Goa bird festival to offer pelagic avian tour 

Goa bird festival to offer pelagic avian tour 

Context

Naturalists, guides and other resource persons to host workshops at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

Goa Bird Festival

The second edition of the Goa Bird Festival will be held from January 12 to 14 at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Canacona.

Organizers

The State Forest department is organising the event with the support of Goa Tourism, the Goa Bird Conservation Network (GBCN) and Birderpics.com

Over 440 Species

Goa is said to have over 440 species of birds out of over 1,200 in the country. Some of the birds are endemic to the region as the State offers a unique confluence of two diverse ecosystems — tropical forests and marine

Bird walks planned

Bird walks are being planned with experts and guides in Cotigao and the adjoining Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

Oceanic bird tours

The oceanic birds tour will be on the Arabian Sea.

Vibrant discussion

  • A special edition of Indian Birds with articles on the birds of Goa will be released
  • The findings of the long-term bird survey and monitoring in Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, undertaken by the Forest Department and GBCN, will also be released.
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