Angul, Dec 26:
Satkosia Wildlife Division would take up the census of crocodiles and birds along the Satkosia gorge area in January, official sources said on Thursday.
While the date of the census operation has not been finalised, Satkosia Wildlife Division officials said the census would be completed in two days.
The census work would be conducted between Ramagan Nullah and Chinikei along the Mahanadi river bank, officials said.
A total of 32 teams of officials would be taking care of the enumeration of Gharials, Muggers and migratory birds for which the entire area has been divided into 32 parts.
The officials would be provided with special training before the census work begins.
Tourists and picnickers who have been thronging Tikarpada and Satkosia area, would be denied entry to the area during the census, the officials added.