The yearly bird census in Chilika lake revealed that the number of migratory birds declined by 54,000 this year when contrasted with a year ago.
An aggregate of 8,94,390 winged animals of 147 species were seen in 1,100 sq km Chilika, the biggest salty water lake in Asia this year in contrast with 9,47,000 feathered creatures of 167 species a year ago.
More than 100 people involving authorities of natural life associations, a few ornithologists, untamed life activists, and feathered creature sweethearts were occupied with winged creature checking in Chilika, Balugaon, Satpada, Tangi and Rambha go under Khurda woods division and Brahmagiri and Nuapada go under Puri woodland division.
Thus, winged creature tallying in three backwoods divisions of Mayurbhanj area has started from yesterday. Woods faculty have been locked in to embrace the statistics at more than 100 wetlands in Baripada, Rairangpur and Karanjia backwoods divisions. An entire give an account of flying creature tallying will be declared on January 9, said sources.