100 million migratory birds cross the skies of Saudi Arabia every year

2023-05-14 2023-05-14T12:21:59Z
سنان خلف
سنان خلف
محرر أخبار جوية- قسم التواصل الاجتماعي

Weather of Arabia - The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture said today, on the occasion of World Migratory Bird Day, which falls on May 13 of each year, that more than 500 million migratory birds sing in the Kingdom annually.

 

The ministry stated that the most famous migratory birds threatened with extinction are the moonbird and the houbara bustard, and the migratory birds registered in the Kingdom include: European beaver, night heron, pink flamingo, and green dove.

 

70 different species of birds land in Jizan

 

The Jazan region is characterized by an important geographical location, which made it one of the well-known stations in the world recorded for the landing of many types of migratory birds.

 

 

 

The plains of Jazan and its coasts witness the landing of many flocks of rare bird species that have been found in agricultural areas and islands as a temporary home for them, in addition to Wadi Dahn and the eastern forests, Wadi Lajab and the Bani Malik mountains, which are a natural environment for the settlement and migration of birds, and the building of their nests and reproduction, as it is distinguished by its abundance of trees and heights. while the flow of the valleys helped in its saturation and growth.

 

“Corniche Al-Arous” .. Station for migratory birds

Birds land on their migration route on the southern corniche in Jeddah, which has become a favorite destination for many within ecotourism programmes, such as large flamingos with long necks and legs, in addition to gulls, terns and waders migrating from the Arctic regions and from Europe, and types of waterfowl such as Balachin.

 

 

marine environment

The splendor of beauty is given by the marine environment. It is common to see the spindle birds, with their white and black colors and their long, precise legs, and the harpy birds, while those interested are eager to see two types of white-eyed seagulls, and the black ones that only breed in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

 

 

300 species of migratory birds

The official account of the National Center for Wildlife Development on Twitter stated that migratory birds are exposed to many dangers, including exposure to electrocution, pollution, noise and climate change, and more than 300 species of migratory birds cross the skies of the Kingdom.

 

 

migratory birds

Migratory birds is a term given to the seasonal movement of birds between their nesting and breeding areas and areas far from their nests in which they live outside the breeding season.

 

Bird migration paths

1 - The Euro-Asia and Africa track.
2 - Central and South Asian track.
3 - East Asia and Australia track.
4 - The path of migration between the Americas.

 

Overfishing threatens migratory birds

 

Migratory birds are threatened by poaching, illegal trade, loss of natural habitats, and degradation of vegetation.

 

The center indicated that water is the sustainability of bird life, as the majority of migratory birds depend on aquatic ecosystems during their life cycles through feeding, nesting, reproduction and resting places.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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