Tourism website unveils list of bird-watching destinations


A chestnut bittern. (Photo provided to China Daily)

Chinese tourism website Qyer partnered with animal protection organizations to unveil a list of eight destinations in China to watch birds along with some do's and don'ts of bird watching. This list was released on April 1, International Bird Day.

The tips emphasized the well-being of wild birds and the importance of observers avoiding disrupting the lives of these birds.

Baiwangshan Forest Park and Olympic Forest Park in Beijing are among the recommended on the list, as Beijing is a vital passage for birds migrating from East Asia to Australasia. It's reported that over 260 species of birds take the Olympic Forest Park as their habitat, which has greenery coverage of over 95 percent.


Pied avocets in Dongying, Shandong province. (Photo provided to China Daily)

Various aquatic birds live in the wetlands and brushwood of Dongying city, Shandong province, and a high-power telescope helps observers to watch them clearly.

Spring and summer is the time for baby birds to learn to fly. If one happens to find a baby bird that fell out of its nest, one should put it back in the nest, a safe place nearby, or contact the local wildlife rescue station and follow the guidance of the staff member.

One should not take the baby bird home to raise because it's difficult to fulfill the nutrition that a baby bird needs and once it grows up. Also, it will be hard for the bird to return to the wild after being dependent on humans.

Qyer has been encouraging its users to conduct responsible travel. Its data showed a 60 percent increase of interest in content about responsible travel from users in 2021 versus 2020. Most users said they're willing to change their way of travel to protect the environment.


Red falcon chicks feed from a caregiver. (Photo provided to China Daily)


White-tailed harrier. (Photo provided to China Daily)

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