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Migratory Birds in Hunan

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Hunan is rich in forest and wetland resources. There are more than 400 species of birds in Hunan Province, of which nearly 70 are under state-level protection. Hunan is on a key bird migration route of the world, and provides resting places for the migrating birds.  
 
April 1-7 is the 38th Bird Love Week in Hunan Province. This year’s theme is "Pay attention to migrating birds and safeguard the community of life". During this period, all walks of life launched various bird-loving propaganda to call for public caring for nature, wetlands and birds.
 
Here are a group of photographs of migratory birds taken in Hunan, showing this beautiful wintering place for birds.
 
On April 8, 2019, egrets fly over the Egret Dam in Shuiling Township, Dong'an County, forming a picturesque rural landscape together with lush forests. (Photo/Tang Mingdeng)
 
On March 31, 2019, a flock of herons fly northwards at Mafang Village, Oujiang Town, Guidong County. Guidong is on a long-standing bird migration route in China. During the Guyu (Grain Rain) solar term period, a large number of birds migrate northwards through the county. (Photo/Deng Renxiang)
 
On February 20, 2019, thousands of swallows gather on wires above the rice fields along the Laodao River in Longfu Town, Liuyang City. (Photo/ Tong D, Hunan Daily) 
 
Spot-billed ducks (Anas poecilorhyncha) frolic on the lake at a wetland park in Changde City, on September 10, 2017. (Photo/Liu Song)
 
A large number of pied avocets (Recurvirostra avosetta) assemble above the Haohe River in Junshan District, Yueyang City, on February 26, 2017. (Photo/Yang Yijiu)
 
Forty-three migratory bird protection stations have been established in Hunan. During bird migration and wintering season, 3 observers per shift are assigned to perform 24-hour duty to safeguard a safe migration of the birds. 
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn. 
 
Translator: Liu Pingbo
 
Chinese source: hunan.voc.com.cn