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The Wild Bird Society of Taipei held its 17th Taipei International Birdwatching Fair this weekend at Guandu Nature Park, in Taipei.

The society says nearly 7 percent of the world’s bird species can be seen in Taiwan, as many of them are endemic and the country is central to East Asia’s main migratory routes.

The society has sponsored the Birdwatching Fair at Guandu Nature Park for the past decade and the event is aimed at introducing the general public to the wetlands’ ecological resources and conservation efforts.

According to the Field Guide to the Birds of Taiwan, 675 bird species can be found here on the island – among which 27 are endemic to Taiwan and 56 are endemic subspecies.