KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 3
The urban bird count in Kathmandu valley for the winter season of 2022, recorded a total of 6,701 individual birds.The number of individual birds recorded in the winter census increased by 947 compared to the previous year when 5,754 individuals were recorded. The urban bird count was conducted by Bird Conservation Nepal. Overall, the top ten species recorded in the valley were mostly the same as the previous year, with rock dove, house crow, house sparrow, barn swallow and common myna comprising the top five. In addition, the most common species of birds spotted in the valley during winter season are the red-vented bulbul, jungle myna, Eurasian tree sparrow, black kite, and cattle Egret.In the valley's urban area, individual birds had increased by 769 compared to the previous year.Last year, a total of 1,926 birds were observed in urban areas compared to 2,695 this year. In rural areas, the number of birds increased by 290. As many as 1,815 birds were documented this year compared to 1,525 in 2021.However, the number of birds in suburban regions has decreased by 288. Last year, 2,303 species of birds were documented compared to 2,015 this year.The urban bird count was conducted from January 1 to 8, is an annual bird monitoring programme wherein birders observed birds in 24 planned transects in the north, south, east, and west of the valley, with urban, suburban, and rural gradients.The BCN conducts the count, which takes place in two seasons - winter and summer.A version of this article appears in the print on February 4, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.
Source :-By Himalayan News Service
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