Report by OD bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Forest Department geared up to check poaching of migratory birds in Chilika lake. With the arrivals of winter lakhs of migratory birds have begun arriving at Chilika lake.
The wildlife division has taken steps to protect the feathered guests. Wildlife division has set up camps in Nalabana to keep the birds away from poachers. More camps will be set up in other parts of the lake. More birds will come in the coming days.
Ornithologists felt that early snowfall and scarce food might have led the birds to migrate to Chilika. They start migrating when they face difficulty in getting food and to breed. Experts this time felt that the abundance of food and favourable weather attracted birds to Chika and they have not arrived early this year.