Various species of migratory birds continue to enter Meiktila in Mandalay Region this winner season, residents report.
The birds are mostly found in the north of Meiktila Lake near Oakhneboke Village in Kyaukphyugon Village-tract. “I don’t know the exact species of those migratory birds which regularly visit the town at the end of December each year.
They continue to enter the natural area till the end of February,” said one villager.
He added that the town has seen an increase in the number of migratory birds each year because there are no bird hunters in the village, as the majority of villagers make their livings by catching fish and in cultivation.
Migratory birds are also found in Lukhingyi and Nwasantaung villages, and at the Monedai Dam in the south of Meiktila Lake. The seven-mile long Meiktila Lake, which covers an area of 3.5 square miles, is divided into the north and south lake. Monedai Dam supplies water to the lake.
Than Tha (Meiktila)