5 April 2010

PoToi Boat Trip - 4th April 2010

Paul Leader organised a boat trip to mainly look for seabirds, but we called in at Po Toi Island too.

There were a few migrant landbirds in the nooks and crannies of the island, sheltering from the foggy eastery winds.

Narcissus Flycatcher

Fantail Snipe

Grey-faced Buzzard

Grey-faced Buzzard

And in fairly choppy seas afterwards, a few seabirds, including the three species of skuas (jaegers) known to occur in HK waters. The ones that flew closest to the boat were: -

Pomarine Skua

Great Crested Tern


  1. What a terrific trip! I visited HK about 9 years ago, before I discovered myself as a birder. Reports like this (your entire blog in fact) compound my regret at not paying more attention to the local avifauna. I can't wait to return!

  2. Love the picture of the Narcissus Flycatcher; what a beautiful bird. All your photos are nice!

  3. Hi Mike,
    It's easy to get distracted by the skyscrapers... but you're right, there are a lot of interesting birds in Hong Kong..!

    Glad you like the photos. We visited NYC a few years ago and enjoyed Central Park and Jamaica Bay -