Bird watching point opens in Ulaanbaatar city

2020-10-16 14:16:28

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Environment Department of the capital city has established a bird watching point in a swampy area of Khun Lake and Sonsgolongiin us in the territory of the 32th khoroo of Songinokhairkhan district, Ulaanbaatar city, where variety of birds can be seen in large numbers, along with description and guidance on bird watching.

According to a research, bird watchers have registered the birds in these locations actively since 2008 and 187 species of bird of 40 families have been gotten registered so far. 56 percent of them are migratory, 21 percent are migratory birds that lay eggs here, 17 percent are non-migratory and 6 percent winter in Ulaanbaatar. Of these, 22 species are categorized as Critically Endangered, Near-threatened, Vulnerable and Endangered in the Red Book of Mongolia and regional and international red lists.  

The work to establish bird watching point was carried out with funding of five entities, which extract common spread minerals in Songinokharkhan district.

Birds are an ecosystem balance keeper, which regulate the number of flies, mosquitoes, insects and rodents, support the growth of plants and forest trees by preventing them from diseases and any infectious diseases that could be caused by spoils and waste. Therefore, people of  settled areas give high significance to the bird conservation.

The population loss of birds in Ulaanbaatar city is mainly caused by tall buildings with transparent glass façade and power transmission poles. In line with it, mark signs with images of birds have been placed by the owners of the tall buildings as required by the Environment Department of the capital city.

In addition, counting of 6, 10 and 15 kW power transmission poles located around the capital city has been conducted with participation of conservationists and preventive measures are being taken.