Third Hainan (Dongzhai Port) Bird-watching Festival to be held Nov7th
The 3rd Hainan Bird Watching Festival will be held on November 7th, 2015 at the Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Reserve in Haikou.
Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Reserve is called a “birds heaven.” About 194 species of birds inhabit the reserve, including many rare migratory birds.
Several themed events will be held during the festival, including a bird-watching competition, a mangrove tree photography exhibition, and public wild bird sightseeing event.
According to the Hainan Bird Watching Association, a total of 26 teams will participate in the bird-watching competition. Birdwatchers can use high-powered telescopes to observe the migratory birds flying in the sky, looking for food, or resting in the reeds.
Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Reserve is a precious base of biodiversity, as well as a permanent biological gene bank. Statistics show that in this fertile wetland there are around 35 kinds of plants, 194 kinds of wild birds, and 103 kinds of fish.
The event hopes to raise public awareness of the need for conservation and ecological protection of this important wetland area and the many species that depend on it for their survival.