Chhattisgarh to host its first-ever bird festival from January 31st to February 2nd at Gidhwa-Parsada


Chhattisgarh will be hosting the first-ever bird festival from 31st Jan to 2nd February to boost our natural environment, intended to support conservation measures and to observe wildlife.

Forest and Climate Change Department Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh Biodiversity Board in collaboration with CROW Foundation (Jagdalpur), Nova nature welfare society (Raipur) has invited birders to visit the glorious bird festival at Gidhwa – Parsada from the said date.

Gidhwa-Parsada is a village in Bemetara district of Chhattisgarh state, India. It is located 79 Km north from Durg and 63 Km from state capital Raipur. For past few years the wetlands of Gidhwa/parsada village are home to a variety of winter migratory bird species in large number.180 species of winter migratory and resident birds are observed during the month of November to March. Birds such as Northern Pin tail, Common Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, Common Teal, Knob Billed Duck, Osprey, Gargeny, Gadwal etc.

Chhattisgarh state is regarded as a highly bio-diverse state of India with 44% forest cover and overall studded with wetlands and lined with prime river basins of River Mahanadi, Hasdeo and Godavari. The affordable avian species which commensurate with the biodiversity of the state have been approximated to be about 486 species (Avibase, last accessed on 3rd March 2019) with the apprehension that part of them extend their range distribution from the Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats and Himalayas.

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