Cuoe Bird Island in Xainza County, Nagqu
Chinese Name: 错鄂鸟岛
English Name: Cuoe Bird Island
Location: Located in Selincuo Lake, Xainza County of Nagqu
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Cuoe Bird Island in Xainza County, Nagqu
Cuoe Bird Island is located in Xainza County, Nagqu. Cuoe Bird Island covers wetlands more than 14000 square kilometers, which is built for protecting black-necked crane. Tibetan people call black-necked crane as zongzong(宗宗) which means swan. Black-necked crane is the only crane in the world which lives on the plateau. It’s also known as Tibetan cranes in the world. Because of the special life conditions, reproduction and low survival rate, black-necked crane is listed as endangered species. In spring and summer, there are more than 80 kinds of birds settled here. The most common is Bar-headed goose(斑头雁) and thousands of Brown-headed gull(棕头鸥) which flew from distant Mediterranean.
The black-necked crane(黑颈鹤) is a medium-sized crane in Asia that breeds on the Tibetan Plateau and remote parts of India and Bhutan. It is 139 cm (55 in) long with a 235 cm (7.8 ft) wingspan, and it weighs 5.5 kg (12 lbs). It is whitish-gray, with a black head, red crown patch, black upper neck and legs, and white patch to the rear of the eye. It has black primaries and secondaries. Both sexes are similar. Some populations are known to make seasonal movements. It is revered in Buddhist traditions and culturally protected across much of its range.
The advanced traffic system provides visitors convenient ways to travel. Visitors can take bus or choose self-driving. On account of snow and occasional road accidents, highway closures and concomitant traffic delays are not uncommon.
• Traveling Seasons: All seasons