The park area is small, and through years of development, there are less large-scale resources of wildlife. However, since Kinmen is located along the edge of the Mainland where seasonal migratory birds stay as stop-over therefore it has the most varieties of birds.

Birds have been the richest and the most unique wildlife resources in Kinmen National Park. Kinmen’s diverse habitats environment and low-density population combined with its location on the routes of birds migrating from the East Asia region, therefore the variety and quantity of birds are all very abundant in here. There are about more than 300 species of birds in Kinmen. The migratory birds (including migrants, summer visitors, transits) are as many as 74%, while residents only occupy 13% (with another 13% of vagrants), which is a considerable gap in that proportion. Each year from autumn to the end of spring of the next year, a large number of migrants fly from the north to find food and transit in here with numerous species and quantity that make the wonders. During then, a huge amount of Anatidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Laridae, and Scolopacidae water birds can been seen in clusters to perch around Ci Lake, Jinsha Reservoir and Lingshui Lake in the park. There is also a considerable number of single species of birds coupled with the birds situation different from that in Taiwan, which forms the important feature of birds in Kinmen area.

Among them, there are many bird species not seen or less seen in Taiwan area, such as the Centropus bengalensis, Magpie-robin, White-breasted Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Black-shouldered Kite, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Koel, Eurasian Oystercatcher, etc. are attracting many bird-watching people to come eagerly to see the fascination of them.

[ 2009-10-20 ] Phalacrocoracidae in KMNP
[ 2009-10-20 ] Ardea alba in KMNP
[ 2009-10-20 ] Egretta garzetta in KMNP
[ 2009-10-20 ] Ardeola bacchus in KMNP

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