Bird Watching

70 species of resident migratory birds spotted in Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted: Posted Date – 19:33, Sun – 20 Feb 22

Warangal: More than 70 species of migratory and resident birds like Red-crested Pochard, Painted Stork, Open-billed Stork, Jacanas, Teal and others have been spotted in Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary during a bird walk organized by the Forestry Department on February 19 and 20. according to Arpana Syal, District Forestry Officer (DFO).

The bird watching and survey program was carried out on the historic Pakhal Lake and nearby water bodies in the district. Around 15 bird watchers and nature lovers from Hyderabad and Warangal participated in the walk and identified more than 70 bird species including the water bird Pelican which was first spotted in the Pakhal.

On Sunday, after the nature walk and bird watching, planting of saplings was undertaken in Pakhal Biodiversity Park by all participants including students from Sainik Government School, Narsampet. The participants shared their experiences and underlined the need to regularly organize more such awareness-raising campaigns. Arpana Syal presented certificates to the participants on this occasion.
She said the department is taking several steps to protect the rich biodiversity of the Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary, in addition to developing the lake as a prominent tourist spot in the former Warangal district.

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