More than 60 species of birds identified in survey conducted in Palakkad
Pattambi: Around 60 people assembled on the shores of Bharatapuzha on Sunday to closely watch and study the species of birds. The group that included natives of Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram, arrived here as part of a survey.
The shores of Bharatapuzha is haven for migratory birds. More than 60 species were identified in the survey conducted by the Kerala Forest and Wildlife department as part of the social forestry mission.
Spotting the rare sparrow-lark was welcomed with lauds from the group.
The bird watchers were stationed near the Pattambi bridge. The mission started at 5 am and continued till 9. Many of the watchers were equipped with cameras. The photos of the birds spotted will be uploaded on the website of the social forestry department.
The bird watching mission was led by FOG of social forestry mission in Palakkad Harikrishnan Nair, section forest officers BS Bhadrakumar, MD Varghese and environmentalists Murali Velerimadam and CP Pradeep.
Thrissur Forestry college, Pattambi Govt Sansskrit College NSS members, ornithologists Varnam Sukumaran, Sivakumar, Manoj Edathara, CK Smitha and Shabeer Thurakkal participated.