WHAT ARE MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE DOING IN THE WETLANDS IN THE HEART OF WINTER?

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Ricard Gutiérrez, technician of the Department of Wildlife of the Catalan Government, will talk about the Waterbirds Winter Census. This year, 361 people got distributed among 163 localities around Catalonia and counted ducks, waders, seagulls and other water-lover birds around all the wetlands of Catalonia. They counted more than 300.000 individuals of wildfowl, which demonstrates the richness of our country and its importance as a point of reception of many Northern birds that spend the winter with us.

However, the proportions and quantities of birds have evolved during the four decades during which the census has been on the way. How have the populations of Razorbill or Red-Breasted Merganser evolved? What is the increase of populations of Glossy Ibises, White Egrets or Grey Herons? And have those changes been the same in the Ebro Delta as in the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà?

The talk will review the results of this big date in the annual agenda of the birding world that contributes to the conservation of birds and habitats in a decisive way.

Author: Ricard Losarcos