4 lac migrant birds land in Kashmir, more expected

4 lac migrant birds land in Kashmir, more expected

Baramulla: Around four lac migrant birds, including Greylag Geese, Common teals, Mallards, Crested Pochards, Gadwalls and Coots, who visit Kashmir every winter have arrived at the water bodies of Kashmir, officials said.
Wildlife Warden Wetlands Abdul Rouf Zargar told Kashmir Reader on Thursday said that over four lac birds of 13 different species has been already landed in different wetlands while as other birds will reach as the water level will increase in water bodies and after ice will melt.
Some of the wetlands where birds have landed include Hokersar which is about 13 Sq km, Narkara 3.25 Sq km, Manibugh 4.50 Sq km, Chatlam 0.25 Sq km, Mirgund 4.00 Sq km, Ajas 1.00 Sq km, Shallabugh 16.00 Sq km, and Hygam which is approximately 4.50 Sq km, besides Wallur lake, Dal lake, Mansbal lake.
Zargar said that they expect more around 12 lac birds to arrive this year. He said the wetlands department was ready to provide all kinds of food and security at all destinations for these migrant birds,
He said that teams of wetlands department were visiting the wetlands to monitor the situation while as night and day patrolling was on to check any poaching.
including Greylag Geese, Common teals, Mallards, Crested Pochards, Gadwalls and Coots landed in the wetlands of kashmir including Hokersar which is about 13 Sq km, Narkara 3.25 Sq km, Manibugh 4.50 Sq km, Chatlam 0.25 Sq km, Mirgund 4.00 Sq km, Ajas 1.00 Sq km, Shallabugh 16.00 Sq km, and Hygam which is approximately 4.50 Sq km, while as some are going to Wallur lake, Dal lake, Mansbal lake and other small water bodies.
Wildlife worden wetlands Abdul Rouf Zargar while talking to Kashmir Reader on Thursday said that over four lac birds of 13 different species has been already landed in different wetlands while as other birds will reach as the water level will increase in water bodies and after ice will melt. He said we expect more then 12 lac birds will land here this year. He said the wetlands department is ready to provide all kinds of food and security at all destinations for these migrant birds, he said teams of wetlands department are visiting at these spots and they are monitoring the situation while as department employees started their night and day patrolling to control the illegal killing of these birds.

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