Hong Kong Bird Watching Society
The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS) is an environmental non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats in Hong Kong, a territory on the southern coast of China. It is a BirdLife International affiliated organisation. The emblem of the HKBWS is the Chinese Egret which visits Hong Kong on migration and used to breed in the territory.
The HKBWS was formed in 1957. It publishes the annual Hong Kong Bird Report as well as regular bulletins. As of 2013 it has over 1800 members, employs four full-time staff, holds regular meetings, conducts surveys and organises birdwatching tours. It is involved in the conservation management of the Long Valley agricultural wetland where it monitors the birds. Its research programs include monitoring waterfowl at the Mai Po Marshes and Deep Bay, reviewing Hong Kong bird records and maintaining a checklist, studying the wintering ecology of Black-faced Spoonbills and conducting breeding bird surveys at the Tai Po Kau Forest Reserve.
- Hong Kong Bird Watching Society.
- "Hong Kong Bird Watching Society". HKBWS. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
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