Hyderabad records 160 bird species
Hyderabad: About 90 enthusiasts recorded nearly 160 species of birds in the city during the 8th Hyderabad Bird Race on Sunday.
The bird-watchers, divided into groups of five, spent the day identifying as many bird species as possible.
The teams visited open habitats, agricultural tracts, semi-arid landscapes, inland wetlands, secondary growth, and areas with human population.
The most popular places were Manjeera sanctuary, Narsapur forest, Himayatsagar and Anantagiri Hills.
The Great Hyderabad Adventure Club along with the city’s birding community organises the race to create awareness about bird coversation and protection of its habitat. Earlier, bird races had recorded more than 180 species.
There were no pre-determined routes; the participants observed birds at multiple locations and came up with their own tally of species.