Corbett to conduct baseline survey of birds from today | Dehradun News

Dehradun: A 3-day-long chook counting train, beginning Tuesday, shall be undertaken within the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) to develop a baseline information on the birds in and across the park.
“The train shall be performed in a phased method, protecting all 4 seasons. We are going to examine the quantity, species, and areas of birds contained in the park. As some birds go to the park throughout a specific season, we are going to be sure that the train goes on for one full 12 months,” mentioned Rahul, CTR director.
In response to an estimate by birdwatchers and researchers, CTR is visited by round 400-600 species of birds. The reserve is legendary among the many birdwatchers of India for sighting of raptors, eagles, vultures, fish eagles, totally different species of owls, and Indian pitta, amongst others. Migratory birds like brown dipper, forktails, white-capped water redstart, and gray-headed fish-eagle additionally go to the park yearly.
The 12 ranges of Kalagarh tiger reserve and Ramnagar forest division shall be lined within the estimation train, which is to be performed by 21 groups — having 5 members every. The transfer will assist in conserving the avian species, say officers.
Rahul added that one other main goal of the train is to offer livelihood to the villagers in and round Corbett. “Fowl watching has large scope for rural tourism. We need to interact native youths on this occupation. It should serve twin objective for us — conserving biodiversity within the park and producing livelihood for them,” mentioned Rahul.
“The estimation will span throughout the park. The most important focus this month is on river, water reservoirs, and ponds as now we have migratory birds on this season. And Kosi river, Kosi barrage, Ramganga river, and several other different ponds are additionally to be lined within the train,” added Rahul. The senior official additional mentioned that if the scenario calls for, drones might also be used for the train.
In the meantime, the chook watching competition — which is performed in Uttarakhand yearly — has been postponed within the wake of the Chamoli flash floods.

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