This video from South Korea says about itself:
Endangered Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor), Nakdong Estuary. April 14, 2013. Digiscope Video © Jason Loghry/Birds Korea.
Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite deteriorating habitat
By Ed Parnell, Fri, 11/03/2016 – 14:19
The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census recorded 3,356 individuals in January 2016, an increase of 2.6% from the last year’s 3,272 individuals, and a record recent count for this Endangered Asian waterbird.
An annual census of Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor has been ongoing since 2003. This year’s census was held on 15-17 January, with the participation of over 200 volunteers. The survey covered locations in South Korea, Japan, mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand.
“This record recent count reflects conservation measures that have finally come into effect over the last decade. Spoonbill numbers have increased because two major wintering sites – Taiwan and Hong…
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