Shizhu Shan 石竹山

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This site has been long protected as a Taoist mountain and hence some of the forest is well-preserved here, if you can find a quiet area.


Key Species

Silver Pheasant, Bonnelli's Eagle, Barred Cuckoo Dove, Mugimaki Flycatcher (on migration).


Other Species

Common Pheasant, Large Hawk Cuckoo, Grey-chinned Minivet, Hwamei, Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, Rufous-capped Babbler.


Other Wildlife




From the top there are some trails and paths that are behind the main tourist area. These can be quiet and good for birding.


Habitat and Vegetation

Secondary forest, overlooking a reservoir.


Getting there

From Fuqing there are plenty of local buses going to the foot of the mountain from where you can take a cablecar to the top.


General Information

County:  Fuqing                   Area: n/a
Altitude: 100-534m              Location: n/a
Disturbance: tourist presence is quite heavy, especially at weekends and public holidays.