PAMPORE: Block officer Wetlands for Pampore area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Jan Mohammad Mir, told Kashmir Reader that there are no signs of bird flu in migratory birds which are on visit to various wetlands in the Saffron town.
He informed Kashmir Reade that bird flu has been reported from four districts of Kashmir including Anantnag, Budgam, Pulwama and Srinagar.
“As for migratory birds, it it has been reported,” he said, adding that they are constantly monitoring the situation and updating the status with their higher officers and also officials of the animal husbandry department.
He informed Kashmir Reade that they received a call about death of a crow from Kadlabal area of Saffron town Pampore on Sunday morning.
“Our team along with officials of Animal husbandry immediately rushed to the spot and salvaged the carcass of the crow,” he said, adding that the sample was sent to Srinagar laboratory for testing.
“It couldn’t be told whether the bird died due to biting cold or due to flu infection,” he said, adding that the cause of death can be ascertained after they receive an autopsy report from the laboratory.
The officials advised local residents living near wetlands to inform them in case they notice any dead or sick bird. They also advised them not to touch any dead birds with hands.
This season around one lakh migratory birds are on visit to four wetlands in Pampore which include Chatlam Wetland, Fashkoor Wetland, Meinbugh wetland and Krunchoo Wetland.