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.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Nine near-threatened bird species sighted in Chilika Lake

IANS | January 13, 2014 | Nation | 0 Comments

Bhubaneswar: Nine near-threatened bird species were sighted this winter at Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon, in Odisha, an official said Monday.

“During the annual bird census that ended Sunday, a total 7,19,262 birds were sighted by enumerators in the Lake, against last year’s 8,77,322.

“One of the important highlights of the census was that we sighted nine near-threatened bird species,” Divisional Forest Officer (wildlife) B.P Acharya told IANS.

“They are river tern, Asian dowitcher, spot-billed pelican, oriental darter, Eurasian curlew, Eurasian spoonbill, Pallas’s fish eagle, painted stork, and black-tailed godwit”, he said.

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