|Count of Water Birds in Thiruvananthapuram Goes Up|
A 36 per cent hike was observed in the total count of birds compared to the previous year during the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) carried out in the district recently in connection with PAN Asia AWC.
Birdwatchers counted 74 species of water birds in 11 sites. Asian Water bird Census in the capital validates the need for wetland conservation. A total of 4372 individual birds, including 30 migratory species, were observed. In 2020, 3206 individual avians belonging to 52 species were noted in 10 sites. Whimbrel, black-tailed godwit, lesser black-backed gull, black capped kingfisher, and peregrine falcon were some of the unique species observed this year.