CHITWAN, JANUARY 6
Winter migratory birds are being counted in Chitwan National Park (CNP) and the surrounding region.
The census, which began on Wednesday, will conclude on Friday. Every year, from January 1 to 15, Nepal conducts a winter migratory bird census that includes wetland clusters from 15 various areas around the nation.
The count had begun in Koshi River, Ghodaghodi lake and Shuklaphanta Park on January 1. According to Nepalese Ornithological Union, Bagmati province coordinator Basu Bidari, today the census was conducted at the Bish Hajari lake and the adjoining areas such as Batuli, Kumal, Tikauli Satrahajari Lake and the canal area by a team of 42 experts.
On Wednesday, it was done at several areas from Lotharkhola to Kasaraghat and Lami Lake, Tamor Lake and Patana Lake inside the CNP, at Bhandara and from Chitrasari Bridge to Rapti Dobhan,
As Bird Education Society said, on Friday, the experts will reach those areas missed in the previous counting and the West Chitwan.
The census is taking place with the use of technology. Last year, 9,565 birds of 55 species were recorded in Chitwan. The bird census has been taking place since 1987.
A large number of migratory birds arrive Nepal mostly from Mongolia, southern part of Russia, Siberia and Central Asia while the arrival is not much from the Eastern Europe during winters.
The census is being conducted with the collaboration of Bird Education Society, Nepal Ornithologists Association, Himalayan Nature, National Trust for Nature Conservation, CNP Buffer Zone Community Forests groups. (RSS)