The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) recently carried out the third annual nationwide bird count in India, targeting the commonly seen or heard species. The campaign was aimed at creating environmental awareness among people and collating data to enable the BNHS to prioritise conservation activity areas and to determine the reasons behind the rising decline in the quality and diversity of bird-life. The count might possibly have answers to why flamingos are visiting the shoreline of Bombay for the last three years. Also, bird count is an important monitoring system, since bird populations act as bioindicators of a given habitat. The compiled results will be ""able in about six months.
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