Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve

 Dongtan migratory birds protected areas in the eastern part of Chongming Island, from the Yangtze River where the deposition of sediment from a total area of 45 million mu, a year is still 150 meters (approximately 13 acres) extends the speed constant. Net clean soil water here, fertile land has given birth to endless reed pond, and only a leisurely crabs crawl out from the hole feeding; Haohan raising a variety of the Yangtze River Fisheries, the fish fat crab Zhuang; pure land cultivation to a variety of pollution-free vegetables, melons and other fruits; 30,000 hectares beach is the world’s few wild birds park.

Chongming Dongtan Birds Nature Reserve2

 In spring and autumn, here Qundao fly, the swan-drag, was included in the protection of the rare and there are more than 130 kinds of migratory birds, the number of birds of the border about 1 million. Particularly at the national level to protect animals small number of swans wintering in the Dongtan reached from 3000 to 3500, also from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other countries of transit habitat for migratory birds total of 2 to 3 million. Among them, the amount of wild geese, the Green spoonbills, egrets, Black-faced Spoonbill, such as a red-bellied eagles, the second category the Protection of Birds.

September 14, 2002, Dongtan Tourism officially launched. Long Beach Memorial erected to show Stonehenge, built bridge close to the wetlands, built Zhulou balconies East China Sea, and repairs inn for tourists leisure, Dongtan Laokai the mysterious veil. Dongtan will be the protection of migratory birds as the focus of tourism development of Chongming, in accordance with the overall layout of the development plan will be developed Wetland Park, Dongtan of sunrise, a watchtower, built bird-watching and bird-museums, participation in the development of recreational projects, open “Farmer Tour.” By then, tourists will be leisure, tourism, and recreation as one tourist destination.

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