Panaji, December 08, 2019 …Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant launched a dedicated website ( on bird festival recently at his official residence Altinho, Panaji. Forest Department of Goa, will   be organizing its third edition of Bird Festival from January 17 to 19, 2020 at Valpoi and Surla of Sattari taluka.

Minister for PWD Shri. Deepak Pauskar; MLA’s, Shri. Pratapsingh Rane, Smt. Alina Saldanha, Shri. Prasad Gaonkar, Principal Secretary, Forest Shri Punit Kumar Goyal IAS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Shri. Subhash Chandra, IFS ; Chief Wildlife Warden, Shri. Santosh Kumar IFS, Members of State Wildlife Board and others were present on the occasion.

Goa is home to over 450 species of birds both residents and migratory.  The Bird Festival aims to generate awareness towards wildlife and their habitat conservation with special emphasis on birds. Delegates from all over the country and abroad will be joining in the event. It is open to the general public with a nominal registration fee. Experts and renowned speakers will share their knowledge and experiences on birds and wildlife conservation.

Day trips to forests will be conducted for those unable to attend entire events.

Bird walks and field trips in forests of Valpoi, Bondla, Molem and Mhadei harbouring rich bird diversity will also be conducted.

Various Quiz competitions, Wildlife Film shows, videography and photography competitions will be conducted in the festival, entries for which can be sent to Forest Department. For more information interested participants can visit


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