| Delhi Bird-BNHS Bird
20th September, 2003
The Delhi Bird-BNHS
Bird Ringing Camp was organised in Basai in Haryana
from 9 to 14 September 2003 with support from WPSI.
This was the third,
and longest, bird-ringing camp held at Basai under the
guidance of Dr Balachandran and with organisational
support provided by delhibird. Approximately 300 people
attended the camp. The new Checklist of the Birds of
the Delhi Region was distributed.
Three hundred and sixty one birds were ringed, of 34
species. Of particular interest were two Baillon's Crakes
(Oriental and Small Pratincoles), 130 Ruffs and 12 Bluethroats.
There were fewer waders and ducks than last year because
the excellent monsoon meant there were more alternative
sites for them. The reduction in the typha beds meant
there was no wagtail or hirundine roosts in the area
and a number of other migrants appeared arriving late.
For the complete report
and other details please go to - http://www.laburnumindia.com/delhi/default.htm