Synchronised bird census begins – The Hindu

The enumerators had been briefed concerning the methodology of counting birds, together with migratory birds, at an induction programme earlier than the census.

A two-day synchronised chicken census started in all chicken and wildlife sanctuaries within the central area on February 17.

Wildlife and chicken sanctuaries at Level Calimere on the east coast close to Vedaranyam, Vaduvur and Vijayamarthandapuram in Tiruvarur district, Karaivetti in Ariyalur district had been amongst these protected areas in Tiruchi zone, the place the chicken census is being undertaken.

Greater than 200 individuals are engaged within the annual train, collectively organised by the Forest Division and the Biodiversity Conservation Basis (BCF-India). Fowl watchers, ornithologists, wildlife fans and faculty college students had been amongst these roped in to hold out the census.

The enumerators had been briefed concerning the methodology of counting birds, together with migratory birds, at an induction programme earlier than the census.

S. Ramasubramanian, Chief Conservator of Forests, Tiruchi, informed The Hindu that the principle purpose of the synchronised census was to keep away from duplication of the information and to doc the birds in your entire state. The census would additionally assist in understanding the migratory sample of the chicken and their nesting behaviour.

He stated that the guide ‘Birds in Protected areas of Tamil Nadu State’, which had full particulars on the annual census programme performed throughout 2018-2020, had been used as a benchmark database to report home, land and migratory birds. The guide offered an perception concerning the varied land and water birds species recorded throughout the State. It might additionally function a discipline information for the chicken watchers in figuring out the birds discovered throughout the sanctuaries, Mr. Ramasubramanian added.

The synchronised census had been undertaken in all 13 wildlife and chicken sanctuaries within the State. Of them, 4 had been in Tiruchi zone.

A. Kumaraguru, Conservation Scientist, Biodiversity Conservation Basis, stated that enumerators had been requested to submit their discipline knowledge by Feb. 18 night. After checking and cross checking, the information, a last report could be compiled by Saturday. It might allow the Forest Division to provoke dialog initiatives.

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