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.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Over a million birds ringed in India since 1927

To mark 134 years in nature conservation by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), CM Devendra Fadnavis visits centre

Published: 17:45 March 5, 2018

Mumbai: Amid a campaign by Mumbaito retain its green cover — through activism and at times with government help — a nature conservation organisation has ringed over a million birds in India, officials said, resulting in more than 3,000 recoveries from 29 countries spanning five countries.

Meanwhile, to mark 134 years in nature conservation by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday visited the centre to release a much researched Indian Bird Migration Atlas.

The Atlas, by Dr S. Balchandra, Tuhina Katti and Dr Ranjit Manakadan, details the origins, migration routes as well as stopovers and wintering sites of birds migrating in and outside the Indian sub-continent.

It also includes discussions on the finds of satellite-tracking and geolocator-tagging studies on ‘Indian Birds’ undertaken by BNHS and other organisations in recent times.

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