As many as three teams comprising four to five forest officials, ornithologists, wildlife experts each have been deployed in the census in five ranges of the national park.
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.
This year’s rise has been seen in the backdrop of the bird census conducted in the areas which included Sukhasoda (38 square kilometres) on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border, for the first time.
This year's bird census will also include the area of Sukhasoda (38 square kilometres) on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border for the first time.
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.
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.
Bhubaneswar: This year’s bird census in Nandankanan, Similipal and other forest divisions will begin from tomorrow and the same will be carried out in Chilika from January 4 followed by Bhitarkanika & Hirakud from January 6, informed Chief Wildlife Warden Sandeep Tripathy. The official informed that preparations are underway for the census which is conducted […]
Puri: Around 58,000 migratory birds flocked to various mangroves and riverbeds in Puri district this year marking a rise of 13,000 winged visitors as compared to last year. As per a report of the bird census undertaken by the Puri Forest Division across the district, over 13,000 more birds have been spotted in the sea […]
Puri: The bird census undertaken by the Puri Forest Division at sea beach and near river banks in Puri district concluded on Friday. For the first time, the experts have found Little Green Heron and Peregrine Falcon in the bank of river Devi. “The little green heron is generally sighted at Bhitarkanika. We have traced […]
Tangi: The annual bird census in Chilika lake revealed that the number of migratory birds has declined by 54,000 this year as compared to last year. A total of 8,94,390 birds of 147 species were spotted in 1,100 sq km Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia this year in comparison to 9,47,000 birds […]
Kendrapara: The latest bird census at Bhitarkanika National Park has showed a sharp decline in the population of winged guests this year raising concern about the fate of the migratory beauties. While there was a surge in the bird count from 81,401 birds in 2015 to 1,0,6,356 birds in 2016, this year the count was […]
Pattamundai: One-day bird census was held at Bhitarkanika National Park on Thursday. According to sources, the counting was held at Kujanga, Mahakalapada, Gahiramatha, Kanika and Rajnagar ranges of the Wildife Sanctuary. The detailed list of birds found at the reserve park during the census will be declared by the evening today, said, Rajnagar divisional forest […]
Berhampur: A rare bird was sighted in the Chilika lake, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, during the headcount of feathered guests conducted by the wildlife organisation in the entire lagoon. The common shelduck, a rare migratory bird was sighted in Nalabana, the 15.59 sq km bird sanctuary area during the enumerators, said Divisional […]
Tangi: Bird census in Chilika lake this year has revealed that the number migratory birds in the lake has substantially gone up this year. Of the 176 species of migratory birds which have thronged the largest brackish water lake in Asia this year, three news species have been located in Mangalajodi area. Talking to media […]
Bhubaneswar/Athagarh/Brahmagiri: The Wildlife wing of the Odisha Forest department today undertook simultaneous bird counting at the Ansupa lake, Mahanadi river bed, Brahmagiri range and three forest divisions in Baripada. Total 67 teams were formed and participated in the bird census at Ansupa lake and the Mahanadi river bed under the Athagarh range. Goura Gopal Singh, […]