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Tuesday February 20, 2018 11:36 AM

In pictures: Winged guests at our Haors

  • Stretching over 181.15 square kilometre wetland area in five northeastern upazilas in Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts, Hakaluki Haor harnesses a total of 283 beels (natural depressions), interlinked by 10 rivers and numerous canals. Every winter, 45-50 bird species flock across this wetland during winter || Courtesy

  • Like most other wetland ecosystems in Bangladesh, Hakaluki Haor goes abuzz with flocks of migratory birds in the months of January and February. This is the high time for the birders to carry out their survey of the Haor's winged guests of winter || Courtesy

  • A pair of common pochards || Courtesy

  • A great cormorant in a flight || Courtesy

  • A joint team of Climate Resilient Ecosystem and Livelihood and Bangladesh Bird Club counted 45,100 birds of 44 species during a survey in Hakaluki Haor on February 3 and 4 || Courtesy

  • Birders counted 5,418 birds of 38 species at Baikka Beel (natural depression) of Hail Haor at Shrimangal, Moulvibazar district during a survey on January 24-26 || Courtesy

Stretching over 181.15 sq-km wetland area in five northeastern upazilas in Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts, Hakaluki Haor harnesses a total of 283 beels (natural depressions), interlinked by 10 rivers and numerous canals. Every winter, 45-50 bird species flock across this wetland during winte.

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