The first uphill section gives a panoramic view of
Sha Tau Kok, taking in Hong Kong's largest egretries.
In March to August every year, egrets and herons
belonging to more than 6 different species roost
in the egretries in Yim Tso Ha and A Chau. The
mangroves on the shores of Luk Keng, the unspoiled
bucolic charm of Nam Chung Valley, Luk Keng's freshwater
marshes and web of fishponds are paradise for birds.
Unfortunately only very limited habitats near the
Hong Kong-China border are left undisturbed today.
Continuing on along
the trail, you soon see Lo Lung Tin standing in front
like a jade screen. Succeeding the mighty aura of
the Pat Sin Leng range, Wong Leng and Ping Fung Shan,
its peaks undulate. Beyond Kwai Tau Leng, the trail
comes to pockets of wet paddy fields, lotus ponds,
fruit trees and paddy ditches that create mini habitats
for Night Heron, Chinese Pond Heron and Common Kingfisher.
These undisturbed freshwater wetlands provide vital
resources for diverse wildlife, thus create a self
sufficient food chain.