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Bird Migration

Development pressure on Mai Po reserve shows need for action

Development pressure on Mai Po reserve shows need for action

Here in our backyard, the areas of Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay, a tiny nature reserve squeezed between two of Asia's most densely populated cities, forms a critical link in this winged migration, a biological process that repeats itself every year.

Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 3:18am 5 comments

Shrinking Shenzhen mangrove forests poses threat to migratory birds

Shenzhen has just 130 hectares of mangrove forest, compared with more than 530 hectares in the early 1980s. Photo: Chow Chung-yan

The dramatic shrinking of Shenzhen's mangrove forests over the past three decades poses a threat to the many migratory birds that visit Hong Kong's Mai Po Nature Reserve each autumn, winter and spring, experts in both cities warn.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:04am

Poaching of wild birds threatens some species

Egret is one of the migratory flocks targeted.

On a misty September night, a flock of egrets swoop silently through the Luoxiao Mountains. They pass low over Hunan province's Guidong county into the glare of dozens of LED lights pointing skyward from a valley.

Gunfire erupts and birds tumble to the ground amid squawks. Men laugh as they pluck dead egrets from the grass and stuff them into sacks.

28 Oct 2012 - 5:19am

Degrees of change

There are certain animals that correspond to specific locations in your home and that will increase the likelihood of you travelling (for leisure or business). There are four travel areas that can be stimulated by installing objects associated with travel or migration.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Critters on the move

People can travel great distances by sea or air only in man-made ships and aircraft. But many animals, including birds and insects, can move on their own from one part of the country, or even the world, to another. This is known as migration. These animals don't have an aeroplane or ship to travel in so they have to run, swim or fly.

Animal movements

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Shearwater confirmed as regular HK visitor

You could call it the wrong flight in the right direction for local birdwatchers when the first recorded sighting of a Short-tailed Shearwater was made in Hong Kong in 2004, because it was thought to be a one-off at the time.

23 May 2010 - 12:00am

Animals, birds migrate in search of better conditions

Migration is the regular movement of a whole population of animals from one place to another and back again when conditions change.

All kinds of animals including insects and birds migrate over thousands of miles. Whales swim across the vast oceans and herds of animals trek across the land.

12 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Ask Mr brain..all will be explained

How do birds know which way to go when they migrate? MIMI KAN Sacred Heart Canossian College Some birds, like many other animals, migrate to find suitable places to breed or new food supplies. The Arctic tern travels up to 40,000 kilometres each year in the course of its migration between the Arctic and the Antarctic. This makes it the animal with the longest migration route.

7 Apr 1999 - 12:00am