Tag: Birds in Pakistan

7 Tips for Watching Birds

Here are some principles you can apply to any form of nature study. By David Sibley/ Mr. Sibley, a birder and artist, is author of “What It’s Like to Be a Bird,” from which this is adapted. May 8, 2020 We find comfort in nature. The psychological benefits are well documented: Spending time with grass […]

Thousands of Birds Set Free in Sindh

Over 7,000 birds were found hidden under caned baskets atop the roof of a passenger bus travelling to the metropolis from Larkana, said officials of the Sindh Wildlife Department in Feb 2021. The birds were taken into custody and then released into the wild in a span of few hours. A passenger coach, named Al-Riaz Coach, […]

Protecting Rare Species in the Punjab Province

In a bid to protect Punjab’s dwindling wildlife, the administration is mulling over the idea of creating a dedicated force of field officers in the province. The provincial government might also declare poaching as a non-bailable offense in Punjab. “We plan to create a force similar to what we already see in Gilgit-Baltistan,” said Syed […]

Migratory Birds in Sindh Increase

In January 2024, the Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) has initiated the population census of migratory birds flying in from some of the world’s coldest regions, including Siberia. These birds fly to the water bodies and sea waters in Karachi and rural Sindh. The bird census will continue until mid-March, utilizing a combination of conventional and […]

Bird Vaccination in Sindh/ 950 Veterinary Centers

On Dec 10, 2019, the Sindh Assembly was informed that about 164,000 birds were vaccinated against Newcastle and avian influenza diseases through mass vaccination and medication in rural poultry in Umerkot by June. Furnishing replies to the lawmakers’ queries during Question Hour, Livestock and Fisheries Minister Abdul Bari Pitafi said that a scheme of prevention […]

The Arabs Continue to Hunt Houbara Bustard

Seven Qataris held for trying to hunt houbara without licence The Qatari nationals were travelling towards Nushki when they were intercepted and taken into custody by Levies personnel at Galangoor checkpoint on the Quetta-Nushki highway.  In Dec 2019, seven Qatari nationals, including four members of the royal family, were arrested for attempting to enter Nushki […]