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Wetland birds counted in Turkmenistan

In honor of 50th anniversary of the Ramsar ConventionThe traditional monitoring of wetlands (WBU) was held in Turkmenistan, which was celebrated on February 2. The focus of the event was on the importance of protecting natural water bodies - sources of fresh water.

Experts from the Kopetdag Nature Reserve and the Public Nature Protection Organization of Turkmenistan (TNPO) visited waterfowl habitats: lakes Altyn köl (Gurtli), Akhal (Bada), Kopetdag Reservoir.

In winter, Lake Altyn köl (Gurtli), which is located 5 kilometers from the capital, becomes A haven for more than 20,000 waterfowl and waterfowlThe same number of birds winters near the Kopetdag reservoir, mainly coots, mallards, red-breasted duck, blue duck, great blue duck, and mallard. The same number of birds winters near the Kopetdag reservoir, mainly coots, mallards, red-breasted duck, blue duck, great and little cormorants, white-eyed duck.

Pupils from School No. 27 in the Dovletliy District of Lebap velayat, Turkmenistan, also decided to join birdwatching on the eve of World Wetlands Day. Young Birdwatchers were able to see on the banks of the Amu Darya White Wagtail, Marsh Harrier, Great White Heron, Mallard, Chuckleback, Crested Lark, Blue Dove, Magpie, Rook, Hooded Crow, Chaffinch, and other birds. Especially surprising was the meeting of naturalists with Osprey, a unique bird of prey, which is listed in the Red Book of our country.

Source: turkmenistan.gov.tm

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