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Latest survey finds 1,825 birds at Rupnagar wetlands

chandigarh Updated: Feb 11, 2015 11:56 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

As many as 1,825 birds were found in a census conducted by members of Chandigarh Bird Club, World Wildlife Fund, Avian Habitat Society and Jagriti Sanstha Nangal in collaboration with the district wildlife department at the Rupnagar wetlands on Tuesday.

During the survey birds of various migratory species were also found.

The number of birds found in the survey is little more than what was found during survey conducted by the TK Roy of Wetlands International, South Asia on January 19.

Roy had found 1,647 birds in his survey.

The species of the birds found included Rudy Shelduck, Great Cormorant, Small Cormorant, Coot and spot-billed duck Great Egret and Bar-headed goose.

According Jagriti Sanstha director Parbhat Bhatti the migratory bird population at Rupnagar wetland is declining due to the de-silting work at the Rupnagar canal, which has disturbed the habitat of the birds.