SUBJECT : Lakshya Organisation based at Kitam, South Sikkim on Sunday participated in the nationwide Salim Ali Bird Count in collaboration with FALCON

Some of the birds spotted during the Salim Ali Bird Count drive.

Gangtok, November 14, 2017: Lakshya Organisation based at Kitam, South Sikkim on Sunday participated in the nationwide Salim Ali Bird Count in collaboration with FALCON (Fraternity for Avian Life Conservation). The Countrywide counting of birds by wildlife and environment groups in done annually on November 12 in commemoration of Dr. Salim Ali, hailed as the Birdman of India.

The team represented by Lakshya Organisation general secretary Roshan Kaushik and FALCON executive member Yogendra Subba visited Kitam Bird Sanctuary, one of the important bird areas of Sikkim. They recorded 364 individual birds of 45 species in the four-hour drive, informs a press release.

The team spotted three large flocks of Scarlet Minivets followed by Common Iora, Oriental White-Eye, flycatchers like Grey-headed Canary, Common Green Magpie, Large Cockoo-shrike, Large Wood-shrike, Grey-capped pigmy Woodpecker and greater Yellownape, three species of bulbuls (Black-crested, Himalayan and Red-vented) and others. The list of bird encountered during the count has been sent to BHNS and Usha G Lachungpa, State coordinator of IBCN.

Lakshya Organisation, which is an institutional member of IBCN, has also been working in the field of biodiversity conservation and ecotourism apart from other activities. FALCON has been working as field guide to tourists, students and researchers as well as imparting conservation education to the student and the mass, informs the release.


Source: Sikkim Express