SUBJECT : Environmental Research Foundation and Educational Academy (ERFEA) has organised a bird watching session at Salim Ali Lake on Sunday

Dr. Salim Ali (Source - Salim Ali Foundation /google image)

Aurangabad, November 11, 2017: Environmental Research Foundation and Educational Academy (ERFEA) has organised a bird watching session at Salim Ali Lake on Sunday morning.

The event is free for all. It has been organised as a tribute to legendary ornithologist Dr Salim Ali on his birth anniversary.

The event will be a great opportunity for amateurs and experts to spot birds that inhabit different parts of the lake and understand their importance, an official release said.

"The event will start at 7 am and last till 10.30 am. The main gate of the lake has been designated as the assembly point," organisers said.

Salim Ali Lake hosts a variety of birds.

"Through the bird watching session, we will help participants realise the important role birds play in ecological balance. How they also act as indicators of climate change," organisers said.

Located near the Delhi Gate, Salim Ali Lake is considered a home to numerous bird species who have taken up permanent residence there.

As per past studies, the lake is home to over 80 bird varieties, almost 16 tree species, 11 types of shrubs, 8 climbers, 32 terrestrial herbaceous plants, 10 variety of algae, 12 aquatic herbs.

The lake also boasts of 16 types of aquatic insects, molluscs, crustaceans, nine varieties of fish, 15 reptile species, seven types of rodents and mammals and 102 types of insects among other creatures.


Source: Times of India