Biswanath Chariali: The Department of Environment and Forest, Biswanath Chariali, in collaboration with the Department of Zoology, Biswanath College, organized a one-day short eBird workshop-cum-Great Backyard Bird Count Programme at Ripunjoy Knowledge Hub, Biswanath College recently in contribution to the annual Great Backyard Bird Count being conducted by the global conservation agencies from February 14 to February 17.
Dr Chinta Mani Sharma, Principal of Biswanath College, welcomed all the attendees of the event which included resource persons, students and faculty members of the college as well as the organizers. Resource persons Biswajit Chakdar, scientist of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai, Harif Parengal, research scholar in Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Tamil Nadu, and Dr. Parimal Chandra Ray, Project Coordinator of Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), India, Biswanath Ghat, graced the workshop with their presence and talks on significance of cultivating knowledge on birds and global-level wildlife conservation activities.
The workshop ended with training and demonstration of eBird application which can be used by the wildlife enthusiasts for submitting their bird sightings. The field session i.e. Backyard Bird Count was conducted within the premises of Biswanath College on February 15. Dr Chinta Mani Sharma also appreciated the continuous effort of the Department of Zoology, Biswanath College for coming forth with such initiatives.