Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Friday, June 5, 2020

Gogabil Lake is Bihar’s first bird conservation reserve





The Gogabil Lake in Kathar district, one of the largest wetlands of Bihar, has now been declared the state’s first bird conservation reserve by the environment department.



Nearly 300 migratory birds come to the lake and its vicinity during monsoon and winter from the Caspain Sea and Siberian region. Among the different species of migratory birds, there are around 90 species of threatened birds, including stork, black-necked stork and white lbis.



Spread over 73.88 acres of land, this ox-bow shaped lake is formed by the Mahananda and Kankahar in the north and Ganga in the south.




Source: The New Indian Express, 22 August 2019, Chennai.