It is the first team of butterfly surveyors formed by the general public in Hong Kong since 2008. They continuously visit many local butterfly hotspots to record the number of butterfly species and related ecological data.
Butterfly surveyors are recruited once a year, providing substantial human resources for butterfly survey over the long-term. Participants have to receive training and pass an exam in order to become butterfly surveyors. Currently there are over 300 qualified surveyors who monitor 12 butterfly hotspots, including: San Tau (Tung Chung), Luk Keng (Fanling), Wu Kau Tang (Tai Po), She Shan and Ng Tung Chai (Lam Tsuen, Tai Po) , Yuen Tun Ha (Tai Po) , Yung Shue O and Sham Chung (Sai Kung) , Sha Tau Kok, Pak Sha O and Lai Chi Chong (Sai Kung), Mui Wo (Lantau Island), Ho Sheung Heung - Long Valley - Lok Ma Chau, Tai Lam Country Park (Kam Tin) and Lung Kwu Tan (Tuen Mun).
All the survey data is uploaded to Hong Kong Butterfly Net, so members of the public can monitor conditions of butterfly hotspots together.
Butterfly surveyors are recruited in March and April every year. Please go to〈We Love Butterflies Net〉 for more details.