Large flocks of migratory birds arrive at SE China wetland

Recently, large flocks of migratory birds arrived in the Minjiang Hekou National Wetland Park in Fuzhou City in southeast China's Fujian Province. Among the birds are some rare species, including the black-faced spoonbills and tundra swans that are under state-level protection in China and have seen a big increase in numbers.

According to a park staff member, the largest number of migratory birds appear from November to February every year. From 2018, the park administration began to reinstate some farmlands into wetlands, enticing more and more birds to come since then. Currently, there are more than 20,000 birds in residence, with about 520 tundra swans and more than 100 black-faced spoonbills.

(Cover image via VCG)

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