A record number of waterbird species and numbers were released in 2022 as a result of the survey on wintering waterbirds in Hainan

2022-07-20 0 By

A black-faced spoonbill rests at xinying Mangrove National Wetland Park in South China’s Hainan Province, Jan. 27, 2019.The Hainan Bird Watching Society released the results of the 2022 survey of wintering waterbirds in Hainan on World Wetlands Day on Feb 2.Reporters learned that the survey recorded 71 kinds of waterbirds, a total of 32,866, is the year hainan winter waterbirds survey recorded waterbirds and the largest number of a.A total of 19,958 wrasse of 37 species, 9094 herons (including spoonbills) of 13 species, 2711 amonochick (including dabchick), 1033 gulls of 5 species, 69 corncrake of 4 species, and one cormorant of 1 species were recorded.Storks and Marine birds have not been recorded.According to Cheng Cheng, president of the Hainan Bird Watching Society, the survey recorded four species of wild birds under state first-class protection: spoon-billed snipe, black-faced spoonbill, greenshank and black-billed gull.Nine species of wild birds under state key protection in class II are chestnut tree duck, purple water chicken, water pheasant, white curlew, Turning stone sandpiper, great sandpiper, broad-billed sandpiper, great Crested tern and White Spoonbill.Spoon-billed snipes are listed as “critically endangered” on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. Four spoon-billed snipes were detected in this survey, and one of them had a white “C2” flag on its foot. This is the first time a spoon-billed snipe with a flag was recorded in hainan’s wintering waterbird survey.The white “C2” spoon-billed snipe was born artificially on July 6, 2021 in Chukchi, Russia, and released into the wild on July 26, according to the spoon-billed snipe conservation agency.The black-faced spoonbill is one of the most endangered birds in the world. 145 black-faced spoonbills were detected in the survey, the largest number ever recorded in hainan.Black-faced spoonbills take off at xinying Mangrove National Wetland Park in South China’s Hainan Province, Jan. 27, 2019.Xinhua News Agency reporter Yang Guanyu, it is reported that Hainan is located in the East Asia-Australia-migratory bird migration route, is an important winter habitat of waterbirds.The survey of wintering waterbirds in Hainan has been carried out for 19 consecutive years since 2003, making it the longest and most influential bird monitoring activity in Hainan Province.The survey was organized by the Hainan Bird Watching Society and the Haikou 畓榃 Wetland Research Institute.(Reporter Chan Tzu-wei, Chow Wai-man)