On the invitation of the Government of Nagaland to do a bird survey of the State of Nagaland, a team was constituted to study the avifauna of the state. The main objectives of this survey were:

  • To determine the status of birds in current day Nagaland
  • To define areas where bird watching as tourism could be encouraged
  • To suggest ways and means to stop hunting in the state

The team undertook three visits to the state in the months of January, March and May of 2010. The districts visited were Dimapur, Kiphire, Kohima, Mokokchung, Peren, Wokha and Zunheboto. The districts not visited were Mon, Phek, Longleng and Tuensang.

Detailed reports of the trips are enclosed.