On 16th January 2012 a simultaneous count of the Black-necked Crane was carried out throughout the winter habitats in Bhutan with support from the Department of Forests and Park Services of the respective areas. We are pleased to share the counts from 1992-1993 to 2011-2012 winter.

On 16th January 2012 a simultaneous count of the Black-necked Crane was carried out throughout the winter habitats in Bhutan with support from the Department of Forests and Park Services of the respective areas. We are pleased to share the counts from 1992-1993 to 2011-2012 winter.

Winter of

Phobjikha (Wangdi)

Khotokha (Wangdi)

Bumthang (Gyetsa/ Chumey/ Thangbi/ Dhur/Tang)

Bomdeling (Trashiyangtse)

Paro, Lhuntse (Dungkhar), Gelephug (Dawakha)

Total

1991-1992

102

6

8

139

255

1992-1993

175

16

8

175

374

1993-1994

195

7

203

405

1994-1995

208

16

23

177

424

1995-1996

212

13

16

144

385

1996-1997

223

7

14

136

380

1997-1998

219

8

15

181

423

1998-1999

240

7

18

146

411

1999-2000

244

6

10

155

415

2000-2001

248

4

6

151

409

2001-2002

262

4

7

169

442

2002-2003

269

8

9

155

2Paro

443

2003-2004

270

5

150

425

2004-2005

352

3

151

506

2005-2006

353

7

9

140

509

2006-2007

317

7

12

123

3Lhuntse

459

2007-2008

292

6

12

130

3Lhuntse

443

2008-2009

322

3

116

441

2009-2010

326

9

4

123

462

2010-2011

347

3

8

94

4Gelephug

456

2011-2012

335 (51 juv)

5

2(Thangbi) 3(Chumey)

102(13 juv)

447

We want to thank respective Department of Forest and Park Services offices and all volunteers who helped in this simultaneous count of black-necked cranes in Bhutan. RSPN solicit same cooperation in similar events in the futre as well.