Five World Rare Species Of Wintering Birds Spotted In Myanmar’s 2nd Largest Lake

Five World Rare Species Of Wintering Birds Spotted In Myanmar’s 2nd Largest Lake

YANGON, Dec 14 (NNN-MNA) – This winter, 34 wintering birds, including world rare species appeared in Ramsar region of Inle Lake, Myanmar’s second largest lake, according to the state-run daily, The Mirror.

The five world rare species of wintering birds are, two species of seagulls, Eurasian coots, pochards and tufted ducks. The conservation and monitoring of these birds was carried out in eight grazing areas, the report said.

“Our department has informed the public not to kill or capture the birds. These birds travel seasonally and support tourism and biodiversity. Therefore, people and the relevant departments must work together, to achieve a sustainable bird habitat that is recognised internationally,” administrator of Inle Lake wildlife sanctuary, U Tin Mya Soe, said today.

The arrival of migratory birds can have biodiversity conservation benefits, wintering birds don’t visit everywhere, they rely on habitat that provides enough food and safety, he said.

In addition, it can help tourism through attracting foreigners and bird watchers and create opportunities for locals, he added.

The wintering birds enter Myanmar every year from Oct and return in Apr. The wintering birds from Siberia come into Inle Lake, while wintering birds from China and Russia enter Indawgyi Lake.

– NNN-MNA

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