AP 11th in country in bird species diversity | Visakhapatnam News

Visakhapatnam: There are 294 totally different species of birds throughout 278 hotspots in Andhra Pradesh, in line with knowledge uploaded until Thursday as a part of the Nice Yard Chicken Depend (GBBC) and Campus Chicken Depend (CBC), 2021.
The annual nationwide chicken rely concluded earlier this week. The survey was coordinated by Chicken Depend India Collective, a Visakhapatnam-based organisation, Wildlife Conservation By Analysis and Schooling (WCTRE) in collaboration with the state forest division.
The survey lined numerous birding spots, zoo parks and campuses of academic establishments throughout 13 districts of the state. Curiously, Andhra Pradesh is the one state other than Himachal Pradesh the place all districts participated within the survey. The survey passed off between February 12 and 15 and knowledge will probably be compiled until the top of the month.
Chittoor with 183 chicken species topped the state’s chart by way of chicken species range, adopted by East Godavari with 166 species and Visakhapatnam with 134 species. The variety of species within the state went up from 279 final 12 months to 294. Visakhapatnam was discovered to be a hotspot for over 30 migratory chicken species.
Talking to TOI, V Bhagyashree, a budding ornithologist related to WCTRE mentioned, “The intention of the annual chicken inhabitants rely is to supply info on how birds are distributed throughout the nation, the best way by which they’re affected by modifications in climate and habitat and whether or not populations and distributions may be altering 12 months to 12 months.”
In keeping with birdwatchers, a number of the uncommon species noticed through the chicken rely embrace Pied Harrier, Pin-tailed Snipe, Ruff, Palla’s Gull and Nice Crested Grebe.
GREAT ANNUAL BIRD COUNT
946 chicken species noticed throughout India amongst states/UTs collaborating within the rely
AP ranks eleventh in chicken species range
Uttarakhand, with 418 species, has the very best range within the nation
High Three In AP:
Chittoor: 183 species
East Godavari: 166
Visakhapatnam: 134
High birding hotspots in AP: Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary in Kurnool, Rishi Valley College, Springdale Lake, Medhadrigedda downstream channel, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Talakona Waterfalls, Tagarapuvalasa pond, Podugupalem Lake

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