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Table 2 Major stopover regions used by tracked Swan Geese during spring and autumn migration

From: Seasonal and regional differences in migration patterns and conservation status of Swan Geese (Anser cygnoides) in the East Asian Flyway

Capture
location
ID Country Name Season No. of birds Bird days Average days Date range Range in days Protection percentage at national level (%)
Dauria Region 1 China Huihe Wetland (47.77° N, 119.42° E),
Inner Mongolia
Autumn 14 192 13.68 8/29–9/27 4–25 3.48
2 Mongolia Tashgai Tavan Lake (47.42° N, 118.50° E),
Dornod Province
Autumn 6 95 15.87 9/7–10/9 10–22 0.00
3 China Wulagai Reservoir (46.04° N, 119.38° E),
Inner Mongolia
Autumn 20 255 12.75 9/6–10/10 3–23 0.00
Spring 11 71 6.45 4/1–4/30 2–20 0.00
4 China Xilamulun River (43.43° N, 122.60° E),
Inner Mongolia/Liaoning Province
Autumn 25 420 16.79 8/29–11/17 2–58 4.33
Spring 71 908 13.13 3/16–4/19 3–28 1.18
5 China/
North
Korea
Yalu River Estuary (39.71° N, 124.81° E),
Liaoning Province/North Pyongan Province
Autumn 78 3,808 48.82 9/12–12/7 9–80 0.01
Spring 65 953 14.66 3/6–4/16 2–29 0.03
Central Mongolia 6 China Daihai Lake (40.46°N, 113.01°E),
Inner Mongolia/Shanxi Province
Autumn 13 642 50.11 9/5–11/18 30–61 0.00
Spring 4 65 16.20 3/11–4/18 7–27 0.00
7 China Ordos Basin (40.50° N, 109.81° E),
Inner Mongolia
Spring 9 99 11.00 3/11–4/8 7–17 0.00
Western Mongolia 8 Mongolia Orog Nuur Lake (45.15° N, 100.80° E),
Bayanhongor Province
Autumn 5 54 10.87 8/15–9/26 3–26 0.00
9 China Ordos Basin (39.72° N, 109.22° E),
Inner Mongolia
Autumn 9 297 33.02 9/11–11/21 16–55 3.88
Spring 10 162 16.19 3/12–4/7 6–25 0.00
  1. Only sites selected by at least four birds and where the estimated duration of stay was at least 2 days are shown