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Surajpur Wetland Gears Up for Spectacular Nature and Bird Festival: A Biodiversity Extravaganza

Surajpur Wetland, a haven for biodiversity and a crucial ecological hotspot, is set to host the much-anticipated Nature and Bird Festival. This immersive celebration of nature, scheduled to take place from 27th Jan to 2nd Feb, promises to be a delightful experience for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, and families alike.

The main event to take place on 31st January at Surajpur wetland where more than 2000 people would be taking an active participation at Nature and Bird festival.

Forest department officials told media that this whole event is taking place in association with SheWings foundation.

Our district administration is working tirelessly to make Gautam Buddha Nagar as a beautiful destination for masses to spend their vacation and explore the beauty of wildlife in a best way possible. We’re organizing this Nature and Bird festival at Surajpur Wetland to increase the participation of all ages towards our nature. We would be taking the feedbacks from everyone to improve GB Nagar’s wildlife. On directions from our seniors govt. of UP aims to make Surajpur wetland the best tourist destination of NCR, said Manish Kumar Verma, District Megistrate Gautam Buddha Nagar during the press conference at Surajpur Wetland.

You all are requested to enjoy the beauty of nature in Surajpur Wetland. Instead of going to malls,and  movie theatre we should promote our nature and take our family members to forest bird sanctuaries and wetlands. The 31st January Nature and Bird festival is going to be a global hit as famous people from film industry, bureaucracy, and wildlife are joining the nature and bird festival, PK Shrivstava, District Forest Officer GB Nagar said during the press conference.

Surajpur Wetland, located in the heart of Greater Noida, is a treasure trove of natural beauty, teeming with diverse flora and fauna. The Nature and Bird Festival aims to showcase and celebrate this rich biodiversity while promoting environmental awareness and conservation efforts.

Festival Highlights:

  1. Guided Birdwatching Tours: Expert naturalists will lead captivating birdwatching tours, providing participants with the opportunity to spot and learn about the numerous bird species that call Surajpur Wetland home. From migratory birds to indigenous species, the wetland boasts a stunning array of feathered residents.
  2. Interactive Workshops: Engaging workshops on bird identification, conservation, and nature photography will be conducted by renowned experts in the field. These hands-on sessions will provide valuable insights into the delicate balance of ecosystems and the importance of preserving natural habitats.
  3. Nature Walks and Trails: Festival-goers can immerse themselves in the beauty of Surajpur Wetland through guided nature walks and trails. Trained naturalists will share their knowledge about the diverse plant life, insects, and small mammals that contribute to the wetland’s ecological tapestry.
  4. Children’s Corner: A dedicated area for young nature enthusiasts will feature interactive exhibits, educational games, and storytelling sessions. The aim is to instill a sense of wonder and appreciation for the environment in the next generation.
  5. Photography Contest: Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to participate in a photography contest, capturing the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Surajpur Wetland. Winning entries will be showcased during the festival, with prizes awarded for outstanding contributions.
  6. Cultural Performances: The festival will also celebrate the cultural heritage of the region, featuring traditional music and dance performances. Attendees can enjoy a harmonious blend of nature and culture against the backdrop of the picturesque wetland.
  7. Conservation Initiatives: The Nature and Bird Festival is committed to promoting environmental conservation. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about ongoing conservation projects and initiatives aimed at preserving the delicate balance of Surajpur Wetland.

Event Details:

Dates: [31/01/2024]

Location: Surajpur Wetland, Greater Noida

Entry: Free for all ages


About Surajpur Wetland:

Surajpur Wetland, spread across 0.60 sq km, is a vital ecosystem that supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. Designated as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, Surajpur Wetland is a crucial habitat for both resident and migratory bird species, making it a hotspot for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. The scenic backdrop of Surajpur, an urban wetland nestled in the Yamuna River basin in Gautam Buddha Nagar, serves as a vital breeding ground for waterfowl like Spot-billed Duck, Lesser-whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, and Comb Duck. With the unwavering support of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and in collaboration with WWF-India, the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department has diligently pursued a conservation project for Surajpur since 2010. Together, we strive to transform this urban wetland into a thriving bird sanctuary, harmonizing nature with thoughtful urban development.

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