Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Back with a Bang : Bird-Watching Festival in Changwon Sheds Light on Local Ecosystem

Hi people am back again after almost a months later.............I was quite caught up with so many things but now I am back to the track.

 

Visitors can enjoy the sight of various migratory birds and learn more about their role in the local ecosystem at the annual Bird-Watching Festival at Junam Wetlands Park in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province from Dec. 7 to 9.

A flock of migratory birds soar across the sky at Junam Wetlands in Changwon. A flock of migratory birds soar across the sky at Junam Wetlands in Changwon.

The event sheds a light on the delicate interaction of the birds, aquatic insects and plants that inhabit the area and the local people. The wetlands park, which serves as a resting place for the birds as they travel across the globe, spans some 602 hectares.

In winter, some 40 species of migratory birds can be seen there. Half are considered natural treasures, while the Baikal Teal has been designated an endangered species by the Ministry of Environment.

White-naped cranes seen at Junam Wetlands in Changwon White-naped cranes seen at Junam Wetlands in Changwon

Visitors can look around bird-themed installation art works, a freshwater fish exhibition and an exhibition of pictures of water insects and plants as they learn more about the park’s 80-year history. Various hands-on programs will be available as well, allowing people to see how climate change affects the natural world. They can also try their hand at making handicrafts and playing traditional folk games.

Visitors scatter feed for migratory birds at Junam Wetlands in Changwon. Visitors scatter feed for migratory birds at Junam Wetlands in Changwon.
Visitors can also watch a video tracking the dynamic movement of migratory birds as well as a related documentary on a huge 200-inch screen.

For more information about the festival, visit its website at http://www.junam.kr.

 

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