The full report of the 2013 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census is now available, provided by the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, and the BirdLife International Asia Division. Below is the abstract, and you can download the full report here
Abstract: The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census was conducted on 11-13 January 2013. This census is an important initiative to acquire comparable figures to assess the health and the distribution range of the wintering population of Black-faced Spoonbill on an annual basis. The census in 2013 recorded a total of 2,725 Black-faced Spoonbills, embracing a mild increase by 1.2% from 2012. The total count in 2013 reached a record high since the inception of this census in the early 1990s. As in past censuses, Tsengwen River estuary of Tainan as well as Deep Bay between Hong Kong and Shenzhen are the two largest wintering sites of the Black-faced Spoonbill. In 2013, 72 and 141 Black-faced Spoonbills were respectively observed at Haifeng in Guangdong and Fuqing Bay in Fujian. These two sites have recently become two other important wintering sites of this globally endangered species in mainland China.