Ride to the Black-Faced Spoonbill Reserve


Continuing with my quest to do a little more touring in my local area, I decided to drag the kiddies along to the black-faced spoonbill reserve, quite nearby our home.

The decision to go here was not completely random. Christina has been doing some stuff about the black-faced spoonbills at school and had brought a book home about them.

The black-faced spoonbills migrate to Taiwan, specifically the Qigu area in Tainan, for a lot of the winter as the climate in Taiwan is not as cold as the other place they stay. They are an endangered species with less than a thousand or so in the world.


When we were almost at the main visitor center we stumbled on this sign. Looks like there are a few other things to add to our tour list there. We headed on to the conservation center to see what we could see.


Aside from just being there, I don’t have too much to report about the center itself. It was fairly interesting with quite a lot of people making their way through the center.

A fair number of tour bus passers through.

I headed home as it was getting late in the day, and dragging the kids on the crappy bike for 40km in total was a bit of a test. Next time I’ll head to the actually conservation area and see what we can see there.


Till next time!

2 thoughts on “Ride to the Black-Faced Spoonbill Reserve”

    1. It’s been quite amazing just going places in our local area. It’s very easy to forget that there are plenty of places to go if you just bother to have a look.

      The kids enjoy it and I enjoy it infinitely more than just vegging in front of the television, which is what they often want to do.

      Getting out there is just a habit and mostly the kids are not used to it, so I want to get them used to it as it’s a very easy habit to learn to do nothing or just watch TV if you have free time.

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