Shallabugh wetland set to receive 8 to 10 lakh migratory birds
Post by Umar Raina on Sunday, November 13, 2022
Ganderbal, Nov 12: Shallabugh wetland here in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district is all set to receive 8 to 10 lakh migratory birds this year. It is spread over thousands of kanals of land – from Takenwari Srinagar to Sangan Ganderbal.
Besides Hokersar, the migratory birds come to Shallabugh wetland from various countries like Siberia, China and Japan in the month of October in view of freezing temperatures.
“These birds help in maintaining Kashmir’s ecosystem. So they should be loved as much as we love our own children,” a wildlife official told Rising Kashmir.
In order to make the long journey a source of comfort, these birds work with a natural skill called “aviation”. “Birds are found to be more intelligent than humans. That is why they have the ability to create an amazing balance in both the length and height of the flight,” according to a report prepared by an organization "European re warblers" which specializes in this work.
Wildlife Warden Wetlands, Kashmir, Ifshan Dewan told Rising Kashmir they are expecting 8 to 10 lakh migratory birds this year. The arrival of birds starts from October onwards and they stay in Kashmir till March end. She said that all control rooms have been activated to plug the poaching of birds.
The wetland is an important staging and wintering area for migratory Amatidae and a breeding place for a variety of waterfowl species.