Thursday, 1 May 2008

Birds at our rice fields

One week ago we flooded our first rice fields, but now we have approximately 200 hectares under the water. This area is a ideal feeding and resting place for the tens of thousands of migratory birds. A few species:
black stork: 20-25,
spoonbill: 30-60,
whiskered, black and white-winged black terns: 100-150,
squacco herons: 4-6,
night heron: 10-50,
waders: 5000-10000,
collared pratincole: 10-15,
bittern: 2-10

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