Migratory birds start arriving in Pabna
PABNA, Jan 13: The migratory birds started arriving to local water bodies in the winter.
The number of migratory birds has been reduced following climate change impacts due to rise in global temperature.
Agriculture and environment expert Zafar Sadek said the rise in temperature in the Himalayas, Siberia, Nepal and Mongolian regions in recent years has made those places unsuitable for birds even during the winter.
As a result, the number of migratory birds decreased with possibilities of further declination in future unless proper steps are taken by the global communities to decrease the extent of degrading climatic condition.
Local people Abdullah Shafi said, this is the first time the migratory bird have been found near Pabna town though a good number of guest birds have been noticed in different places in the district and elsewhere.
Bali Lenja, Chity, Sorail, Boikal, Nilshir, Piyang, Pankouri, Rangamuri, Pintail, Pantamukhi, Chokha-Chokhi and Khonjona are now being found flocking to the northern districts.
Locals and officials said the number of arriving migratory birds is higher in Chaitani, Chalan Beel and Gaznar Beel in Pabna District and other areas of the northern river basins.
They also said a good number of Bali Duck, Samukal, Rose King, Bali Lenja, Sorail, Boikal, Nilshir, Piyang, Pankouri, Rangamuri, Pintail, Pantamukhi, Chokha-Chokhi and Khonjona are now flocking to the northern region.
Dr. Mokhles Mukul said, "We have destroyed our water bodies in Pabna and in other northern parts making the nature imbalanced. Most of the migratory birds are disappearing from the area due to this imbalance."
Amlan Abhi, a bird lover, came to see the migratory bird at Chatiani area of Pabna town with his family members. He said earlier there were so many ponds in Pabna town, but now the ponds are extinct. As a result, the migratory birds are not seen during the winter.
He also said, "We have to preserve our environment to make a migratory bird-friendly environment."
Agriculturist Zafar Sadek said the migratory birds are not seen in uncountable numbers due to the reduction of water bodies and depletion of many species of sweet water fishes from the marshes.
He said the climate change impacts are creating threats to the bio-diversity, agriculture, ecology and environment and reducing number of many species of fishes, insects, birds and some animals causing grave concern to the natural balance on the earth.
Zafar Sadek further said, the number of migratory birds reduces and their duration of stay shortens in the water bodies as the same are being dried up much earlier before the end of the winter season following climate change caused by global warming.