Black Kite is the most common raptor in Hong Kong. The bird can be seen year round locally. Yet you may not know that Hong Kong is one of the few places around the world where you can see this bird close in the urban area.
Sai Kung is a major haunt of the species. On Yeung Chau opposite Sai Kung Pier, over 400 Black Kites have been recorded. Near Sai Kung Waterfront Promenade, where there is frequent boat traffic, you can often see Black Kites dashing towards the boat wash to forage for fish stirred up by the propellers.
Each year in January, we organise the Hong Kong Black Kite Festival along Sai Kung Waterfront Promenade, for more people to learn about the king of the sky. Activities include exhibition, booth games and art craft workshops. The public can also observe the birds with a telescope, under the guidance of an ecological instructor, to learn about the species' behaviour.