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Tag: Bird Census

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. 

Annual Bird Census In Hirakud
Foreign Migratory Birds Flock In Record Numbers To Hirakud

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.

Annual Bird Census Begins At Hirakud Dam Reservoir
Annual Bird Census Begins At Hirakud Dam Reservoir

This year's bird census will also include the area of Sukhasoda (38 square kilometres) on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border for the first time.

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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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.

Annual Bird Census In Odisha
Bird Census In Odisha: Count Of Winged Guests Surpasses Previous Year Tally By 4 Lakh!

Bhubaneswar: The observation during the mid-winter census of the avian species across all forest divisions in Odisha is certain to bring smiles on the faces of bird lovers and ornithologists. The survey conducted by wildlife divisions this month revealed the presence of 20.40 lakh birds including the migratory species, surpassing the previous year count of […]

Annual Bird Census In Odisha
Annual Bird Census Begins In Chilika; 21 Teams Engaged

Chilika: The annual bird census at Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon, began today in five ranges under the Chilika wildlife division- Tangi, Balugaon, Rambha, Satapada and Chilika. As many as 21 teams comprising over 111 wildlife officials, experts, volunteers and environmentalists started the headcount exercise which began at 6 am today. While 19 […]

Annual Bird Census Begins In Odisha
Annual Bird Census Begins In Odisha

Mayurbhanj: The annual bird census in different forest divisions of Odisha started on Sunday. Reports said the enumeration of avian species in Puri and Mayurbhanj districts started at 5.30 am today and continued till 12 PM. The forest officials conducted the survey at several water bodies in Simlipal, Baripada, Rairangpur, Karanjia and Balasore forest divisions […]

Annual Bird Census Begins In Odisha

Angul: The annual bird census began across the State on Friday. More than 25 teams comprising over 1000 wildlife officials, experts, environmentalists and academicians have been engaged in the headcount exercise at various wildlife ranges and water bodies of the State including Satkosia & Mahanadi river system. The enumeration of avian species began in Satkosia […]

Rise in avian guests at Chilika

Khurda: The number of winged species in Chilika Lake, Asia’s second largest marine water lagoon has increased this year. According to latest reports from the ongoing bird census carried out in this biggest waterfowl habitat, the total number of birds recorded this year is 10, 47,968 which is significantly higher than 8, 93,390 recorded last […]

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Bird census in Odisha to begin from tomorrow

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 registers rise in migratory birds this year

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 […]

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Bird census in Puri concludes

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 […]

Drop in number of winged visitors at Chilika

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 […]

Bird count drops at Bhitarkanika

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 […]

Bird census held at Bhitarkaniaka

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 […]

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Rare bird sighted in Chilika Lake

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 […]

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176 species of winged guests throng Chilika Lake this winter

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 […]

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Activities restricted in Nalabana sanctuary for bird count

Berhampur: All activities, including the entry of visitors into the 15.59 sq km Nalabana bird sanctuary in Chilika have been restricted for three days in view of the annual bird count in the lagoon. The restriction which came into force yesterday would continue till tomorrow in the famous sanctuary area. Similarly, there will be no […]

Odisha annual bird census concludes

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, […]

Number of migratory birds rises in Chilika, falls in Bhitarkanika

Bhubaneswar: While the number of migratory birds in Chilika lake in Ganjam district has gone up substantially, the number of the winged guests has fallen in the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district as per the report of the bird census conducted this year. Informing the media about the census here on Monday, Principal Chief […]

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Bird census: Experts find Phailin impact on Bhitarkanika winged guests

The October Phailin that hit the State and left trail of destruction, is presumed ...