Year of compilation: 2004
AVIFAUNA: Detailed study on this site has been conducted since 1989. Due to the protection by villagers, quite a large number of waterfowl are found here, although the site still does not qualify in A4iii criteria (= 20,000 waterbirds). This site has been selected purely on the basis of regular and significant numbers of the adjutant storks found here. Critically Endangered Oriental White-backed Vultures Gyps benghalensis and Slender-billed vultures G. tenuirostris are also seen, but they are widespread, move around a lot and are found in numerous other areas.
OTHER KEY FAUNA: As the wetland is surrounded by human habitation, not many wild mammals are found in the site.
Although the villagers are highly motivated towards conservation, there is always a threat from poachers who poison birds. This can be stopped by extensive conservation education and enforcement of the Wildlife Protection Act. However, siltation and cultivation, and not occasional poaching, are going to be the major issues for the survival of this site. A local NGO, the Megamix Nature Club, has been trying to create awareness among the villagers. This site could be declared as Community Conservation Area, under the amended Wildlife (Protection) Act, 2003.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuarbari Dalani. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2019.