The wetlands contain approximately 170 species of bird, including Black Stork, Graylag Goose, Grebe, Lapwing, and Black-winged Stilt
Some of these may include Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Spur-winged Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt
, Francolin, Kingfisher, Goldfinch, Blackcap and Kestrel.
It comes complete with colored photographs and descriptions of the birds, including the endangered species of Black-Winged Stilt
, which has an estimated population of 100,000 around the world; the Philippine Duck; and Chinese Egret.
The scientist also found several cases of breeding among the black-winged stilt
bird, notable for its long legs, compared to its small body size.
The species observed both in 2010 and 2011 were Greater Flamingo, Black-winged Stilt
, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Coot, Kentish Plover, Indian Courser, Great Bittern and Little Bittern which constituted about 29% of the total number of species present at the lake.
More than 13,000 foreign birds, mostly Whimbrel, Little Egret, Black-winged Stilt
, and Common Tern, have flocked Southern Mindanao in the first quarter.
Various species of Siberian birds including, the Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt
, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Wagtail, Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican and Gadwall, migrate to Indian wetlands.
Visitors can see wading birds, such as the black-winged stilt
, that are found at the wetland all year.
typically breeds in shallow freshwater and brackish wetlands with sand, mud or clay substrates (Fasola and Alieri, 1992).
Indeed a quick glimpse through the scope revealed flamingos, herons, a few gulls and even a black-winged stilt
BIRD BATH: A black-winged stilt
and, below right, mating Pictures: STEVE YOUNG
It aims to improve nesting and foraging conditions for important bird species such as the Spur-winged Lapwing, the Black-winged Stilt
and the Ferruginous Duck, manage vegetation using unique Cyprus breed grazing cattle and water management of the site.