Bird census awaited at Jayakwadi sanctuary | Aurangabad News

Aurangabad: The forest division is beneath fireplace for not saying hen census on the Jayakwadi sanctuary even because the migratory season is ready to finish
Veteran ornithologist Dilip Bhagat mentioned the census ought to ideally takes place by the second week of January yearly.
“The Jayakwadi hen sanctuary is going through official neglect from the forest division. It’s ironical that there isn’t any enthusiasm about conducting census, which paperwork the ecological well being of the sanctuary,” he mentioned.
When contacted, assistant conservator of forest (wildlife) Rajendra Nale mentioned the hen census can be deliberate after the center of subsequent week. “As per native stories, the migratory birds began arriving late this 12 months. Therefore, we now have determined to do the census accordingly,” he mentioned.
Positioned round 55km from right here, Nathsagar, a big reservoir of the Jayakwadi main irrigation mission, is a well-liked vacation spot for migratory birds each winter season.
Whereas practically 10 lakh migratory birds used to reach in several fringe areas of the reservoir as per previous census, information has revealed that the quantity has come down significantly over the previous few years for causes, together with alleged unlawful actions on the sanctuary corresponding to fishing and wetland farming.
Flamingo (Siberia), Barn swallow (Europe), Eurasian Wigeon (Europe), Bar headed goose (Siberia), Plover (Europe), Little Stint (Europe) are among the migratory birds that go to the Jayakwadi hen sanctuary.
Birds from India corresponding to River Tern, Whisker Tern, Pratincole, Brown Headed Gull, Open Invoice Stork, Shiny ibis, Black-headed ibis and Wagtail additionally go to the sanctuary.
The migratory birds additionally embody Garganey geese, Pintail duck (Europe and western Asia), Widespread crane (Siberia ), Greenshank, Osprey (Europe) and Comb duck (South Asia, China) has declined in numbers within the current previous, inflicting worries amongst nature lovers.

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