Tanshui River Chunghsing Bridge to Huachung Bridge Wildlife Sanctuary
Downstream of the Huachung Bridge, crisscrossing river channels and proximity
to the ocean and its tides cause the Tanshui River to flow more slowly, and here
sediments deposited by the river have formed extensive mudflats and wetlands.
Because these wetlands generate large amounts of organic matter and shelter
abundant bottom-dwelling organisms, they are a favorite feeding spot for great
numbers of birds. Large flocks of migratory waterfowl frequent this area seeking
food in the wintertime, making it a good place for birdwatching.
The Tanshui Wildlife Sanctuary is located in northern Taiwan, and is the first stopping
point on the island for birds migrating south in the fall and winter. Many thousands
of birds congregate here from September of every year through March of the next.
A total of 121 species of birds in 34 families have been sighted here.
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