Feb 27 2017

Bird Watching Tourism Training for Trekking Guides in Pokhara

Bird Conservation Nepal in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Pokhara and Pokhara Bird Society organized "Bird Watching Tourism Training” for trekking guides on 27 and 28 February 2017 at Pokhara. 

Two days long theory and field based training program was designed to enhance their capacity on bird watching. On the first day, participants learned about status of birds of Nepal, conservation and tourism, Nepalese ornithological history, Code and Conduct for Bird Watchers from Jyotendra Jyu Thakuri, Senior Porgram Officer, Krishna Bhusal Vulture Program Officer and Rajendra Gurung, General Secretary from BCN. Bird identification and watching techniques with bird watching equipment class was delivered by Manshant Ghimire, coordinator Pokhara Bird Society. On afternoon field visit was organized to Fewa wetland area where observe more than 30 species of birds. Som Bahadur Thapa, president Pokhara Tourism Council, Deepak Raj Adhikari, president TAAN, Pokhara, Shes Kanta Sharma from Pokhara Bird Society, journalist Bhim Ghimire and Krishna Mani Baral address the opening ceremony.

Second day began with filed visit to Ghachok Vulture Safe Feeding Site for bird watching, vulture identification that lasted from early morning till noon. Participants able to observe seven species of vulture out of nine species of country in the site. After back from field participants learned about the “rules and regulations” in protected areas from Rishi Ram Dhakal, Conservation Officer of DNPWC based in Annapurna Conservation Area. 

Surya Thapaliya, Senior Officer, Nepal Tourism Board, Pokhara, Hari K.C senior ornithologist, Tulsi Subedi, NMA Annapurna Chapter, Rajendra Gurung, BCN addressed the closing ceremony. Participants were awarded with certificate. 

List Of Donors

  • Koshi Tappu Bird Watching Camp, - Rs. 500
  • Vimal Thapa, - Rs. 1000
  • Rajendra Gurung, - Rs. 1000
  • BCN Pokhara Branch, - Rs. 632
  • Bhuwan Mani Sharma, - Rs. 100
  • Keshav Ghimire, - Rs. 100
  • World Migratory Bird Day 2013, - Rs. 3300
  • Rainer Stoll, - Rs. 25323
  • Sonam Tashi Lama, - Rs. 100
  • Abinash Nepali, - Rs. 1500
  • Carolline Forell, - Rs. 150
  • Charles Patton and Leslie Harris, - Rs. 150
  • Toby Wheeler, - Rs. 330
  • Rajendra Gurung (Patron, BCN), - Rs. 2500
  • Reliance Public School(Student from grade 3 to 5), - Rs. 365
  • Samir Maharjan, - Rs. 500
  • International Vulture Awareness Day 2011, - Rs. 2300
  • Deepak Adhikari, - Rs. 500
  • Anand Chaudhary, - Rs. 1275
  • Dr. Hum Bahadur Gurung , - Rs. 250
  • Butch Lama, - Rs. 700
  • Sarah Piper, - Rs. 2000
  • Charles W. Norris Brown, - Rs. 300
  • Puja Gurung, - Rs. 466
  • Surya Prakash Tiwari, - Rs. 200
  • Ramesh K Pariyar, - Rs. 500
  • Shree Namuna Mahendra Sec. School, - Rs. 902
  • Bright Star Worker's Higher Secondary School, - Rs. 510
  • Shree Bolambu Secondary School, - Rs. 1055
  • Apollo Int'l School, - Rs. 500
  • Shree Chandi Bhairav Secondary School, - Rs. 843
  • Amar Jyoti Sec. School, - Rs. 730
  • Shree Chandrika Devi Secondary School, - Rs. 501
  • David Fiddell, - Rs. 500
  • Local people from Sikles Village, - Rs. 4223
  • PABSON Programme, - Rs. 3000
  • Children's Paradise Boarding School, - Rs. 2000
  • Leknath Festival, - Rs. 2500
  • Amar Singh High School, - Rs. 1660
  • United Academy, - Rs. 1035
  • Suryodaya Boarding School, - Rs. 1000
  • Narayanjan Secondary School, - Rs. 891
  • Shree Baghbhairav Secondary School, - Rs. 1035
  • Green Village Education Foundation, - Rs. 500
  • Program at Dhanding, - Rs. 1500
  • Evergreen Higher Secondary School, - Rs. 1500
  • Shree Bajrayogini Secondary School, - Rs. 2800
  • Serene Hill Secondary English School, - Rs. 953
  • Nuwakot Festival, - Rs. 2000
  • BCN Day Celebration, - Rs. 645
  • 9th street exhibition and public awareness campaign, - Rs. 766
  • Exhibition (Climate Change) at Basantapur, - Rs. 547