|title||Winter Waterbird Census found 1.62 million birds in 200 wetlands in Korea|
|writer||Administration Services Division|
Winter Waterbird Census found 1.62 million birds in 200 wetlands in Korea
NIBR conducted Winter Waterbird Census on 17-19 January 2020, resulting that a total of 203
species and 1,629,083 individuals found in 200 wetlands in Korea.
The number is 159,000 birds larger than the previous record of 1,469,806 birds over the same
period last year.
In terms of bird species, Baikal Teals(406,351 birds); White-fronted Geese(182,608 birds);
Mallards (171,765 birds); Rooks (125,545 birds); and Spot-billed Ducks(104,319 birds) were
observed during the Census.
The census also counted that a total of 35 endangered bird species and 13,594 individuals in
Korea including Endangered Species Class I such as Red-crowned Crane, Oriental Stork , Scaly-breasted Merganser and
Steller’s Sea Eagle, and Endangered Species Class II such as Swan Goose, Hooded Crane and White-naped Crane.
The detailed information is now available at the NIBR website (http://species.nibr.go.kr/bird).