Re: Hong Kong

To: Niels Poul Dreyer <>
Subject: Re: Hong Kong
From: (Dr Richard Nowotny)
Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 00:38:35 -1000
Here goes:
Field Guide:  "Birds of Hong Kong and South China" by Clive Viney, Karen
Phillipps and Lam Chiu Ying (6th edition, fully revised, May 1994, price
HK$164).  Excellent, with some quite good bird-finding info included.
Readily available in Hong Kong - well it was when I was there, eg from the
bookstore at the Kowloon end of the Star Ferry.  If you want to order it in
advance from Hong Kong get back to me for the address for where to write.
Where to find the birds:  "Birding Hong Kong - a comprehensive guide to the
birding sites" by David Diskin, July 1994.  A ring-bound "home production"
of great detail in true UK birdwatcher style.  I bought this from Richard
Lewthwaite (see below).
The tour company:  Kingfisher Tours, Richard Lewthwaite, 2 Villa Paloma,
Shuen Wan, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong (Tel/Fax: 852-665.8190).
Expensive (about $200 per day) but highly recommended.
The articles:  "Hong Kong - Shorebird Shangri-La" by Martin Reid, a two-part
article in the American Birding Association's magazine "Birding" of Dec91
and Feb92.  Not just about shorebirds and great reading.
I could provide photocopies of some bits and pieces which could be of
use/interest if you wished and if you could send me an address.
Hong Kong is terrific birding in a most unlikely and exciting setting - I'm
sure you'll enjoy your visit!

>Dear Richard
>Thank you very much for your help. I would of course like to get the
>references of your material, permits and names & addresses of local guides
>in Hong Kong.
>Regards from NielsA
>t 17.48 23-05-97 -1000, you wrote:
>>I know a bit about Hong Kong (I've been a couple of times - it's terrific)
>>and can provide you with quite good information and some literature.  I have
>>an excellent recent field guide, a superb booklet about where to find birds
>>in HK, info. about how to get permits, the name and address of HK's best (?)
>>local guide (an Englishman resident in HK trading as Kingfisher Tours) and a
>>terrific 2-part article from the American Birding Association's journal
>>"Birding" on birding in HK.
>>However, at the moment I am in Townsville and have none of the stuff on hand
>>to be able to give you more details.  I will be back in Melbourne on Sunday
>>(25th).  If you want to follow-up any of this you could drop me an email
>>message or perhaps telephone me Sunday evening on 03-9822.6176.
>>Richard Nowotny
>>>At 15.36 21-05-97 +1000, you wrote:
>>>>Hi Niels
>>>>Unfortunately I did not get your message until today (Wed) but Peter was
>>>>on the boat trip with us on Sunday.  I travelled down there with him.
>>>>If you still need to know his contact details I can find out for you.
>>>>Russell Woodford
>>>Thanks I is working for Birds Australia (RAOU) and got his address from him
>>>directly. Thank you very much.
>>>I am going to Denmark via Hong Kong stop over for 2 days after Christmas/New
>>>Year. Do you know anybody who can help me with addresses for permits etc.
>>>Regards from Niels

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