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Avian migrants diverted flights from A’bad | Ahmedabad News – Times of India

Ahmedabad: Nalsarovar is known for attracting flamingos, but this year few birds have flown in. Nalsarovar is the only Ramsar site in the state. Unesco’s Ramsar convention, named after the Iranian city where the convention was inked in 1971, seeks to protect wetlands of international importance.
As for the avian visitors to Gujarat, Thol is another birding site. It lies on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Thol has not drawn many birds either this year.
But bird sightings have increased in village ponds in Sanand and Vadla compared to the previous years. Sources in the forest department said that bird activity has become more pronounced at Dasada and even in some areas of Bhavnagar city. The officials said that high water levels at Nalsarovar have deterred greater and lesser flamingos from flocking to the tourism zone.
The officials said that this is the second consecutive year in which the lake has recorded high water levels. Because of heavy rain in Surendranagar last year, the…

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