Vizag-based birdwatcher makes his mark on world map | Visakhapatnam Information

VISAKHAPATNAM: The bird-watching neighborhood of Vizag is changing into increasingly more energetic. Many birdwatchers have registered themselves as e-birders on the worldwide e-birding platform named E-bird, via which they take part in varied challenges or competitions associated to hours spent on chicken recognizing, identification of varied avifauna species together with migratory ones and new chicken hotspots.
Janardhan Uppada is one such birdwatcher who has noticed over 250 chicken species in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and has recorded their photos and websites through which they have been noticed. The Vizag-based birdwatcher grew to become ‘e-birder of the month’ for July amongst practically 4,000 e-birders positioned internationally.

Vizag-based birdwatcher makes his mark on world map

Talking to TOI, Uppada mentioned, “I’ve noticed greater than 180 chicken species in practically 5 essential hotspots within the metropolis— Mudasarlova and Meghadrigedda reservoir space, Kambalakonda, Kailasagiri and Kappulupada. Since, I’m mapping the migratory sample of sure birds, I’ve been visiting these locations, largely close to water our bodies no less than as soon as a month for over a 12 months now. After three a long time, I additionally noticed a lone higher flamingo close to NTPC ash pond space.”
Uppada, who can be an assistant normal supervisor with the Vizag Metal Plant added, “My curiosity in chicken pictures introduced me to bird-watching. I solely get Sundays and a few public holidays to pursue my ardour.”
He additional mentioned, “The e-birder platform was launched to birdwatchers in Vizag my Ramit Singal of the e-bird group. I’ve been utilizing it to file all my observations for 620 days. I by no means missed to add a listing of species round me. Until date, I’ve noticed 253 species in Andhra and Telangana and uploaded 1,118 lists.”
Vivek Rathod, one other avid birdwatcher from town mentioned, “With the data of all species of birds noticed uploaded on one platform, analysis college students too benefitted from our knowledge.”
Among the species recognized within the space embrace Higher flamingo, Oriental turtle dove, Higher painted snipe, Indian Nuthatch, Malabar Trogon, black crested bulbul, Tytler’s leaf warbler, widespread chiffchaff and brown boobook.
More and more, many birdwatchers from different cities additionally come to Vizag to look at birds. It’s to encourage such birdwatchers, the e-birding platform conducts quite a few month-to-month and annual challenges.

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