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Significant populations of Palaearctic birds winter here, with several thousand wigeon (Anas penelope) and shovelers (Anas clypeata) observed in the Bale Mountains, along with waders such as ruffs (Philomachus pugnax) and greenshanks (Tringa nebularia).
Waders like Chinese egrets (Egretta eulophotes), Nordmann’s greenshanks (Tringa guttifer), and Saunder’s gulls (Larus saundersi) also winter here.
These include Japanese night-herons (Gorsachius goisagi), Nordmann’s greenshanks (Tringa guttifer), and spoon-billed sandpipers (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus).