Buxa Bird Festival from January 6
As winter approaches, here’s some high-quality news for bird lovers and bird watchers inside and outside West Bengal. The sixth Buxa Bird Festival is scheduled to kick off in the district on January 6 next year.
Officials at the Buxa Tiger Reserve have already announced the festival schedule and have started accepting applications from participants, we learn. The deadline for submitting applications is November 15, we learn.
âThe Buxa Bird Festival Base Camp will be set up at the Rajabhatkhawa Nature Interpretation Center in the BTR,â an official said today. “From the base camp, the participants in groups will leave to observe and count the birds in the jungle,” added the official.
Officials said bird seminars and workshops will also be held at the end of each day, along with bird watching, during the four days of the festival. “Renowned bird watchers, forestry officials and experts will speak at seminars and workshops,” the official said.
âBird festival participants will observe and count birds over an area of ââ760 kmÂ² in the forest of Buxa Tiger Reserve,â he added. âWe are pleased to announce the program for the sixth Buxa Bird Festival, which will start on January 6 and end on January 9. This year, each participant must maintain all Covid protocols, âsaid Buddharaj Shewa, forest field director of Buxa Tiger Reserve.
âThe deadline for submitting application forms is November 15,â he added. Buxa Tiger Reserve is considered a âbird havenâ with over 350 species living there. As the BTR consists of both plains and hills, there is a variety of flora and fauna in the forest.
The Buxa Bird Festival was the state’s first bird festival, fully funded and initiated by the state forest department in 2016.