The melodious calls of the black-necked cranes are unique and carry strong message of their presence in the wetlands of Opkina, Minjay Gewog under Lhuentse Dzongkhag. The wetlands now abandoned after the paddy harvests provide perfect roosting place at night and plenty to pick during the day for the birds.
Four birds have been spotted in the relatively warmers climes of Gelephu
|Really Warmer Climes: Either they’re lost or searching out new stamping grounds|
Black Necked Cranes 2 December, 2010 - If tigers are roaming mountains above the snowline, black-necked cranes, a bird native to the cold heights of Tibet and Bhutan, are being spotted in the warmer plains of Bhutan.
In what was an unusual sighting for farmers of Dawatang and Karbithang of Chuzergang gewog in Gelephu, they spotted four black-necked cranes foraging in their rice fields. Chuzergang is about 265 m above sea level, 2,635 m below their usual roosting grounds in Phobjikha.
Venue: Gangtey Goenpa
Organized by: Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC)
09:30 A.M. Arrival of guests
09:45 A.M. Reception of Chief guest
10:00 A.M. Marchang Ceremony
10:15 A.M. Opening speech by the PEMC Chairman
10:30 A.M. Speech by the Chief Guest
10:45 A.M. Cultural Programme
01:00 P.M. Lunch
02:00 P.M. Cultural Program
05:00 P.M. Preview of Documentary on Phobjikha Conservation Area, an Ecological Refuge
The objective of the establishment of a community forests is to engage community participation in the sustainable use of forest resources and ultimately improve the livelihood of the community.