About Me

Matthew Kwan (小關), a birder, photographer and artist born and live in Hong Kong. Graduated in Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts in 2012. Been working with the Through Our Eyes Photography Education Programme at kaitak Centre for Research and Development in Visual Arts since 2013, now focusing on nature and art education.

I started my interest with birds at the age of 6. While strolling in Kowloon Park with my father every Sunday morning; where we saw our first Common Kingfisher in my life (I dropped the burger I was eating but couldn't care less at the time). I never stopped since.

A member of the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society (HKBWS). Also a member of the "Sparrow Team" which supports the annual Big Bird Race by World Wide Fund Hong Kong (WWFHK). I have regularly contributed photographs for publications including "A Photo Guide to Hong Kong Birds", "A Living Space" as well as numerous HKBWS bulletins.

A keen traveller, I have birded abroad including Australia, UK, Shetland, South Africa, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sabah and Taiwan. In China, I have been to various sites at Yunan, Sichuan, Hainan, Jiangxi, Guangxi and Guangdong.

I have regularly took educational guided birding, nature tours and workshops for schools and NGOs. Hoping to bring out the interest, as well as awareness and care for nature in children, as well as to educate them about the importance of conservation. I also guided visiting birders, you can email me for more information on birding in Hong Kong.

Email: matthewkwan88@gmail.com


  1. Hi. I'd be grateful if you could advise me what is the best bird book to get for Hong Kong.

  2. Matthew, I recently discovered your blog and find it an absolute birding treasure trove. I now go to your page first for bird information. Keep up the great work!