Seasonal bird count at Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district begins today

Kendrapara: The annual census of resident birds in the world famous Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara has begun from today and will continue for a week. With the onset of monsoon season, every year the native birds from across the country fly down to Bhitarkanika to lay eggs.

Two teams have been formed comprising of seven members each to conduct the annual bird census in the national park.

Reportedly, some species of birds like Gendalia, Rani Baga, Majhian Baga, Khaira, Anjana, Panikua, Kaparkhai congregate at the national park during monsoon season. These birds generally build nests at Bagagahan, Matha-Adia, Laxmiprasad Dia, Durgaprasad Dia areas.

These birds build nests and lay eggs at Guan, Bani, Orua and Kerua trees in the one acre forest located near the Brahmani river.

The monsoon birds that arrive at Bhitarkanika return with their babies to homes before winter migratory birds from northern countries arrive in the national park in November.

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