For the past few years, Qitai County has been intensifying efforts in improving the ecological environment of its rural and urban areas, and has continuously promoted its living environment, providing a good ecological habitat for migratory birds.
It is understood that due to the relatively warm climate and abundant water plants in the Tula Pasture, in addition to black-necked cranes, flocks of mallards and ruddy shelducks also inhabit here.
Every spring and autumn, thousands of whooper swans, gray cranes, white-naped cranes and other migratory birds come here to roost and forage, so the Qianquan Lake National Wetland Park is also known as a "paradise for birds".
In recent years, as the constant improvement of local ecology, various wild birds have been attracted to nest and breed here.
Under the warm sun, wintering mallards start courtship in Shuimo River in Urumqi City, northwest China’s Xinjiang, cruising in pairs for food, chasing and playing.
Thousands of demoiselle cranes come and gather on the grassland in spring, showing a spectacular scene.
Overwintering swans dance on the lake, presenting a beautiful scene and attracting many photography enthusiasts and tourists to appreciate and take photos.
On April 5, 2022, several cormorants play in the Kongque River in Korla City, northwest China’s Xinjiang. Recently, more than 100 cormorants have arrived at water areas such as the Kongque River, Dujuan River and Hongyan River in Korla City.
On February 21, 2022, as the temperature rises and ice and snow begin to melt, dozens of herring gulls display their skills of breaking ice to catch fish on the ice.
The lake, the largest permanent freshwater lake in northern Xinjiang, is well known for its fabulous natural scenery. Covering 827 square kilometers in area, it is an ideal home for migratory birds.