New destination for migratory birds:- Govind Sagar Lake

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  • In the sprawling city of Bilaspur, there are several hidden gems that we got an opportunity to explore in our recent visit to Himachal Pradesh. One of them is the Bilaspur side of the Govind Sagar dam.
  • Most of the area is flooded during the rains, but otherwise, there is a beautiful ecosystem of flora and fauna and also the magical ancient temples that emerge as soon as the water recedes. 
  • The Bombay Natural History Society recently conducted the first bird census at the lake during its survey for a comprehensive management plan for the conservation and protection of the ecology in and around the lake.
  • It was reported that 3,101 migratory birds of 41 species had landed in the lake area for the first time this year. The bird species spotted near the lake included bar-headed geese, northern pintails, common pochard, river tern, little cormorant, greater cormorant, ruddy shelduck, gadwall, spot-billed duck, northern shoveler, Eurasian wigeon, black-winged stilt, brown-headed gull, river lapwing, little grebe, red-winged lapwing, Pallas’s gull, etc.
  • These migratory birds came from North America, Austria, Myanmar, Thailand, and several European countries.

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