Members of Goa Bird Conservation Network held a training workshop for the Forest Department Staff at Cotigao WLS. The training program included sessions about basics of bird-watching, bird calls, bird identification and survey methods, which was also followed by an on field practical session. It was amazing to see the response of the forest guards (age no bars) picking up the binoculars and appreciating birds. During the workshop, we also released the book titled "Survey Manual for Birds of Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary" which was painstakingly developed by the working team of GBCN. This book has also been circulated amongst the forest guards in their smart phones which we were happy to note being used, much after the completion of the training program.
Training workshop for the Forest Department Staff at Cotigao WLS - September 2016