The department of Tourism and State Forest Department (Wildlife Wing) have joined hands to organize a three-day bird fair at the Pichola Lake. Starting from December 20 and ending on December 22, the fair is expected to boost eco-tourism and will put forth an opportunity for bird watchers and environment enthusiasts to relish wondrous sights of resident & migratory birds.
Vikram Singh, the director of tourism said “The Udaipur Bird Fair is an effort to highlight Udaipur as one of the popular bird watching and eco-tourism destinations.” He added “It is the second year of the event and is proposed to be organized every year.”
Popularly known as the lake city, Udaipur boasts a range of terrestrial, aquatic and arboreal resident and migratory birds. One can sight various types of local migratory birds in different seasons. During the winter season, the lake becomes the breeding ground many migratory water fowls from Himalayas, Central Asia and Europe.
Rahul Bhatnagar, CCF of Wildlife in Udaipur said “Through this bird fair we want Udaipur to be globally recognized as Bird Watching Centre. The fair will present an opportunity to have a look into the habitat and routine life of local and migratory birds. And may renowned and passionate bird enthusiasts from different parts of India are invited.”
If reports are to be believed, a workshop will also be organized on “Bird Tourism in India and Potential in Udaipur” by Dr Asad Rehmani, who is the director in BNHS. Another workshop worth attending will be Conditions of water bodies in Southern Rajasthan.