Around 3500 students attended the 2-day Indian Birding Fair at Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. On the concluding day of the fair, students from 16 schools and 3 colleges of Jaipur attended open-air sessions on waderconservation, bird rescue, photography and environment conservation by various experts. This was informed by President, Tourism & Wildlife Society of India (TWSI), Mr. Anand Mishra. The fair was organised by TWSI and supported by Jaipur Zoo, Hem Chandra Mahindra Trust, WWF, AU Bank, Trimurty, JMRPL and some overseas organizations.
Honorary Secretary of TWSI, Mr. Harsh Vardhan said that the biggest attraction of the fair was the numerous birdwatching sites available at the lake. Visitors enthused at the opportunity to spot wader birds in their natural habitat. Wader birds like – Little Stint, Green Sandpiper, Small Pratincole, Pied Avocet, Jerdon’s Courser, Black Winged Stilt and many more species were spotted on the occasion.
Also present on the occasion were – Mr. Peter Liensfeild from England, Ms. Brigitte Kornetzky from Germany; Additional PCCF, Jaipur, Ms. Shruti Sharma; Divisional Forest Officer, Jaipur Zoo Mr. Sudarshan Sharma and Bird Expert, Mr. Harkeerat Sanga. Birdwatcher from Haryana, Mr. Rakesh Ahlawat was also felicitated at the fair