Winged guests flock Odisha national park

Chirpy cacophony now stirs the marshy wetland spots in Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha's Kendrapara district with the onset of winter.

Two poachers held near Bhitarkanika National Park

Two poachers were arrested with two dead birds at Amarabati close to the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district, forest officials said Wednesday.

3000 spotted deet and wild boars in Bhitarkanika
3000 spotted deet and wild boars in Bhitarkanika

Over 3,000 spotted deer and wild boars were found in Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha, according to a survey of mammals, first of its kind to be undertaken in the forest and wetland sites of the park.

Bhitarkanika National Park draws more migrant birds this year
Bhitarkanika National Park draws more migrant birds this year

Much to the delight of ornithologists, the Bhitarkanika National Park has played host to over 91,000 migrant water birds, registering a substantial rise in the number of winged guests this monsoon in comparison to the preceding year.

Increased number of croc hatchlings in Bhitarkanika

Over 3,000 estuarine crocodile hatchlings have emerged out of eggshells to make their way to water-bodies in and around Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district, marking the culmination of annual breeding and nesting season of these reptiles.

65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles spotted

Around 65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles have been spotted in Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha`s Kendrapara district and the number is likely to increase as the counting process was still on, officials said.

Birds throng Bhitarkanika National Park

With the onset of monsoon, thousands of birds have started arriving in Odisha`s Bhitarkanika National Park for nesting, an official said Friday.

Marginal drop in Bhitarkanika crocodile population

There has been a marginal drop in population of estuarine crocodiles in the water bodies of Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district, according to the latest census data of the animal.

Over 25,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha

More than 25,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Himalayan regions have arrived in the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha`s Kendrapara district, an official said Friday.

Bhitarkanika records increase in migrant water birds visit

As against 70,105 visiting birds recorded last year, this season 79,548 avian species had made Bhitarkanika wetland spots their nesting sites.

More chirpings greet new Bhitarkanika nesting site

More residential birds thronged the new nesting site of Odisha`s Bhitarkanika National Park during the monsoon season against last year, a senior park official said Thursday.

Bhitarkanika National Park reopens for tourists

Nature lovers who long for savouring the warmth of congenial wetland spots in Bhitarkanika in Odisha`s Kendrapara district would now have to take care of their purse.

Bhitarkanika bans tourists as crocodiles nest

A two-and-half-month ban on the entry of tourists and visitors to the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha was imposed Wednesday as the crocodile nesting season was underway, an official said.

Intruding crocs put Bhitarkanika authorites in a bother

With the breeding season of estuarine crocodiles fast approaching, Bhitarkanika National Park authorities in Odisha`s Kendrapara district are in a spot of bother.

Rare groups of birds spotted at Bhitarkanika park

Much to the ornithologists’ delight, enumerators of state forest department have spotted rare groups of winged species of central Asian origin from the wetland spots of Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district.

Threatened albino crocodile found

Wildlife personnel have spotted highly threatened albino salt-water crocodiles in the brackish water bodies and water-inlets along the wetlands of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha.