Mysuru: The Cultural Capital has turned into a hot spot for migratory birds with the birds are visiting several water bodies in and around the city.
Hundreds of foreign birds have arrived at Tippayanakere lake.
With the arrival of variety species of birds, city based Mysuru Science Foundation and Aranya Outreach jointly organised ‘Bird watching’ programme, at Tippayanakere near Ring Road.
Bird varieties like Northern shoveler- Europe and north america, Black-winged stilt- north western India and Common sandpiper- Europe and central Asia are spotted and other 44 bird species are also listed in two hours birding.
Birder MP Saptha Girish was a resource person and he told Mysoorunews.com that its proud to Mysuru as Thippayanakere joined the list of Kukkarahalli lake, Karanji lake and Lingambudi lake. Tippayanakere lakewhich was conserved by Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden, is promising hot spot, he said.
The lake is not much disturbed because adequate water and greenery, which is helpful to nesting and breeding. “We updated 142 bird species at the Tippayanakere,” he said.
Mysuru Science Foundation is organizing many events to promote science and environment activities. The event is first of its kind in 2021 and the event received good response, said GB Santhosh Kumar of the foundation.