Surge seen in number of migratory birds | Dehradun News

DEHRADUN: Consultants and researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) sighted a complete of 4,497 birds — of 55 totally different species — in the course of the hen counting session at Uttarakhand’s first Ramsar web site , Asan Conservation Reserve on Saturday. A Ramsar web site is a wetland web site designated to be of worldwide significance below the Ramsar Conference.WII director Dhananjai Mohan and Doon-based ornithologists Sanjay Sondhi and Aanchal Sondhi had been current in the course of the train. Sanjay Sondhi stated that “there was completely no affect of both Covid-19 or hen flu on the winged company of Asan.
Pradeep Saxena, a fores official deployed on the Asan Conservation Reserve, stated, “In 2020, a complete of 4,466 birds — of fifty species — had been recorded. This yr, as many as 899 Eurasian Coot birds had been sighted, adopted by 852 Ruddy Shelduck, 764 Pink-Crested Pochard, 525 Eurasian Wigeon, and 200 Streak-throated Swallow.”
In an encouraging growth, the Pallas’s fish eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) — which was not sighted final yr — was witnessed by the hen watchers on the Asan wetlands. The hen is listed within the IUCN Pink Record within the ‘endangered’ class. It is just present in just a few nations like India, Russia, and Tajikistan . The hen primarily thrives upon the big freshwater fishes and generally preys on birds, particularly water birds.
At their annual convention in 2020, WII consultants had laid stress on the ‘must do extra analysis works’ on the migratory birds, particularly those that frequent the Himalayas.

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