Inventory and survey of Vac bird garden in Tan My commune, Tra On district, Vinh Long province

The Mekong Delta is an area in great potential of biodiversity, in which the waterfowl population is very high in number of species and individuals. Currently, waterfowl populations appear mainly in places where having conservation plans at the provincial or national level such as Tram Chim National Park (Dong Thap), U Minh Thuong (Kien Giang), Ca Mau Cape; or protected areas such as Lang Sen (Long An), Lung Ngoc Hoang (Hau Giang), Phu My (Kien Giang); or smaller scale such as Cai Nuoc bird sanctuary (Ca Mau), Bac Lieu bird sanctuary, Vam Ho bird sanctuary (Ben Tre); especially the populations of birds that are scattered throughout the Mekong Delta, which people often call “Vuon Co (Stork garden)”. These stork gardens have a smaller area such as Bang Lang stork garden (Can Tho), Trung tam Nong Nghiep Mua Xuan (Hau Giang). In recent years, these stork gardens have been surveyed and researched by the authorities and included in the action plan for biodiversity conservation of the province, but the “Hai Chia stork garden or Vac garden” has not been surveyed and researched. Therefore, there is no long-term conservation and development plan.

In addition, the inventory of Vac garden is to comply with the planning objectives and methods approved by the Provincial People’s Committee in Decision No. 2269/QD-UBND dated September 27, 2016 on the approval of the biodiversity conservation planning in Vinh Long province in the period of 2015 – 2020 and orientation to 2030

The goal of the project:

Survey and investigate the current status of species diversity of waterfowl populations. Based on the biology of each species and the variation of individual density during the year to analyze the seasonal or regular presence and threats to birds, in order to propose a sustainable management and conservation plan.

Video of bird flying to the nest