Migratory Bird Arrivals Break 13-Year Record In Odisha’s Bhitarkanika

--1,36,092 Migratory Birds of 121 Species Spotted


Kendrapada: A record number of migratory birds were spotted during the annual bird census in Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapada district on Wednesday.

Forest Department sources said 1,36,092 migratory birds were spotted in the national park this year as against 1,18,326 last year.

They said 17, 766 more birds have arrived in Bhitarkanika this year, which is a record high in the last 13 years.

The sources said 121 species of birds were spotted this year, whereas the number was 115 last year.

As per a report:

1,01,293 birds were spotted in 2008-09,

1,14,921 in 2009-10,

53,136 in 2010-11,

52,142 in 2011-12,

81,401 in 2012-13,

68,514 in 2013-14,

1,13,226 in 2014-15,

1,06,356 in 2015-16,

76,268 in 2016-17,

1,12,937 in 2017-18,

1,09,059 in 2018-19

Also Read: Record Number Of Migratory Birds Counted In Odisha’s Chilika Lake



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