Flocks of migratory birds spotted across China for wintering

Large flocks of migratory birds, including increasing numbers of endangered species, have been spotted migrating and landing in wetlands across China as they head south for winter.

In Yancheng City of east China's Jiangsu Province, the Dazong Lake National Wetland Park is enjoying flying visits by a record number of migratory birds this winter.

The wetland, located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, has so far recorded over 100,000 migratory birds covering 113 species, such as the Eurasian spoonbill, falcated duck and little grebe which are all rare species.

Danzhou Bay Wetland in Hainan Province of south China has also welcomed flocks of airborne guests flying from the north for winter. Up to now, the number has reached more than 6,000.

"The number of migratory birds has increased compared to previous years, including black-faced spoonbills, Chinese egrets and spoon-billed sandpipers, which fall under national first-class protection," said Chen Zhengping, team leader of the Danzhou Bay Wetland Bird Protection Team.

(Cover image via CFP)

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