'Fly with Me': A fierce fishing competition is underway in Hong Kong's largest mangroves

Large flocks of migratory birds have arrived in Hong Kong's Mai Po and Deep Bay wetlands, which will serve as their resting spot and wintering ground. To stay strong, the birds need to fill their bellies. Led by the black-faced spoonbills, a fierce fishing competition is underway by the mangrove forests of the wetlands. Watch the video to see how they hunt down their prey.

Located in the northwestern corner of Hong Kong, the Mai Po and Deep Bay wetlands are recognized as an important stopover between East Asia and Australasia for migratory birds. The wetlands provide habitat and food for over 60,000 birds from more than 400 species each year, including black-faced spoonbills, pied avocets and other endangered bird species.

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.

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(Cover image designed by CGTN's Liu Shaozhen)

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