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Mai Po Nature Reserve

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Mai Po Nature Reserve, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
+852 2526 1011
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Excellent place to add to your life list

This was my third visit to the Mai Po Marshes. The first in 1969 before it became an official... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Paso Robles, California
Why bother to try and improve service...too busy trying to get donation$

I know they're busy saving the environment but try changing the names on a booked tour! They tell... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Hong Kong, China
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The 380-heactare Mai Po Nature Reserve is managed by World Wild Fund - Hong Kong. As a haven for thousands of migratory waterbirds every year, Mai Po Nature Reserve and the surrounding Inner Deep Bay wetlands sets a prime example of conservation success for regional wetlands. The six main habitats in Mai Po Nature Reserve – gei wais, freshwater ponds, inter-tidal mudflats, mangroves, reedbeds and fishponds – are home to a host of wildlife. Take a tour organized by WWF, is the best and simplest way to experience the beauty of this truly unique and ecologically diverse wetland location.
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Mai Po Nature Reserve, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
+852 2526 1011
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This was my third visit to the Mai Po Marshes. The first in 1969 before it became an official reserve, just shore birds on the Shenzhen River marshes. Then in 2007 and just now in December 2017. Two birds added: Durian Redstart (male and female)...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I know they're busy saving the environment but try changing the names on a booked tour! They tell you you can change but no link...and no response to e-mails/ phone calls...not impressed.with after care...too mundane for our eco savers...:\

Thank Hirohero
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Do remember that the only way to access this natural habitat of birds is with a tour. Look out for the WWF website and you'll be delighted to have their experienced guide and English-speaking nature interpreter. You will have to fill out the online forms...More

3  Thank ckm818
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The area of mai po is preserved by WWF. You MUST join their tour to go inside. The tour is about 1.5 hours. In mai po nature reserve, there are many birds and the environment around is quiet and beautiful.

1  Thank anitawin88
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I visited Mai Po with a group of graduate students. We did the general 3hr tour and visited the fish ponds, gei wei, wetlands, and briefly the mangroves. Being September it was a very hot afternoon visit (+32) but mostly shaded. Seems most people come...More

Thank m123178
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I went here last year for the second time part of the reserve is run by WWF and an other part is open to scientists. WWF are professional in what they do, and if you know a scientist who can gain access to the boardwalk...More

1  Thank Steve522014
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide Sze Man took us around the wetlands. We were lucky to see a rare Siberian Crane amongst many other beautiful and rare birds. Highly recommend. Booking in advance required.

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Booked a tour with Hong Kong birdwatching tours. Mai Po was a great place. Lots of waders and forest birds as well. A lot of walking involved but it is all flat and very easy . The walk out to the tidal flats was scary...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a great place to see birds of all types. We had just missed main migration, but saw avocets, stilts, herons, black faced spoonbills, kites, and many small sparrows and warblers. The preserve is pretty small but because it is surrounded by Hong Kong...More

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 13 March 2016

One of the benefits of fog is that it concentrates your viewing and cuts out buildings. The weather forecast was correct; it would be cloudy most of the day with rain later. We were disappointed not to see Black Faced Spoonbills, but an Avocet night...More

Thank 26cedrict
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14 November 2017|
Response from m123178 | Reviewed this property |
They have english tours. Easiest to email them directly if you cannot find it. Our tour was in english.