City, prov­ince team up to feed wild birds

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

Bei­jing and neigh­bor­ing He­bei prov­ince have, for the first time, joined hands to pro­vide win­ter feed for wild birds that mi­grate to a nearby reser­voir, lo­cal wildlife au­thor­i­ties said on Dec 17. Nearly 10,000 wild birds, mainly gray cranes, have been spot­ted rest­ing in Guant­ing Reser­voir, which bor­ders Bei­jing’s Yan­qing dis­trict and Zhangji­akou’s Huailai county, since the be­gin­ning of win­ter. About 750 kilo­grams of corn has al­ready been dis­trib­uted, and an­other 3,000 kg will be pro­vided in the fu­ture, ac­cord­ing to the Bei­jing Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion As­so­ci­a­tion. Be­cause of cold weather and a large num­ber of birds, food short­ages in win­ter are com­mon, ac­cord­ing to the as­so­ci­a­tion. It said the birds will be fed every three weeks, though the fre­quency may change depend­ing on the weather and the num­ber of birds.

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