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Why #WaterbirdsCount: January

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  • International Waterbird Census
  • Species
  • Wetland values, status and trends

As part of our campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Waterbird Census, we asked our partners to share their favourite images of wetlands and waterbirds. For January, David Li kindly shared some of the beautiful photos he has taken of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore.

David is a close friend of Wetlands International – he was formerly the coordinator for the Asian Waterbird Census and joins the counts every year. David now works in Sungei Buloh, an expanse of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and forest on the northern tip of the main island and one of the natural gems of Singapore. As well as providing a welcome escape from the hurly-burly of city life, it is also home to an astonishing number of waterbirds and other wildlife. With a little luck and good timing, you can see many thousands of migratory shorebirds roosting here after they finish feeding in the surrounding coastal area. Do enjoy these great pictures, and don’t forget to check out our other blogs to find out why #waterbirdscount!