DEHRADUN: The third Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival is going to be held at massive scale this time, at five places in Doon valley simultaneously from February 11 to 14. These five locations will be Asan Conservatio Reserve -Timli forest, Forest Research Institute - Jhajhra, Rajpur-Sahastardhara, Thano reserve forest-Maldevta and Rajaji Tiger Reserve. The forest department is aiming to improve the profile of the Uttarakhand as a crucial state in India for bird conservation and as bird watching destination. Various NGO's and prestigious institutes such as Wildlife Institute of India , Bombay Natural History Society are collaborating for the event.
DVS Khati, chief wildlife warden said, "The bird festival will help to scale up bird awareness, bird watching activity and benefits through bird tourism and eco-tourism. The festival will also build on the partnerships and investments of the state bird watching program. It will be providing a unique opportunity to a new crops of bird guides to practice their skills and learn."