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Migratory birds throng Hadauti, leave bird watchers excited

Over 125 migratory birds and around 100 resident species visit over 100 wetlands in the region.

jaipur Updated: Jan 14, 2018 19:15 IST
Aabshar H Quazi
Migratory birds at a wetland in Kota.
Migratory birds at a wetland in Kota. (AH Zaidi/HT Photo)

Migratory birds have started arriving Hadauti region bringing cheers among bird watchers.

Kota, known as the land of Chambal river, has dams, wetlands and a network of canals where different species of migratory birds from central Asia and other countries arrive every year.

Over 125 migratory birds and around 100 resident species of birds were visiting over 100 wetlands in the region, said Abdul Haneef Zaidi, vice-president of Hadauti Naturalists Society (HNS), Kota.

“Several migratory bird species were sighted at Kishore Sagar Lake, Abhera pond, Sakatpura pond, Soor Sagar, Kansua, Raipura, Ummedganj, Lakhawa, Ranpur and Alnia,” he said.

“Migratory birds, including Shawler, Common coot, Pintail, Rudy Shalduck, Gadwell, Grey Leg Goose, Bar Headed Goose, common pochard, Tufted Pochard, Comduck and others were seen in Kota,” he said.

Manish Arya, treasurer of the HNS, said that resident species like white ibis, glossy ibis, black sibis, painted stork, open billed stork, purple moorhen, Indian Moorhen, little cormorant, Large cormorant, egrets and other resident birds are being seen at the wetlands.

Zaidi said the district administration of Jhalawar along with the tourism and other departments had organized a bird fair on Saturday.

The wildlife department in Kota along with some wildlife groups will organise a bird fair in the first week of February, he said.