Pokhara Bird Society in support of Nepal Tourism Board and Bird Conservation Nepal organized "Pokhara Bird Fair" in Pokhara, Kaski Nepal. The three day log fair that began from 3 July 2018 was attended by diverse professionals involved in tourism, environment conservation, birders, students, BCN members and others.
The major highlight of the first day was "Bird Watching Training for Tourism Professional". More than 70 seniors and budding professionals took part in training that continued for two days. Second day began with birding where participants gained practical knowledge on bird identification and code and conduct of birder. Beautiful pictures of different species found in Pokhara were displayed at the photo exhibition during the day.
Birders and nature lovers took part in the bird race on the final day. The participants divided into two groups named "Broadbill" and "Vulture" were assigned to sight as many birds as possible within the time frame of an hour. Team Broadbill won the race by sighting 38 species. The final program was organized at Hotel Barahi where ornithological and tourism experts representing various organizations shared their knowledge on conservation of birds, biodiversity and importance of people participation on their conservation. "We are very delighted that we are able to conduct such a grand event within short timeframe", said Manshanta Ghimire, President Pokhara Bird Society. "This is the first ever Bird Fair of Pokhara and we intend to mark it as our calendar event", he added.