Taiwan is holding a 30-hour Birdathon event on November 24-25th 2012 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm).
It will be held in the southern counties of Yunlin, Chaiyi, and Tainan – home to great birding sites such as Alishan, Yushan National Park, Huben, Beimen Wetlands, Aogu Wetlands, and Qigu Reserve. A wide range of shore and forest birds can be expected – including many endemics and wintering specialties.
This will be a fun event suitable for bird watchers of all abilities. Teams, each consisting of 3-4 members, aim to spot as many bird species as possible in the 30 hour period. There may be other less competitive ‘targets’. Foreign teams are especially welcome – accommodation and food will be paid for on the 23-25th, and can be paired up with local guides if necessary. No registration fee required.
Organized by the Taiwan Ecotourism Association. Sponsored by Taiwan Tourism Bureau, and the SW Coast National Scenic Area Administration, Alishan NSA, and Siraya NSA.
For more details see the official website at http://www.taiwanbirdathon.org (English version still under construction at time of writing) or the blog post at http://birdingtaiwan.blogspot.tw/2012/06/taiwan-birdathon.html