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The department of Forest will host a first-of-its kind free ‘Bird Walk’ in different parts of the district to showcase the richness of avian community living in the forests of this region on December 14 and 15.

“We are organising the walk for the first time and we will continue it in the future. The objective is to expose the staggering array of bird species including migratory, rare and endangered ones to the world. As many as 273 bird species were recorded in the wild of the district in the last two years alone, indicating the potential of the region,” L Ranjeet Nayak, District Forest Officer told.

The IFS officer said that the objective of the gathering of birdwatchers, professional wildlife photographers and lovers of avian community was to make the people aware of potentiality of the forests. “Most of the places where migratory, rare and endangered birds inhabit have not been exposed to the external world so far,” he reasoned.

DFO further stated that the upper limitation of the registrations was 150 and those who express interest to take part in the walk need not to pay a single penny as the event is organized for free. The participants will be provided with accommodation and transportation facilities for free. A meeting is going to be held to create awareness on dos and don’ts, he informed.

Authorities of the Forest department are mulling to establish a bird watching circuit, connecting major spots and for attracting tourists to the district. “For instance, Kumram Bheem Project, Palarapu Vulture Cliff and Gundala in Tiryani and many water bodies are safe havens of various birds and they attract migratory birds belonging to different countries,” Ranjeet Nayak stated.




1 Comments For This Post.
Bhaskar sehanabish Says:
Sir, i am a bird watcher since last 10 year s and attended 8 to 10 bird camps in the west bengal. Very much interested to join the bird walk on 14 and 15 December. Can I eligible for that program. Please inform

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