of Taiwan
Wild Bird Society of Tainan
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Eco-educational Nature Park
Kaohsiung Wild Bird Society
Raptor Research Group of Taiwan
Taiwan Ecotourism Association
Lienchiang County
Kinmen County Government
Wild Bird Society Of Ping Tung
Wild Bird Society of Yunlin
Endemic Species Research Institute
Wild Bird Society of Peng-Hu
Wild Bird Society of Kinmen
NPUST Community Forestry

Plus various optics and equipment suppliers - a good chance to test out the latest gear.

Other recent events.
Raptor Migration Festival, Kenting

Taiwan 3013 Birdathon, plus pre/post tours.