Category: Birds in Pakistan

Migratory Birds in Islamabad & Rawalpindi

Migratory birds from Siberia have started flocking into the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, adding to the beauty of areas around waterbodies and wetlands. Unfortunately, extensive construction and the disappearance of lakes and water bodies have forced these visiting birds to seek shelter in the trees lining the polluted Nullah Leh. These feathered guests […]

41 Parrots Worth Rs 2 Million Stolen in Karachi

Although parrots are now becoming rare, bird lovers breed them to save the specie from extinction. Approximately 41 valuable parrots, with an estimated worth exceeding Rs 2 million, were stolen from the residence of a retired Deputy Inspector General (DIG). Upon receiving the information, the police promptly arrived at the scene to initiate an investigation […]

Wildlife Department Staff Beaten Up in Karachi

In Oct 2023, a wildlife department raid at the Bird Market in Saddar turned nasty when the shopkeepers confronted the officials with sticks forcing them to flee. According to Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) Administrator, Mumtaz Soomro, a team of the department went to the Bird Market located near Empress Market in Saddar, to search for a few […]

Seasonal Hunting Hurting Migratory Birds

Migratory birds from Siberia and other extremely cold regions in the north spend winters in the mild climate of Sindh. The contentious practice of legal hunting serves the dual interests of both the government, which earns substantial revenue through the issuance of licenses and the hunters, who get to pursue their seasonal hobby; however for […]

Registration of Captive Birds by the Islamabad Wildlife Board

The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) has started the registration of all captive animals and birds in Islamabad Capital Territory to safeguard animals and birds in the wild. The aim is to ensure that no wildlife species caught are available for sale or possession either online or in the pet shops. IWMB Spokesman Umar Bilal […]

The State of the World’s Migratory Species is Alarming

The release of a groundbreaking UN report, titled ‘State of the World’s Migratory Species’, has brought into focus the precarious situation facing migratory species worldwide. The report’s findings are sobering, revealing that nearly half of migratory animal species are experiencing population declines, and virtually all fish listed in the UN Convention on the Conservation of […]

Birds Near the Airports Affect the Flights

PIA suffered loss of millions of rupees due to bird strikes—with 29 bird hits reported in from Jan to May 2023 at domestic airports alone. Ten bird strikes were reported in May alone. Most of the incidents happened at Karachi and Lahore airports. Due to these strikes, seven planes were damaged. These incidents were reported […]

Pesticide Overuse Killing Birds

Farmers seeking to maximize local crop yield resort to a variety of methods to curb the perilous effects of weeds and insects. This widely used agricultural practice, however, comes at the cost of biodiversity in the fields, as hundreds of bird species in Punjab face annihilation. Even though pesticides have been used all over the […]

Migratory Birds Coming from Siberia Going Elsewhere

Migratory birds coming from Siberia are hunted in the Punjab. It is not just Punjab’s populace that seems to be suffering from water scarcity and pollution, as there has been a dip in the number of migratory birds from Siberia that used to fly into the province. Every year, thousands of birds travel more than […]