As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Mega bird festival to be held at five locations in Doon valley

Seema Sharma | TNN | Dec 29, 2015, 06.26 PM IST

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."

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