Representational photo: Dead migratory birds, Himachal pradesh.

Photo: Outlook

Himachal: Bird Flu Fear Rises After Mysterious Death Of 22 Migratory Birds

Fear of avian bird flu is again on the rise after carcasses of 22 migratory birds have been found in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam wetland. Reportedly, the fatality is mostly among bar-headed geese as nearly 40,570 such birds migrated this season from Mongolia. Meanwhile, the state forest department has deployed 10 teams to inspect the area within 3 km of the death-spot. Notably, the bar-headed geese's congregation at the wetland is highest in… read-more

Sat, 27 Mar 2021 - 08:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Himachal Pradesh, Bar-Headed Geese, migratory birds, Bird Flu, Mongolia

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Rare Bird

Photo: Deccan Herald

Rare Birds From Eurosiberian Region Detected In Chhattisgarh

In the water body between Dongarhgarh and Khairagarh in Chattisgarh's Rajanadgaon, a rare species of migratory birds from the Eurosiberian region were found. The birds spotted in India for the first time, numbered around 20, include Spoonbill, Painted Storks, Northern Pintail, and Common Teal. An official said the birds are not scared of the people who come closer to them. Besides, ornithologists predicted that the birds might stay till… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 07:11 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: environment, migratory birds, Birds, Rare birds

Migratory Bird

Photo: Sibley Guides

Bihar Begins Tagging Of Migratory Birds In Bhagalpur For Conservation

Bihar has started tagging migratory birds with the help of non-profit Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). Starting with tagging 91 birds in Bhagalpur district with satellite-enabled chips at the state’s newly built ringing centre, the move aims to conserve, track birds’ movement and study their origin, habitat, shelter and migratory routes. Becoming the fourth state to initiate such process, the state officials revealed that the two of the… read-more

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 08:30 AM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Bihar, migratory birds, Non-profit Bombay Natural History Society, Bhagalpur

Courtesy: Down To Earth