|Waterfowl count conducted in Kaziranga National Park|
KAZIRANGA, Dec 20 - A count of waterfowl was conducted at 19 different sites in the Kaziranga National Park, in which the services of 16 enumerators were enlisted. The census enumerators also counted other ducks and storks.
Dr Naveen Pandey of the Corbett Foundation, one of the enumerators, told this correspondent that the initiative on the part of the Kaziranga National Park authority for enumeration of waterfowl and other bird species can provide valuable data, which can be used for analysis and interpretation of climate conditions in the near future.
If the bird species data are collected every year, a clear picture of the biological diversity status of the Kaziranga National Park will emerge. This will help biologists to determine the causes of any change in the immediate environment of these bird species, followed by other research works, added Dr Pandey.
There are more than 500 species of birds in the Kaziranga National Park which include the bar-headed goose, lesser adjutant stork, greater adjutant stork, waterfowl, eagle, pelican, etc.