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Rarest Baikal Gairi Bird Along with 40 Other Bird Species Spotted in Narayani River

As many as 41 species of birds have been found in the Narayani river area in course of the water bird census this year. 

“In the census last year, 43 species of birds were found while birds of 41 species found this year”, he shared.    

The bird census was undertaken by mobilizing four groups at Chitwan National Park towards Nawalparasi ,Narayani river and wetland areas.

The bird census has been carried out in the Narayani River area every year as migratory birds come to the area from different countries including Mongolia, Burma, Siberia, China, Russia, Thailand and Korea.      

The highest number of birds coming here are from the northern hemisphere, including Siberia, to escape the cold which has decreased significantly this year. This year the number of ducks has decreased by 50 percent compared to the past.    

The number of khoya ducks has decreased due to drying up of water in the Narayani river channel towards Nawalparasi. It is said that the number of dependent birds is decreasing due to rise in pollution in the Narayani River. The number of birds coming here has declined due to the decrease in the food found in the river and changing state of the habitat.        

Baikal Gairi bird, considered the world’s rarest bird, was found in Narayani River during this year’s bird census. Although the Baikal Gairi bird has been found in big rivers and lakes in Nepal, it has been seen for the first time in the Narayani river area.    

The birds have come to the Narayani river area for food and rest while moving from north to south.

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