e-ISSN : 2347-2677, p-ISSN : 2394-0522
MI Dahya, AB Thakor and KM Patel
Study on bird diversity in the campus of BKM Science College, Valsad was done, over a period of six months from June 2020 to May 2021. A total number of 63 bird species belonging to 23 families were recorded during the study covering an area of about 1,011 sq km. College campus has 15.2 % of the total bird species reported in Valsad region. The study was divided into different regions: Botanical Garden, Arts faculty, Law department, Science department and Cricket ground. Out of the 63 bird species observed, 4 were migratory namely, Yellow-footed green pigeon, Rosy-starling, Indian Pitta, Ashy drongo. The common bird species were Oriental Magpie robin, Jungle babbler, Common myna, spotted dove, Blue rock pigeon, House crow, Black drongo etc. The campus has wide variety of trees, which may be one of the major contributing factors for the richness of bird species.
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