A Chau island [????- ]
A small island near Luk Keng, and a home for birds:
Egrets, herons flock to island
A Chau is a well-known egret island at Luk Keng. The sight is fascinating when several hundred pairs of herons and egrets nest and breed here from April to September.
Mr Tam said A Chau is the largest egretry in Hong Kong. One can find many resident birds, such as white Great Egrets, Little Egrets, Night Herons and Pond Herons, building nests on this woodland area.
Egrets are the most beautiful during their breeding season in March and April when they flaunt their breeding plumage to attract mates.
Bring your binoculars for a close-up view of the birds' behaviour, or catch a good view of the egret island from a nearby road or driveway.
Among the 100 or so resident birds recorded in Hong Kong, about 30 are wetland species.
Egret and Herons are the wetland resident birds that are commonly found in Hong Kong.
The most common wetland species is Little Egret, while Painted Snipe is a rare resident species, said Mr Tam.