Himalayan Bird Survey | 18 May 2022

Why in News?

  • As per the preliminary report of the first Himalayan Bird Survey released by Bird Count India recently, Uttarakhand has the highest number of species of Himalayan birds.

Key Points

  • According to this report, 171 species of Himalayan birds have been observed in Uttarakhand.
  • This census of Himalayan birds has been done by Bird Count India under the e-bird global platform in various Himalayan states.
  • During the census, a number of other birds including monal, the Wall Creeper, Spotted Natcracker and Streak Breasted Shimiter Babbler along with the rare Red Cross Bill have been spotted in Uttarakhand.
  • The report contains the following number of bird species in various Himalayan States/UTs/Districts and in them:
Place Bird Species
Uttarakhand 171
Ladakh 148
Himachal Pradesh 125
Jammu and Kashmir 122
Darjeeling 49
Arunachal Pradesh 47
Sikkim 36
Kalipong (West Bengal) 08