School kids' date with Al Ansab birds.
Muscat: Students of Indian School Seeb, who are part of the school's Bird Watching Club organised a visit to Al Ansab wetland -- a wildlife habitat located in the heart of Muscat. Al Ansab wetland showcases Oman's impressive nature with its abundance of bird life. The wetland is home to 280 species of birds that may be present at different times throughout the year. Visitors can see wading birds, such as the black-winged stilt, that are found at the wetland all year. Also, eagles arrive in November and may spend the winter in Muscat. The wetland is not just a special place for birds, it is also a safe haven for Oman's plants, butterflies and other species. The school's Bird Watching Club works to inspire children to seek out and enjoy the beauty of birds in the Sultanate of Oman. A group of 20 members of the Bird Watching Club was led by club coordinator Anamika Sharma, along with guides from Haya Water, which runs and manages the wetland. "Birds are losing their habitats world over, so there is a need to inculcate interest amongst the young generation," said Sharma.
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