Bird Census Underway In Hirakud Dam Today, Students Involved

Sambalpur: The annual migratory bird census is underway in Hirakud dam today. 

As many as 21 teams of Sambalpur, Bargarh and Jharsuguda Forest Division have been engaged to carry out the census in the dam and its power channel. 

Students from OUAT from Sambalpur have been included in the survey.

This survey is done to assess the exact number of winged guests in the region winter. The counting of the birds started at 5.30am today.

The survey teams has been provided with binoculars, boats and other equipment required for the census.

Last year 1,45,946 birds had visited the water reservoir.

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