Kendrapara, Jan 14: Around 1.38 lakh migratory birds have come to the Bhitarkanika National Park which is more in comparison to the numbers of the last year, informed Rajnagar Forest and Wildlife Division DFO Jagyandatta Pati.
“As compare to the previous year, the number of migratory birds have increased this year at the Bhitarkanika National Park. Around 144 species of migratory birds were seen at the Rajnagar forest division. A total of 1.38 lakh migratory birds have come to the national park”, said Pati.
The annual census of migratory birds in the world famous Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara has begun on January 12. As many as 16 teams have been deployed in the annual census of migratory birds in five ranges of the national park.