|Native name: 鴉洲|
A Chau (Chinese: 鴉洲, Jyutping: aa1 zau1, Pinyin: Yāzhōu) is a small island in the inner most of Starling Inlet (Sha Tau Kok Hoi), off Nam Chung, in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong. It is under the administration of North District. The island falls within the Closed Area.
A Chau has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest since 1985. The fauna of the island includes night heron, Little Egret, Great Egret, Black-headed Gull and Herring Gull. It is also a breeding site for the passage migrants. It was reported in 2007 that A Chau was the largest egretry in Hong Kong and may also have been one of the most important night roosting sites for the ardeids in winter.
- Town Planning Board - Approved Luk Keng and Wo Hang Outline Zoning Plan, October 2006
- Environment Protection Department - Site of Special Scientific Interest
- "Review of Egretries in Hong Kong", in Hong Kong Biodiversity, Issue No. 14 March 2007, pp. 1-6.
- Hong Kong Bird Watching Society - New Territories
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