Little Liuchiu Island 小琉球

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Little Liuchiu Island is easily reached from Kaohsiung and the birding on the ferry over at the right time of year can be very good.


Key Species

Streaked Shearwater, Long-tailed Skua, Crested Tern


Other Species

Blue Rock Thrush


Other Wildlife




The ferries to the island have an open deck area at the rear which is fine for birding. The estuary to the north of Donggang looks promising as well.


Habitat and Vegetation

The island itself is a coral island. Unfortunately the undertow around the island can be quite dangerous.


Getting there

A bus from near the train station to Donggang 东港 takes about an hour. From there walk or take a quick taxi to the ferry pier. The 14km ferry trip takes only about 30 minutes.


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