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The Bird of Myth: Chinese Crested Tern Showed up on an Islet in Matsu!
2009-07-28 15:23:00
2009-07-28 15:23:00
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Rosa Hsu
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Rosa Hsu
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By TTNews Reporter Fan Kang-Wu
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Lianjiang County (Matsu), Taiwan –


Taiwan has once again been proved as the best bird-watching and eco-tourism location for the fanatic birdwatchers! On July 18, 2009, Tourism Bureau of the Ministry invited five bird-watching travel agents from United Kingdom and Netherland to go on a bird-watching eco-tour in Taiwan. However, the most exciting part of the trip was to discover the existence of Chinese Crested Tern, also known as “mythical bird”.

All the members were very thrilled at finding this fact, and they had great confidence in promoting Taiwan eco-tourism itinerary in the near future.

The group members including Christopher Gordon Bradshaw (Birdwatching Breaks), Simon Boyes (Ornitholidays), Pieter Remco van der Luit (Inezia Tours), Arie Cornelis Ouwerkerk (Birding Breaks) and British bird-watching magazine editor Jack Thorpe, they came all the way from Europe to Taiwan, then flied to Matsu to watch the famous “Bird of Myth” - Chinese Crested Tern.

The Chinese Crested Tern is a critically endangered species of seabird that was previously thought extinct. The Chinese Crested Tern is no longer just a myth! The rediscovery of Chinese Crested Tern nesting on an islet in Matsu surely is really exciting news, even for the experienced birdwatchers!


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神話之鳥黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗 現身賞鳥天堂馬祖

范綱武/連江縣(馬祖)

  台灣為生態旅遊賞鳥愛好者最佳的選擇再次得到印證!2009年7月18日,交通部觀光局邀請來自英國、荷蘭之賞鳥旅行社業者一行五人,來台進行賞鳥路線探勘之旅,過程中讓人興奮的是在馬祖發「現神話之鳥」黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗,讓團員興奮不已,認為未來推動來台生態旅遊行程深具信心。

  該團由交通部觀光局駐法蘭克福辦事處邀訪,團員中包括英國與荷蘭之專業賞鳥旅行社的產品經理/資深領隊,有英籍之Christopher Gordon Bradshaw(Birdwatching Breaks)、Simon Boyes(Ornitholidays);荷籍之Pieter Remco van der Luit(Inezia Tours)、Arie Cornelis Ouwerkerk(Birding Breaks),以及英國賞鳥雜誌的編輯Jack Thorpe,他們千里迢迢從歐洲到台灣,再到馬祖,觀賞著名的「神話之鳥」─黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗。

  該團也在觀光局馬祖風景區管理處的協助下,前往南竿各地,觀賞馬祖地區的留鳥,並且利用空檔,參觀了南竿之數間旅館與遊憩設備,作為日後包裝行程之參考。行程中特別安排乘坐賞鷗船,觀賞馬祖獨特的「神話之鳥」,就算是賞鳥經驗豐富的老手們,心中亦難掩興奮之情,對黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗的期待。

  當團員抵達三連嶼時,團員紛紛拿起望遠鏡與攝影設備,聚精會神地尋找著黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗的蹤影,快門聲更是不絕於耳,團員Simon直說:「現在用任何言語,都無法表現我興奮的心情!」而另一位團員Arie Ouwerkerk,更是拍到了一張珍貴的照片,裡頭竟然同時出現六隻黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗,並且創下今年發現最多隻的紀錄!

  結束賞鳥之行,一行人帶著滿足的神情,回到北竿,繼續下午賞鳥之行程,對於能夠近距離看到神話之鳥,團員們開心之情,溢於言表,團員開玩笑說:「我可是撐到看完燕鷗之後,才開始暈船!」負責帶團的導遊,更是說:「他們果然是專業的Crazy Birder!」

  除了賞鳥之外,該團成員還身負一個任務,便是包裝販賣馬祖之賞鳥行程。業者表示,在歐洲,許多人願意花費超過台幣十萬元,只為了到馬祖看黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗,因此這個行程應該有相當之吸引力。

  該團刻正繼續在台灣進行行程探勘,預計走訪台灣中、南部,包含蕙蓀林場、燕子口、瑞岩溪保護區、湖本村、阿里山、鰲鼓溼地、漢寶濕地等景點進行實地勘查,以加強未來旅遊產品包裝多元性與可行性。(圖/觀光局提供,Arie Ouwerkerk拍攝)
2009-07-28 15:23:00
2009-07-28 15:23:00
2100
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