Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bangalore Bird Count today at Puttenahalli Lake

Our Puttenahalli Lake team consisted of Gopinath Subbarao, Harish Mahendrakar, Indrajit Chatterjee, Usha Rajagopalan and two Std. IX enthusiasts, Vishnu Sreenivas and Siddharth. Counting began at 7:15 a.m. and by 9:00 a.m. 26 species (about 140 nos. of birds) were observed. The species and numbers are given below, and posted in (login may be required). Hoping that both the figures will increase in the coming years!

26 species
6 Indian Spot-billed Duck
32 Garganey
2 Little Grebe
1 Little Cormorant
1 Oriental Darter
1 Purple Heron
3 Intermediate Egret
2 Cattle Egret
10 Indian Pond-Heron
11 Black Kite
1 Brahminy Kite
11 Purple Swamphen
7 Eurasian Coot
6 Red-wattled Lapwing
5 Green Sandpiper
2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1 Greater Coucal
1 Spotted Owlet
2 White-throated Kingfisher
4 Rose-ringed Parakeet
7 House Crow
10 Barn Swallow
1 Red-whiskered Bulbul
1 Ashy Prinia
4 Common Myna
2 White-browed Wagtail

Read a related post about Bird Counts here.

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