On May 4th, EAAFP Secretariat team organized an event to celebrate World Migratory Waterbird Day in Songdo. For this occasion, 30 families of Incheon government officers and 20 Songdo Migratory Bird keepers from elementary schools (?? ?? ???) were invited to join this birdwatching celebration. Main species participants observed were curlews, gulls, ducks and egrets including Saunders’s gull, Far Eastern Curlew, Whimbrel and Black-faced Spoonbill at Southern Yeongjongdo and Songdo Namdong reservoir. The most popular species was Black-faced Spoonbill at Namdong reservoir where Black-faced Spoonbills breed. Students and their parents were so impressed with BFS nesting and breeding at the artificial island.
Since EAAFP recently published the Incheon brochure for Incheon citizen, this information was very useful to show key sites for many migratory waterbirds in Incheon and let all participants know about EAAFP organisation and EAA Flyway. As Incheon citizen has such a beautiful and precious BFS nesting and breeding in Incheon, they were so proud of living here and of their migratory waterbirds. In addition, there were brief explanations by staff during the event: how many waterbirds depends on our wetlands, mudflat on which people also depend for their livelihood…
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Mongolian Ornithological Society (MOS), National University of Mongolia (NUM), Ministry of Environment and Green Development (MEGD), Ministry of Sport, Culture, and Tourism (MSCT), and other NGOs celebrated 3 rd National event of “Migratory Bird Day-2013” under the “Networking for Migratory Birds” on 11-12 May in Ulaanbaartar, Mongolia.