English through Nature and Bird Watching

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong? Come and join the field trip with us to indulge in this nature experience. Breathe in the fresh, crisp breeze while traversing the wetland habitats of different migratory birds, and also admiring the view of the Mai Po marshes.

Mai Po Nature Reserve is located on the north-western corner of Hong Kong, it is as known as a birdwatcher’s paradise. Mid-February is usually a very good time to see a wide variety of birds such as Black-faced Spoonbills and other globally endangered bird species at Mai Po. Come and join us to gain tips on identifying the birds and recognize the importance of nature conservation.

Instructor: Mr. Richard Lewthwaite

Richard Lewthwaite is a former English Language Teaching Unit instructor. He is also an active birdwatcher in Hong Kong and, prior to Covid, enjoyed going on regular birdwatching trips to China, especially Guangdong and Hainan. He is editor of the annual Hong Kong Bird Report, one of the co-authors of "The Avifauna of Hong Kong", and has written papers on a variety of birds including the avifauna of Hainan, waterbirds of southwest Guangdong, forest birds of Southeast China, and owls and nightjars of Hong Kong.

Date: 16 February 2023 (Thursday)
Activity Time: 1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Gathering time and location: 12:45pm@College Gallery /
                                                   1:00pm@University MTR Station Exit A
Location: Mai Po
Language: English
Quota: 7

Fee: $100 deposit (Deposit will be refunded upon completion of the activity)
Registration:  https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13654643
Deadline: 2 February 2023

*Please submit deposit in CASH to College Office (G03) by application deadline within office hours. First-come-first-served, time of deposit payment will be the determinant. 

Enquiries: Miss Jacqueline Lam (jacquelinelam@cuhk.edu.hk / 3943 9774)