By TBM Staff | Mumbai
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is organising the Bird Festival in Pune, starting today till January 11. This is the first such festival for India, and is being held at Raja Ravi Verma Art Gallery, Ghole road and Indradhanushya Paryavaran Kendra, Rajendranagar, as per a release.
Maharashtra has habitats that support different bird species, therefore MTDC has initiated this Festival that will help tourists understand the state’s bird diversity and also promote Ecotourism. The state houses 1,300 species of birds, which is approximately 13 per cent of the total number in the world.
The three-day Bird Festival is supported by various NGOs like GIB Foundation, Bombay Natural History, Important Bird Conservation Network, and Forest Department. The major attraction at the Festival are bird-watching sessions, which will be held at Bhamburda Hill tomorrow and Kawadi on the last day. The Festival will also include workshops on artificial nest building and bird photography. There will also be a photo exhibition, wherein visitors can interact with expert bird photographers.