Bird watchers camp organized for city bird lovers


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal NGO Bhopal Birds organized waders watch camp at Saras Biodiversity Centre, Bishankhedi. The aim of the camp was to identify species of birds known as waders. The waders are group of long-legged birds commonly found along shorelines and mudflats that wade in order to forage for food such as insects or crustaceans in the mud. Participants saw thousands of species of migratory birds. Bird experts Dr. Sangeeta Rajgir, Mohammad Khaliq and Sunil Shrivastava were especially present at the camp. During the camp, participants spotted rare pied avocet. Its beak is turned upwards. It migrates to India from Europe and Central Asia. Other migratory birds that were spotted included white stork, black-necked stork, barheaded goose, spoonbill, little stint, marsh sandpiper, glossy ibis, sarus crane, among others. The largest bird of India, sarus crane is known for its size, majestic flight and lifetime pairing.