Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Barberspan Bird Sanctuary: Summer Coordinated Waterbird Count (CWAC)

The Barberspan Bird Sanctuary's Summer Coordinated Waterbird Count  (CWAC) was held during the past weekend. A good number of volunteers turned up for the count which started at 8h00 on Saturday morning.
There were quite some few surprises.
A total number of 49 species were spotted, bringing the total number of birds counted to 17766.
Topping the list was the Red-knobbed Coot followed by the Egyptian Goose with 14081  and 773 respectively. The weather was fine for a counting day.
This is higher than the numbers obtained in previous years Summer count (2010).
A total number of 55 species were spotted and the total number of birds counted was 6779.
Topping the list once again was the Red-knobbed Coot followed by the Egyptian Goose with 2777 and 1075 respectively.
This figures do not include the Leeupan Dam count.

Egyptian Geese: Their numbers lower than previous years


  1. Thats a nice number of birds!! :)

    Angad Achappa
    Indian Wildlife Photography

  2. WOW! This is great. Hopefully, more number of birds will be added as days goes on.