Monday, November 25, 2013

Birding in Basianshan

Misty morning at Basianshan National Forest Recreation Area

I went to Basianshan for 1 1/2 days! Awesome birding area. I saw lots of birds! Just awesome!
Basianshan National Forest Recreation Area is situated above Guguan on Provincial Highway 8 and is accessible from Guguan through forest roads. This vast 2492-hectare area ranges from 750 to 2424 meters above sea level. The highest point in this area is the central Basian Mountain. Since the numerous alpines and valleys block the gusty wind, the mean annual temperature is around 18ÂșC. With its beautiful forests and rivers, this breezy area was nominated as one of Taiwan’s top eight scenic destinations.

 Plumbeous Redstart (female)

 Plumbeous Redstart (male)

 Female Daurian Redstart (female)

 Eurasian Nuthatch

 Taiwan Whistling Thrush

 Varied Tit