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Udupi: ‘Birds help us understand environment’

Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Unit Range Forest
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Udupi: Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Unit Range Forest Officer Pramod B. said that in order to keep the Earth’s temperature healthy, the need to protect the ecosystem is of utmost importance today.

Speaking at a bird watching programme titled ‘Namma Ooru Namma Khagasankula’ organised jointly by Kaiga Birders and Karnataka University’s Post Graduate Colleges of Marine Biology and Commerce around Sailawada Lake in Majali in the Taluk, he said, “We have to look at nature with open eyes to love the environment around us. Then we become aware that man is a part of nature. In this regard he said that the Khagasankula help us a lot in understanding the environment, he said.

During bird watching, 45 different bird species were identified. During bird-watching and documentation, the students’ attention was drawn by different species of birds. Kaiga Birders Club experts provided students with information on identifying species of birds, their characteristics, dietary habits, flight, family arrangements, and more.

Kaiga Birders distributed photographs of 136 birds of the State. Kaiga Birders Club Coordinator G. Mohandas, Members Harish K., Dinesh Gaonkar, Surajkumar B., Dattatreya, Kaushalraj, Mahantesh Oshimath and College Professor Dr. B. S. Shivakumar Hargi, a bird expert from the Forest Department, Gopal Naik, were present.

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