The association’s have by and large chose to do this occasion on Endemic Bird Day to spread mindfulness about Himalaya’s bird biodiversity.
On May 14, birdwatchers in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal and Bhutan will come together to document as many birds of the mountain range as possible. From the westernmost Ladakh to the easternmost Arunachal Pradesh, this is the first edition of the Himalayan Bird Count (HBC), which aims to celebrate the incredible bird diversity and bring attention to the threatened habitats in the Himalayas.
The event is organized by Bird Count India, Bird Conservation Nepal, and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature, Bhutan working together to bring the Himalayan birding fraternity together for a common good.
The associations have altogether chosen to do this occasion on Endemic Bird Day to spread mindfulness about the Himalayas’ bird biodiversity.
The Himalayas, world’s tallest mountain range, has intrigued millions with their sheer may and excellence. The snow-covered mountains, the virus deserts, the lavish green timberlands and fields, and the white waters of the streams are home to a few interesting birds. In any case, these delicate environments and their occupants are compromised by quick warming at a rate assessed to be multiple times quicker than the worldwide normal.
“Himalayan Bird Count can give reliable, depiction data of bird variety in an area that is progressively compromised by environmental change. This sort of data, across years, can assist us with figuring out what is befalling our nation’s birds,” says Dr Ghazala Shahabuddin, Senior Fellow, Center for Ecology, Development and Research (CEDAR) working in Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand.
The natural variety of the Himalayas is under uncommon danger because of huge scope framework advancement as well.
“Himalayan Bird Count is an immensely astonishing occasion that unites researchers and specialists with ordinary residents to figure out what’s going on to birds in one of the planet’s most notable mountains. It will provide us with a brief look at the situation with birds across the Himalayas – a significant mark of the wellbeing of this delicate biological system on which a huge number of individuals depend,” says Dr Sahil Nijhawan, Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation who has worked broadly in Arunachal Pradesh.
Anybody present in the Indian states and association regions of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, northern West Bengal, and Arunachal Pradesh on May 14 can take an interest in this occasion. Aside from India, Nepal and Bhutan will likewise include in the occasion.
The fundamental action is to watch and include birds from anyplace in the recorded Himalayan area on May 14, 2022, for no less than 15 minutes, and transfer bird records to the bird recording stage eBird. It could be noticed that this is a similar date as the major overall occasion Global Big Day 2022 as well as the cross country Endemic Bird Day.
Lobzang Visuddha, individual from Wildlife Conservation and Birds Club of Ladakh, says, “We will praise this occasion with a few bird strolls and trails across Ladakh – in Nubra Valley, Hanley, Changthang, Sham Valley, Zangakar, Kargil and others.”
“Birds of Jammu and Kashmir has shaped a group of workers for the occasion. We are anticipating perceptions from probably the most remote and distant areas of Kashmir Himalayas,” says Dr Parmil Kumar, University of Jammu, J&K.