Fly with me: Standing guard on shore of Hulun Lake in N China

A group of swan geese live at Hulun Lake National Nature Reserve in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from spring to autumn. They enjoy the abundant food resources, fed by fish, shrimps and aquatic plants in the wetlands. However, danger exists here. Corsac foxes and birds of prey are the predators of swan geese. They are hunt by sudden attack. Therefore, every adult swan goose in the family rotates their jobs of standing guard, while others can have their feast and prepare for the following migration to south for the coming winter. If the security guard finds any track of these brutal predators, they will warble loudly and alert their family members to fly away.

Hulun Lake National Nature Reserve covers an area of 740,000 hectares. As one of the most important wetlands along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, around 240 bird species set their home in the wetlands, making up one fifth of China's total.

About 'Fly with Me': 

The 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP14) takes place in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, from November 5 to 13. During this period, CGTN Nature takes you on a trip with the migratory birds to learn about the wetlands along the largest flyway in the world, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

For more:

Hulunbuir series | Episode 2: Swan Goose

Hulunbuir series | Episode 9: Hulun Lake

(Cover image designed by CGTN's Liu Shaozhen)

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