One-day record of 60,000 birds in Lingang area

Dong Jun
With an improving ecology and the introduction of wildlife protection policies in recent years, the number of visiting migratory birds hits a 20-year record. 
Dong Jun

The number of wild and migratory birds in Lingang in Pudong's Nanhui area has reached a 20-year high this winter with more than 60,000 discovered on a single day by the Shanghai Pudong New Area Wildlife Protection Management Station. 

They included more than 500 swans, a second-class national protected animal, and, for the first time, 14 species of ducks such as long-tailed ducks, common shelducks and ruddy shelducks.

Experts said Lingang, at the intersection of the Yangtze River mouth and Hangzhou Bay, is on the East Asia-Australia path of migratory birds. With improvements of its ecology and the introduction of wildlife protection policies, the bird habitat has been gradually booming in recent years. 

One-day record of 60,000 birds in Lingang area
Dong Jun / SHINE

Lingang's bird-watching sanctuary is mainly concentrated in Nanhui Dongtan.

One-day record of 60,000 birds in Lingang area
Dong Jun / SHINE

More than 60,000 wild and migratory birds are recorded in a single day in Lingang.


One-day record of 60,000 birds in Lingang area
Dong Jun / SHINE

Lingang is on the East Asia-Australia path of migratory birds. 



One-day record of 60,000 birds in Lingang area
Dong Jun / SHINE
One-day record of 60,000 birds in Lingang area
Dong Jun / SHINE
One-day record of 60,000 birds in Lingang area
Dong Jun / SHINE
One-day record of 60,000 birds in Lingang area
Dong Jun / SHINE
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