It is one of the biggest hotspots of biodiversity in India and a home of world\’s most exquisite migratory birds. Chilika lake is a blackish water estuary type lagoon sprawling across the East Coast of India. This lake is the home of a number of threatened species of plants and animals. It is an ecosystem with large fishery resources and it sustains more than 150,000 fisher-folk living in 132 villages on the shore and islands. It hosts over 160 species of birds in the peak migratory season. Birds from as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Aral Sea and other remote parts of Russia, Central and South-East Asia etc.