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Tag: Migratory Birds

Exotic Birds Of Chilika!
WATCH | Colourful Flamingos At Chilika Lake

WATCH | Colourful Flamingos At Chilika Lake

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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

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.

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.

Odisha Mulls Preservation Of Migratory Avian Specimens
Odisha Mulls Preservation Of Migratory Avian Specimens

Bhubaneswar: In a piece of good news especially for Twitchers and ornithologists, the Odisha Forest department is mulling to conserve the specimens of the migratory birds at the Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) in the capital city here. The RMNH already houses several varieties of skeletons and remains of animals including elephant, dolphin, rhinoceros, […]

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 […]

2 Poachers Held In Chilika, 13 Dead Migratory Birds Seized

Khordha: The officials of Tangi wildlife division on Monday arrested two poachers on the charges of hunting migratory birds in Chilika Lake, largest brackish water lagoon in the continent. At least 13 carcasses of migratory birds have been seized from their possession, a forest official said. The duo was nabbed from Bhusandapur area during patrolling […]

Migratory Birds Flock To Chilika As Winter Sets In

Khurda: “Raha raha khyane baspiya shakata dekhibi Chilika charu chitra pata,” these lines by Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das were inspired by the serene beauty of Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon which amplifies many folds by the foreign migratory birds every winter. And with the onset of wintry weather in this part of the country, exotic winged […]

Thousands Of Migratory Birds Die Mysteriously In Rajasthan's Sambhar Lake

Sambhar: Thousands of migratory birds of about ten species were found dead around Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland saltwater lake near Jaipur, sending shock waves among locals and authorities. Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. Though the official toll was […]

Monsoon migratory birds not sighted in Odisha: Ornithologists

Berhampur: Migratory birds which usually reach the Chilika Lake and other parts of Odisha ahead of monsoon, are yet to be sighted this year, ornithologists said. The south-west monsoon has already advanced in the state. The pied-crested cuckoo (also called Jacobin Cuckoo), a migratory bird locally known as the “Pika” generally arrive before the onset […]

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 […]

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, […]

With onset of winter, winged guests start arriving at Chilika Lake

Khurda: With the onset of winter in the State, thousands of migratory birds have started arriving at Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia. Various species of the winged guests including Northern pintail, Gadwali, shovellers, Flamingo and Brahmani ducks are being spotted descending on the mudflats of the lake. The arrival of the […]

Winged guests find home away from home in this Rayagada village

Rayagada: Its once again that time of the year when Bhaleri village under Gunupur of Rayagada district is filled with chirrups as thousand of winged guests make the river banks of Bansadhara river their temporary shelter for annual nesting. The migratory birds, locally known as ‘Gendalia’ usually fly miles to this part of the state […]

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 […]

Migratory birds yet to begin homeward journey from Chilika

Berhampur: The migratory birds, which had flocked to Odisha’s Chilika lake for their winter sojourn, have not yet started their homeward journey, a senior forest official said. Availability of food and safety might be the reason for their prolonged stay in the lake though day temperature is on the rise, Divisional Forest Officer of Chilika […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Migratory birds arrive in Bhitarkanika National Park

Kendrapara: Much to the ornithologists delight, migratory birds have started arriving at the wetland spots of the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district. The marshy and swampy wetland spots in the Bhitarkanika National Park have again emerged as a congenial and human-interference-free winter habitat for feathered guests from cool northern hemisphere, officials said. “Their flight […]

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 […]

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 […]

Migratory birds start flying back home from Odisha

Kendrapara: After a four-month winter sojourn at the wetland spots in Bhitarakanika National Park in Odisha, the migratory birds have commenced their journey back home following the rise in temperature. There was a drop in the number of winter guests this year from trans-Himalayan region who flew to Bhitarkanika wetland sites to avoid the harsh […]

Migratory birds head back home with rise in temperature

Berhampur: With sudden rise in the day temperature, the visiting migratory birds to famous Chilika lake in Odisha have begun the long journey back home. Fifty per cent of the migratory birds, who made the lake their home, have already left Chilika while the rest are likely to leave soon, Divisional Forest Offier (DFO) of […]

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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 […]

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. […]

2 held for hunting migratory birds in Chilika

Berhampur: Two brothers have been arrested by wildlife personnel for allegedly hunting migratory birds in the Chilika lake in Odisha and a dead whistling teal was recovered from their possession, officials said today. Wildlife personnel caught Malaya Behera (47) and his brother Bhaskar (40) at Sorana in the lake under Tangi Wildlife Range while patrolling, […]

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 […]

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Migratory birds stay put in Chilika despite heat

Migratory birds including flamingoes and pelicans have stayed put at the famous Chilika Lake despite the sweltering heat, forest officials said

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 […]