Over 130 species recorded from Vizag in Great Backyard Bird Count

Greater than 270 species of birds had been recorded from the State this yr throughout the four-day annual occasion of The Nice Yard Chook Depend (GBBC) and Campus Chook Depend (CBC) held throughout this week. Organised yearly in February for 4 days, the GBBC and CBC India is coordinated by the Chook Depend India Collective.

Apparently, this yr Visakhapatnam district reported greater than 130 species of birds, taking the district to the third place on species range subsequent to Chittoor and East Godavari. 5 species had been recorded for the primary time from the district. These are ruff, pin-tailed snipe, pied harrier, Palla’s gull and lesser black-backed gull. This time, a city-based wildlife NGO, Wildlife Conservation By Analysis and Training (WCTRE), collaborated with Chook Depend India and coordinated the occasion within the district.

“In comparison with 2020 outcomes the place 99 species had been recorded within the district, this yr the variety recorded has elevated to 134. The district is a hotspot for over 30 migratory avian species and our neighbourhood holds an significance in these birds’ migratory life. Therefore it’s of utmost significance for the frequent man to come back ahead and contribute in defending them,” stated V. Bhagyasree of Wildlife Conservation By Analysis and Training (WCTRE).

Nice Yard Chook Depend (GBBC) India is the Indian implementation of the worldwide Nice Yard Chook Depend. Birders in India have participated within the GBBC for the reason that occasion went worldwide in 2013. The info is collated at eBird, a world on-line platform, for documenting and sustaining observations of birds. It’s housed in Cornell College’s Laboratory of Ornithology.

These annual snapshots of fowl populations present essential info on quite a lot of vital questions, together with “how birds are distributed throughout the nation, how they’re affected by modifications in habitat and climate, and whether or not populations and distributions could be altering from yr to yr.”

Within the district, GBBC was carried out in areas comparable to Meghadri Gedda reservoir, Podugupalem lake, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary and Campus Chook Counts had been finished in Andhra College, GITAM College and Indira Gandhi Zoological Park. With lively participation from the members of WCTRE, Vizag Birdwatcher’s Society and nature fans, the occasion was an enormous success.

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