Scenic Spot Introduction
The Bird Island is so far the one and only natural ecological birds viewing center in Shenyang. It is also called Ganhezi Island, situated in the development area of Chessboard Mesa. It is an island measured 49.26 hectares in Hun River system, located on the east side of East Tomb Park, and south side of Expo Park. In history, it was its shape of a dragon crouching in the Hun River that earned Bird Island its name of “fishing by the Longtan shoal”, thus becoming one of the famous “eight sceneries of Hui Mountain”.
The forest, bush, wet land and pond on Bird Island present various views in different seasons, and even in different time within a day: in spring, everything on earth rouses up from sleeping. Flowers bloom together, and birds on the island begin to breed new life; in summer, trees and grass grow lushly, presenting a green and luxuriant picture. There are ducks and sparrows take rests under tree shade and white crane forage in reed pond; in autumn, mountains and forests all tinged. Newly grown up swan goose follows its mother and totters on the ground covered with golden leaves; in winter, snow gleams white and the world is chill and bleak, except that the swan gooses and ducks still sport on the unfrozen surface of Hun River.
Birds species on Shenyang Bird island covers mainly four kinds: cursorial birds, waterfowl, waders and songbirds, such as: red-crowned cranes, black swans, white swans, peacocks, vultures, egrets, emberiza elegans, blue-throated birds, aix galericulata, cormorants, grey cranes, macaws, silver pheasants, black-headed gulls, bar-headed gooses, and ostriches, etc. Every day, groups of birds like peacocks, black swans, white swans, and sea gulls would herd to fly and hover overhead the Bird Island at regular time, forming an unsurpassed landscape.
Ticket: RMB 30 yuan
Transportation:Travelers can take bus 218 or bus 168.