Character National
Title Hawk-watching on Guanyinshan
Introduction Every autumn flocks of raptors fly to the warm south to spend the winter and in the spring return north to their breeding grounds. Mt. Guanyin, located on the left bank of the Tamsui River, is the migration route these birds of prey are sure to take. Each year during April and May more than a dozen species of raptor can be seen on Mt. Guanyin, of which the Chinese Goshawk (Accipiter solensis), the gray-faced buzzard eagle (Butastur indicus), the Formosan crested goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus), and the serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela), the “four raptors of Guanyin,” and the most numerous. Activities include an elevated forest canopy walkway where visitors can stroll along and enjoy the forest phytoncides (so-called “forest bathing”) and the magnificent Mt. Guanyin scenery. There are also talks on hawk-watching, raptor ecology seminars, raptor-themed games, and a raptor first aid knowledge zone that, in addition to enjoying your leisure, make you a raptor expert!
●Guanyin Mountain No.130, Sec. 3, Lingyun Rd., Wugu District, New Taipei CityXinbei City Wugu District Map
Tel 886-2-86355100
Organizers North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration, Tourism Bureau, MOTC