Xiangshan Wetland

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  • Phone:+886 03 521 6121
  • Address:Xiangshan Dist., Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
Xiangshan Wetland is located at Hsinchu City's Xiangshan District. Jincheng Lake is located near to the north, and to the south is the coastal beaches of Haishan Fishing Port. It stretches for a total of 15 kilometers and covers an area of 1,600 hectares. It is a coastal wildlife protection and conservation zone in Hsinchu City, and its muddy intertidal zone is around 2 kilometers long. The organic matter that have accumlated there serve as resources for a large amount of shrimp, crabs, snails, and shellfish, and also attracts water birds to come for foraging. It is northern Taiwan's large oyster zone, and the shoals here are abundant with fiddler crabs. Furthermore, this area is also an necessary stop for Siberian migratory birds. 
Ecology here is rich and thriving, and includes plants such as spotted mangroves, kandelias, mangroves, Japanese eelgrass, and more. The large amount of crabs here are well-known, and they number over 100 million. Aside from Taiwan's fiddler crabs, there's also the unique blue-colored mictyris brevidactylus crab, also known as the monk crab, and the bright red sand crab. Water birds include endangered species such as red-crowned crane, black-faced spoonbill, sandpipers, and peregrine falcons. Uncommon species are Saunder's gulls, little egrets, Eurasian sparrowhawks, Chinese sparrowhawks, ospreys, snipes, ringed pheasants, and more. 



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