As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday 28 January 2018

Rarely seen Kittiwake sighted visiting wetlands in Goa

Paul Fernandes| TNN | Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 08:15 IST

PANAJI: Goan birders and a few forest officials tramping around the bigger wetlands in North Goa on their annual water fowl count have something to rejoice after a long time - the sighting of rarely seen black-legged Kittiwake.

This seabird species from the gull is not a regular visitor to India and hardly eight sightings have been reported so far. During the last few days, the little gull has been spotted by some birders at the Morjim sandbank.

"A few persons have seen it," a source from Goa 
Bird Conservation Network (GBCN) said, but declined to provide more details.

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