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Census of water bird species begins


CHITWAN: The campaign to count the bird species found in wetland area in Chitwan National Park has started from Friday. The campaign of counting the bird species was begun from this morning with a view to finding the total bird species found in different wetland area across the country, said Regional Coordinator of the Bird Experts' Association Bashu Bidari.

The bird experts said the counts of bird species was started as the number of birds arriving in Nepal by migrating was found decreased of late due to climate change effects.

The campaign started from the Sunachari area of the eastern belt of Chitwan district would be taken to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Bishajari lake in Chitwan, Jagadishpur lake in Lumbini area, and Ghodaghodi lake of Kailali, among other areas, said Coordinator Bidari.

The bird count is conducted in the joint venture of the Chitwan Bird Education Society, Himalayan Nature, Nepal Bird Experts' Association, and Chitwan National Park.

Of 871 birds species found in Nepal, Chitwan alone has as many as 567 bird species.

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