Sarmolibirdfestpics

A four day (23-26 April 2017) event, the Himal Kalasutra Bird Festival, concluded yesterday at Sarmoli village, above Munsiari, Uttarakhand. An annual event, this was organised by Sarmoli village (in whose van panchayat forest, and that of Shankhdhura village, quite a bit of birding took place), Maati Sangathan, Himal Prakriti, Jungli School, Kalpavriksh,  and Himalayan Ark. Most participants were villagers from the area and surrounds in Kumaon, some from outside the state; on the first day several schools (with kids of various ages!) also took part. In total, we saw 125 species. Some images can be viewed here at Ashish Blog