Ng Tung Chai 梧桐寨

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This is an interesting area of forest and waterfalls on the north side of Tai Mo Shan that has produced excellent records in recent years.


Key Species

Speckled Piculet, Lesser Shortwing, Mountain Tailorbird, Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler, Pygmy Wren Babbler. Bull-headed Shrike has been quite regular here in recent years.


Other Species

Crested Serpent Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Besra, Black-throated Laughingthrush, Silver-eared Mesia, Hainan Blue Flycatcher.


Other Wildlife




Walk steadily up the track to the waterfalls. Birds can be found in any area along this route. Rarities recorded in recent years include Mountain Bulbul, Japanese Robin, Fujian Niltava as well as Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo on passage.


Habitat and Vegetation

Forest and open country in the highest areas



Getting there

Take a 64K bus from either Yuen Long or Tai Po through the Lam Tsuen valley and get off at the turning to Ng Tung Chai village. From there walk up the hill (the birding can be quite good here too) to the village itself and beyond to the temple.


General Information

Altitude: 0-800m                  Disturbance: not significant