Highlights of Hong Kong birding and scenic tours, winter 2003-04

Till its demise at the end of March this year (2004), FirstStep Nature Tours was one of few eco-tour companies in Hong Kong. Mainly ran tours to Mai Po Marshes, with an emphasis on birds; but also birding tours to other locations, as well as some hikes, and scenery tours.

I was the chairman - and eventually also secretary, manager, bookings clerk and main guide.

To help show what can be done and seen during an eco-tour in Hong Kong, here are highlights of tours from autumn 2003 to the end of March 2004.

Mai Po Marshes, 29 March 2004