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Monday, January 11, 2010

Bird Count by TCF

The Corbett Foundation (TCF) regularly conducts bird counts at Tumeria, haripura and baur reservoirs near Corbett. Last week, during one such bird count, TCF team recorded 61 sp in Tumeria, 54 sp in Haripura and 28 sp in Baur. The migratory waterfowls have arrived in large numbers. The most commonly seen species includ...ed Red-crested, Common, Tufted & Ferruginous Pochards, Ruddy Shelduck, Bar-headed & Greylag Geese, Northen Pintail, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Shoveller, Spot-bill Duck, Wooly-necked Stork, Black Ibis, Coot, Pallas' & Black-headed Gulls, River Tern and Little Cormorant, among others.

Highlights: A flock of 9 Sarus Cranes seen feeding in a field off Tumeria, a 6-ft long Rock Python in Tumeria and a mixed flock of vultures (Cinerious, Griffon, Long-billed and White-backed Vultures) in the buffer area of Corbett on the way to Tumeria.

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