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Lin-gang becomes winter paradise for birds

english.pudong.gov.cn Updated:2021-02-02

The number of wild and migratory birds in the Nanhui Dongtan Wetland – in the Lin-gang Special Area of Shanghai in East China - reached a 20-year high this winter, with more than 60,000 recorded on a single day during a survey by the Shanghai Pudong New Area Wildlife Protection Management Station.

They included more than 500 swans, a second-class national protected species and for the first time, 14 species of ducks including long-tailed ducks, common shelducks and ruddy shelducks.

Experts said Lin-gang, at the intersection of the Yangtze River mouth and the Hangzhou Bay, is on the East Asia-Australia path for migratory birds. With consistent improvements to its environment and the introduction of effective wildlife protection policies, the habitat has become much more attractive and led the boom in the avian population in recent years.

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A pair of birds stand in the Nanhui Dongtan Wetland in the Lin-gang Special Area. [Photo/IC]

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More than 60,000 birds are recorded on a single day during a survey in the Nanhui Dongtan Wetland. [Photo/IC]

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A bird elegantly takes wing over the wetland in the Lin-gang Special Area. [Photo/IC]

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