Migratory birds

‘Sewage flow into Nanjarayan lake threatening birds’

The pond receives water from catchment areas around the reservoir and also the Nallar river. But for the past several years, the branch of the river has turned into a sewage line.

published on : 7th May 2022

Winged visitors keep away from sullied Tiruppur lake

According to TN Science Forum State member A Eswaran, "Being the largest pond in Tiruppur, Nanjarayan attracted a huge number of birds for several decades."

published on : 22nd April 2022

Number of birds in Tamil Nadu's Karaivetti sanctuary goes up for 2022

A large number of migratory birds come from Russia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Nigeria every year during November to February.

published on : 17th February 2022

Fewer migratory birds spotted in TN as water levels in wetlands rise

Phase 2 of synchronised bird census ends; 339 wetlands in 25 districts identified, surveyed

published on : 15th February 2022

Breeding site of wetland birds face thorny threat in Tamil Nadu's Chettikulam tank

The rainfed Chettikulam tank near Sawyerpuram has stored water up to its full capacity now, thanks to the intense northeast monsoon, which has attracted a large number of birds.

published on : 5th February 2022

Over 100 migratory birds from California found dead in Tripura's Sukhsagar lake

Gomati Divisional Forest Officer Mahendra Singh and Udaipur Sub-divisional Forest Officer Kamal Bhowmik visited the site on Thursday and collected one carcass for post-mortem examination.

published on : 28th January 2022

Yet again, fewer migratory birds seen at Bengaluru lakes

Bellandur Lake, which once used to welcome 50,000 ducks, and Hebbal Lake 8,000 of them, are not seeing their arrivals lately. 

published on : 16th January 2022

1.38 lakh migratory birds spotted in Bhitarkanika

The number of migratory birds flocking to Bhitarkanika National Park has increased marginally this year.

published on : 15th January 2022

Over 2 lakh winged visitors make a splash at Hirakud

Most prominent of the winged visitors were Lesser Whistling Ducks whose number exceeded 50,000 during the annual bird census by Hirakud Wildlife Division.

published on : 11th January 2022

A Winter Odyssey: Experts share guide to Chennai's migratory birds

With the season of migratory birds at its peak, birding experts share a tell-all guide to find these guests in the underrated pockets of the city for an epic spectacle.

published on : 2nd January 2022

Meet Delhi-NCR's feathered visitors

Every winter, there’s exhilaration among bird watchers as they witness rare species of migratory birds that arrive at wetlands and other green zones across Delhi-NCR.

published on : 28th December 2021

Tamil Nadu bird census to begin on January 22 as migratory birds' arrival to reach peak

A webinar involving Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History and Wildlife Institute of India will be held before the bird estimation.

published on : 25th December 2021

Let-up in monsoon rains brings back migratory birds to Kodiyakarai

Ornithologists say the increase in bird visits is due to the presence of organisms such as zooplankton, prawns, and types of Benthic fauna between habitats.

published on : 15th December 2021

Tamil Nadu declares 5,151 hectares of Kaliveli wetlands in Villupuram as bird sanctuary

Kaliveli wetland system is one of the largest waterfowl congregation sites in Tamil Nadu, and a well-known raptor roosting site for some bird species.

published on : 6th December 2021

More foreign birds fly in, Changaram waits for ‘sanctuary’ status

Ornithologists have spotted around 209 species in the area and it could achieve the status of a bird sanctuary soon, if the state government shows the green light.

published on : 14th November 2021
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