Black-naped Oriole, Chengching Lake, May 15th

A pair of Black-naped Orioles is currently easily viewable feeding young at Chengching Lake in central Kaohsiung.

To see the birds, enter the lake area through the main gate at the southern end. Entry is free for Kaohsiung residents with supporting ID, otherwise a small fee is payable. Once inside, follow the road to the left. After 1.3km, the road turns sharply to the right, and two pagodas with red pillars and grey-green roofs can be seen to the right, at the edge of the lake. Park and walk to the pagodas. The nest is in trees next to the pagodas, directly above the trail, and the birds can be easily seen coming and going. They’re popular with photographers, so you probably won’t have the place to yourself!

Also seen during my visit this morning were several Asian Glossy Starlings, and good views of Taiwan Barbet and Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, both of which are numerous and easily seen at this site.

Taiwan tick: Black-naped Oriole.


2 thoughts on “Black-naped Oriole, Chengching Lake, May 15th

  1. There are always black-naped orioles in the trees alongside the golf course bordering the World Games Stadium. They also live in the army base at the northern end of Shou Shan – I often hear and sometimes see them from my balcony which overlooks it.

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