Records of Avifauna of wetlands around Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India
Keoladeo National Park (KNP) is one of the six natural world heritage sites in India is famous for its rich avifaunal diversity but is now facing water shortages. Therefore, many species of migratory birds have been moving to nearby wetlands for foraging. In this connection, a survey was carried out during 2009-11to prepare a database of this area. The dataset lists occurrence data of avifauna distribution, sampling sites (with localities, county and geographic coordinates), taxonomic information (up to family level) and sampling sources (collector and sampling dates) for all records. understand the status of birds and their use of these wetlands. A total of 27 wetlands have been identified within 100 km radius of the Keoladeo National Park. These wetlands were either on agricultural land or the dams that have been created mainly for supplying water for irrigation of the agricultural fields of surrounding areas. The dataset includes 33238 samples record corresponding to fifteen families. This data record is a significant contribution of basic information on avifauna of this area which can be useful for future studies on birds and its habitat , ecology and conservation studies. Our aim for publishing this dataset is providing information on the distribution and abundance of avifauna of this area.
Chandrabhani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand IN, 248001
Wildlife Institute of India: Avian communities in fragmented wetlands around Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India