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.

Friday 11 January 2019

Forest department to conduct bird count at Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

Priyangi Agarwal | TNN | Jan 8, 2019, 09:05 IST
The last bird count in DTR was conducted in 2013
BAREILLY: After almost six years, the birds at Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) will be counted from January 18 to 20 for recording various species of birds present in the reserve. From resident to winter migratory birds, DTR claims of hosting nearly 450 species of birds. The forest department will take help of Rohilkhand Nature Club, Katarnia Ghat Foundation and 16 other experts from different parts of the country for the counting of the birds. According to sources, the last bird count here was last conducted in 2013. However, the census of tigers, leopard and rhinos are regularly conducted here.
Ramesh Pandey, field director, DTR, said, “Dudhwa draws scores of tourists who are interested in spotting a tiger but the forest is also perfect spot for bird watching. Troupes from European countries visit India for bird watching and Dudhwa can be a good destination for such tourists.” Recommended By Colombia According to officials, the exercise of bird count is aimed at recording the presence of exact species of birds present here or if any rare bird has made Dudhwa its home.

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