Taoyuan City is “famous” for the number of parks spread throughout. Most of them are beautiful little oases in high-rise neighborhoods. So, my particular area of ornithological study is the urban park habitat. Occasionally, I am able to go into the more rural areas to watch, but that requires a driver and someone who is interested in a quiet few hours.
Birds of East Asia
The book is published by Princeton Field Guides, Princeton University Press and is available over on Amazon so if you’re a nature or bird lover, pick one up. Also check out this useful bird app, Birdeez.
Chris Banducci is a pastor and missionary in Taiwan. He has, at other times of his life, been a white-water rafter, rock climber and adventurer. He left the corporate world of Solid Waste Recycling in 1996 and went into full-time ministry, where he pioneered a church in Riverside, California for the Potter’s House Christian Fellowship and is now engaged in the same endeavor in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. He writes on the culture, religion, tradition, and day-to-day life in Taiwan. Twenty-six years of living with Muscular Dystrophy may have weakened his muscles but not his spirit.