A SURVEY REPORT ON THE HERONARIES: DISTRIBUTION AND CONSERVATION OF THE HABITATS IN GONDIA DISTRICT

Author Name : Kishor Bhonde, Kuldeep Singh Bachhil, Sudhir Bhandarkar, Gopal Paliwal, Pravin Randive, Shirshir K
Volume : II, Issue :X,June - 2017
Published on : 2017-06-25 , By : IRJI Publication

Abstract :

The present preliminary survey of nesting birds was done in a nesting period and restricted only for Arjuni/Morgaon Taluka of District Gondia. The region is very well known for its rice crops and surrounding land is forested. The members and volunteers of AWF took initiatives as an awareness campaign by motivating the villagers to conserve the heronries. The records were maintained as unique Nest ID, name of site, no of heronries in the site, name of birds, no. of birds and name of tree. The problem oriented suggestions, remediation and contemplation was also practically produced to the villagers. In 23 villages, 106 nesting sites, total of 904 birds with their corresponding nest on various kinds of indigenous and exotic tree species were recorded