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6th Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival: Uniting Birds, Birdwatchers & Communities
7th to 9th February 2020, Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve, Nainital District, Uttarakhand

Background: Bird species diversity of Uttarakhand State is unparalleled with a reported bird list of 710 species (An Updated Checklist and Bibliography of Birds of Uttarakhand, Dhananjai Mohan & Sanjay Sondhi, 2017) representing more than half of all bird species found in India. Bird Tourism holds immense promise for both conservation of this unique heritage and benefits for livelihood generation in remote areas of the State. Uttarakhand Birdwatching Programme was launched on 5th February 2012 from Asan Conservation Reserve to promote bird tourism. Under this programme, more than 50 bird watching camps have been conducted during the last 9 years at various rural tourism destinations. More than 1,000 forest staff, nature guides and students have already benefitted from these camps.

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Program Schedule

Day Public Pawalgarh CR (Kyari, Sitabani, Pawalgarh) Chunakhan Kaladhungi
Birdwatching Trails - 2 trails at each location - 2 trails at each location
Day 0: Thurs. 6th Feb. 2020 Restricted Recce for nature trails with guides (AM+PM) Preparatory workshop (guides) Recce for nature trails with guides (AM + PM)
Day 1: Fri. 7th Feb. 2020 Public
  • Birdwatching (7-10:00 AM)
  • Birdwatching (2:00-5:00 PM)
  • Birdwatching for schools (9:00-11:00 am)
  • 7:00 pm ownwards: moth screen at Kyari 7 Pawalgarh
  • Birdwatching (9:00-11:00 am)
  • Exhibition & Rural Tourism Mart
  • HWC exhibition
  • Local food stalls
  • Inauguration, book & brochure release (11:00 am)
  • Birdwatching (7:00-10:00 AM)
  • Birdwatching (2:00-5:00 PM)
  • Heritage Walk (9:00-11:00 am)
Day 2: Sat. 8th Feb. 2020 Public
  • Birdwatching (7-10:00 AM)
  • Birdwatching for schools (9:00-11:00 am)
  • Birdwatching (9:00-11:00 am)
  • Rural tourism workshop for rural practioners (11:00-13:00 pm)
  • Exhibition & stalls
  • HWC exhibition
  • Local food stalls
  • Cultural Evening
  • Technical and popular workshops on Bugun Liocichla (Dr. Ramana Athreya, IISER-Pune), Amur Falcon (Dr. Suresh Kumar, WII), Great Indian Bustard, (Dr. Sutirtha Dutta/alt, WII, (200-500 pm)
  • Workshop on ethical birdwatching (6 pm onwards)
  • Birdwatching (7:00-10:00 AM)
  • Birdwatching for schools (9:00-11:00 am)
  • Heritage Walk (9:00-11:00 am)
Day 3: Sun. 9th Feb. 2020 Public
  • Birdwatching (7-10:00 AM)
  • Birdwatching for schools (9:00-11:00 am)
  • Birdwatching (9:00-11:00 am)
  • Exhibition & stalls
  • HWC exhibition
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Birdwatching (7:00-10:00 AM)
  • Birdwatching for schools (9:00-11:00 am)
  • Heritage Walk (9:00-11:00 am)

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