Ori­en­tal white storks make stop in Pudong

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

About 20 ori­en­tal white storks showed up at Nan­hui of Pudong New Area re­cently, lo­cal wildlife au­thor­i­ties an­nounced on Tues­day, a record num­ber of such mi­gra­tory birds seen here in re­cent years, Shang­hai Observer re­ported Wed­nes­day.

Ori­en­tal white storks are listed as an en­dan­gered species glob­ally and are un­der China’s first-class na­tional pro­tec­tion. The global num­ber of ori­en­tal white storks is less than 3,000. Records show that ori­en­tal storks can be seen in Shang­hai ev­ery win­ter, but usu­ally un­der 10. They stay mainly in Chong­ming Is­land, Heng­sha Is­land and Nan­hui.

Ac­cord­ing to Bo Shunqi, an en­gi­neer with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties, the num­ber of ori­en­tal white storks show­ing up in Shang­hai is usu­ally hap­haz­ard. They ei­ther stop by for the win­ter or just a few weeks. Such mi­gra­tory birds have a high de­mand on the en­vi­ron­ment of their habi­tats. The visit has at­tracted pho­tog­ra­phers, but ex­perts sug­gest peo­ple ob­serve these birds from afar so as not to dis­turb them.

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