Bird survey in Chilika lake begins, 21 teams engaged

Bhubaneswar: Counting of birds in the Chilika Lake began by 21 teams of experts and wildlife officials of the State this morning.

As many as 100 experts and forest officials have been engaged in 21 teams and have started counting birds, both migratory and country, in five ranges under the Balugaon Wildlife Subdivision. The ranges are Balugaon, Rambha, Satapada, Nuapada and Tangi. As many as 18 boats have been put into service.

It may be noted t that bird census is conducted in the Chilika during this period every year. About 9,47,119 birds belonging to 167 species were spotted last winter. The Chilika, the Asia's largest brackish water lake, is spread over 1,100 sq km.

In 2016, 8,58,855 birds from 161 species belonging to 161 species were found. During the preceding winter, 7.61 lakh migratory birds had thronged the lake. In 2013, 7.19 lakh resident and migratory birds had visited the lake.

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