We had also arranged for a hire car with an English Sat.Nav. to be at the hotel from 8.30 am on the 15th and this arrived on time. By 9.00 am we were on the road heading to the lowland Huisun Forest Reserve a drive of some 3.5 hrs. and thanks to the Sat. Nav. we found it easily and quickly booked our accommodation for one night, within the reserve, and after dropping off our bags we were quickly out birding staying out until dusk.
Entrance road leading into the Huisun Forest Reserve
View in the Huisun Forest ReserveEastern Cattle Egret 1
Grey Heron 1
Great White Egret 3
Indian Black Eagle 1 seen well on the journey.
Spotted Dove 2
House Swift 15
Taiwan Barbet 2 showed very well low down in a fruiting hedge.
Bronzed Drongo 4
Taiwan Blue Magpie 4 Came flying in near the entrance gate at dusk to roost.
Grey Treepie 4
Varied Tit 1 of the distinctive Taiwan race castaneoventris and often considered a full specie.
Pacific Swallow 12
Himalayan Black Bulbul Flock of 30
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta 10
White-bellied Erpornis 2
Taiwan Whistling Thrush 2
Plumbeous Redstart 2
Brown Dipper 1
Grey Wagtail 2
Amur Wagtail 2
Pair of Taiwan Barbets in a fruiting hedge at at Huisun Forest Reserve
Varied Tit of the Taiwan race castaneoventris at Huisun Forest Reserve.
Adult male Amur Wagtail of the race leucopus.
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta the common flock specie at Huisun Forest Reserve