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Table 2 Annual counts of Black-faced Spoonbills (Platalea minor) in ten regions in January during 2004–2020

From: Migration routes, population status and important sites used by the globally threatened Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor): a synthesis of surveys and tracking studies

Year Korea Japan Yangtze River Delta Fujian Coast Taiwan Pearl River Delta Hainan Thailand Philippines Total
2004 23 147 22 1 633 293 62 2 NA 1198
2005 21 92 29 63 757 389 77 NA NA 1484
2006 21 148 9 69 822 453 6 NA NA 1602
2007 20 191 14 86 790 476 8 NA NA 1630
2008 28 192 5 115 1030 527 11 5 NA 1962
2009 25 166 0 99 1104 460 8 NA 1 1926
2010 12 198 0 103 1280 577 7 1 0 2224
2011 14 220 3 53 834 536 57 1 0 1767
2012 17 196 57 135 1561 536 31 2 0 2570
2013 8 223 42 47 1624 485 32 1 NA 2501
2014 8 276 23 33 1658 466 36 1 0 2541
2015 14 293 13 32 2034 622 54 NA NA 3102
2016 23 247 4 124 2060 623 77 0 1 3167
2017 18 305 54 118 2601 608 61 NA NA 3827
2018 14 305 93 295 2191 626 66 1 3 3659
2019 23 324 188 281 2403 708 83 1 3 4079
2020 24 339 196 338 2783 726 86 NA 3 4555
  1. The ten regions were identified based on the distribution of the surveyed wintering sites during 2004–2020 conducted by HKBWS. Counts of Yangtze River Delta includes counts of Shanghai, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu Province in China; counts of Fujian Coast includes counts of Fujian Province in China; counts of Pearl River Delta includes counts of Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong Province in China