Public walk & Presentation to create awarness on Houbara Bustard & other migratory birds

Baluchistan, a Pakistani province, offers great consitions in terms of topography and climate for migratory birds arriving from the freezing Central Asian Republic and Siberia.

The Houbara Bustard is one of the migratory birds to mention at this point.

The birds arrive to various parts of Pakistan including Nag Valley District Washuk Balochistan from the cold central Asian states during November and December every year. Their return usually starts from February until the end of March.

Due to the scarcity of food and habitat in the central Asian states during winters, the houbara species come to Pakistan to eat flora, fauna and breed in the Nag Valley area.

In Pakistan there are two categories of Houbara Bustard, one is migratory and the other is residential.

Nag Rakshan District Washuk in Balochistan is the only place in Pakistan where residential houbara bustards are found & breed.

Recently a research has been conducted by scientists from Kizikistan, UAE & Sauda Ariba which observed that Houbara bustards show breeding habits in Nag Valley District Washuk Balochistan. In this valley, a plant with the local name Kareech is grown abundantly, of which flowers and leaves are favorite food for the houbara bustard. This valley due to its climate, environment and having 112 kinds of favorite food for the houbara bustard is a very suitable place for this species and it likes to stay here the whole of the year & breed.

Consequently, the Government of Pakistan declared the Nag Valley as Houbara Bustard breeding point & notified as provincial bird of Balochistan.

Main objective of the event is to create awarness among the public on migratory birds, especially on the Houbara Bustard.

Chaman Housing Airport Road Quetta 30° 15' 10.4364" N, 66° 57' 23.8932" E
Start date: 
Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 00:00
End date: 
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 02:00
Website: 
www.apnarakshan.org