Bird census begins

Himalayan Nature, under the leadership of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, has started bird census in Nepal from Saturday.

The census is counting birds in all national parks, wetlands and reservoirs of the country.

The 350 bird experts and conservationists are participating in the census lasting for 3 weeks, according to National Coordinator of the bird census Dr Hemsagar Baral.

Meanwhile, former President of Bird Education Society Sauraha Basu Bidari said that bird census will start from tomorrow in Chitwan under the leadership of the Society. Likewise, birds will be counted through a separate group in the Nawalpur area of Chitwan National Park.

Among 892 species of birds available in Nepal, Chitwan alone is home to 652, according to the latest statistics.