Tokhu Emong Bird Count.
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Context: A recent birding drive — Tokhü Emong Bird Count (TEBC), organised in Nagaland during Tokhü Emong post-harvest festival of the Lotha Nagas, has documented a total of 178 bird species in the state. Birders uploaded 84 checklists to eBird, an online platform to record their observations.
- This four-day drive organised Nov 4-7, 2022 comprises 18 eBirders from the north-eastern state of Nagaland, known as the “Falcon Capital of the World
- This birding event was organised in collaboration with the Wokha Forest Division and the Divisional Management Unit, Nagaland Forest Management Project (NFMP), Wokha, Nagaland and Bird Count of India.
- This initiative involves local communities to identify different species that are found in the state.
- An essential part of bird watching is finding and documenting unusual and rare birds in any given area.
- Birding is a rather unique enterprise in which birdwatchers contribute crucial information on the behavior, distribution, and occurrence of bird species to ornithological knowledge.
- The idea of such an event was to get people interested in birds, create awareness and celebrate the rich bird diversity of the state.