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The Following Reports are available from Hong Kong:
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Hong Kong 11 to 17 Oct. 2002

  • For some reason this 34-year old bird enthusiast had never strayed outside Europe. I can tell my Common from my Green sandpiper and my Motacilla alba from my yarrellii, but I had zero experience with munias, mynas or prinias. I was content that way, or so I thought....Martijn Voorvelt reports

Hong Kong 11th to 22nd April 2002 

  • The main aim of this trip, the first leg of our round the world trip, was to try and see the trio of rare waders- Asiatic Dowitcher, Nordmann's Greenshank and Spoon-billed Sandpiper. The first two fell quickly......Neil Osborne reports.

Hong Kong 8/12/99

  • David Cooper stopped over in Hong Kong on the way to Western Australia: With just an hour and a half of birding time before it got dark, this is what he saw:




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Some Useful bird books for Hong Kong:
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A Field Guide to the Birds of China
John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps (Illustrator), Dave Showler (Illustrator): Buy from or
  • This is a comprehensive, taxonomically modern, and illustrated field guide to the birds of China. Over 1300 bird species are illustrated in 128 original colour paintings, by Karen Phillipps and Dave Showler. The species accounts stress the key points for field recognition and give a full description of the plumage, voice, range, distribution, status, and behavioural characteristics for every bird, with additional descriptions provided for hundreds of subspecie

A Photographic Guide to Birds of China Including Hong Kong
John MacKinnon: Buy from or

  • This photographic guide deals with the basics of bird identification in China by presenting those species that are most likely to be seen in accessible habitats throughout the region. The book is aimed directly at field identification. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumages, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the bird's distribution.

Recommended travel books for Hong Kong:

Hong Kong and Macau (Lonely Planet City Guides)
Steve Fallon: Buy from or

  • This ninth revised edition offers fresh insights into post-handover Hong Kong and pre-handover Macau, the Portuguese territory due to be returned to China in 1999. It also covers Guangzhou, the capital of Canton. Includes restaurant listings, Cantonese and Mandarin language sections, plus basic Portuguese.

Baedeker Guide: Hong Kong
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  • Newly revised, this title offers the visitor information on all the major sites. It also provides an overview of the destination, including the history and culture, as well as practical advice on accommodation and restaurants'


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