Uttej says: “The conference went of very well and was well appreciated by everyone. We had about 88 foreign delegates from 40 countries and about 210 Indian delegates. Here are some pics of what you missed. In a couple of pictures you might notice that the surface looks like snow. It is actually salt that has formed on the surface of the desert over a period of years. On bright moonlight nights it gives a awesome look as you can see a bed of white for miles on. This stretches for well over 100 kms.”
Sociable Plover — Ramon Quisumbing
Plain Prinia — Ramon Quisumbing
Painted Stork — Ramon Quisumbing
Green Bee-eater — Ramon Quisumbing
Cream-coloured Courser — Ramon Quisumbing
The 4th Global Bird Watchers Conference will be held in January 2014 (tentatively pencilled into the diary for 4th January). Details of the conference will be posted on the GBWC website; anyone wishing to attend can also contact Uttej Rao.
You can also read about Nick Moran's trip to the 1st Global Bird Watchers' Conference on our webzine here.