The number of wild bird species recorded in Wuhan reached a new high of 357

2022-05-21 0 By

Wuhan, April 1 (CNS) — Wuhan Landscape Architecture and Forestry Bureau and the City bird-watching Association jointly released the 2021 Annual Report on bird monitoring in Key areas of Wuhan on April 1.According to the annual report, 357 species of wild birds were observed in Wuhan in 2021, and 11 new records were found, including grey-headed thrush, red-headed Babbler and chestnut – ear babbler. The number of wild birds and new records recorded in that year both hit a new high since 2016.It is reported that 357 species of wild birds were recorded in Wuhan last year, 19 more than the number recorded in 2020.Among them, 11 species of wild birds are under state class ⅰ key protection, and 61 species are under State Class ⅱ key protection.The data mainly came from 2,429 observation records submitted by members of wuhan Bird-watching Association, bird-watching enthusiasts in Wuhan and bird-watching groups of environmental protection Association of universities in Wuhan. Conclusions were drawn based on scientific investigation and continuous tracking monitoring.Observation sites cover 13 administrative areas and 2 functional areas in Wuhan, covering different habitat types such as rivers, lakes, wetlands, forests, farmland and green space.22 black storks, the largest population since the turn of the century;There were 5 pelicans with curly feathers, the highest population.38 Oriental white storks, the largest population recorded in this century…In the winter of 2021, the number of three kinds of wild birds under state ⅰ key protection hit new highs in wuhan Shenhu International important wetland.The record is the best feedback for wetland restoration and protection in recent years.Why a double record in 2021?The relevant person in charge of the Field Protection Department of Wuhan Landscape Architecture and Forestry Bureau analyzed that this was closely related to the continuous improvement of the ecological environment, climate conditions and the increase of observation volunteers.Yan Jun, president of the Wuhan Bird-watching Association, observed that not only Wuhan, but the whole country’s ecology continued to improve.This has allowed bird populations to increase, with their original habitats nearing saturation and some birds spreading outwards.”This is the case for most of the new bird records in Wuhan this year.For example, red-headed babbler and chestnut – ear babbler are native to the mountainous areas of western and southern Hubei, but last year they appeared more than once in the mountainous areas of wuhan’s new urban area.They may become regular visitors to Wuhan in the future.”Moreover, birds such as ant Birds and bluebird songbirds, which have traditionally only been in transit in Wuhan for a short time, will remain in the city throughout the winter of 2021.”From 2016 to now, the number of bird monitoring volunteers in Wuhan has increased year by year, so the number of species recorded has increased accordingly. Birds that were previously found with low frequency in Wuhan are more likely to be observed.”Yan said.(after)