Migratory birds in the largest lake between China and Russia increase by 126,000
China News Service, Jixi, April 11 (Fan Shiyou, reporter Jiang Hui and Wang Nina) On the 10th, the 2021 Xingkai Lake Bird Watching Festival in Jixi City will be held on the banks of Xingkai Lake. As of April 9, Xingkai Lake has ushered in 612,000 migratory birds, an increase of 126,000 over the same period last year.
The wetland of Xingkai Lake National Nature Reserve, located in the southeast of Mishan City, Jixi, Heilongjiang Province, is connected to the Russian wetland. It is an internationally important wetland and the largest migratory bird habitat in China’s Sanjiang Plain and the Russian Far East. , Breeding area is the must pass and migration station for international migration of migratory birds.
As of April 9, Xingkai Lake has ushered in 612,000 migratory birds. Photo by Zhou Jun
“The peak period of migratory bird migration this year has been extended, 5 days longer than last year.” According to Liu Huajin, director of the Scientific Research Institute of the Xingkai Lake National Nature Reserve Administration, this year’s migration of migratory birds began on March 4. As of April 9, the number of migratory birds reached 612,000 and there were 47 species. Compared with the same period, two types of duck migratory birds have increased, and the number of migratory birds has increased by 126,000; the first migration day of migratory birds in 2019 is March 9th, this year is March 4th; the first migratory bird species was ducks last year, this year It is a geese.
p >Tourists are hiking and bird watching at Xingkai Lake. Photo by Liu Kun
“The protected area opened a green migration channel for migratory birds and built a safe nest for migratory birds.” Liu Huajin said that the changes in the return of migratory birds this year are the results of Jixi City, Xingkai Lake National Nature Reserve Administration, and Mishan City’s years of dedicating to returning farmland to wetland, banning fishing in the core area and protecting species diversity. In order to make every effort to ensure the migration, habitat safety and smooth transit of migratory birds, Xingkai Lake National Nature Reserve has sent additional patrol personnel to implement 24-hour mobile duty, and conduct key patrols on key areas and locations. In the event of heavy snow and other irresistible nature Disasters will be properly fed in bird-focused foraging areas to reduce the death of wild birds due to starvation. (End)