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Bird census begins in Chitwan

Bird census begins in Chitwan

Bird census has started in Chitwan today.

Bird Education Society Chitwan has started counting the birds from Rapti River, Budhirapti, Dhumre, Kasara and other areas of East Chitwan.

According to the district president of the society, Tikaram Giri, bird census started from Saturday across the country but it has started in Chitwan from today. Birds will be counted at nine locations in East Chitwan, to be followed by a census in West Chitwan.

The census is scheduled to be completed by January 21. Binocular cameras, GPS, sound recorders etc. are being used to count the birds.

So far, more than 650 species of birds have been found in Chitwan district.

Bird counting has been taking place in Nepal since 1987.