Perfect Birding Spot - Beijing Cuihu National Urban Wetland Park2016-08-25 17:06:12Share:
Often compared to the “Kidney of the Earth”, wetlands are one of the three equally important ecological systems on earth with the other two being forests and the sea. One of the functions of wetlands are to provide a habitat for birds. Birds use wetlands for breeding, nesting, resting, shelter, and social interactions.
If you are a bird watcher in Beijing, you may wanna take a trip to Cuihu National Urban Wetland Park in Haidian District.
Cuihu National Urban Wetland Park, 21 miles away from Zhongguancun, located inside the 6th ring road in Shangzhuang village at Haidian District, is a top choice for barbecue and camping. Cuihu Wetland Park is the only national urban wetland park in Beijing. The park is an artificial reserve that lends water from the nearby Shangzhuang water reservoir. The park is intersected into different sections including a lotus pond, a reed pond and several protected areas for animals and plants.The wetland park consists of enclosed protected area, transit area and experimental area open to the public.
The park is an artificial reserve that lends water from the nearby Shangzhuang waterreservoir. It is intersected into different sections including a lotus pond, a reed pond andseveral protected areas for animals and plants.
There are more than 170 differend kinds of birds in the wetland park including Great bustard, golden eagle, Larus relictus, red-crowned cranes and black-crowned cranes.
How to get there?
There's no bus stops around the park.You can take Subway Line 4 to Bei Gong Men (北宫门 in Chinese), transfer to bus No.303 to 上庄水库南口, then take a cab to Cuihu Wetland Park after getting off the bus.
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