Tokhü Emong Bird Count 2023 flagged off; 52 species spotted on Day-1

Wokha: TEBC 2023 runs till 7 Nov, and is open to everyone in Nagaland or anywhere in the world

BY | Saturday, 4 November, 2023
Chenibemo Odyuo with students from Government Middle School (Sector A), Wokha (PC: Suman Sivachar)

The second Tokhü Emong Bird Count (TEBC) has been flagged off with birders from multiple districts participating on the first day, Joel Rodrigues of Food Sovereignty Research team, Stockholm University, stated on Saturday.

The organisers also informed that in total, 10 birders contributed 15 checklists across 5 districts of Nagaland, counting 52 species. Some of the species spotted on the first day were, Bronzed Drongo, Black-crested Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Amur Falcon, Crimson Sunbird, Blue Whistling-Trush, Little Spiderhunter, and Spotted Forktail, it added.

Amur Falcon in Nagaland (PC: Lansothung Lotha)

The four-day event, Tokhü Emong Bird Count 2023, is being organised in collaboration with the Wokha Forest Division and the Divisional Management Unit, Nagaland Forest Management Project (NFMP), Wokha district, and Bird Count India. Partners joining the TEBC 2023 are the Department of School Education Nagaland, Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), and Eco Warriors Nagaland. The event is powered by eBird India with Nikon joining as the equipment partner. This year, the Practicing Food Sovereignty research team from the University of Melbourne, Stockholm University, and North Eastern Social Research Centre also joined as research partners.

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Tokhü Emong Bird Count is open to everyone in Nagaland or anywhere in the world. Participants can join the activity by birding and counting wherever they are, on any/all days from 4-7 November 2023 for at least 15 minutes and upload bird lists to the bird recording platform eBird (

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