Ujjain: NSS organises bird watching at Undasa as part of National Science Day

Ujjain: Bird watching was organised on the National Science Day by the NSS camp of DIET, Ujjain.

A bird watching tour to Undasa wetlands was organized on the occasion of National science day by the NSS camp of DIET, yesterday. Ornithologist Saikat Chanda and 45 volunteers visited Undasa wet lands in the evening to observe migratory birds which could be seen with the naked eye.

Chanda cleared several queries of the volunteers regarding migration during the tour. He also explaine the importance of birds in the ecosystem and how they were the best indicators of a healthy ecosystem and the need to conserve them.

Noticeable amongst the migratory birds was the four sub adult Floricans. Pintails, Eurasian Spoonbills, Red Crested Pochard, Common Teal, Wooly necked Stork, Grey Heron, Gargeney, Black Winged Stilt, Wood Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail and Gadwals were the birds of interest. The participants learnt about the different places the birds had migrated from and pledged to conserve the habitats of the birds so that more and more birds could arrive in the coming year.

Programme coordinator Kishore Kumar Chandan said that it was the best way of celebrating National Science Day as it had enlightened the volunteers of a totally different field of science. The camp will conclude on March 4.

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