HKBWS Indoor Meeting: China Coastal Waterbird Census: An overview of census result 2005-10 Speaker: Mr. YU Yat Tung
Date: 19/10/2011 (Wed)
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Room 1107, Scout Association of Hong Kong, Austin Rd, Kowloon
Language: Cantonese with English powerpoint
Fee: Member $10, Non-member $30
** No registration required **
The China Coastal Waterbird Census is organised by volunteer birdwatchers from several cities in China. This census started at September 2005 and still continues to now. From the census the highest count of waterbird count was 179,054 individuals and highest number of species recorded was 116. The population of these waterbirds are of international importance but they are also facing great risks from hunting and habitat degradation. The major obstacles of this census are lacking of surveyors and funding. Survey effort is also needed to standardise for collecing more comparable data.