Taiwan hosts largest wintering population of black-faced spoonbills

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/28
By: Chen Cheng-wei and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, March 28 (CNA) Taiwan recorded the world’s largest wintering population of

(Photo courtesy of Wang Cheng-chi)

black-faced spoonbills this year, with 2,601 birds recorded, the Forestry Bureau under the Council of Agriculture said Tuesday.

This year’s figure marks 541 more than last year, or a world record high increase, and it is the third consecutive year in which the number has exceeded 2,000, the bureau said, citing the results of the International Black-faced Spoonbill Census 2017 conducted Jan. 14-15.

The Taiwan section of the census was conducted at 51 sites in Taiwan by the Wild Bird Society of the Republic of China, along with 26 wild bird groups around the country, according to the bureau.    [FULL  STORY]

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