Birds of endangered species spotted in Udaipur lakes
Enjoy the endangered bird species in Udaipur lakes.
Some birds of endangered species have been spotted in Udaipur lakes. A bird count is being conducted in the water bodies of Udaipur city. During this, bird lovers spotted some endangered species like Eastern yellow wagtail and Painted stork.
Some birds were surprisingly seen at one place only. Probably most of the birds stayed away for the fear of poisonous feed. As informed by a bird expert, Eastern yellow wagtail has been spotted only in Roop Sagar. A number of various species were spotted at Chavand near Maharana Pratap Memorial since that area has abundant wet lands appropriate for birds. Around 8000 local and migratory birds were spotted here. Painted storks have also been spotted in Chavand. Experts were also surprised to see a great number of roheda trees in Chavand. Black necked stork and cranes were also seen. The bird experts said that last year Red crested pochard was also seen, but this year it has not been seen till now. This is probably due to the poisonous feed thrown in lakes by local people and also the fear of getting hunted down is keeping most of the birds away.
As per studies, trees of roheda and khejri are considered good resting points for birds. Since Chavand has lot of these trees and also clean water bodies, the place creates an attractive atmosphere for birds. Keeping these points in mind, there are plans of developing rural tourism in this area since bird count here went to more than 8000.
A bird library is also under consideration for the schools in Menar, as reported by Arun Soni of World Wildlife Fund(WWF). This way, children will learn the importance of wet lands and wild life and they will be able to create awareness among others.
Bird count is about to be conducted in Pratapgarh,too.