Hong Kong (China) - Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS)

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1957
Members: 1900
Staff: 14
Castle Peak Rd, HK

address: 7C, V Ga Building 532 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok

Mission of the organisation

  • To facilitate and encourage the study of birds in Hong Kong
  • To provide information and assistance to all, whether visitors to Hong Kong or residents, who are interested in birds
  • To collate and publish from time to time the field records of all birdwatchers in Hong Kong
  • To publish and keep up to date a checklist of the birds of Hong Kong
  • To assist in the enforcement of the law relating to the protection of birds in Hong Kong
  • To maintain a library of books on birds
  • To exchange information among members and with ornithological societies in other countries
  • To promote the conservation of birds and their habitats in Hong Kong and Asia

Key Activities


  • To present HKBWS views on local development plans
  • To provide professional comments to the government on conservation action, birds and habitat protection
  • International representation in BirdLife International and Oriental Bird Club
  • Involvement in Asia Red Data Book and Important Bird Area compilation
  • Campaign for the conservation work of Mai Po since 1979
  • Founder of Hong Kong Big Bird Race, annual fund-raising activity for wildlife and habitat conservation of WWFHK


  • The Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay Waterfowl Monitoring programme
  • Review of Hong Kong bird record
  • Publication of annual Hong Kong Bird Report and maintain a checklist of birds of Hong Kong
  • Wintering ecology of Black-faced Spoonbill
  • Bird monitoring at Long Valley
  • Breeding bird survey at Tai Po Kau Forest Reserve


  • Promoting bird watching as an extracurricular activity among secondary schools
  • Weekend birdwatching outings to various bird habitats in Hong Kong
  • Organize birdwatching tours in mainland China
  • Slide shows, talks and lectures on birdwatching and nature conservation

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