Mohammed Akhef,TNN | Dec 23, 2014, 05.41 AM IST
AURANGABAD: As many as 52 species of birds were spotted at different water bodies and wetlands in Aurangabad and Jalna districts during a survey conducted by the Aurangabad forest department on Sunday.
The census, a part of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2014, is an annual event across the country. In Marathwada, it was done in coordination with the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), NGOs, bird lovers and students. The next survey is scheduled for January 11.
A D Bhosale, deputy conservator, Aurangabad forest department, said, "After the department received directions from the state principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife), Nagpur, to check the status of waterbirds and wetlands in Aurangabad and Jalna district, the survey was carried out at 20 spots, where 52 species of birds were found."