Date: CNA 2015-10-11
With winter just around the corner, the annual black-faced spoonbill season
in Taiwan will start on Nov. 8 this year, the Tainan Ecological Conservation Association said Saturday.
The association will kick off a series of events for black-faced spoonbill-lovers at both the Zengwun Estuary Wetlands and the Black-faced Spoonbill Ecology Exhibition Hall in Tainan, southern Taiwan.
As of Oct. 10, more than 200 of the endangered birds had arrived in Tainan from their breeding areas in Northeast Asia for the winter, with 104 of them spotted in the Zengwun Estuary Wetlands, said Chiu Jen-wu, president of the Tainan Ecological Conservation Association.
With the weather getting cooler, the number of black-faced spoonbills arriving to Tainan is expected to exceed 1,000 by the time the popular bird-watching season starts, Chiu said. [FULL STORY]