China News Service, Guangzhou, December 5th (Cheng Jingwei Linyin) Yellow-billed egrets, black-faced spoonbills, yellow-breasted buntings... With the arrival of winter, a large number of migratory birds fly to the wetlands of Guangdong. They sometimes forage and play, and sometimes dance. Sometimes it spreads its wings and soars.

According to the introduction of the Guangdong Provincial Forestry Bureau on the 5th, December to January of the following year is the peak season for migratory bird migration. The major wetland parks, tidal flats, coastlines, and coastal wetlands in Guangdong Province have welcomed a large number of migratory birds to "rest". reached more than 300,000.

Photo by Guo Jungong, a yellow-billed egret

  Guangdong is located in the southernmost part of mainland China, with criss-crossing rivers and lakes and rich wetland resources. It provides a comfortable habitat for egrets, ducks, gulls, sandpipers and other birds every year, and continuously promotes the harmonious coexistence between man and nature.

According to reports, there are 584 species of wild birds recorded in Guangdong, and nearly 400 species of migratory birds, including Chinese crested tern, black-faced spoonbill, Chinese merganser, spoon-billed sandpiper, mandarin duck, blue-headed pochard, small green Rare and endangered birds such as sandpipers.

Black-faced Spoonbill Baijian Autumn Photo

  At present, a new round of migratory bird migration season has arrived.

In Huizhou, Guangdong, Daya Bay Wetland ushered in the first "check-in" of the yellow-billed egret, a national first-class protected animal, and the black-faced spoonbill, a globally endangered species and a national first-class protected animal, also returned; in Foshan, Yundonghai National Wetland Park attracted many people. Few migratory birds "rest" here, and the white spoonbill, a national second-class protected animal, was detected for the first time in early December; Sand ducks and yellow-breasted buntings, wild populations of mandarin ducks, a national second-class protected animal, were found in the waters near Nanling, setting a new record for the number of mandarin ducks observed at one time in Shaoguan; Santouzui Beach, Xitou Town, Yangxi County, Yangjiang City recently photographed the world's largest Spoon-billed Sandpiper, an endangered bird and a national first-class protected animal; in Shenzhen, migratory birds such as redshank and black-faced spoonbill gather, and the Shenzhen Bay Wetland even has a scene of thousands of birds dancing in groups.

An anti-billed sandpiper strolls along the beach in Binhaiwan New Area, Dongguan City Photo courtesy of Guangdong Provincial Forestry Bureau

  According to experts from the Guangdong Provincial Forestry Bureau, coastal wetlands in Guangdong are ideal homes for migratory birds, such as Haifeng Wetland, Huizhou Daya Bay and Kaozhouyang Coastal Wetlands, Pearl River Estuary Wetlands, Shenzhen Bay Wetlands, etc. There are hundreds of thousands of migratory birds every year Arriving for the winter, there are more than 100,000 migratory birds in the wetlands of the Pearl River Estuary alone.

  Migratory birds are an important indicator of the ecological environment. The discovery of rare migratory birds in many places in Guangdong shows that the ecological appearance and condition of wetlands in the province are constantly improving.

The reporter learned from the Guangdong Provincial Forestry Bureau that in recent years, Guangdong has taken multiple measures to focus on strengthening the protection of 11 bird protection areas including Guangdong Nanling National Nature Reserve, Guangdong Neilingding-Futian National Nature Reserve, Rongjiang Estuary, and Wuyu Island. The protection of species habitats will enhance the important role of coastal wetlands in Guangdong as an important stopover point, breeding ground and wintering ground on the East Asia-Australasia migratory bird flyway.

  In addition, Guangdong continues to build ecological corridors for waterfowl in the Pearl River Delta, promotes the construction of 19 ecological corridors for waterbirds and 74 ecological nodes in the Pearl River Delta region, and builds a spatial layout of ecological corridors for waterbirds with "two horizontals, four verticals, multiple branches and multiple points", forming A complete protection network for migratory birds and their habitats.

  According to reports, during the migration period of migratory birds, forestry departments at all levels in Guangdong Province will carry out scientific monitoring, keep abreast of the dynamics of migratory bird migration and transit, and increase law enforcement and supervision.