Waterbird census in A.P.-The Hindu-11-01-2020


A waterbird survey conducted in the Upper Kuttanad region has recorded 16,767 birds of 47 continental and local species. The survey, conducted as part of the annual Asian Waterbird Census, has spotted three new species Greater flamingo, Grey-headed lapwing, and Blue-cheeked bee-eater.

The Annual Bird Census will commence in the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) and surrounding wetlands in the Godavari mangrove cover on the east coast of India.
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is Located in Andhra Pradesh.

It is part of the Godavari estuary.

Overview :

It will be a two-day census of the avian species which will access the threats and challenges being faced by the water birds.

The census aims at documentation of migratory and resident birds to be able to prepare a better management plan of the complex ecosystem that supports the waterbird species.

It will give a picture of its present state and results of the conservation being done in the wildlife sanctuary and outside.

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