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Hawk-watching on Guanyinshan

Hawk-watching on Guanyinshan

Festival Info

  • Date:April to May
  • Venue:Guanyinshan (Guanyin Mountain)

As winter approaches every year flocks of raptors fly from the north to the warm south to get through the hard winter, returning in spring the next year to breed. Guanyinshan (Guanyin Mountain ), on the left bank of the Danshui River, is not just a beautiful natural sight, it is also on the migration route of birds of prey that visit Taiwan. Every year in April and May , more than ten species of raptors can be seen on Guanyin Mountain, with the Chinese goshawk (Accipiter solensis), gray-faced buzzard eagle (Butastur indicus), Formosan crested goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) and serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela), the “four raptors of Guanyinshan,” the most numerous.


Guanyinshan is actually the best place to watch birds.

Every year the scenic area’s administration and the Wild Bird Society of Taipei hold a bird of prey watching activity on Guanyinshan, featuring natural ecological guidance and peripheral activities, ideal for people interested in birds.

Last Update:2017-11-28
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  • Office (Baisha Bay Visitor Center)
  • No.33-6, Xiayuankeng, Demao Village, Shimen District, New Taipei City, 25341 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5100
  • Fax: 886-2-2636-6675
  • Sanzhi Visitor Center
  • No.164-2, Putoukeng, Puping Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, 25245 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5143
  • Fax: 886-2-8635-3748
  • Jinshan Visitor Center (Yehliu Service station)
  • No.171-2, Huanggang Rd., Jinshan District, New Taipei City, 20844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2498-8980
  • Fax: 886-2-2498-5290
  • Yehliu Visitor Center
  • No.167-1, Gangdong Rd., Yehliu village, Wanli District, New Taipei City, 20744 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2492-2016
  • Fax: 886-2-2492-4519
  • Heping Island Visitor Center
  • No.360, Ping 1st Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City, 20247 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2463-5452
  • Fax: 886-2-2463-6987
  • Guanyinshan Visitor Center (Guanyinshan Service station)
  • No.130, Sec. 3, Lingyun Rd., Wugu District, New Taipei City, 24844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2292-8888
  • Fax: 886-2-2291-9444
  • Jhongjiao Bay Visitor Center
  • No. 180-3, Haixing Rd., Jinshan Dist., New Taipei City,208003 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2408-2319



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