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Tamirabarani Waterbird Census
24 Jan 2015 - 26 Jan 2015
The fifth edition of the Thamirabarani water bird census will be held between January 24 and 26. The census will count the number resident and migratory birds in the Thamirabarani river basin, falling in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts of Tamil Nadu.
The Tamiraparani wetlands support over 90 species of wetland dependent birds. There are several bird habitats like Koonthankulam, Thirupudaimaruthur and Vagaikulam in Tirunelveli district. Tanks in Srivaikundam region of Tuticorin district also attract a large number of migratory and resident birds. Over 67,000 birds were counted in last year’s census in 53 irrigation tanks. More than 65 tanks have been survyed over the three years and many tanks being surveyed repeatedly each year.
The ACCC, which is a regional center of the Bengaluru-based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), is joining hands with Tamil Nadu forest department, Pearl City Nature Society, and Nellai Nature Club (NNC) to conduct the census this year. For more information, please write to [email protected]