大埔滘 Tai Po Kau
地點介紹 Site Description
Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve is located in central part of New Territories, with an area of 460 hectares, and it is the first Special Area in Hong Kong. The vegetation extends from 50m above sea level to the Grassy Hill at 650m, meanwhile it is a relatively mature and dense secondary forest in Hong Kong. There is a great species richness of flora and high diversity of habitats such as secondary forest, plantation, grassland, freshwater stream and pond, providing foraging ground and residence for a variety of animals. Moreover, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve is a very good point for watching forest birds and more than 160 species of birds have been recorded there.
There are numerous well-maintained trails in the reserve to choose from. The Red Walk and the Nature Trail are relatively easy and suitable for carrying out field surveys.