Scientific census of birds
For the first time in the past 15 years, a scientific census of birds began at BR Tiger Reserve in which more than 30 bird watchers and experts from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa participated by conducting census at designated spots.
According to forest department officials, the team registered all findings while passing through the three km transect sites. Census was held in the three km area of B R Hills, K Gudi, Budipadaga, Jodigere, Honnametti, Mawathur, Churude, Gundal, Chinnare, Mandigere and Kurimandi in BRT Reserve area.
During the census, 22 paths had been identified and 11 groups had been formed with each group having three bird experts and two Forest Department personnel. Members of the group registered their findings based on physical presence and sound records and each group was guarded by a gunman.