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Mid-Winter Water Bird Count

 Welcome to Mid-Winter Waterbird Count 2017


The first internationally coordinated waterbird count was organised in January 1967. Now in its 50th year, the International Waterbird Census has become a vital source of information for the conservation and management of wetlands and waterbirds around the world. This is the story of one of the world’s most important and valuable monitoring programmes. The waterbird count in Nepal started in 1987 and for 2017 it will be running on its 30th year! We invite you to participate and support this work.

Wetlands International is a global organization that works to sustain and restore wetlands and their resources for people and biodiversity. Like the year before, Himalayan Nature is acting as the nodal agency in Nepal for providing support to Dr. Hem Sagar Baral, National Coordinator for Mid-winter Water-bird Count for Nepal, nominated by Wetlands International. The count dates for 2017 are from 7 to 22  January. For participation on the water-bird count  please write to hem.baral@gmail.com or contact the local coordinators, Badri Chaudhary for east Nepal, Bird Education Society for Chitwan valley east section, Tiger Tops Tharu Village (DB Chaudhary) for Chitwan west section, Jhalak Chaudhary, TigerMountain Pokhara Lodge for wetlands of Pokhara valley, Sharad Kumar Singh for wetlands of Lumbini area, Bardia Nature Conservation Club/Ram Shahi for Bardia, Bird Conservation Network Ghodaghodi for GLA, and Dhiraj Chaudhary for Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.

Please send group images to put it in the waterbird count site to  accounts@himalayannature.org

Please send your count records to hem.baral@gmail.com

 : :  Mid Winter Water Bird Count Letter from NC 2017
 : :  Guidelines
 : :  Asian Water Bird Count Form (Site-form/Bird-form) 

 Waterbird count in Chitwan 2016

Photo by Tek Bahadur Gurung, BES

Water Bird Counting Team at Kalikitch Taal of Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve