25 January, 2014: 37 Black-necked Cranes (Grus nigricollis) were counted at Khayber (Rinchengang), Bayling (Below the Pear Tree, Lithongshing), Trashiyangtse . Between 08.18 am to 08.27 am about 37 BNCs were seen feeding in the dry paddies feeding on the grain droppings. This area is a popular non-roosting feeding area for the BNCs in Trashiyangtse. The BNCs usually come to this area at 5 am from roosting areas in Bumdeling.
As per the Annual BNC count for 2014, Bumdeling saw about 112 BNCs with 19 juveniles. For the country as a whole, 550 BNCs were counted with 63 juveniles.
Report and picture by Tshering Phuntsho, RSPN