Taiwan not only has great birds, but a host of other highlights that make it a wonderful destination for a comfortable and relaxing birding tour. With about 30 endemics and many endemic subspecies, not to mention the incredible East-Asian Flyway, Taiwan has much to offer for both serious and casual birders alike. Located 100 km east of China, south of Japan and Korea, and north of the Philippines, this small nation is less than 400 km long and 150 km wide with rugged central mountains interspersed with deep valleys, and boasts a very high biodiversity in a very manageable package.
Our Best of Taiwan birding tour focuses on the endemics and other East Asian specialties in the nation’s largely pristine and well protected forests. Most of our time will be spent in the mountains, but we will allow some time in the lowlands and along the coast in order to search for wetland birds: Lanyu (Orchid Island) in particular has several interesting birds, including an endemic owl and various endemic sub-species and birds that are otherwise very difficult to see anywhere else.