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“Abundant bird life in the New Territories” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mai Po Natural Reserve

Mai Po Natural Reserve
Pingshan County, Tuen Mun District, New Territories West, Hong Kong, China
852 2526 1011
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Ranked #235 of 713 things to do in Hong Kong
Activities: Birdwatching
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mai Po Reserve is a diverse wetland spanning 2,700 hectacres managed by the World Wildlife Fund. It consists of several wetland habitats supporting an abundance of wildlife and migratory birds.
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“Abundant bird life in the New Territories”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Went to Mai Po in late October and took the guided walk. The tour itself was in Cantonese, but we were able to ask questions and get some bird id's from the guide. The walk around the reserve was at a reasonable pace, and the diversity of the birdlife was quite good. We saw lots of water fowl including herons, egrets, and spoonbills. I understand it is even better in the winter. Do book ahead on their website to do the guided walk, and make sure you bring binoculars, water, a snack, and a good bird guide.

Visited October 2011
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“Quiet, Remote and Wonderful in Winter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Access price is pretty steep (but since it all goes to the WWF, it's ok). Takes some determination to get to (the map on the web is very clear). Best opportunity to come up close with migratory birds in winter in Hong Kong

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