• Ganghwa Big Bird Race for 2022 World Migratory Bird Day

    From 30 April to 1 May 2022, the <Ganghwa Big Bird Race> was organized by Moolsaeal, a local NGO, on Ganghwa Island, Republic of Korea. A total of 26 teams, 110 birdwatchers from across the country (14 competitive, 12 non-competitive) spent 24 hours searching for birds in Ganghwa Island. Unlike normal birding competitions, all birds observed must be photographed and uploaded to a monitoring App called 'Getbol keepers'. With the records listed on this monitoring App, the judges score and rank them. The competition, which began with a congratulatory greeting from EAAFP Chief Executive Mr. Doug Watkins, followed by the lectures introducing Ganghwa birding places and instructions of the race. The BBR then kick-started in the heated atmosphere.   Group Photo of Participants and Organization Committee ©️ 2022 Ganghwa Big Bird Race Organization Committee Families and EAAFP secretariat staff, who participated in the non-competition section, then attended a lecture by the organizer to learn about common bird species. Then they visited rice paddies and mudflats with professional birding guides for bird watching. At the end of the first day, there was a music performance to celebrate the event, followed by a sharing section in which all the teams were introduced and expressed their feeling for joining the Ganghwa BBR. Families participating in the non-competitive Birdwatching section ©️ 2022 Ganghwa Big Bird Race Organization Committee EAAFP Secretariat Staff at Ganghwa BBR ©️ 2022 Ganghwa Big Bird Race Organization Committee During the BBR, teams observed a total of 581 photo records and 102 bird species for two days. The first-place team scored 75 points (69 records + 6 additional points for protected species), the second-place team scored 56 points (51 records + 5 additional points for protected species), and the third-place team scored 55 points (51 records + 4 additional points for protected species). Participants for the competitive section ©️ 2022 Ganghwa Big Bird Race Organization Committee Families participating in the non-competitive section ©️ 2022 Ganghwa Big Bird Race Organization Committee Some sharing from the participants:Mr. Rahul Teku Vaswani and his family, from India, saw a black-faced spoonbill biting a giant frog and said, “It’s so amazing. The colors and patterns made by nature are really beautiful.” Another participant said, "There were not many birds this year. Continuous monitoring is needed, whether it is due to climate change or other environmental factors. We expect more people to participate next year.” For more on Ganghwa BBR (in Korean) https://ghbbr.modoo.at/?link=cgfdi6ow Article prepared by Moolsaeal.


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  • 2014中国(丹东)鸭绿江口国际观鸟系列活动精彩纷呈

    东北新闻网讯(记者 刘春雪)5月4日上午,2014中国(丹东)鸭绿江口国际观鸟系列活动在丹东东港湿地观鸟园正式启幕。本次观鸟系列活动以“城市与鸟、生态家”,秉承“国际、专业、未来”的宗旨,意在把丹东东港这一观鸟最佳驿站介绍给全世界,并为丹东开启一扇与世界交流的新窗口。   本次观鸟系列活动与同类观鸟节庆活动的区别在于,官方性更强,国际合作更紧密,活动覆盖面更广泛。本次活动得到了湿地国际、新西兰政府的重视,活动中湿地国际代表向丹东授予了“丹东鸭绿江口湿地–鸻鹬鸟最佳驿站”。丹东鸭绿江口湿地观鸟有着国际上大部分观鸟地无法比拟的优势,距离城市近、鸟类种类多、鸟群数量大,但是这些优势以往只有观鸟与摄影爱好者了解,这次授牌仪式真正为丹东观鸟贴上了一张新名片。   鸻鹬鸟类最佳驿站文化沙龙与国际大学生观鸟大赛也是本次活动的特色之一。文化沙龙中新西兰驻中国大使和湿地国际代表,就中西合作候鸟保护和鸭绿江口湿地建设方面,盛赞了丹东在湿地和候鸟保护方面所做的工作,这也是丹东人的骄傲;此外,沙龙期间,丹东鸭绿江口湿地管理局和湿地国际组织共同发布了《1999-2010年鸭绿江口涉禽调查报告》。观鸟大赛瞄准未来,邀请了莫斯科大学、英国大学、澳大利亚大学和国内的清华大学、北京大学、北京林业大学、中国农业大学、北京师范大学、首都师范大学、天津师范大学、辽东学院等中外院校参加,大学生们通过对鸟类的观察和记录提高了对生物保护的兴趣,并将丹东介绍给全世界。   目前观鸟系列活动的主体项目已将结束,但仍有相当多的鸟类爱好者和摄影爱好者留在丹东,继续观察和拍摄鸟类。 原文连接:…


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