Chandigarh, December 2: Today, on the second day of an ongoing fortnight long bird watching tours for School children’s, 50 Eco-club students of Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 16, Chandigarh, reached regulator end of Sukhna Lake. Where the organizers Department of Forests & Wildlife, Chandigarh Administration have arranged binoculars, spotting scopes and Yuvsatta-an NGO have made services avid bird watchers available to inform youngsters about the rich fauna of the region, especially birds of Chandigarh and the migratory birds which comes religiously every year from far-flung areas likes Siberia, China and other parts of the world to the city.
It was a spectacular day of birding with a great variety of birds being spotted, shared Sarabjeet Kaur-an ex-teacher and avid bird watcher of Yuvsatta.
Santosh Kumar, Conservator of forests, UT shared that they with Yuvsatta-an NGO, are organizing this fortnight long visits for different schools of the city and over 1,000 young children will be sensitized during this time about the important role birds play, as they provide critical links within the vast food chains and webs that exist in our ecosystem. He further added that the annual migration of hundreds of migratory birds to Sukhna Lake is an awe-inspiring phenomenon.
Om Prakash-the Eco Club in-charge said that today their students saw many beautiful birds including ruddy shelduck, black winged stilts, egrets, tufted and common pochards and purple and grey herons. Some of the participating students like Ankur Singh and Pratham Gupta are planning to come again with their parents to spend some leisure time watching and learning from birds.