In a bid to create a data bank on birds in the area, the wildlife department is planning to take help of Delhi University experts for identification of migratory birds at the Sultanpur National Park.
“We have decided to approach Delhi University in this regard. We want that the identification process should be completed in next two months,” said Kulwinder Singh, district wildlife officer.
The bird sanctuary, which is home to more than 45,000 domestic and migratory birds, is situated at Sultanpur, about 15 kms from the city. With the onset of winter, birds from Siberia and other parts of Europe start arriving in large numbers at the sanctuary. Earlier, the department had got identification done in 1995-96.
The environment ministry had given an amount of R1 lakh to the district wildlife department a few months ago.