Kashmir hosts four lakh migratory birds

Ground Report | New Delhi: Migratory birds Kashmir; Currently, about 300,000 migratory birds from around the world are in Kashmir. These birds reach Kashmir from Siberia, northern China and northern Europe in the last days of October and remain until the end of April.

Of the 24 wetlands in Kashmir valley, the Hawkers are best known for their migratory birds. Hookers cover an area of ​​more than 13 square kilometres on the outskirts of Srinagar and surrounds a total of 13 villages. In addition to Hokar Sar, these birds are also found in other wetlands of Kashmir, among which are Dulveler and others.

People who live around these wetlands see thousands of migratory birds every day when they go out to dinner in various lakes and other bodies of water in the evening and return in the morning.

Four million migratory birds from the republics of Central Asia, Russia, Siberia and Turkey are fleeing frosts in their homeland. Several species arrive from the Philippines, Eastern Europe and Japan.

Their arrival is marked by grunting, grunting and exotic colors in the sky. They arrive by mid-October and are almost home with arithmetic accuracy fly home by March. Along with these migratory birds, “migratory birds” join this annual gathering in the Himalayas.

Migratory birds, such as the Sandhill crane, fly to Kashmir from the Indian plains and then return south in the spring. These bird guests enliven the sluggish winter days of Kashmir.

The new guests this year are — Sharpe Tailed Sandpiper, Glossy Ibis, Dunlin, Red-Necked Phalarope, Yellow Hammer, Tundra Swan, Black-Tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Kentish Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Terrek sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Jack Snipe, Pin Tailed Snipe, Little Stint, among others.

There are now more than 1 lakh birds in Lake Dahl, 1 lakh bird in Hokesar and Gigam Preserves, 50,000 in Shalbow Reserve, 20,000 in Chatlum and 30,000 in Lake Wular.

Bird migration is the best example of the nature of the inner compass that guides a person through life. Each species combines independently. The oldest pilot bird of the flock makes its way across the sky, and the rest follow him.

They create formations and highly disciplined patterns in the sky depending on the direction of the wind and the climate of the earth, all through instinct.

Brahminy duck, Tufted duck, Gadwall, Garganey, Greylag goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, White-eyed Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Common Teal, Ergets, Wigeons, Coots, Little Cormorants, etc are the most common gracious visitors.

Grey-legged geese visit the most. The Department of Wildlife is currently conducting a census to determine the species and number of birds this year. According to them, 8-10 thousand birds fly to the Valley every year.

At this time, the Department is taking on the role of the ideal host. They organize special food, such as rice stocks, keep poachers in fear, and take steps to ensure that the birds’ shelters are favourable.

It was reported that a record number of birds joined the winter party in the Valley this year. To make their stay comfortable, the Department has taken steps to maintain proper water levels in all wetlands.

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