The 2nd Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival was successfully conducted by the Uttarakhand Forest Department at Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve from the 4th o 8th February 2015. Birdwatching at Pawalgarh, Sitabani and Kyari, was the highlight of the Bird Festival.
Seasoned birders and beginners, school children, members of the local community, forest staff from across Uttarakhand and many others showed great enthusiasm on the birding trails and everyone wholeheartedly agreed that the birdwatching was rewarding. Birdwatching was conducted at eight different forest trails, and over the four days, 800 people went birdwatching not only from Uttarakhand, but also Punjab, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Karnataka, Delhi, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and a few foreigners. The birdwatching was conducted by seasoned guides from various parts of Garhwal and Kumaon including those from rural communities.