News ID: 275644
Published: 1119 GMT October 18, 2020

Int'l Kani Barazan Wetland in western Iran hosts migratory birds

Int'l Kani Barazan Wetland in western Iran hosts migratory birds

International Kani Barazan Wetland near the city of Mahabad in West Azarbaijan Province hosts over 9,000 species of migratory birds these days who come there to rest and make use of its massive nutrition resources.

Kani Barazan wetland is one of the most important satellite wetlands in the South of Lake Urmia, which due to its remarkable biodiversity has been promoted as a wildlife refuge in compliance with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance which is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands, IRNA reported.

Nowadays in autumn season, when the weather is cold in the northern regions, Kani Barazan international wetland is playing home to migrating birds that started from Siberia and other northern regions for the southern areas and are now seeking a safe place to find food and rest for some time in this region.

The sounds of migratory birds in this wetland are heard from afar, and the colonies of a few hundred pieces of ducks, Eurasian teal, and coots, where old and young birds are present, are spectacular.

Some of the birds have chosen reeds and groves of the lagoon, and some others have chosen shallow waters, to relax and wait for the right time to continue their migration to the southern and warmer regions.


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