Thousands of Migratory Birds had landed in Govind Sagar lake in Bilaspur district and had turned it as new Tourist destination too. The Govimd Sagar Lake was built after construction of Bhakhra Dam in 1963. Bombay Natural History Society had conducted first Bird Census in the Govind Sagar Lake during survey recently.
It was learnt that for the first time 3101 migratory birds of 41 species had come to the lake area this year. The major birds spotted in the lake included Bar Headed Gees, Northern Pintails, Common pochard, River Tern, little cormorant, Greater northern shoveler, Eurasian wigeon, black-winged stilt, brown-headed gull, river lapwing, little grebe red winted Lapwing, Pallaz Gull etc. These birds came from countries including North America, Austria, Myanmar, Thailand and European countries.
Reginald Royston DFO Wildlife said that migratory birds were spotted in Govind Sagar lake and it is expected that in coming years their number of birds would increase.
Dr. Pankaj Rai Deputy Commissioner said that arrival of migratory birds in Govind Sagar Lake would add another attraction to the tourism in the district. He said that administration had proposed to add bird watching activity in floating restaurant that would come up on the banks of the Lake. He added that apart from other amenities bird watching and lake safari would be added attraction here.