- No. 1-9, Renyi Rd., Lugu Township, Nantou District, Taichung
- Tel: (04)92753100; Fax: (04)92753106
- Hours: 8am - 5pm; all year round except Chinese New Year's Eve
Located at the foot of the Mountain Fonghuang in Lugu, the status of Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park has changed over time. Established in 1982, the Park featuring numerous native and exotic birds has been subordinate to Taiwan Provincial Government till 1999. Due to the reorganization of Taiwan Provincial Government, the Bird Park became under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture, and shortly of the Ministry of Education in 2000. As a subordinate unit of the MOE, the National Museum of Natural Science took over the Park. On the first day of 2013, the Bird Park officially merged with the Museum and was renamed to Fonghuanggu Bird and Ecology Park.
Covering an area of nearly 33 hectares, the Park offers a haven for many different species of birds, plants and bugs, and acts as an important place for the Museum to educate its visitors to learn about ecosystems and conservation of endemic species. The Crane Museum in the Park, which is the only one of its kind in Taiwan, offers a detailed description about the crane's species, distribution, habitat, behavior, communication, feeding, and breeding. Visitors can also see ruins of Chi-chi earthquake (1999) and Typhoon Taraji (2001) here. These are all living teaching materials. Aside from education, clear sky, changing fog, walking paths, waterfalls and a suspension bridge in the Park present even bigger surprises. The Park is an excellent spot for leisure as well!
Need a half-day or a one-day trip? Expect an intellectual or emotional trip? Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park can be a great choice!