Bird-watching centre comes up at Ropar : The Tribune India

Tribune Information Service

Ropar, February 21

The Tourism Division has arrange a bird-watching centre within the dense forest space of Sadabrat. Although its formal inauguration is but to be scheduled, the Ropar Wildlife Division has already began group excursions of scholars to the realm on the outskirts of Ropar.

Native birds in addition to migratory birds, together with Himalayan bulbul, plum-headed parakeet, nice barbet, Indian peafowl, gray hornbill, Asian koel, black francolin, Eurasian coot, ruddy shelduck, red-crested pochard, bar-headed goose, nice cormorant, mallard, gadwall and little egret could be noticed within the space.

The undertaking value Rs 10 crore contains an interpretation centre, the place details about birds and different literature for promotion of ecotourism within the state will probably be offered to the guests.

Apart from, three bird-watching towers and a boardwalk have additionally been constructed. The forest lovers will be capable to take pleasure in strolling on the character path within the Sadabrat Protected Forest.

The Ropar Wetland was designated as a Ramsar website in 2002. Monika Yadav, District Forest Officer (wildlife) mentioned the Division of Forests and Wildlife Preservation held a hen fest final month throughout which seminars and bird-watching excursions had been held for college students, and essay-writing in addition to portray competitions organised.

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