Waterbirds in the spotlight: AWC India 2020

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Like every year, the annual ritual for birders, Asian Waterbird census (AWC) is underway in India since 4th January, 2020, raising awareness about waterbirds amongst the masses. Attracting amateurs and the seasoned ornithologists alike, this longest running citizen science initiative, coordinated by Wetlands International South Asia and Bombay Natural History Society, systematically counts and monitors waterbirds along with assessing condition of wetlands, covering hundreds of sites. With biodiversity at the core of global attention, we are looking forward to completion of this exercise to understand latest trends for initiating informed decisions and actions.

AWC in media:

Wetlands of Kerala

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/wild-ducks-make-a-comeback-to-wayanad/article30561007.ece

Wetlands of Punjab

https://m.tribuneindia.com/news/fall-in-number-of-winged-guests-at-four-wetlands-32535

Mahanadi River (Banki to Jobra)

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2020/jan/14/record-28569-birds-visit-mahanadi-river-this-year-2089375.html

Yamuna River in Delhi 

https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2020/jan/18/global-warming-fallout-fewer-winged-guests-sighted-at-yamuna-this-winter-2091099.html

Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary

https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.timesofindia.com/city/meerut/45-bird-species-two-more-than-last-yr-spotted-in-hastinapur-census/amp_articleshow/73674696.cms

Dhanauri Wetland

https://epaper.hindustantimes.com/Home/MShareArticle?OrgId=930acb8f&imageview=0

Chilika

https://www.deccanherald.com/national/odisha-over-11-lakh-migratory-birds-visit-chilika-lake-792167.html

Okhla Bird Sanctuary

https://epaper.hindustantimes.com/Home/MShareArticle?OrgId=7a16a955&imageview=0

Surajpur

https://epaper.hindustantimes.com/Home/MShareArticle?OrgId=6b832e83

Sambhar

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/migratory-birds-retreat-from-a-shrinking-sambhar-lake-study/articleshow/67506709.cms

https://www.planetcustodian.com/number-of-migratory-birds-increases-in-sambhar-lake/12621/

http://mpaper.punjabkesari.com/c/47758929

Kaziranga

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kaziranga-records-96-species-of-wetland-birds/article30551854.ece?fbclid=IwAR2fMHDQgSKpH2ywuKSoBSAbzOVd8yCWfxL94RrX5JiWAAv4dQowFfWUxyQ

Najafgarh Jheel

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/more-water-birds-species-recorded-at-najafgarh-wetland/story-lws6v65M8fQQ9MFJYjxsnJ.html

Saman Bird Sanctuary

https://www.amarujala.com/uttar-pradesh/agra/saman-vihar-mainpuri-news-agr4241765193

Tamil Nadu Wetlands

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/the-answer-my-friend-is-flapping-in-the-wind/article30652107.ece

https://thefederal.com/features/encroachment-of-water-bodies-a-threat-to-aquatic-birds/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/wetlands-in-coimbatore-home-for-162-bird-species-says-recent-survey/article30813889.ece

https://www.thehindu.com/society/fuse-the-global-and-the-local/article30607685.ece

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/for-a-birds-eye-view/article30652724.ece

Read Collated News Articles here: AWC 2020 news items

Updated on July 11, 2020