Tangi, Jan 3/1/20: The annual census of migratory birds in Chilika lagoon conducted by the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) concluded today.
The bird census revealed the presence of around 10.47 lakh birds, which is 1.8 more than last census. As per the census report more 3.7 lakh birds of 114 species have arrived in Nalabana this winter.
As many as 145 people including research scholars and bird lovers of the state participated in the enumeration. The participants were divided into 29 groups. Experts have earlier conducted a training programme on census methodology at Wetland Research Centre, Chandraput.
Chilika Lake receives migrants from a wide range of breeding grounds extending from north, central and east Siberia, China and Mongolia, and west Asian countries such as Kazakhstan.