Kaziranga : Officials of Kaziranga National Park have started with their waterbird census exercise yesterday in four lakes under Sohola, Agartali, Kohora and Bagori forest ranges of the park.
Around 15 groups have been formed to conduct the census. Apart from authorities of the World Heritage Park, the groups include World Nature Forum (WNF), Aranyak, Wild Life Staff of India, Corbett Foundation and so on.
This is for the first time that suck kind of an exercise has been started in Kaziranga National Park. The exercise started with a briefing cum training with around 35 students and volunteers.
Waterbird Census at KNP
All enumerators involved in the exercise are professional bird eye watchers with few amateurs who will be provided with colorful data sheet along with binoculars and other modern equipment for a fruitful result. As Kaziranga National Park has around 92 permanent water bodies, over 250 seasonal water bodies, this exercise estimation would be an important factor for the Park,” said an authority of the park, addressing the media today.
The presence of water birds indicate the health of the wetlands which provide feeding, resting, roosting and foraging habitats for these waterbirds.