• Researchers studying the behaviour and feeding habits of shorebirds at Kadalundi have found the presence of Bar-tailed godwit and Eurasian oystercatcher in the sanctuary.
  • Both of them were found in pairs, giving fresh hope to researchers of the return of several rare migrant species to Kadalundi.
  • These birds are migrant waders and have been listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as near-threatened species.
  • “Bar-tailed godwit, known for its longest non-stop flights of migration from the coldest regions in winter, has re-emerged in Kadalundi after so many years.
  • The presence of scavengers like crows and predators like kites was posing a threat to the migrant visitors in the estuarine sanctuary.
  • Kites frequently shoo away the visitors.
  • That’s a matter for concern from a conservationist’s point of view.