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   Luk Keng
    Site Description

Luk Keng marsh and Nam Chung fishponds are located at the inner shore area of Starling Inlet in the Northeast New Territories. They are both wetland habitat but belong to different wetland systems. Nam Chung, traditionally a fishpond area, is actively managed by local villagers. In addition to fishponds and the village woodland, the river bank and river mouth marsh support a growth of mangrove plants.

Luk Keng marsh is an abandoned brackish marsh opposite to Luk Keng village. The marsh stores freshwater discharge from the hill stream and collects sea water from Starling Inlet. The marsh near the seashore supports mangrove and the area further inland is mainly freshwater marsh with short grass. The area has become a pasture for stray cattle.

    Site Protection

The route falls within both "CA" and "AGR" on Luk Keng and Wo Hang OZP.


Green Minibus:       
56K  Fanling Railway Station - Luk Keng
Disembark at Luk Keng.

    Survey method
The survey methodology was devised with reference to Carey et al. 2001. The site was surveyed by at least two group members in the morning (between 7am and 11am) using 1.5-hours line transects. Bird species and relative abundance were recorded by sighting and/or hearing during the survey. Other information such as weather and temperature, were also recorded during the survey. 
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