• Fewer Black-faced Spoonbills in town

    An injured Black-faced spoonbill rests at Shenzhen Bay recently. Fewer Black-faced spoonbills than normal are spending the winter in Shenzhen this year, local Chinese-language media reported, citing bird-watchers. The Black-faced spoonbill, a migratory bird, is the only spoonbill regarded as endangered. [View the original article]

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  • Rongcheng, Safe Haven for Swans

    Thousands of swans winter in the coastal wetlands of Shandong each year, and every effort is exercised to make sure these migratory birds have a comfortable refuge. Han Bingbin visits the swan lakes. Some of China’s rare lagoons lie along the relatively unpolluted coastline from Weihai to Rongcheng in Shandong province. Thousands of whooper swans […]

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  • French Birdwatcher Calls for Bird Protection

    Jonathan Martinez, a bird lover from France, was saddened by the sight of hundreds of illegal bird-catcher nets during a December trip to the Leizhou Peninsula in southwestern Guangdong Province. It’s not the first time Martinez has found large amounts of such nets along the province’s coastal areas in the past two years. “I am […]

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  • Malaysia Not Out of Stork

    An increasing number of visitors are flying into Malaysia, with their own wings. The country is now playing host to Asian openbill storks. The local birdwatching fraternity is all abuzz over recent sightings of huge flocks of the stork, which is a large wader and is not commonly seen here. It is usually found in […]

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  • Shorebird Trapping Threatens New Spoon-billed Sandpiper Wintering Site in China

    Four Spoon-billed Sandpipers were found at Fucheng, near Leizhou, south-west Guangdong Province in December 2012. Together with several other recent sightings this record indicates that Spoon-billed Sandpiper is a more widespread wintering species on the coast of southern China than was previously known. However, evidence was found of large-scale trapping of shorebirds and action is […]

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  • Wintering Grounds of Red-crowned Crane in Kangryong, Mundok and Anbyon, North Korea

    Kangryong District borders the West (Yellow) Sea on an extension of North Korea that protrudes west beyond the northwest corner of South Korea. These western waters separating the neighboring nations are part of the DMZ. At high tide, the ocean meets the base of hills and dikes. At low tide wide expanses of mudflats are […]

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  • Sixth Edition of Ramsar Convention Manual Released

    The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has released the sixth edition of the Ramsar Convention Manual, which was first published in 1994 and has since been periodically updated. In 110 pages, the Manual describes the Convention, its structures, and its activities in detail, reviews […]

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  • 2012 Black-faced Spoonbill Festival, Songdo, Republic of Korea

    The 2012 Black-faced Spoonbill Festival was held in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea, on the 22nd of December 2012, organized by the Incheon Office of the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement and Yeonsu-gu Office. The festival was open to everyone, and attracted several hundred people. The Black-faced Spoonbill Festival aims at teaching youngsters some bird-watching […]

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  • The First Record of Banded Scaly-sided Merganser at Wintering Site in Sounthern China

    On 24th December 2012, A female Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus) with a yellow colored leg ring on left, coded “A2” was observed and photographed (Fig 1) at 12:24 in Taoyuan County (28°44?52??111°13?49?), Hunan Province, close to Yuanshui National Wetland Park . It is located in the lower reaches of Yuan River with scattered shoals, mixed […]

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  • Launch of Conservation Project in Minjiang Estuary, Fujian Province, China

    Minjiang Estuary, located at Changle City of Fujian Province, China, and at the mid-point of EAAF, is an important stop-over and wintering site for more than 50,000 migratory waterbirds. Moreover, it is the only site in China where critically endangered Chinese Crested Tern and Spoon-billed Sandpiper, and the endangered Black-faced Spoonbill can be recorded regularly […]

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