Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department



Birds in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is located on the coast of Southeast China which is a major stopover point of the bird migration route. The wide varieties of local habitats contribute to the diversity of the birds. These habitats include shrublands, woodlands, coastal environment, farmlands, and wetlands such as mangroves, mudflats, reedbeds, fishponds and gei wais (inter-tidal shrimp ponds).
Over 540 species of bird have been recorded in Hong Kong, which represent about 35% of the species recorded in mainland China. Among these species, about 20% are residents, 30% are winter visitors, 40% are passage migrants and 5% are summer visitors as well as remaining about 5% are vagrant/occasional visitors.
This Department has published the following pamphlets, please click the following icons to download:

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Last Review Date : 06 February 2018