Migratory birds flock Shallabugh wetland

SHEIKH NAZIR

Shallabugh (Ganderbal), Jan 11: Lakhs of migratory birds have flocked the Shallabugh wetland in Sherpathri area of Ganderbal.
 According to officials, the migratory birds come to Shallabugh wetland far off places like Siberia, Central Asia, Northern Europe, Ladakh, China and Central Asia.
 Some of the popular migratory birds visiting the Shallabugh reserve include Geese, Bar Geese, White Heeled Duck, Shoveller, Red-Crested Pochard, White-Eyed Pochard, Common Teal, Pintail, Mallard, Gadwall, Coot, Hoonk and Graylag.
 Among these, Pintail, Common Teal and Gadwall are the birds visiting this wetland in maximum numbers.
 “Till now we have received 10 to 30 lakh flying visitors here,” Muhammad Amin Bhat, Forester Shallabugh wetland told Greater Kashmir. He said the number of winged visitors will increase in coming days.
 “This season, the flying visitors started to throng to this wetland from the first week of November last and the outward migration is expected to start from March up to mid April this year," Bhat said.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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