This will be a private guided tour in English through Mai Po Nature Reserve. It will last 3 hours, beginning from 10:00am.

We will be guided by a WWF interpreter as well as Dr. Martin Williams, an SCMP columnist specializing in conservation and environmental issues. He is also the author of “Hong Kong Pathfinder: 24 day-walks in Hong Kong”,  contributor to “1001 Natural Wonders: You Must See Before You Die”,”Central Ridge and West” (covering HK country parks from Ma On Shan west to Tai Lam) and Hong Kong Tourism Board booklet “Discover Hong Kong Nature”.  He is also the producer of “Mai Po Marshes – Hong Kong’s Wetland Superstar”, a 10-min film. More info about Dr. Williams here.

Sheets for “Bird Bingo”, an original HKEI game where you try to tick off as many bird sightings as possible, will be handed out 🙂 HKEI will provide a bird guide for reference during the trip.

Expedition Mission:

To learn about and take pictures of birds, particularly those native to Hong Kong.

Expedition Costs (updated): 

Fee: $240 HKD

The fee includes the WWF park permit ($90), Dr. Williams’ guiding fee ($125) and a donation to the HKEI ($25) and is payable by bank transfer, cheque or cash and is refundable only if you cancel at least 3 days before the tour’s start. You will pay the MTR and taxi fares directly yourself on the day of the event.

What to bring:

Binoculars (available for rent for $20 at the reserve), water, snacks, good walking shoes, a birding guide if you have one.

Meet places and times: 
8:45 am: Meet at Hong Kong Station (Airport Express Station in Central) at the lifts across from the check-in counters
9:20 am: Meet at Kam Sheung Rd Station (then taxi)
9:50 am: Meet at Mai Po Nature Reserve Field Scott Study Centre
10:00 am: Tour start
1:00 pm: Tour end
Registration:
We are now using Meetup.com for event registration. Please make an account and register for the event here: http://www.meetup.com/HKEI-Expeditions/events/181234722/
(Photo courtesy of Laurel Chor)