SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Institute of Biological Resources operating under the Ministry of Environment announced on Thursday that it has confirmed a total of 1,469,860 winter migratory birds from 195 species inhabiting 200 major wetlands across the country from January 18 to January 20.
The migratory birds included Baikal teal, white-fronted geese, mallard ducks, been geese, and spot-billed ducks.
Compared to the results of a survey in the same region in mid-December of last year, the migratory bird population increased by 149,797 birds in total.
The study found 33 species of endangered wildlife species corresponding to 135,240 birds. Endangered species included the mute swan, Chinese merganser, oriental white stork and Steller’s sea-eagle.
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