Nearly 6,000 migratory birds kill in hailstorm
Published: 06:29 PM, 27 February 2019
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Nearly six thousand migratory birds of ‘Arunima Eco Park’ have died in the rain and hailstorm accompanying rain that ripped through the country in last three days at Panipara village of Kalia Upazila.
On Monday, when a few died, most birds died on the park during the storm and hailstorm on Tuesday.
Located on the banks of the Madhumati River, the Krishi Tourism Center- Arunima Eco Park- is located in the Panipara village of Naragati thana of Kalia upazila. The location of thousands of birds is in the park tree.
Irfan Ahmed, owner of Agriculture Tourism Center Arunima Eco Park said, “There is hail along with heavy rain for two days. Thousands of migratory birds in the park died in this hail. The number of dead birds in the country and the guest is approximately six thousand. Dead birds are being assembled by workers working in the park. Later, these birds will be buried.”
Khabir Uddin Ahmed, chairman of Arunima Eco Park, a farm tourism center in Kaliya upazila, said, “Since the year 2004, 8 months every year including winter season, these migratory birds are gathered.”
“This year, from the beginning of the season, the local and guest birds are started to come in the park. Around the very beginning of the declaration of birds reserved area, this area is known to everyone as the ‘Birds Village’,” he also said.
Khabir Uddin said that birds are sitting on the slopes of trees every day from different areas. As the night grows the birds grow more rapidly. “But in the stormy weather and hailstorms, about six thousand birds died in two days. Tuesday night’s rain has killed most birds. This damage is irreplaceable.”
Chinmoy Roy, deputy director of the District Agricultural Department, said, “There is a huge loss of vegetables including khesari, lentil pulses, wheat, onion, watermelon in three-day rains. At least 10 percent of crops are damaging in this rain.”