Oriental greenfinches and a brambling in Huairou District, Beijing. Photo: Shi Jin

Birds of Beijing: China’s capital is important point on ‘avian super highway’

  • Situated between Russia and Southeast Asia, the city is a frequent intermediary point for migratory birds
  • But widespread use of mist nets is killing millions of small birds, and demand for rare species drives poachers to ever more audacious acts
Topic |   Conservation