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Blue-tailed Bee-eater Bird Watching Tours Kick Off on June 18 at Cihu Triangle Fortress

Date: 2016-06-13

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According to Director Wei-sung Hsieh of the Kinmen National Park Administration (KNPA), the blue-tailed bee-eater is an iconic summer visitor in Kinmen with no distribution in Taiwan. Every year in April, the bee-eaters flock to Kinmen and burrow nests for breeding. By early June, the bee-eater population reaches approximately 1,608 throughout the island. Blue-tailed bee-eaters reach their peak fertility after mid-June. At nesting sites, interesting ecological behaviors can often be observed, such as parent birds carrying food in their mouths and feeding their young. In order to provide the public with more ecological information on blue-tailed bee-eaters and to advocate ethical bird watching, KNPA has commissioned the Wild Bird Society of Kinmen to offer free eco-tours at the Cihu Triangle Fortress from 8:00 to 12:00 AM on Saturdays and Sundays between June 18 and July 17, 2016. We welcome all to join us in experiencing the charms of blue-tailed bee-eaters.

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