Tag: Bhitarkanika National Park

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Annual Bird Census Kicks Off In Bhitarkanika National Park

The annual census of birds in the world-famous backwaters of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district began early Friday morning. The head counting exercise began at around 5:30 AM in the morning. As many as 17 teams have been deployed for the counting of the migratory birds in the National Park.

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  • Friday, 06 January 2023
Annual bird census begins in Bhitarkanika National Park
Annual bird census begins in Bhitarkanika National Park

The teams have been well equipped with boats, radios (walkie-talkie), binoculars, cameras and GPS scales for the annual counting. 

  • Friday, 06 January 2023
Bhitarkanika reopens after 3 month closure for croc breeding
Bhitarkanika reopens today after 3 month closure for croc breeding

The famous Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district of Odisha reopens for visitors today (Monday) after remaining off limits for crocodile breeding season.

  • Monday, 01 August 2022
Bhitarkanika Avian Population Rises On Paper, Dips In Reality; Environmentalists Ring Alarm Bells 
Bhitarkanika Avian Population Rises On Paper, Dips In Reality; Environmentalists Ring Alarm Bells 

Experts have raised eyebrows over the official bird census saying the real bird count statistics tell a different story than the figures reflected on paper. They have also questioned the non-inclusion of local public and bird experts during the enumeration exercise apart from blaming the rampant activities of illegal prawn culture as reason behind the drop in the bird count. 

  • Friday, 28 January 2022
Bhitarkanika National Park To Remain Shut From January 2 For Crocodile Census
Bhitarkanika National Park To Remain Shut From January 2 For Crocodile Census

“During this period, the booking of night stays in Bhitarkanika Nature Camps through Ecotour Odisha website will also remain closed.”

  • Tuesday, 28 December 2021
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Camera Traps In Bhitarkanika To Keep Eye On Wildlife And Poachers

Apart from the home to a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, the national park is abode to as many as 1,768 saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus), as per the census held in January this year.

  • Monday, 15 November 2021
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Odisha: 7- Day Bird Census At Bhitarkanika National Park Begins Today

The seasonal bird census at the famous Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapada district began today (Aug 23). The bird census will reportedly continue for seven days for which two teams have been set up.

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  • Monday, 23 August 2021
Bird Census Begins In Bhitarkanika
Monsoon Avian Census In Bhitarkanika From Today

The seasonal bird count at Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district has begun today. The annual headcount of the avian species which is carried out during the monsoon season every year will continue for a week.

  • Monday, 23 August 2021
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Bhitarkanika National Park To Open For Tourists From Next Week

The Bhitarkanika National Park was shut for visitors from May 1 to July 31 in the wake of breeding season of estuarine crocodiles.

  • Sunday, 01 August 2021
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Stolen antique Idol from Bhitarkanika temple yet to be traced

Kendrapara: Resentment is now brewing among locals as the 200-year-old antique idol of Goddess Durga, which was stolen from Nayakbabu temple located inside the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapada district, is yet to be recovered. Sources said, the idol made of black chlorite stone (locally known as mugunipathar) was reportedly stolen by unidentified miscreants during […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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Bhitarkanika National Park to open for public tomorrow

Kendrapara: Almost after a three-month ban, the Bhitarkanika National Park here in Kendrapara will be thrown open to public from tomorrow. The prohibition to enter the wetland sites was put on since May 1 keeping in view the onset of breeding season of the estuarine crocodiles in the park. “The Bhitarkanika Park will be opened […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Croc nesting: Bhitarkanika National Park to be closed from May 1

Kendrapara: A three-month ban on entry of tourists and visitors to Bhitarkanika National Park will be imposed from May 1 to July 31 in view of the mating season of salt water crocodiles. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Bhitarkanika National Park Bimal Prasanna Acharya informed that the objective behind the ban is to ensure the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Bhitarkanika reopens for visitors

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district reopened for tourists on Thursday. The park was closed from January 3 in view of the conduct of annual census of estuarine crocodiles and head count of migratory birds. Rajnagar Divisional Forest Officer Bimal Prasanna Acharya said,” Compared to previous year, the headcount of both estuarine crocodiles […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Bhitarkanika National Park registers increase in mammal count

Kendrapara: The annual mammal count in the mangrove cover and wetland sites of Bhitarkanika National Park registered over 16 percent rise during 2016-17. This year as many as 7129 mammals have been spotted in the national park which comprises core area of 145 square kilometre of the Bhitarkanika Wild Sanctuary, along with mangrove cover, Gahirmatha […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Bhitarkanika records marginal rise in bird count

Kendrapara: Marking a marginal rise in the bird count, as many as 1,04,490 country birds have been included in the latest census at the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district. According to the officials, the census took the count from a total of  21956 nests in the national park. A team was formed constituting the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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