Tainan City Sicao Wildlife Refuge



Area( hectare ) 515.1
Simple Description Once devastated by tropical storms, now this Refuge has been converted into marshland and salt farms. However, the qualities of a wetland remain. Therefore, migratory birds from Asia and Australia frequent the Refuge -- over 160 species have been spotted here.

When most black-winged stilt migrate to the north to breed after the spring, a few chose to stay in Sicao . In Sicao , large flocks of unusual pied avocet can also be found.  Sicao, a wetland strewn with fish ponds, saltpan, and mangroves, was a lagoon hundreds of years ago. Today, the mangroves is adorned with flourishing Rhizophora mucronata, Lumnitzera racemosa, Avicennia marina, and Kandelia obovata, offering a ideal habitat to fiddler crabs, egrets, and kingfishers. This unique saltpan creates ones of the four major wetlands in Taiwan.

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Visit counts:3004 Last updated on:2021-10-19