It’s winter season and lots of migrating birds will become Guest of state of Gujarat. Few days back on there was “International Bird Conference” at Khijadiya on 25th Nov to 28th Nov. Birds watchers, Scientists and other people who are interested in bird watching from all around the world attended the conference. Government of Gujarat is focusing on tourism at Khijadiya bird Sanctuary. So it is being developed for bird lovers. Two new watch towers, Camp site development, Fiber glass domes and lots of other latest equipments for migrating birds. It is good that Government is doing something and focusing in development. But it is all about the tourism.
Days by day each and every species is getting in Endangered species. This kind of conference is a little step to save the birds who are already in Endangered species list. But currently we are thinking about the migrating bird, but have you looked around you that there were lots of bird around you which now a days are disappeared. Why?? It is because of lots of air pollution, noise pollution and illegal hunting of birds for illegal bird business in International market or for some kind of personal fun.
There were lots of birds around us like sparrow, crows, vultures and so more which are common birds. But at present they all are disappeared. Sparrow is common birds around us. You might have seen them in a big or small group in your garden area or in your back yard. But now days it is very rare to watch a single sparrow in city area. It is due to too much noise pollution or it is due to much air pollution.
Science still has not been able to find out that which kind of pollution is problematic for sparrows in city area. But it is true that sparrow is disappearing day by day. Now days it is rare to see a single crow in city area or a single vultures in city area. We are focusing on migrating birds only but we are not focusing on common birds around us who are always with us.
I have kept a small bird house at my terrace for sparrow, so sparrow can make nest and do breeding. But it is still empty, because of due to lots of noise and air pollution it is very hard to see single sparrow not only around my house but it has disappeared from whole area. Or I can say that, sparrow has disappeared from major areas of city. Same case with Crows and Vultures. Vultures has disappeared due to lots of buildings, and cutting the trees. So, no tree no Vulture. There are few people who work to save this common birds. Like environmentalist V D Bala of Navarang Nature club in Rajkot. They have distributed small bird house. So you can put it at your home and bird can make nest and breeding in that bird house.
Each and every country facing the same situation. Right now some people are working for save this birds in different different cities.