Hello everyone, we are happy to share you about our 2nd spring monitoring on migratory shorebirds of Chukh Bird Research Station
We conducted spring monitoring of migratory shorebirds of Chukh lake for 30 days between the 9th of May to 9th of June, using the same methodology as last year. During this period, however weather was not so good, we ringed 78 individuals of 19 species of shorebirds and the following species have been ringed commonly, such as Red-necked Stint, Temminck’s Stint, Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, and 5 individuals of Pied Avocet was newly ringed in this spring. In addition, we tracked globally threatened species such as Relict Gull and Asian Dowitcher.
Also, during the spring migration, 26,800 individuals of 177 species of birds have been recorded in overlapped numbers around the Chukh lake, and the following species were commonly recorded, such as Common Pochard, Common Coot, Common Goldeneye, Gadwall, Falcated Duck, Tufted Duck, and Red-necked Stint. There are some special species also passed through the lake on their migration such as Long-tailed Duck, Mandarin Duck, Red-necked Grebe, Horned Grebe, Common Ringed Plover, Broad-billed Sandpiper, and Whimbrel.
Regarding our monitoring, the spring migration of migratory shorebirds was highly active on the last 10 days of May and almost finished around the 6th of June.
We want to thank all our colleagues, students (Ochirbat Adiya Төрмөнх Энхзаяа Г.Энх Эрдэнэ, Byambadulam) and volunteers ( Nara Urtnasan Khaliun Sukhbaatar) who participated in the spring season. We hope to see more interesting results from the autumn migration.