Birds in Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay, Hong Kong.

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Birds - A Heron fly over in the Park located in the Northwest of Hong Kong, the wetlands in Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay were recognized as "Wetlands of international importance" under the Ramsar Convention in 1995. Image Credit: / Anthony Wallace / AFP - Agence France Presse, 2018.

Birds – A Heron fly over in the Park located in the Northwest of Hong Kong, the wetlands in Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay were recognized as “Wetlands of international importance” under the Ramsar Convention in 1995 – Image Credit: Anthony Wallace / AFP Agence France Presse, 2018.

Birds fly over, in the Park located in the Northwest of Hong Kong.

BBirds fly over, in the Park located in the Northwest of Hong Kong, the wetlands in Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay were recognized as “Wetlands of international importance” under the Ramsar Convention in 1995

Herons and Cormorants fly over the lagoon in the Park in Mai Po. The 1,500-hectare area acts as a key station and winter along the migratory route of East Asia and Australasia, where travel 50 millions of migratory waterfowl each year. The place is a paradise for bird watchers. In the background looms the city of Shenzhen.

The best time for bird watching is spring and autumn, when the birds leave in search of fish, prawns and crabs among the mangroves, in the vicinity of the Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay wetlands. Among the 380 species of birds that live in the reserve, 35 are considered emblematic species of interest for the conservation of global — like Saunders gull — and the lesser spatula.

The book Natural Mai Po is an area restricted under the Ordinance of protection of animals wild to minimize the disturbance of it life wild. Visitors need a permit which is managed in the Department of agriculture, fisheries and conservation of Hong Kong Government. The park faces threats, by pollution and the increased levels of mud by the proximity of the intense urbanization in the north side of the Bay of Shenzhen.

 

Information and Images are shared from an Article with images provided by AFP and EFE news agencies, on november 16th, 2018.. Images Credit: Anthony Wallace for AFP Agence France Presse and Jerome Favre for EFE, 2018.


 

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