The winter season is about to end and stay of migratory
birds in Pakistan would last only a week or ten days, Sajjad said adding that they are now flying back to Siberia and poachers hunt them when they land at any wetland to take a nap and to feed on the vegetation.
Specifically, he cited that Candaba Swamp in Pampanga has been identified as one of the three most important wetlands in the Philippines and has consistently been listed in the Asian Bird Map as an essential wintering area for migratory
Being a part of the East Asia-Australian Flyway, the Philippines is frequented by migratory
birds that escape the winter months.
2 million migratory
birds every year and that the flocks consisted of many globally important species.
birds arrive in the country between September and January or sometimes even until February.
A WWF official who is engaged in conservation work in Sindh said the number of migratory
birds making stopovers at Keenjhar Lake had declined from 205,000 to 13,706 over the last two decades.
Thus, the celebration of theInternational Migratory
Bird Dayis an occasion for the dissemination of awareness regarding the importance of the conservation of biodiversity, providing support for the world campaign to protect such birds and warning against threats and dangers facing them in their paths.
Bird Day cites seven flagship species: barn swallow, black-tailed godwit, Amur falcon, garganey, yellow-breasted bunting, red knot, and spoon-billed sandpiper.
In the context of the international day the game fund and the Environmental Education Centre of Akrotiri will ring and release a number of migratory
birds, mainly raptors and water birds in the wetland of Livadi in Cape Verde of Limassol on Wednesday at 10am.
The Tarangire wildebeest migration was the focus of a new study that measured how the seasonal presence of wildebeests in different parts of their migratory
range influenced survival of resident giraffes, which do not migrate.
Most of the wetlands are seems to be the resident of migratory
birds, aquatic vegetation and fish fauna.
Early migration biologists in Germany discovered that captive migratory
birds are active at night during migration.