Tag: Migratory Birds

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WATCH | Colourful Flamingos At Chilika Lake

WATCH | Colourful Flamingos At Chilika Lake

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  • Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Chilika Lagoon Sees Fall Of Over 1 Lakh Winged Visitors
Chilika Lagoon Sees Fall Of Over 1 Lakh Winged Visitors 

The census was conducted across five ranges including Satapada, Rambha, Balugaon, Tangi and Chilika

  • Wednesday, 05 January 2022
Migratory Birds Found Dead
Large Number Of Migratory Birds Found Dead In Khordha, Poisoning Suspected

The range officer said that due to the high demand for aquatic bird meat in nearby towns like Bhubaneswar, Balugaon and Berhampur, poaching activity has been increasing in the Chilika Lake and its adjoining areas.

  • Saturday, 25 December 2021
Bhitarkanika Monsoon Bird Count Over 1.08 Lakh, Up By 11 Per Cent

Maximum number of birds were witnessed at three locations, Matha Dia, Laxmiprasad Dia and Durga Prasad Dia.

  • Thursday, 02 September 2021
Migratory birds from far-off lands flock Bhatli

Bargarh: It is that time of the year when trees in Bhatli block of Bargarh district wear a different look. The treetops are seen housing winged guests flying down here from several hundred miles. Locals believe that these annual guests bring them cheer and prosperity. “The birds start coming since the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya. They […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Poaching of migratory birds in Chilika continues unabated

Khurda: Despite several anti-poaching measures and warnings issued by the Wildlife department, poachers have continued hunting birds on a large-scale basis in the Chilika Lake. With thousands of migratory birds arriving at Nalabana and Mangalajodi areas, these poachers have also become super-active in carrying out illegal activities. Every year, these migratory birds from Siberia, Malaysia, […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Naraj new destination for winged guests

Cuttack: Naraj has become a new destination for migratory birds coming from far-flung places because of availability of food in large quantity and calm water. Birds from as far as Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Aral Sea and other remote parts of Russia, Central and Southeast Asia, Ladakh and Himalayas which flock several wetlands of Odisha […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Despite missing chill, Flamingos arrive early at Chilika

Bhubaneswar: Much to the delight of Ornithologists and bird-lovers alike, migratory birds mostly Flamingos have started arriving at the Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia. Many believe that the arrival of Flamingos in the first week of October despite missing winter chill is certainly something to cheer about. “Usually the birds start […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Sign of monsoon: Siberian birds arrive at Dhanmandal in Jajpur in thousands

Jajpur: The return of Siberian birds to Dhanmandal under Darpan panchayat in Barchana block of the district is a sign for the locals that monsoon is approaching. More than prediction of the Met department, locals trust the arrival of the migratory birds as a sign of monsoon. This year also, people here are sure of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Shelduck Common
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Five migratory birds recovered, poachers flee

Brahmagiri (Puri): A special team of Forest staff of Brahmagiri Wildlife Range recovered four dead migratory birds and a live migratory bird during a raid on Ghatukuli village near Chilika lake in the wee hours today. Acting on a tip-off, the team raided the outskirts area of the village and recovered the five winged guests. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Migratory birds' affair with Chilka outlasts 'season'

Chilika: In a rare departure from the pattern, migratory birds in Chilika are unwilling to return to their homeland long after the migratory season is over. As many as 70 species of migratory birds are yet to return from the bird sanctuary this year. Surprisingly, they have even began nesting. Normally, these migratory birds flock […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021