Category Wildlife

Hong Kong Birds on Flights to Oblivion

Like canaries in a coal mine, endangered species are signs of danger facing planet earth, our life support system Perhaps for many people, learning of endangered species involves wildlife that lives “out there” somewhere – like giant pandas in bamboo…

Red Tides n Sea Sparkle n the Mad Megalopolis

The end of November 2014 saw areas of inshore waters across Hong Kong and east Shenzhen turn improbably colourful thanks to extensive red tides. Night-time scenes were even more arresting, as seawater stirred by ferries or thrown stones flashed blue-green…

Birdwatching in Hong Kong is a great pastime

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You don’t need much equipment to start birdwatching. A pair of binoculars and a field guide will get you started on finding the wealth of species in Hong Kong. Do you watch wildlife, such as birds, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals, fish…

Hong Kong’s Mysterious Migratory Butterflies

On 31 December 2011, researchers trapping butterflies at Deep Water Bay on Hong Kong Island found a Chestnut Tiger with writing on its wings. Someone had used a fine marker pen to add numbers, letters and characters including a code: “YSK541”.…

Deadliest Hong Kong Animals

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A quick look at animals with venom, killer teeth and blades. Giant Centipede Growing to perhaps 8 inches long, running fast, and almost alien in appearance, Giant Centipede is perhaps the ultimate in creepy-crawlies. Its front legs have involved into…

Lantau cattle buffalo

Might seem odd “wildlife”, yet Lantau’s cattle and water buffalo now roam free, and part of the ecosystem. During recent cold spell (early 2008), the buffalo importance perhaps highlighted by Pui O becoming a refuge for thrushes, Red-breasted Flycatchers, Daurian…