Bihar’s 1st Migratory Birds Festival was organized for 3 days from 11th to 13th December, 2020 in Bhagalpur, Bihar.The event will Showcase hundreds of Migratory birds yearly visiting the Bhagalpur region during the winter season.
Note – The region houses a large number of migratory birds between November and March every year.
Highlights of the Event:
Event was jointly organised by Bhagalpur forest division, non-profit Bombay Natural History Society and the Bhagalpur based Mandar Nature Club.
i.To have extensive study of birds and birdlife, exploring their natural habitat thus framing steps for the conservatory programs.
ii.The event will create awareness among people to identify different species of birds, including migratory birds, preserving natural habitat, biodiversity and ecology.
i.Bird watch at Jagatpur lake, Ganga river course in the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary (VGDS), Kadwa Kosi diara, Sundervan region and Jaiprakash Udyan.
ii.Garud Saviors, NCC cadets, college students and various stakeholders pledged to act as watch guard to protect migratory birds.
iii.Photography competition was organized to identify migratory birds.
Recent Related News:
i.Bhagalpur, Bihar becomes North India’s first “bird ringing station” for observation, monitoring & research on migratory birds and 4th state in the country after Tamil Nadu (Chennai), Rajasthan (Jaipur) and Orissa (Bhubaneshwar).
ii.The Union Cabinet Minister Prakash Keshav Javadekar announced that the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals, an Environment Treaty Supported by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is going to hosted by India at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, from 17th – 22nd February 2020.
Tiger Reserve- Valmiki Tiger Reserve
Bird Sanctuary- Kawar Jheel Bird Sanctuary, Baralia Jheel Salim Ali Jubba Sahni Bird Sanctuary, Nakti Dam Bird Sanctuary.