Thousands of migratory birds, including various rare species, have recently been spotted in scenic wetland spots in southwest and northwest China.
The Fengyiwan Wetland Park in Nanchong City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, has seen an increase in migratory birds.
"There are 58 species of migratory birds, including black storks and tundra swans, and other animals under first or second-class state protection," said Zhu Xudong, marketing manager of the Fengyiwan Wetland Park.
To ensure the safety of the migratory birds, the personnel at the wetland beefed up patrols and surveillance.
"The park forbids tourists from feeding the migratory birds, and we have set the tour route and the migratory birds' protection zone apart," said Zhu, adding that their number has topped 10,000.
Flocks of migratory birds were also spotted in a wetland in Xixiang County of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. They sometimes skimmed the water or combed their feathers and bathed in the winter sun.
(Cover image: A black stork. /VCG)
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