Thursday, 12 December 2013

29th November, 2013 TAIWAN 15th and last day

Woke early and was soon driving the short distance to Wulai.  We were trying to find the Ulay Cable Car Station, as the hillside opposite is a favourite site for the local birders. A party of Taiwan Blue Magpies were seen from the road. We were soon birding on the hillside and met up with a number of local birders. Not too many birds were present although 2 Mugimaki Flycatchers and a large flock of Grey-chinned Minivets were the highlights. We then drove to the Waterfall trail and walked the entire trail and back.


Waterfall at the Ulay Cable Car Station.

Crossed the bridge to start the Waterfall trail at Ulay

Waterfalls along the trail.

Chinese temple near Wulai.

He still has the kitchen sink to fit on his scooter.

Late afternoon drive to Taoyuan where we handed back the car after dark in preparation for our departure for LHR next morning.

Grey Heron 1
Little Egret 1
Black-eared Kite 3
Crested Serpent Eagle 3
Crested Goshawk 1
Mountain Hawk Eagle 4
House Swift 10
Taiwan Barbet 1
Grey-chinned Minivet 80
Bronzed Drongo 2
Jay 2
Taiwan Blue Magpie 8 ex.
Grey Treepie 2
Large-billed Crow 2
Varied Tit 1
Pacific Swallow 10
Asian House Martin 2
Chinese Bulbul 15
Himalayan Black Bulbul 15
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta 15
Taiwan Sibia 6
White-bellied Erpornis 4
Eye-browed Thrush 2
Vivid Niltava 1 female
Mugimaki Flycatcher 2 ex.
Tree Sparrow 6
Grey Wagtail 2

Grey Wagtail on the hillside at Ulay.

First-winter Mugimaki Flycatcher at Ulay

Male Mugimaki Flycatcher at Ulay

Male Grey-chinned Minivet on the hillside at Ulay

Female Grey-chinned Minivet on the hillside at Ulay.


Jay of the Taiwan race taivanus on the hillside at Ulay.


Adult male White-tailed Robin at Ulay.

Crested Serpent Eagle soaring over the Waterfall trail.

Little Egret on the river along the Waterfall trail.


1stYr. Eye-browed  Thrush along the Waterfall trail.

Monkey at the start of the Waterfall trail