In the past few days, northern Xinjiang has experienced the strongest regional cold wave in the past ten years, causing the surface of Ulungu Lake in Fuhai County, Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang to freeze, making it impossible for migrating swans and other birds to forage on the lake.

On November 30, the Ulungu Lake National Wetland Park Management Bureau launched a rescue operation. The staff cut open the frozen ice on the lake and prepared more than 8,000 kilograms of corn to feed the migrating swans and other birds. Birds play and forage on the lake.

  Ulungu Lake National Wetland Park in Fuhai County, Xinjiang is divided into lake wetlands, swamp wetlands and river wetlands. It is on the migration routes of global migratory birds from Central Asia and East Africa to West Asia. It is an important node in the global biological chain and migratory birds fly over the Tianshan Mountains and Altai Mountains. "Energy Replenishment Station".

Beginning at the end of October every year, white swans and mute swans fly from remote Siberia to the south, and they will stay here for about 40 to 50 days when they pass through the Ulungu Lake Wetland in Fuhai County.

In order to ensure the smooth migration of swans, the staff of the Ulungu Lake National Wetland Park Administration in Fuhai County adopted various methods to provide food sources for migratory birds.

(Video of Yang Tao produced by Wang Chengchang and Huayang sourced from Xinjiang Fuhai County Financial Media Center)

Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]