Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, On the occasion of Basant Panchami, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal organized “Bird Walk” with the collaboration of Bhopal Bird Conservation Society. The members of Bhopal Birds Conservation Society and visitors joined the walk.This walk was started from coastal village open air exhibition at 7am, IGRMS and concluded at 10 am at Rock art heritage open air exhibition.
In this walk, Bird Conservation Society’s founder Mohammed Khalique and Sangeeta Rajbeer and vulture expert Dilsher Khan impart about bird’s philosophy, their name and their spatiality to the registered participants.
During the program, participants identified nearly 50 species of birds mainly in the form of Copper smith barbet, Black red start, Purple sunbird, Red vented bulbul, Laughing dove, Jungle babbler, Yellow throated sparrow, Tailor bird, Indian robin, Barn swallow.
On this occasion, Program Coordinator, Dr P Shankar Rao (Assistant Keeper) IGRMS) stressed on promoting biodiversity in campus so that IGRMS camps will attract more migratory & local birds.
Further he said that, “We aim to develop and maintain conducive atmosphere with biodiversity in Campus. This campus has nice green cover and water bodies which is like paradise for migratory & local birds.It is our effort to make our campus even more attractive for bird lovers in order to increase the number of birds and visitors.
Dr Ashok kumar Sharma (Assistant Keeper) said that “The aim of this program was to view the birds appearing at the time of Basant (spring).
At the beginning of the program, the participants were informed about the bird’s philosophy and species found in the spring. Many bird species make their nests in this season and special information about them is given by the subject experts to the participants.”