bird watching festival 2013

Follow the rhythm of seasons, migratory birds travel regularly between their breeding grounds and sites for overwintering to avoid the harsh winter. From 6 November 2013 till 31 March 2014, Hong Kong Wetland Park is running its signature winter event “Bird Watching Festival 2013/14” to introduce migratory birds, travellers in the sky, to nature-loving visitors. Apart from learning more about their wonderful bodies and behaviours, visitors may also meet the five migratory bird celebrities at the Park.

This winter, Hong Kong Wetland Park has chosen five migratory bird celebrities, including the globally endangered Black-faced Spoonbill, Pied Avocet with the pretty smile, the vigorous Daurian Redstart, the dignifying Grey Heron and the perseverant Curlew Sandpiper, to be the icons of “Bird Watching Festival 2013/14”. In addition to the thematic exhibition “Corridor of Migratory Birds” and Bird Watching Guided Tours, the Park will also arrange an array of fascinating edutainment activities (such as Bird Kaleidoscope Making Classes, Chinese Ink-Painting Workshops and Public Lectures) for visitors to enjoy while meeting the migratory birds and knowing more about their interesting facts.


Bird Watching Guided Tour

Our guides will lead visitors through the world of birds to see some wonderful migratory birds. They pass through Hong Kong during Spring or Autumn, and overwinter here. Visitors will notice the vivacity displayed by these birds in the intertidal zones, mudflats and freshwater marshes.

Date: 6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014
Venue: Wetland Reserve

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Guided Tour


Thematic Interpretation Session on Birds

Visitors eager to learn more about the migratory birds must not miss the interpretation sessions. Our speakers will present informative facts about these birds, including their flyways and interesting habits.

Date: 6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014
Venue: Wetland Discovery Centre

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Thematic Interpretation


Thematic exhibition “Corridor of Migratory Birds”

Migratory birds travel between breeding grounds and wintering sites according to the cues of position of the sun, star patterns and the Earth’s geomagnetic field. The wonders of migratory birds’ travelling stories will be presented in this exhibition.

Date: 6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014
Venue: Visitor Centre

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Thematic Exhibition


BBC documentary: Earthflight - Asia & Australia

To extend the theme of migratory birds into our Visitor Centre in this festive season, we will present the BBC documentary "Earthflight - Asia & Australia" in our Theatre. In this documentary, Earthflight uses fascinating filming techniques, in the bird's-eye view of two continents Asia & Australia, to create the experience of flying with birds as they encounter natural barriers.

Date: 1/2014 – 31/3/2014
Venue: Theatre
BBC documentary: Earthflight - Asia & Australia


Photo Collection and Exhibition

When winter arrives, flocks of migratory birds visit us. Don’t waste the best time to capture the movements of birds with your camera. Visitors may redeem a souvenir by submitting a bird photo, and outstanding entries will be exhibited in the Park.

Date: 6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014
Venue: Visitor Centre

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Photo collection and exhibition


Migratory Bird Orienteering

Every year, Black-faced Spoonbills travel from the north to the south for wintering. The orienteering game will let participants to join the flock and experience together this challenging migration journey.

Date: 13/11/2013 – 31/3/2014
Venue: HKWP
Bird Migration Orienteering


Public Lecture

The public lecture will tell the stories of birds. Through experience sharing by our speakers, participants will better understand the importance of conserving birds and wetlands. It is a great opportunity to know more about birds in addition to appreciating their beauty.

Date: 7/12/2013, 8/2/2014
Venue: Visitor Centre

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Public Lecture


Wetland Classroom: Birds

The class will discuss all you need to know for bird watching, including skills in bird identification, field guides and use of equipment. Participants may select the beginners’ class or advanced class according to their experience in bird watching.

Date: Beginners: 9/11/2013, 15/2/2014
Advanced: 10/11/2013, 16/2/2014
Venue: Resource Centre

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Wetland Classroom


Bird Kaleidoscope Making Class

In this workshop, visitors may handcraft their unique kaleidoscope with creativity. They may bring home their work and get the conservation message across to others.

Date: 23/11/2013, 8/12/2013, 26/12/2013, 4/1/2014, 9/2/2014, 8/3/2014
Venue: Resource Centre

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bird Kaleidoscope


Chinese Ink-Painting Workshop

Come and experience the new style ink-painting. Visitors may create different style of birds by using colourful ink and simple sketching. They can also learn the features and ecology of migratory birds through painting and interpretation session. Adults or children alike can create their own ink-painting.

Date: 30/11/2013, 29/12/2013, 19/1/2014, 23/2/2014, 23/3/2014
Venue: Resource Centre

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chinese ink painting


Badge and Origami Workshop

To nurture kids' sense of creativity and observation, bring them to our Badge and Origami Workshop. Make a unique badge or origami and bring it home!

Date: 6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Venue: Visitor Centre
badge and origami workshop



Activity Schedule
Activity Date Venue
Bird Watching Guided Tour 6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014 Wetland Reserve
Thematic Interpretation Session on Birds 6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014 Wetland Discovery Centre
Thematic exhibition “Corridor of Migratory Birds” 6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014 Visitor Centre
Wildlife documentary:
"Earthflight - Asia & Australia"
1/2014 – 31/3/2014 Theatre

Photo Collection and Exhibition

6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014 Visitor Centre
Bird Migration Orienteering 13/11/2013 – 31/3/2014 HKWP
Public Lecture 7/12/2013, 8/2/2014 Visitor Centre
Wetland Classroom: Birds Beginners:
9/11/2013, 15/2/2014
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Advanced:
10/11/2013, 16/2/2014
Resource Centre

Bird Kaleidoscope Making Class

23/11/2013, 8/12/2013, 26/12/2013, 4/1/2014, 9/2/2014, 8/3/2014 Resource Centre
Chinese Ink-Painting Workshop 30/11/2013, 29/12/2013, 19/1/2014, 23/2/2014, 23/3/2014 Resource Centre
Experiencing Waterbird Survey 2/3/2014, 9/3/2014, 16/3/2014 Wetland Reserve
Badge and Origami Workshop 6/11/2013 – 31/3/2014
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Visitor Centre
School Activity
The 14th Inter-school Bird Race 21/12/2013 HKWP
The 8th Storytelling Competition 11/1/2014 HKWP

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