World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness raising campaign, started in 2006 with a focus on the need to protect migratory birds and their habitat. It is celebrated on the second weekend of each May. People around the world take action and organize public events such as bird festivals, education programs and bird-watching excursions to celebrate WMBD. It is a global event and with a purpose to connect the world, bringing together organizations, governments and dedicated people to protect migratory birds for future generations.
A bird-watching excursion was planned for young school students from Ramnagar by Divisional Forest Officer, Ramnagar Forest Division in Powalgarh Conservation Reserve, adjourning Corbett Tiger Reserve on the morning of 11th May 2014. The bird-watching excursion was headed by Manoj Sharma, our Chief Naturalist. There were forty nine species of birds recorded on the walk. Manoj briefed the young students on the role of birds in nature and their importance in understanding the health of eco-systems. At the end of the birding excursion, there was an interactive session with the students where queries about migratory birds and the need to protect their habitat were answered by Manoj.