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Caomei Wetlands Wildlife Refuge

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Information

Date of foundation September 29, 2004
Area( hectare ) 701.3
Primary Object for Protection River mouth and swamp ecosystems
Scope of Administration Along the coast of Qingshui District, Taichung City, with the northern coast of the Dajia River as the north border and the west side of the West Coast Expressway as the east border, along the Qingshui Dikes. The Fanzhailiao Dike and Gaomei 1st and 2nd Dikes, till the average subtidal line, make up the west boundary. The area’s south border is the northern sand-proof dike of the Taichung Port. 
Authority in-charge-of Taichung City Government

The attraction of Caomei Wetlands Wildlife Refuge, located along 3.5 km of coastline south of the Dajia River Estuary, is its diverse sand bar, mud land, and wetland habitats, which are home to over 105 species of plants in 27 families, including the endangered Tuberous bulrush (Bolboschoenus planiculmis (F. Schmidt) T. Koyama). Other species include 117 birds, 33 crabs, 13 fish, and five bivalves. The healthy estuarine ecosyetem and secluded environment make Caomei an ideal habitat for migrant waterfowl, herons, and waders. Every November, around 400 Northern pintail ducks (Anas acuta) and many other species fly in to spend the winter there.
Visit counts:2136 Last updated on:2016-07-15