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Biodiversity Boost: Migratory Birds Play Crucial Role in Kashmir’s Ecosystem

Kashmir, Dec 20 (WD News):

The winter season in Kashmir transforms the landscape into a picturesque haven adorned with snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes. This chilly environment becomes an inviting sanctuary for migratory birds, marking the beginning of an incredible natural spectacle. As temperatures drop, various avian species embark on a remarkable journey, gracing Kashmir’s skies with their vibrant feathers and enchanting calls.

The wetlands and lakes, notably Hokersar, Wular, and Manasbal, undergo a stunning metamorphosis into bustling sanctuaries during this season. Flocks of geese, ducks, Monal, Jungle Bush Quail, Shikra, Himalayan Bulbul, Tragapon, common Kingfisher, Blue Whistling Thrush, Common Moorhen, Koklass Pheasant, Little Grebe, Himalayan Woodpecker, Tundra Swan Great Tit, Black Kite, Mallards, Greylag Geese, Pochard, Shovelers, Pintails, and Gharwals, along with various waterfowl species, arrive from distant lands. The chilly air is filled with the graceful flight formations and harmonious cacophony of their calls, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that captivates both locals and tourists alike.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this seasonal migration plays a crucial role in Kashmir’s ecosystem, contributing to the region’s biodiversity. It stands as a testament to nature’s cyclical rhythm and highlights the resilience and adaptability of these winged travelers in the face of challenging conditions.

Local authorities and conservationists play a pivotal role in preserving these vital habitats. Their diligent efforts aim to create a favorable environment for the migratory birds during their stay. The presence of these avian guests not only offers a visual feast for avid birdwatchers but also serves as a poignant reminder of the intricate interconnectedness of ecosystems on a global scale.

In essence, Kashmir’s winter is more than a season of frost and snow; it is a time when the skies and water bodies come alive with the vibrant beauty of migratory birds, showcasing nature’s magnificence and contributing to the rich tapestry of life in the region. (WD News)

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