Tens of thousands of storks from all over the world fly to their nests close to the tops of bamboo, looking from a distance like flower branches covered with white flowers is a spectacular sight in Co Island, Hai Duong province.
Co Chi Lang Nam Island is located in the heart of An Duong lake, in Chi Lang Nam commune, Thanh Mien district, about 30 km south of Hai Duong city center, in the direction of National Highway 39B. Photo: DLHD.
Over time, the storks and cauldrons living on the island are increasingly crowded in a number of individuals and diverse in species composition, becoming an attractive eco-tourism destination, with an area of 31.67 hectares, currently with about 16,000 storks and storks. 6,000 cauldrons live.
Discovered in 1994, according to local legends, after 3 big floods, an island emerged in the middle of the lake, like a pearl that nature has bestowed on Chi Lang Nam.
There are nine different types of storks namely fire stork, fly stork, stork stork, black stork, welcome stork, heron stork, white stork, horizontal stork, incense stork and three types of the cauldron are gray cauldron, blue cauldron, black cauldron derived from Many places in the world. The special thing is that people here never catch storks or eat stork meat, or cauldron.
The harmonious interweaving of trees, birds, lakes with fresh and airy space and many ancient steles, temples, pagodas and shrines in the region, especially with traditional occupations such as washing fish, rice paper, cakes plants and ornamental plant nursery, agricultural production… all these factors are enough for Chi Lang Nam to develop into an attractive eco-tourism area.
Early morning and late afternoon are the busiest time of Stork Island. It was an interesting “shifting shift” between the stork and the cauldron in daily life. At this time, the storks fly to find food and pull back to the nest to rest after a hard day’s work.
At that time, the stork flying in the sky caused a commotion in the quiet countryside, making visitors extremely excited. They compete with each other to get a place to park, white on the trees, the surface of the lake and cover the whole island. Photo: DLHD.
Stork Island is suitable for excursions, picnics and field trips for students to better understand the life of storks. Visitors to Co Island only need one day to visit the whole lake.
If you go in a large group, you can rent a small canoe so as not to disturb the life and activities of the storks. If you go with a few people, you can hire ducks to slowly cycle around the lake and discover the amazing nature of this place by yourself.
If you want to understand more deeply about the behavior or see the habitat as well as how to make nests and the eggs of storks, storks… you can go to the island to visit or spend the night at the lakeside service households. However, besides the beautiful scenery, you are also hindered more or less by the characteristic smell of bird droppings, the smell of the Stork Island. Photo: DLHD.
Coming to Co Island, you will experience the moment of living with wild nature, discovering the world of storks in the most vivid and authentic way.
Photo: Pham Thanh
Keyword: The kingdom of storks in Hai Duong