(3rd, 4th& 5th March 2017)
One of the activities planned for the festival is guided birdwatching sessions. The aim of these sessions is to introduce the general public to birdwatching. The guided birdwatching sessions will consist of trails lasting 2 to 4 hours, conducted by guides from bird-watching destinations around Uttarakhand.There are no charges for birdwatching; however, you will need to register yourself for the birdwatching trails.
All Birdwatching activities will be start from Chorgalia Forest Rest House, Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary.Participants are to reach Chorgalia on their own at the stipulated time. A shuttle bus service between Haldwani &Chorgalia is being planned. These details will be available shortly on the website.
Participants for these sessions are advised to carry their own binoculars for convenience. A limited number of binoculars and bird books will available during the trails.
Birdwatchers-both novices and experienced, forest staff, students of schools and institutions are welcome on the bird-watching trails. If you want to learn about birds and take up birdwatching as a fulfilling hobby, do join us for the festival!
Since the group sizes for the trails have to be small, do register for them at the earliest. A maximum of 25 people per trail is envisaged. Registration is on a first-come- first-served basis. Online registration will open soon at www.uttarakhandbirdfestival.in.
For individuals & public
|Trail no||Trail name||Trail length (to & fro)||Degree of difficulty||Trail timing||Trail timing||Dates|
|1||Chorgalia FRH to Macchli Van||6 km||Medium||0700 to 1000 hrs||1400 to 1700 hrs||3, 4, 5 Mar|
|2||Chorgalia FRH to Sunman Thapla||6 km||Medium||0700 to 1000 hrs||1400 to 1700 hrs||3, 4, 5 Mar|
|3||Macchli Van Plus-Chorgalia FRH||4 km||Medium||0700 to 1000 hrs||1400 to 1700 hrs||3, 4, 5 Mar|
|4||Chorgalia FRH-Jaulasal road||4 km||Easy||0700 to 1000 hrs||1400 to 1700 hrs||3, 4, 5 Mar|
|5||Chorgalia FRH-Lakhanmandi||6 km||Medium||0700 to 1100 hrs||1400 to 1700 hrs||3, 4, 5 Mar|
Note: There will be no Birdwatching trails on the afternoon of 5 March 2017.
For online registration, visit the website link here at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-uttarakhand-spring-bird-festival-tickets-31562096079.
For any clarification, please call Shweta Golani at +91 9837246264
Separate birdwatching for schools and institutions is planned daily from 900 to 1100 am.
Schools and institutions wanting to go birdwatching may call Anchal Sondhi at 9412992728 or Rajesh Bhatt at 9759413299 for offline registration.