The East Coast Conservation Team (ECCT) and the AP Forest Department organised a bird watching event at PM Palem lake on Sunday. Kambalakonda had visitors from different parts of the city who had arrived to witness its avian beauty. More than 23 different species of birds out of 172 have been seen during the bird walk initiated by ECCT’s team on Sunday in collaboration with AP Forest Department and Green Paw.
Beautiful yet hard to see birds such as Orange Breasted Green Pigeons, Chestnut Tailed Starlings -a type of Myna, Booted Eagle- a large bird of prey was witnessed by the visitors. Apart from these special birds, various kinds of thicket and canopy dwelling birds have been seen within a span of 2 hours.
The participants have also been given an orientation by Hari Krishna along with ECCT members Sri Chakra Pranav and Vivek Rachuri regarding the avian biodiversity trends in A.P and Visakhapatnam city. They also discussed the usage of various tools which can be used to document the observations.
“This is our second outdoor event, the first being a tide pooling event at beach. The group has a mix of all age groups and were very enthusiastic to learn. We taught them not only about birds, but also about the forest they are in and ecology and interconnectedness of everything,” stated Sri Chakra Pranav from East Coast Conservation Team.
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