Nansha Wetland, paradise for migratory birds

Updated: 2023-12-18


A view of the migratory birds in Nansha Wetland. [Photo/WeChat account: nanshafabu]

In Nansha Wetland, the agile figures of migratory birds can be seen in flocks, sometimes perching and sometimes soaring with their wings spread wide, local media outlets reported on Dec 17.

More than 10,000 migratory birds, including Oriental White Storks, Black-faced Spoonbills, Pied Avocet, and Grey Herons, can be found here. They form a picture of harmony and beauty framed against a backdrop of water and vegetation in the wetland.

Nansha Wetland is a well-preserved and ecologically sound coastal estuarine wetland in the Pearl River Delta region, with a total area of nearly 10,000 mu (667 hectares). It serves as an important stopover for birds along their migration routes. Currently, more than 200 species of birds have been recorded here.

In addition to the lush forests that provide them with a sound habitat, multiple shallow water areas have been created specifically for coastal migratory birds to find food.

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