August 19, 2016

Nationwide bird population survey scheduled for early April

Inndaw Gyi Lake in northern Myanmar..
Inndaw Gyi Lake in northern Myanmar..

A NATIONWIDE bird population survey is scheduled to be conducted on 1 April by bird observers and wildlife conservationists, according to an organiser.
With the assistance of Nuisance Wildlife Control Specialists (NWCS), the survey will mainly be conducted in Yangon, Mandalay and Taninthayi region as well as Kachin, Shan and Chin states.
This is the first time bird conservation organisations will carry out a population survey on a national scale.
“We will count the population of migrant birds and water birds and record their characters and habits,” said the organiser. “More than 80 kinds of water bird species usually migrate to Myanmar for wintering.”
Myanmar is home to at least 1,114 different bird species, including new species found within the late five years. Forty-nine species are in danger of extinction.





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