Birdwatchers traced 4 extinct bird species
Birdwatchers traced four endangered and one about to extinct bird species
Mumbai : The Salim Ali Bird Count, which is being recorded over 15,000 observations by people across 22 states and also resuscitated almost after every after twenty years , reported the endangering of four and on the verge of extinction of one bird species. Amongst the 514 species spotted on November 15 , a critically endangered and four endangered species came to view.tHe four endangered species of Birds are-Black-bellied Tern, Egyptian Vulture, Great Knot and Steppe Eagle.bird
This Salim Ali Bird nationwide bird count was resurrected by the Bombay Natural History Society-India in co-operation with the Bird Count India to celebrate and honour the birth anniversary of Dr Salim Ali which falls on 12thNovember . Owing to his great works related to the Birds , he is being designated as the Bird Man of India.
These finfings were uploaded on the eBird website by the Bird watchers based upon their observations. According to BNHS , about 15,638 observations were recorded by 284 people. The observations were systemized from 549 lists, as every individual needs to produce separate lists for every location incorporated .Out of these, 383 were unique lists while others had multiple contributors. Maximum participation was revealed by Maharashtra.
Amongst the 514 species traced during the course of count, 30 were from the the IUCN Red List of Threatened Birds 2015. The White-rumped vulture was the only bird spotted from the critically endangered or about to extinct category , whereas four birds from the endangered category .