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September-August especially for seabird passage (04.05.2006)


Birding Site Guide

We birded the gorge and up to the highest point of the pass by road, then to Chingchin where we booked a hotel. In the afternoon we did a site for Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler, before driving to Aowahe for dusk to look for owls.


Birds seen

Toroko Gorge also Aowahe (not separated) 4th May

  • Taiwan Partridge Arborophila crudigularis Endemic NT
  • Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis
  • Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
  • White-bellied Pigeon Treron sieboldii
  • Large Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus sparverioides
  • Mountain Scops-Owl Otus spilocephalus
  • Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata
  • Silver-backed Needletail Hirundapus cochinchinensis
  • Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
  • House Swift Apus nipalensis
  • Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti
  • Gray-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus
  • Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  • Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
  • Asian Martin Delichon dasypus
  • White Wagtail Motacilla alba
  • Ashy Minivet Pericrocotus divaricatus
  • Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques
  • Styan's Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus Endemic V
  • Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis
  • Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
  • Flamecrest Regulus goodfellowi Endemic
  • Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
  • Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
  • Formosan Whistling-Thrush Myophonus insularis Endemic
  • Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
  • Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler Cettia fortipes
  • Yellowish-bellied Bush-Warbler Cettia acanthizoides
  • Taiwan Bush-Warbler Bradypterus alishanensis Endemic
  • Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis
  • Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea
  • Vivid Niltava Niltava vivida
  • White-browed Bush-Robin Tarsiger indicus
  • Collared Bush-Robin Tarsiger johnstoniae Endemic
  • Hwamei Garrulax canorus
  • White-whiskered Laughingthrush Garrulax morrisonianus Endemic
  • Steere's Liocichla Liocichla steerii Endemic
  • Gray-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia
  • Taiwan Yuhina Yuhina brunneiceps Endemic
  • Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus
  • Coal Tit Periparus ater
  • Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus
  • Yellow Tit Macholophus holsti Endemic NT
  • Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea
  • Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
  • Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
  • Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
  • Formosan Magpie Urocissa caerulea Endemic
  • Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
  • White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
  • Vinaceous Rosefinch Carpodacus vinaceus


Author: Andy Marshall