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October 15, 2019

Over 20,000 migratory birds move to Indawgyi Lake

Purple Swamphen are seen in Indawgyi Lake.

Over 20,000 migratory birds consisting of 45 bird species moved to Indawgyi Lake annually from October to April, said U Kyaw Zin Tun, the head of Indawgyi wildlife sanctuary under the Environment and Wildlife Conservation Department.
In Myanmar, World Migratory Bird Day was held at Indawgyi township on 10 May. The Indawgyi Lake is located in Mohnyin Township, Kachin State. World Migratory Bird Day was attended by the local people around Indawgyi township. At the ceremony, U Kyaw Zin Tun, the head of Indawgyi Wildlife sanctuary explained about the world migratory birds, U Saw Htoo, the supervisor of the Wildlife explained about the Indawgyi Wildlife eco-system and Daw Thinzin Saw from Flora and Fauna International (FFI) explained about the illegal trading of the wildlife animals. There are about 450 water and land birds species in Indawgyi Wildlife sanctuary as well as 23 rare birds species, said U Maung Win, the administrator of wildlife forest.

 

Maung Ngai (Salai Mang Ngai)

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