Big Bird Race | WWF Hong Kong

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WWF-Hong Kong’s longest-running supporter event, Big Bird Race, is now open for registration! The event involves local and overseas bird-watching teams attempting to spot and record the greatest number of bird species in a 12-hour period. Teams can start anywhere in Hong Kong, but must complete the race at Mai Po Nature Reserve.

The first Big Bird Race in 1984 was instrumental in securing WWF management of the Mai Po Nature Reserve. The money raised from last year’s event helped to restore the habitat at gei wai #16/17 and this year’s funds will be used to desilt gei wai #3/4. This will increase the fish and shrimp population, providing a better habitat for waterbirds.

What are you waiting for? Get your binoculars ready and register now! Registration closes 30 March.


14 April 2018 (Saturday)


6:30a.m.-6:30p.m. (12-hour race)


Bird-watching teams may begin anywhere in Hong Kong but must finish the race at Mai Po Nature Reserve.

Theme Bird 2018

Common name: Spotted redshank
Scientific name: Tringa erythropus
Body length: 29-32cm
Estimated population in Hong Kong: 2,500 in 1987, 397 in 2012
Range: Breeds in North Eurasia and winters in South Eurasia and Africa

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2017 Winning Teams



Most Birds Seen – Champion
The Professionals
Most Birds Seen – 1st Runner Up
HKUST Fire Bird 
Most Birds Seen – 2nd Runner Up
Bird of the Day
Jebsen Eagles
Mandarin Duck
Wetland Specialist
Taiwan Mikado Pheasant 
Dip of the Day
Yellow Wagtail
Overseas Cup
China – Swarovski Crazy Birdy
University Cup
HKUST Fire Bird  


Most Birds Seen – Champion

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Overseas Cup

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University Cup

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