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Table 6 Number (and proportion) of all the tracked individuals using each of the wintering survey areas, compared to the numbers detected at each during the 2020 winter counts of Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor)

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

ID Wintering site Number of tracked birds Corresponding survey area Number of surveyed population
1 Japan 2 (8%) Japan 339 (7%)
2 Yangtze River Delta 6 (25%) Jiangsu & Zhejiang & Shanghai 196 (4%)
3 Fujian Coast 3 (13%) Fujian 338 (7%)
4 Pearl River Delta 2 (8%) Hong Kong/Shenzhen & Guangdong & Macau 726 (16%)
5 Taiwan 5 (21%) Taiwan 2783 (61%)
6 Other coastal area 0 (0%) Hainan & Philippines & Thailand & Vietnam & Korea 173 (4%)
7 Inland China 5 (21%) NA NA
8 Inland Southeast Asia 1 (4%) NA NA
  Total 24   4555
  1. The information on tracked birds was based upon data from 24 birds with complete autumn migration from the published literature (see “Methods” for details). The wintering counts were derived from field survey results in 2020 coordinated by the HKBWS