Szutsao Wildlife Sanctuary

The Szutsao area consists of marshes and dry land gradually created from sediments left after a river changed its course in the past. Although the marshlands at Szutsao were at one time developed for the purpose of making salt by evaporation, the area still preserves its wetlands character. Every year many migratory birds winter here or stop temporarily to gain strength before continuing their journey. It is considered a relay station along migration routes throughout Asia and Australia. Because Szutsao is one of Taiwan's twelve largest wetland areas and possesses international significance for the cause of wildlife conservation, it has been set aside as a wildlife sanctuary in order to protect its ecological resources. Of the more than 160 species of birds sighted at Szutsao, migratory birds constitute the greatest number of species and individuals -approximately 75% -- with the rest being resident species. Many birds rest here, seek food, and replenish their strength during the great southward migration of waterfowl from September to November of every year; some migratory birds spend the entire winter here. Numerous birds also pass through this area during the northward migration from the end of March through the middle of May. Among the several dozen protected species of birds that frequent Szutsao is the threatened black-faced spoonbill.

[Environment Protection and Nature Conservation]
[National Park Ecological Protection Areas]
[Protection Of Nature Landscapes]
[Wildlife Conservation]

Providing Source ĄG Department of Construction and Planning Administration Ministry of Interior

File Last Revised ĄG Feb.8.1996

Contact Phone ĄG 886-2-7374701EX283