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  • Hi there, it's Katie. Here is Cigu.

  • This place is not only famous for its seafood,

  • it's also famous known for its black-faced spoonbills.

  • Cigu is rich in nature.

  • (People here,) they took a lot of efforts in it,

  • to preserve this beautiful place.

  • Today, you got a chance with me

  • to have a tour of this place to find out

  • what kind of treasure you can find in this beautiful place.

  • Hi, Mr.Chen.

  • Hello,

  • welcome to this international wetland.

  • Mr.Chen, could you give me a brief introduction

  • about this beautiful place?

  • The place we're standing on right now was once a part of the sea.

  • During 1823, Zengwun River flooded

  • and change its courses several times,

  • and the mass sediment

  • contributed to many new lands.

  • In 1989, the estuary of Zengwun River

  • was designated as industrial land.

  • Thanks for the efforts of many bird conservation advocates,

  • in 2002, around 300 hectares of the north shore

  • of the estuary where black-faced spoonbills inhabited

  • was designated as theBlack-faced Spoonbill Reserve.”

  • As the water stage of this wetland is adjusted by a water gate,

  • the tidal range is relatively small.

  • This makes the wetland a great habitat for migratory birds.

  • In addition, the mangrove forest

  • at the estuary

  • is home to plants growing on the seabed as well

  • as fishes, shrimps, and scallops.

  • They attract a wide variety of birds

  • and form a complete food chain.

  • Black-faced spoonbills come here

  • not only for the diversified ecosystem,

  • but also for the fish farming industry in Cigu.

  • There are lots of milkfish farms in this place,

  • and after the fishes are harvested in fall,

  • the water inside will be drained,

  • leaving in them some tilapias

  • as well as other fishes, shrimps, and scallops.

  • This is a very suitable environment for black-faced spoonbills

  • to hunt for food.

  • So, beside the black-faced spoonbills,

  • are there any other spices in here?

  • There are three kinds of precious birds in the Old Taijiang Inner Sea:

  • First, the black-faced spoonbill.

  • Second, the pied avocet.

  • And third, the black-winged stilt.

  • Black-faced spoonbills migrate to Taiwan as their wintering ground

  • during October to next March.

  • During the time when black-faced spoonbills are not here,

  • that is, between May and August,

  • the area is open for local residents with capture licenses.

  • They can enter the conservation area to capture hard clams,

  • red tipped clams, and razor clams,

  • as these clams are not the food of migratory birds.

  • Capturing them with manpower not only helps loosen the soil

  • but also provides a source of financial support for residents.

  • It's a win-win case.

  • During their wintering stay in Taiwan,

  • there will be docents at the bird observatory platform to

  • introduce black-faced spoonbills.

  • Besides, you can also go to the Museum of Black-faced Spoonbills

  • to know more about them.

  • Hello there, let me give you Mr.Tsai here.

  • He is the staff of this exhibition hall.

  • Could you give me a brief introduction about this place?

  • In the museum, there are introductions to the information

  • about black-faced spoonbills.

  • For example, the time they migrate to Taiwan,

  • or the best time to observe them.

  • There are lots of photos, models,

  • as well as other information about black-faced spoonbills.

  • You can get to know more about black-faced spoonbills

  • within a short period of time.

  • As you enter here, you'll see

  • a model of a black-faced spoonbill.

  • The exhibition room is designed

  • to present their habitats in the Korean Peninsula.

  • During May to September, black-faced spoonbills

  • will migrate to the Korean Peninsula or Liaodong Peninsula

  • to breed and feed their young.

  • For safety reasons,

  • black-faced spoonbills usually breed on cliffs.

  • Black-faced spoonbills migrate southward in two routes:

  • the land route and the sea route.

  • The land route including a stay at China, then Taiwan,

  • and finally Vietnam.

  • The sea route starts from Korea,

  • and some birds will stay in Japan.

  • Then, they continue their migration to Taiwan.

  • This is an introduction to different species of spoonbills.

  • The spoonbill genus consists of six species:

  • roseate spoonbill, African spoonbill,

  • yellow-billed spoonbill, royal spoonbill,

  • Eurasian spoonbill, and black-faced spoonbill.

  • Every year, there will be about ten Eurasian spoonbills that

  • migrate to Taiwan along with black-faced spoonbills.

  • Here you can see the traits of black-faced spoonbills

  • at different ages,

  • their food,

  • places where you can see them,

  • and the number of black-faced spoonbills

  • that have come to Taiwan this winter.

  • There is detailed and complete information here!

  • Did you find the treasure here?

  • Isn't that beautiful?

  • Tell me you're not going to miss this place.

  • The grand finale activity in Sigang's incense event

Hi there, it's Katie. Here is Cigu.

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Hot Tainan EP12. Ecological Tours in Cigu

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    Hot Tainan 哈臺南 posted on 2018/12/04
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