Africa Birds and Birding Article : Taiwan- The Republic of China

When the Portuguese revealed Taiwan to the western world, they dubbed it ‘Formosa’ – The Beautiful Island. Although in the modern era Taiwan is best known for its political defiance of mainland China and the electronic shopping malls of Taipei, the island has a wealth of natural resources, including some of the most stunning birds and mountain landscapes in Asia.

Keith Barnes and Christian Boix returned from this fascinating island after having enjoyed a most memorable wedding and honeymoon trip (with Yi-Fang Barnes – Keith’s wife) through some of the most rugged and beautiful island landscapes we have experienced to date. The wealth of impressions, scenery, pristine forest, food and charming people lead the above authors to write about it in the February 2001 issue of Africa : Birds and Birding magazine.

What has been an old time favorite destination of Keith’s for many years as well as many loyal Tb clients is to become soon the Barnes’s new home as well as Tropical Birding’s new Asian office.

Christian Boix

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