A zoologist claims that this year, new kinds of migrating birds were seen at Sukhsagar Lake in Tripura’s Gomati district from Siberia and Europe.
According to Anima Das, assistant forest conservator, at least 1,45,008 migrating birds were seen in the state’s lakes and other bodies of water during the previous year’s census.
Ruff, a bird found in Europe, Oriental Pratincole, and Common Crane, a bird found in Siberia, Russia, are the birds that have been seen for the first time this year in the state of Tripura.
Deputy Conservator of Forest K G Roy stated that they have also seen a significant number of migrating birds arriving at the lake. They cannot estimate the precise number of migrating birds in the state at this time since the bird census for this year will take place next month.
The new bird species in Tripura have been seen in Agartala’s College Tilla Lake, the Rudrasagar Lake in the Sipahijala district, the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, and the water feature at the National Institutes of Technology College.
According to forest experts, over 100 different kinds of migratory birds travel from Europe, Africa, and North America to visit Tripura annually.
The forest department started a significant awareness campaign to prevent people from eating birds, they also said that due to food shortages, climate change, and shelter birds move to new locations every year in different places of the world.