Bakkhali Jambudwip Survey Feb 2020

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Trip Report

The society organised a survey trip to Bakkhali and Jambudweep on 8th February and 9th February 2020. The trip was primarily for surveying waders. It was done with assistance from the Forest Department of West Bengal. Total of 12 members participated in the survey. We reached Bakkhali on 8th at about 11 am and quickly conducted a count on the Kargil Beach. The sky was overcast with slight hint of rain. 

Species recorded at Kargil Beach: See table below.

On 9th morning we visited Jambudweep Island at about 9:30 keeping in mind the high tide timing. There was an overwhelming number of birds at Jambudweep. We spent about 3 hrs to make the full count.

Species recorded at Jambudweep: See table below.

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List of Species - Kargil Beach - 8th Feb 2020

Species Common NameSpecies Sc. NameCount
Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola4
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva44
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus20
Lesser/Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus/leschenaultii1
Kentish Plover (Indian)Charadrius alexandrinus seebohmi67
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus13
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata1
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica13
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres9
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris50
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii2
SanderlingCalidris alba20
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus7
Common RedshankTringa totanus13
Brown-headed GullChroicocephalus brunnicephalus4
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Heuglin's)Larus fuscus heuglini1
Little TernSternula albifrons25
Great EgretArdea alba1
Little EgretEgretta garzetta10
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis61
Indian Pond-HeronArdeola grayii1
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis1
Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis1
Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus1
House CrowCorvus splendens7
Large-billed Crow (Indian Jungle)Corvus macrorhynchos culminatus3
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica1
Asian Pied Starling (Pied Myna )Gracupica contra2
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis8

List of Species - Jambudweep - 9th Feb 2020

Species Common NameSpecies Sc. NameCount
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna15
Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola80
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus1000
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus500
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata24
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres30
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris200
Red KnotCalidris canutus15
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus8
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea1000
SanderlingCalidris alba51
DunlinCalidris alpina10
Stint sp. (Calidris sp.)Calidris sp. (peep sp.)11
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus20
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia1
Common RedshankTringa totanus30
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus100
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Heuglin's)Larus fuscus heuglini10
Little TernSternula albifrons50


  1. Sujan Chatterjee
  2. Santanu Manna
  3. Arnab Raychoudhury
  4. Bhaskarjyoti Banerjee
  5. Kushankur Bhattacharya
  6. Priyam Chattopadhyay
  7. Purbali Bandyopadhyay
  8. Sarathi Majumdar
  9. Soumya Kundu
  10. Sumanta Pramanick
  11. Supriyo Samanta
  12. Santanu Chatterjee

Photo Courtesy

  • Arnab Raychoudhury
  • Priyam Chattopadhyay
  • Santanu Manna