RFI Hong Kong

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Subject: RFI Hong Kong
From: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:53:15 +1000
Hi all
I am visiting Hong Kong for the 1st time in about 10 days from now, and was looking for some pointers/hints. I have been doing some research through the HK Birding Society website, posted trip reports etc and have a few sites in mind but (as with many of my RFIs), I am on a family holiday not a birding specific trip, so I need to be mindful of the rest of my family as well and squeeze birding in amongst other activities.
Plans are so far:
- a visit to the HK Wetland Park (has any body been there and advise of good spots)
- one or two of the central parks (Kowloon Park, Victoria Park)
- a trip up "the Peak" - any specific spots to look when up there?
- normal tourist attractions such as Star Ferry, Aberdeen
- possibly to Lantau to see the Big Buddha
- depending on time/weather etc, I may get to Tai Po Kau NR, but I think this is highly unlikely (despite this being a good place to go) - Please note that my plans do NOT include visiting Mai Po (despite several recommendations) as it's the wrong time of year for migrants and dealing with permits etc likely to chew up too much time
We are staying in Tsim Sha Tsui, so Kowloon Park is about 4 blocks away.
As this is a more than slightly non-Australian RFI, people can reply direct to me if they don't want to clog up the forum (although I for one always think the more info in the archives the better).
Tom Wilson


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