Winter migration peaks for 11K cormorants in Xiamen

  Representatives of the Xiamen Horticultural Expo garden announced last week that the winter migration of cormorants to Xiamen is now at its peak.

  The winter season for cormorants typically runs between October and March.

  A survey by the Fujian Provincial Forestry Survey and Planning Institute recorded more than 13,179 water birds spanning 16 species at the garden in Xiamen this winter.

  The totals include 11,000 common cormorants in addition to egrets, herons, pond herons, night herons and red-billed gulls.