A total of 230 species of birds have been recorded in Sathyamangalam Forest Division in a bird survey.
The first ever bird survey in the division, funded jointly by Tamil Nadu Forest Department and Care Earth, a Chennai-based biodiversity research organisation, was taken up in Bhavanisagar, Sathyamangalam, Talavadi, T.N. Palayam and Hassanur Ranges.
S. Chandrasekaran, Life Member of the Bombay Natural History Society, who compiled the data and brought out a booklet in association with A. Kumaraguru, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, said that 15 camps were pitched in the Ranges. Nearly 75 birdwatchers, including Forest Department staff, were engaged in the survey.