Black-faced Spoonbill Reserve Watching Black-faced Spoonbill in the mouth of Cengwen River Black-faced Spoonbill is one almost extinct bird in the world and protected by regulation. In 2003, Bird-Watching Association counts out almost one hundred Black-faced Spoonbills flying from the northeast area of Korea or Mainland China on every Oct. to stay in the mouth of Qigu Cengwen River for winter over. Because Black-faced Spoonbill is rarer than Panda and almost would fly to the mouth of Qigu Cengwen River, that's why Black-faced Spoonbill has become the most famous bird in Taiwan. Black-faced Spoonbill would fly here on every Sep. and Oct. and leave on next Mar. to May, thus this period is the best to watch Black-faced Spoonbill in Qigu. Because Black-faced Spoonbill usually take rest in the daytime and forage at night, they would gather together without any action but play, bathe, or clean feathers for each other at 4:00 or 5:00 pm. If visitors are fortunate, they could watch Black-faced Spoonbill activities by telescope. Actually, besides Black-faced Spoonbill, there are about two hundred kinds of birds ingathering in the mouth of Cengwen River, such as Gull, Snipe, Turtledove, Chinese bulbul. Generally, visitors could observe more migrant birds in winter. Tainan City Related sites National ParkTaijiang National ParkNational Scenic AreaSouthwest Coast National Scenic Area Administration Beimen Visitor CenterBlack-faced Spoonbill Ecology Exhibition HallJingzaijiao Tile-paved Salt FieldsSouthwest Coast National Scenic AreaQigu Salt MountainsBlack-faced Spoonbill ReserveSiraya National Scenic AreaQigu LagoonAmusement ParkJianshanpi Jiangnan ResortWanpi World Safari ZooSceneryWushantou Reservoir Scenic Area (Coral Lake)Caoshan Moon WorldHutoupi Reservoir Scenic AreaGuantian Water Caltrop (Festival)Nanhua ReservoirBaihe LotusNight Market/SnackQigu Seafood StreetHot SpringGuanziling Hot SpringsMuseum/Gallery/MemoryChi Mei MuseumCultural Gallery of Wangye at Donglong TempleTaiwan Black-foot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial HouseTaiwan Salt MuseumHeritage/TempleNankunshen Daitian TempleKoxinga ShrineMadou Daitian TempleGreat Queen of Heaven Temple (Datianhou Temple, or Tainan Grand Matsu Temple)Tainan Confucius TemplePrefectural City God TempleYanshui Wu Temple (Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival)Tainan: ChikanlouAnping FortEternal FortressAltar of Heaven (Tian Tan)Dongyue HallOfficial God of War Temple (Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple)Haishan HallFarmsZou Ma Lai FarmTourism TownAnping District, Tainan City: Namesake of Taiwan Recommendation Recommendation QR code Travel Information （Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.） TEL：+886-6-788-0642Address：the estuary of Cengwen River, Qigu District, Tainan CityLongitude/Latitude：120.053485/23.065972Transportation：Nat'l Hwy 1 → Madou Interchange → County Hwy 176 →Prov. Hwy 17 → County Hwy 173Public：Take the train to Tainan Station, transfer Xingnan Bus to (bound for Jiali) Jiali stop, transfer Xingnan Bus (bound for Qingkunni) to Qigu West stop.