A New Egretry found in Kam Tin
On 4 May 2021, we found a new egretry in Kam Tin. This egretry is on a clump of dense, young trees above a West Rail mitigated wetland. We counted 34 Little Egret nests and 17 Chinese Pond Heron nests but there may be a few more hidden from sight. Some Little Egret chicks have already hatched out. Several Chinese Pond Herons were seen carrying sticks back to build nest while others were sitting on nest, apparently incubating the eggs. We shall continue to monitor this egretry and investigate where the egrets and herons forage for food.
The Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association (HKWCA)
is a non-government organisation founded in July 2018. Our aim is to promote the conservation of wetlands and nature. HKWCA is also keen on advancing environmental education and sharing global and local experiences in wetland management.