winged visitors

Migratory storks’ early arrival raises monsoon hopes (With Image)

May 28th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bharatpur, May 28 (IANS) Migratory storks arriving at the Bharatpur bird sanctuary in Rajasthan's Keoladeo National Park have raised hopes of an early monsoon this year.While the stork is the ... Read more...

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With 40,000 winged visitors, Pong wetlands a tiny paradise

November 29th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 29 (IANS) The Pong dam wetlands are playing home to an estimated 40,000 migratory birds right now, once again turning into a paradise for the ... Read more...

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Kashmir cackles with 600,000 winged visitors (Feature)

November 23rd, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hokarsar Bird Reserve (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 23 (IANS) This premier wetland in Srinagar is in the prime of its beauty these days -- it is host to more than ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host flamingo festival

April 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) In order to create awareness about winged visitors and the danger posed to wetlands by encroachments and dumping of debris, the Bombay Natural History Society ... Read more...

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Time for winged guests to bid adieu to Kashmir

February 28th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) With a rise in mercury, flocks of pochards, mallards, shovellers and other winged visitors are gearing up to bid adieu to the famous Hokarsar bird reserve ... Read more...

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Now GPS to monitor winged visitors to Himachal

January 22nd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The bar-headed goose, the ruddy shell duck and the mallard, all winter visitors to Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, are about to find themselves tailed - ... Read more...

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Decline in number of winged visitors to Delhi zoo

December 21st, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) From a few thousands in the 1980s to a few hundreds now, the number of migratory birds visiting Delhi zoo in winter has dropped drastically. ... Read more...

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Shhh! Chandigarh environs are hosting winged visitors

December 17th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Escaping the harsh cold of their habitats, hundreds of warbling guests - among them brahmi ducks, red-crusted pochards, grebes and geese - have come flocking to ... Read more...

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Winged visitors keep date with Pong wetlands

November 17th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 17 (IANS) A cackle of sounds, the flapping of thousands of wings...the Pong wetlands are a sight to behold these days as feathered guests from as ... Read more...

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Bharatpur bird sanctuary to get water - finally

August 28th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Aug 28 (IANS) The famous Bharatpur bird sanctuary, which has been losing its winged visitors due to an acute shortage of water, is set to get a new lease ... Read more...

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About half a million birds wetlands in Kashmir

November 20th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Nov 20 (ANI): About half a million migratory birds have arrived for their annual sojourn at the Hokersar wetlands in Kashmir from Central Asia.Some of the popular migratory ... Read more...

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Migratory birds flock to Chandigarh

November 15th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) Winter is here and it has brought hundreds of winged visitors from foreign shores to the city. Migratory birds can be spotted in Sukhna Lake and in the adjoining ... Read more...

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Jaipur Indian Oil fire pushes migratory birds to Uttar Pradesh

November 6th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Nov 6 (IANS) The nearly week-long fire at the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) depot in Jaipur and the resultant smoke has forced a large number of migratory birds visiting the Bharatpur ... Read more...

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A dry Bharatpur won’t be much of a bird sanctuary (With Images)

July 22nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Bharatpur (Rajasthan), July 22 (IANS) There is an air of despair among bird watchers and officials at the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary here. The rains have played truant so far and ... Read more...

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Bird flu scare: Chandigarh keeping watch on winged visitors

January 17th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) As this city plays host to around 15,000 migratory birds which are here for the winter, the administration is watching out for signs of danger - in the ... Read more...

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Man-made wetland gets winged visitors from Russia

December 19th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 19 (IANS) Conservationists are thrilled to have found proof that migratory birds from Russia are visiting this man-made wetland. The change of habit brightens their chances of ... Read more...

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Villagers banish fire crackers to woo winged visitors

December 14th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Vettangudi (Madurai), Dec 14 (IANS) Perched on the sprawling branches of a partially submerged tree, thousands of White Ibis migratory birds at the Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary here have the villagers to thank ... Read more...

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Chandigarh buzzes with migratory birds

December 13th, 2008 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 13 (IANS) Thousands of winged visitors have come flocking to this bustling city from foreign shores. And forest officials are leaving no stone unturned to make them feel at home ... Read more...

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Winter Delight: 20000 Winged Visitors in Punjab Reservoir

December 12th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nangal (Punjab), Dec 12 (IANS) The fields, reeds and marshes around the Nangal reservoir are a riot of colour these days. For, more than 20,000 feathered guests are busy 'holidaying' here after ... Read more...

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Abundant rains foretell good season for Bharatpur bird sanctuary

August 21st, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bharatpur (Rajasthan) Aug 21 (IANS) The world-famous Keola Deo Ghana Bird Sanctuary of Bharatpur is looking forward to early arrival of migratory birds this year following abundant rain in the region.The sanctuary ... Read more...

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Noida to get a bird sanctuary (Feature)

July 9th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By S.P. Singh Noida, July 9 (IANS) Many rare birds, such as the animated Yellow Wagtail or the flamboyant Black-necked Stork, would soon come calling home here, with government planning to build a ... Read more...

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Bird sanctuary a bone of contention in dry Agra

April 12th, 2008 - 9:51 am ICT by admin
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, April 12 (IANS) A water reservoir developed by the British has been notified as a bird sanctuary. But Agra residents are peeved as they feel the winged visitors seem ... Read more...

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