As many as 37 species of birds were sighted during the 12th edition of Ziro Bird Walk at Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Subansiri district on Saturday.

Among the significant sightings were species of Striated Laughing Thrush, Rufous Vented Yuhina, Dark Rumped Rose Finch, Silver Eared Mesia, Nepal Fulveta, Orange Bellied Leaf, Streak Throated Barwing, Kalij Pheasant, Fire Breasted Flowerpecker and Grey Cheeked Warbler.

The main objective of the Ziro Bird Walk is to spread awareness among the local people on the importance of birds from ecological and economical perspectives.

Through the initiative, people from all walks of the society, walk together in different community forests and bond together for the cause of wildlife conservation.

Participating in the walk, deputy commissioner Swetika Sachan appealed to all the denizens of the Lower Subansiri district to join hands in protecting and preserving the flora and fauna.

Lauding the efforts of the Arunachal Birding Club and Ngunu Ziro she added: “Such initiatives will definitely snowball into a conscious effort from all to protect our wildlife, especially birds.”

The bird walk was led by Millo Tako, a birder and a wildlife photographer.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com