Jammu & Kashmir

Census of migratory birds nesting in Kashmir to be conducted tomorrow, say officials

A file photo of migratory birds. Nearly four lakh migratory birds arrived in Kashmir in 2021.

Srinagar: The Department of Wildlife Protection (DoWP), JK Wetlands Division (WD), Kashmir, is conducting the census of Migratory Birds and other endemic birds nesting in the valley wetlands on February 12, 2022.

The participants from Kashmir University, SKUAST-K, Wildlife Conservation Fund, National Development Foundation, Government Degree College Pampore, Biodiversity Management Committees, Kashmir Bird Watchers Club, Wildlife SOS, Wildlife Researchers, Society for Environment Education and Development, Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Volunteers and freelancers are taking part in the said census.

The aim of the programme is to identify the current status of valley Wetlands viz Hokersar, Mirgund, Narkara, Hygam, Badi Nambal, Shallabugh, Anchar, Dal-Lake, Wullar Lake, Chatlum, Kranchoo, Manibugh, Freshkhoori Wetlands which harbour a sizeable number of migratory birds and to check the population fluctuation of migratory species in the Valley Wetlands during Winter migration.

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