Over 50,000 migratory birds spotted in Wular Lake census



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, A preliminary census by Wular Conservation and Management Authority (WCMA) in Asia’s largest freshwater Wular Lake in northern Kashmir has suggested that it hosts more than 50,000 migratory birds.

The bird census was carried out by the team of WCMA, who recorded more than 20 species of birds, including Common Pochards, Ruddy Shelducks and Greylag Geese.

An official of WCMA said, the exact data will be provided after the compilation, however, approximately more than 50,000 birds were recorded during the census.

He said that the bird count aimed to monitor the population fluctuations of migratory birds. He said, the count will help the authorities to better understand the migratory patterns and needs of these birds and take measures to protect their habitats.—KMS