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The 3rd Great Himalayan Bird Count, Winter of 2010

17 August 2010 No Comment

This seems to be a great opportunity for the Bird watchers and enthusiasts. : ACTION & RESEARCH FOR CONSERVATION IN HIMALAYAS (ARCH) is conducting “The 3rd Great Himalayan Bird Count, Winter of 2010” in 27th to 30th of October, 2010. The venue will be at Dehradun and is with the support of Forest Department, Govt. of Uttarakhand. The details are as follows:


“The 3rd Great Himalayan Bird Count, Winter of 2010” which is planned on 36 most popular trekking trails situated in the river-valleys of Tons; Yamuna; Bhagirithi; Bhilingna; Ganga; Mandakini and Alaknanda in Garhwal Himalayas including Asan & Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserves in Dehradun & Haridwar districts respectively.


Last Date to Submit Registration Fee: 30th August 2010

Arrival at Dehradun: 27th of Oct 2010 latest by 0900 hrs for the Orientation
Actual Count Days: 28th and 29th of October 2010
Debriefing Workshop at Dehradun: Starting at 1430 hrs. on the 30th of Oct 2010
End of all our responsibilities: At 1900 hrs on the 30th of Oct 2010.
Participants will also enjoy an amazing Bird Photo and Bird Books Exhibition on the 27th October 2010 at the Orientation Workshop Venue at Dehradun. Some count groups will accommodate few local youths from the count area and will provide required orientation & motivation to take-up bird watching as a revenue generation skill by becoming future birding guides in their local area.


This is not a commercial activity, so we expect the participants to share the cost of lodging, Boarding & travel expenses at actuals during the count. The Participation contribution for Four days of dedicated jeep travel, boarding and lodging would come to Rs 3,000/- only.

Each participant will get a complimentary participation kit consisting of an event T-Shirt, Cap, Car Stickers, sling pen, Participation Certificate and a Table Momento plus a hard copy of the published report of our 2nd Great Himalayan Bird Count 2009.

Your participation will also ensure, that your name will also appear in our hard copy published report of Great Himalayan Bird Count – 2010.

Kindly Note: Participants who fail to register before the 30th of August 2010 will have to pay an additional Late Fee of Rs 1,000/- for ensuring their participation in the bird count.

Friends the participation is strictly on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS and we can only accommodate maximum of 120 birders / participants only, so you’ll have to hurry.


Prateek Panwar
Founder Trustee
Action & Research for Conservation in Himalayas
MDDA Duplex Villa # 3, Sahastradhara Road,
Opp. Petrol Pump, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001 INDIA

Tel# 9412054216
Email: arch.birdcount@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: Participants will be governed by the provisions of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 & Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 in addition to the other laws of the land.

Please Note and Suggest to friends: As an effort to bring our organization on sustainable economic footing we also design & execute special mountain bird watching n trekking camps also on offer are wildlife safaris in Rajaji National Park on request for schools and corporate houses. Please support our cause by visiting our area for a himalayan birding, wildlife and trekking experience.




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