Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2010

For this year's World Migratory Bird Day, Bird Conservation Nepal is planning a great range of events in order to save those in crisis!

Overview of events:

1.Awareness programme at Jagdishpur:

Jagdishpur is one of the 27 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Nepal. Jagdishpur Wetland areas, comprising 225 ha., was declared as a Ramsar Site in 2003 mainly on the basis of migratory water birds and threatened mammals found in the area.

BCN will be organising an awareness programme on climate change and its impact on migratory birds at various schools, colleges and communities.

2. Interaction program with school students of Pokhara valley on Migratory Birds

BCN Pokhara branch is going to organise an interaction program with the aim to raise awareness on bird-diversity, migration, barriers to migration, threats and the conservation of birds. The program will be conducted at 1. Phewa Lake, 2. Begnas Lake, 3. Rupa Lake, 4. Dipang Lake, and 5. Khaste Lake.

3. Birdwatching and bird identification training at Gokarna Forest, Kathmandu:

Gokarna forest is a fairly good habitat for birds and also a great place for birdwatching. School students will be trained on bird identification, risks to migratory birds and also be taken to birdwatching activities at Gokarna forest.

Also, a radio programme on Migratory Bird Day will be conducted in "Panchi Sansar". "Panchi Sansar" is the only radio programme on birds that is run by Bird COnservation Nepal, every second and last week of the month.

4. Awareness programme on the state and the importance of migratory bird at Koshi:
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies in the south eastern lowland of Nepal. It is one of the birding sites in Asia and rich in migratory birds. Thus, BCN will be celebrating WMBD with lots of awareness and interaction activities at Koshi Wild Life Reserve.

Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal 27° 43' 17.4108" N, 85° 19' 12.3024" E
Start date: 
Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 00:00
End date: 
Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 02:00
Website: 
http://www.birdlifenepal.org