Thursday, March 1, 2012

Nature Notes/Birds at Pobitora

Ducks in flight at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary


I'm a day late in posting. With the marriage season in full swing there are quite a few social commitments. Hence the delay. I'm sharing two pictures from our Sunday trip (details in my last post). I've never seen so many birds at any point anywhere. This was my first so you can imagine the excitement. The first picture shows ducks in flight. There were hundreds of them. The wetlands surrounding this nature park is a haven for migratory birds. This year's census was conducted in January by the Assam Forest Department and an environmental organisation. The week-long survey ended on January 29, 2012. According to the survey there were 12,000 birds of 26 species at Pobitora. The second photo shows a kingfisher on the wires, and beyond that are hundreds of ducks, herons, egrets, water hens, and storks. The migratory birds stay on till it gets warm. The last of them leave by March. I'm glad we made that trip. This is surely a sight that I'll remember for a long time.


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12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

That is a LOT of birds! Great shot for the day! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

There sure are a LOT of birds there.

ramblingwoods said...

What a sight..it's nice to see so many birds as so many are threatened.. It is always great to have you participate in Nature Notes.. Have a great week!!!...Michelle

Gary said...

Great reserve!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ginny said...

I would have LOVED to be there!!!

Barb said...

Wonderful! It's encouraging to see so many birds are still out there.

lotusleaf said...

Wonderful to see so many birds, Kanak! I am now in Mumbai, recovering from a surgery. Hundreds of birds seem to congregate on the lake here too.

stardust said...

Wow, so many ducks in the air! I often see ducks swimming but rarely flying. Thank you for sharing.

Anita Kumar said...

Wow! So many birds in one place. Amazing. Catching up with all your posts. From a dragonfly/butterfly expert, you seem to be transforming into a bird expert as well. That picture of the jungle myna in your last post is just superb.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos. Saludos.

eileeninmd said...

It is a wonderful experience seeing large flock of birds. This must be a wonderful place for birding. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia M. said...

Love that second photo - what a rich display of bird species! It makes me impatient for winter to be completely over here in the northeast and to see large flocks of birds in our nearby wetlands.