Nagaland: The flight of the Amur Falcon
The flight of the Amur Falcon is one of Nature’s great migratory events. Every year, in October and November, the falcons fly into Nagaland for a short period.
What iO thinks
The flight of the Amur Falcon is one of the single most important bird migratory events in India and possibly the world. Every year, in the birds fly a distance of 22,000km from Siberia to South Africa. Enroute, they stop over at Nagaland for a duration of 10 days. While earlier they were hunted for food, community conservation efforts have led to the preservation of more than a tenth of the 100,000 falcons that pass through Nagaland – a sight to see.
Other birds that you may see
Grey Sided Thrush, Crested serpent eagle, Bearded vulture, Forest eagle owl, Collared pigmy owlet, Collared scops owl, Tragopan, Kaleej Pheasant, Common hill patridge, Common pheasant, Red, Jungle fowl, Peacock pheasant, Pintailed green pigeon, Rufous turtle dove, Marrnbacked imperial pigeon, Emerald dove, Himalayan Jungle nightjar, Indian roller, Chestnut throated bee-eater, Bluethroated barbet, Great barbet, Great pied hornbill, Rufous Necked hornbill, Goldenbacked blackthroated woodpecker, Darjeeling pied woodpecker, Redeared bay woodpecker, Bluenaped pitta, Mrs. Gould’s sunbird, Nepal Yellow backed sunbird, Black breasted sunbird, Firetailed yellow backed sunbird, Longtailed broadbill, Red rumped swallow, Tylers swallow, Blacknaped Oriole, Himalayan tree pie, Bronzed drongo, Large brown thrush, Lesser racket-tailed drongo, Large racket tailed drongo, Black drongo, Grey drongo