Wild About Hong Kong

Hiking, birding, wildlife, conservation, environmental issues and more….

places and trails

Ping Shan Heritage Trail at Tin Shui Wai

Ping Shan Heritage Trail at Tin Shui Wai

At Ping Shan, there’s a cluster of venerable buildings including two of the grandest ancestral halls and the only ancient pagoda in Hong Kong. Glimpses of Imperial China in northwest…

Tung Ping Chau the Best Flat Island in the World

Tung Ping Chau the Best Flat Island in the World

Look at a map of Hong Kong, and in the northeast corner you should just see Tung Ping Chau – “East Flat Island”, the furthest-flung land in Hong Kong. Look…

Oh to be in Deep Bay Now That Spring is Here

Deep Bay in northwest Hong Kong is a wetland of international importance, a magnet for migratory waterbirds. The boundary between northwest Hong Kong and Shenzhen runs through an estuary, Deep…

Lantau lowlands

Lantau lowlands

There’s much to see and do on Lantau Island. There’s much to see and do on Lantau Island. For a day-trip, you could sample one or more coastal places, maybe…

activities

Al Fresco dining in Hong Kong

Al Fresco dining in Hong Kong

Several of my favourite places for eating outside in Hong Kong aren’t fancy, but are ace places to spend some time -preferably if can relax without some darn pandemic surging!…

Renting bikes in Hong Kong

Renting bikes in Hong Kong

A brief summary of places you can rent bicycles in Hong Kong. Cycle track from Tai Po Market to Tai Mei Tuk I’ve tried renting bikes for riding around in…

Wildlife

HK fish need help

The following is an email from Dr. Andy Cornish, which shows how you can support planned measures that could greatly help Hong Kong’s severely depleted fish stocks. In short (and 7 years after it was first recommended!) the Agriculture, Fisheries…

Hong Kong Sharks

Hong Kong Sharks

Hong Kong once had a shark fishery indicating at least they were at one stage abundant, and why perhaps they are now locally extinct. Leading up to the hot summer, Hong Kong prepares itself for the possibility of a migratory…

Mai Po birding, Hong Kong

Mai Po birding, Hong Kong

Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve is a key part of the internationally important Deep Bay wetland Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve, which is managed by the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong, is a key part of the internationally…

Hong Kong birding sites

Hong Kong birding sites

There are many good birdwatching locations throughout Hong Kong. Birding hotspots in Hong Kong beyond Mai Po Note that birding in HK is best from around early October to late April. In summer, birds are relatively sparse, and the heat…