iiThis year the number of migratory birds has increased in Kulik Bird Sanctuary, the largest shelter of open-billed storks in Asia. The forest department staffs and the members of some Non Govt Organisations , Nature clubs jointly conducted the bird census. The Divisional Forest Officer Mr Dwiparna Dutta was beaming while announcing the results of the census today. Last year the count was 96945 and this year 98562! No natural calamity like flood or storm this year, massive plantation, new growth of vegetation and abundant supply of food are the reasons for this rise. Mr Dwioarna Dutta, by his tireless efforts has brought a revolutionary change in Raiganj Kulik Forest that has turned into a haven for the migratory birds. We all should come forward to protect our proud guests.