Time for the birds

(8j.com)
Updated: 2007-05-21 08:53

The beginning of summer brings weather that inspires us to go out and do interesting things. If you are tired of common outdoor activities, you can try bird watching. At this time of year, many beautiful birds have begun to sing melodious tunes. Now's a great opportunity to get away from the city and sing with the birds!

Time for the birds



Shanghai

Dongtan Birds Protecting Area

East of Chongming Island, there is a bird-protected area called Dongtan. Covering an area of 300 million square meters, this place is the home of more than 116 kinds of wild birds. Dongtan also has a beautiful lake, where many kinds of water fow, including swans live here. If you are lucky, you can also observe some special species like Green-backed herons and Black-faced spoonbills. Sometimes you even can get a chance to see the splendid views when thousands of birds fly together.
Early morning is the best time to watch birds, as Dongtan is also a good place to enjoy sunrise. It is a gorgeous sight to see the birds flying under the rising sun. If visitors want to spend the night, Chenjia Town is a good choice as here you can taste delicious seafood and shellfish like crabs.

Address: Chongming Dongtan, Chongming County, Shanghai
Tel: 021-69477888

Fengxian Century Park

In the early summer, the beautiful forests of Fengxian Century Park attract many birds to settle here. The most common birds found in this area include the Cuckoo, Yellowbird and Red-collared dove. So summer in this park becomes a concert full of enchanting bird songs.

Address: To the west of Wusi Nongchang, Fengxian District

Songjiang Tianma Mountain

Located at a high altitude, the most frequently spotted species here are the mountain forest birds, including tit and Dollarbird. Usually, visitors can find more than 20 kinds of birds per day. The mountainous area is also home to many temples and pagodas, making a trip here a feeling of serenity.
Adddress: Shenzhuang Road, Songjiang Distric

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