Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC): Beyond Amur falcons: Nagaland to undertake first bird count

Source: The post is based on the article “Beyond Amur falcons: Nagaland to undertake first bird count” published in The Hindu on 4th November 2022.

What is the News?

Nagaland is undertaking the first avian documentation exercise called Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC).

This exercise aims to go beyond the documentation of Amur falcons, the migratory raptor that put the State on the world birding map.

What is Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC)?

Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC) is Nagaland’s first bird documentation event to celebrate the birds of the state. 

Organized by: Wokha Forest Division and the Divisional Management Unit, Nagaland Forest Management Project (NFMP), Wokha, Nagaland and Bird Count India.

The event has been timed with the post-harvest Tokhü Emong festival of the Lotha Nagas to spread awareness about the State’s avian diversity

The event falls within the Salim Ali Bird Count, a nationwide event conducted by the Bombay Natural History Society.

The basic activity during this event is to go outdoors on any or all days from November 4-7 from anywhere in Nagaland, spend at least 15 minutes watching birds and upload your bird list to eBird, the bird recording platform.

What is the significance of this event?

Nagaland is a State with diverse festivals and diverse birdlife. The TEBC is the first of initiatives where the community is encouraged to celebrate the festival with birds.

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