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Published on Sunday, 11 November 2012 07:15
The number of birds migrating to Raymyatkyi Lake in Sagaing Region appears to be lower during the current cold season compared with previous seasons, Zay Maung Thein from the Myanmar Association of Environmental Preservation said last week.
Fewer common crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian Crane, originating from Siberia and Mongolia, were coming to Raymayatkyi Lake in Sagaing Region in central Myanmar from the last week of October.
Migrating birds such as these used to come in big numbers to Myanmar, which has vast land for them to take refugee from the cold weather.
“We went to the lake on November 1 to watch their migration. At first we saw a flock of just more than a 100, and then another flock of about 25, and finally a flock of 16. Their numbers have declined year by year and this year is significantly lower compared with the number four years ago when there were 500 cranes,” he said.
The cranes used to migrate here to take refuge in the plantations across the region during this season and returned during the harvest season in March.