Abstract: The population and seasonal status of migratory birds of Borith Lake and surrounding areas of Hunza was studied from August 2021 to March 2022. The study area is situated between Passu Gar and Ghulkin Glacier in the district of Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan. A total 161 migratory species belonging to 18 orders and 39 families were recorded during the field investigation. Out of these, 78 species are passage migrants, 21 winter visitors / passage migrants, 50 summer breeding visitors/ passage migrants, and 12 species are winter visitors. While 47 species observed as common, 92 less common, 9 scarce and 13 species were listed as rare. In the Spring from mid-February to mid-March and in the Summer from mid August to mid-September large number of migratory birds were observed at the lake and surroundings areas. The findings of the present study provide the scientific baseline information about the population and seasonal status of migratory birds at the Borith Lake for further studies and conservation planning.
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