She raved about the 30-page booklet that carried pictures of three endangered species, including the Black-Winged Stilt
, 1,000 of which could be found inside the protected area, among others.
Species observed both in 2010 and 2011 were Greater Flamingo, Black-winged Stilt
, Mallard, Gadwall, Northern Pintail, Common Coot, Kentish Plover, Indian Courser, Great Bittern and Little Bittern while Gray Wagtail was not recorded in 2011.
Saturation level in the Phragmites reeds has decreased exposing mud suitable for nesting for the black-winged stilt
which is not suitable for little egret and black- crowned night heron.
The black-winged stilts
are incubating four eggs on an island at the Wildfowl and Wetland trust - the first recorded incident of the birds ever breeding in the region.
The Black-winged Stilt
is an elegant wading bird: tar-black wings, a white body and long red legs.
Most of the bird species were Whimbrel, Little Egret, Black-winged Stilt
, Whimbrel, and Common Tern, among others.
Birds such as the Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt
, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Wagtail, Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican and Gadwall, usually migrate to wetlands in India.
Khan told Gulf News that "in the last week, the nesting of black-winged stilt
(Himantupos himantupos) was observed in some areas of the sanctuary.
A rare black-winged stilt
reeding at at altitudes of over 700m.
Oroklini Lake, which is found in a Natura 2000 area, is very important for two species of birds that nest there, Black-winged Stilt
(Himantopus himantopus) and Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus).
For this year, the PAWB-DENR-11 said the migratory birds they counted include the Little Egret, the Black-winged Stilt
, Whimbrel, and the Common Tern.
Joselin Marcus Fragada, DENR regional chief, said most of the birds species seen during the seven-day bird watching and counting made by the PAWD were the Black-winged Stilt
, Little Egret, Common Tern and Whiskered Tern.
Oroklini Lake is a very important area for birds and especially for the breeding of Spur-winged Lapwing and the Black-winged Stilt
Oroklini Lake is a Natura 2000 site -- part of the EU's conservation scheme -- and is significant for two qualifying bird species: the Black-winged Stilt
and the Spur-winged Plover that nest there.
It is the breeding site of the vulnerable Philippine Duck and supports at least 1,000 of the remaining 100,000 remaining Black-Winged Stilts
in the world.