Wildbuzz: An isle of hope at Sukhna

Hindustan Times | Oct 17, 2020 at 7:09 PM
  • For most waterbirds, deep sheets of water at the Sukhna lake are no more a habitat than a barren desert.
  • The agony of birds is reflected in the fact that devoid of mud banks, even a common, resident species such as Red-wattled lapwings have gone missing from stretches of the lake’s northern shores where they were breeding comfortably.
  • The last good winter for migratory waterfowl at the Sukhna was 2016-2017 due to shallow waters and exposed aquatic vegetation but ever since an abundance of seasonal and unseasonal rainfall has ensured the lake is drawing lesser birds.