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Three-day international bird festival begins in Aurangabad


Three-day international bird festival commenced at the Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, about 60 km away from here, today. The aim of the festival is to sensitise people about the need to conserve birds and their ecosystem. The event, organised by the Aurangabad divisional office, was initiated by divisional commissioner Umakant Dangat in association with the Forest Department, Wildlife Department, Environmental Research Foundation and non-government organisation (NGO) Educational Academy. 

The festival would provide an opportunity to the wildlife enthusiasts to observe and learn about colourful migratory birds from the wildlife authorities and the NGO volunteers. About 270 species of migratory birds come here at the Jaykwadi reservoir during the winter season, which made the state government to declare the area as the bird sanctuary in 1986. Various quiz competitions as well as the photo and book exhibitions have also been organised as part of the festival.UNI
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