A secret power drives the migratory birds to venture thousands of kilometers here each year. All are hidden in the autumn and winter of Poyang Lake. In November, the dry season of the lake has arrived, which also signals the arrival of overwintering birds from far away after a long flight.
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
Jiangxi Poyang Lake Series | Episode 4: Doctor bird
(Cover image via screenshot)
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