Jiangxi Poyang Lake Series | Episode 4: Doctor bird

Li Chunru became a vet for migratory birds in 1982. He used to work at the city hospital. When an unexpected change in his career brought him back to Maying Lake, which is north of Poyang Lake, in his early 30s, his expertise was no longer required. He saved an injured and stranded grey heron by chance, and gradually came to be known among locals as "doctor bird."

About 'Journeys in Nature': Jiangxi Poyang Lake Series

Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake in China, is an internationally significant wetland. It's the most important winter grounds for migratory birds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, and the largest avian winter habitat in Asia. More than 460 bird species have been recorded at Poyang Lake. Every year from October to April, more than 700,000 birds fly here for winter, including more than 98 percent of the world's Siberian cranes and 95 percent of the world's oriental storks. CGTN Nature's film crew traveled to the lake to learn about the special bond between Poyang Lake and migratory birds as well as other creatures. Stay tuned!

Jiangxi Poyang Lake Series | Episode 1: White feathered crane

Jiangxi Poyang Lake Series | Episode 2: Gleaners

Jiangxi Poyang Lake Series | Episode 3: Flying together

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