Ø A bird festival is to be organised at Mahananda wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal and coordinated by Darjeeling Wildlife Division.
Ø Mahananda wildlife sanctuary is one of the important Bird and Biodiversity area.
Ø To be listed under Important Bird Area, the site must satisfy at least one of the following criteria as , site must contain Globally threatened species or Restricted range species or Biome-restricted range species or Congregations.
Ø Mahananda wildlife sanctuary located in the foothills of Himalayas between Teesta and Mahananda rivers.
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