Recently, an Aythya baeri has been found at Chang'an campus of NPU, it was discovered by Ding Qi Shuang and Xu Qi, Members of NPU Volunteers Association. They also took clear photos of the species that can be identified. The relevant staff of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Zoology identified the bird as an Aythya baeri.
Aythya baeri is a bird belonging to the Anatidae Pochard, mainly inhabiting lakes rich in aquatic plants such as reeds and pampas. It is a critically endangered species in the world, with fewer than 1,500, and is listed in the World Conservation Union. The 2013 Red List of Threatened Species (Critically Endangered).
According to observations, when this Aythya baeri is inhabiting in Qixiang Lake, it washes its feathers on the water surface or sneaks into the river bottom to prey.
The NPU Volunteer Association was established in 1998. The association actively carries out various environmental protection publicity and practice activities as well as various environmental protection-related activities to protect the blue sky under the Qinling Mountains with youth power. The Starfire Bird Watching Group focuses on bird protection, bird observation and bird protection. From scientific bird knowledge, to wild bird observation and bird rescue, as long as it is something that related to birds, the members of the bird watching group will devote great enthusiasm.
Over the years, students have found a variety of birds in Chang'an campus. This is a good embodiment of the superior ecological environment of the Qinling Mountains.
Being located at the northern foot of the Qinling Mountains and directly benefiting from the protection and protection of the Qinling Mountains, NPU has the lush green pines and cypresses, as well as the presence of mountain spirits. On such a campus where people and nature are in harmony, students will have a rich and colorful study and entertainment life.
Writer: Yue Keyu