Endangered waterbirds spotted in China's Guangxi
Four spoon-billed sandpipers, members of a rare and endangered species, have been spotted in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Spoon-billed sandpipers are listed as "critically endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The four birds were found during a survey of waterbirds wintering in the city of Qinzhou, said Zhang Dong, chief engineer of the municipal oceanic bureau.
A total of 20,000 to 30,000 waterbirds were observed during the two-day survey, including 148 black-headed gulls and other rare birds.