Identification of coastal wetlands of international importance for waterbirds: a review of China Coastal Waterbird Surveys 2005–2013

  title={Identification of coastal wetlands of international importance for waterbirds: a review of China Coastal Waterbird Surveys 2005–2013},
  author={Qi-Feng Bai and Jian-Ze Chen and Zhihong Chen and Guotai Dong and Jian-Zhen Dong and Wenxiao Dong and Vivian Wing Kan Fu and Yong-Xiang Han and Gang Lu and Jianshu Li and Yang Liu and Zhi Lin and De-bao Meng and Jonathan Martinez and Guan Pei Ni and Kai Shan and Ren-Bin Sun and Suixing Tian and Fengqin Wang and Zhiwei Xu and Yat-Tung Yu and Jin Yang and Zhidong Yang and Linxiu Zhang and Ming Zhang and Xiangwu Zeng and China Coastal Waterbird Census Group},
  journal={Avian Research},
BackgroundChina’s coastal wetlands belong to some of the most threatened ecosystems worldwide. The loss and degradation of these wetlands seriously threaten waterbirds that depend on wetlands.MethodsThe China Coastal Waterbird Census was organized by volunteer birdwatchers in China’s coastal region. Waterbirds were surveyed synchronously once every month at 14 sites, as well as irregularly at a further 18 sites, between September 2005 and December 2013.ResultsA total of 75 species of waterbirds… Expand

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