Conservation value of upper Mai valley forest in Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) corridor of Eastern Nepal for birds

September 9, 2021 / 5 mins read

Inskipp, Carol, Ang Phuri Sherpa, Damber Bista, Hem Sagar Baral, Martijn Bunskoek

The Himalayan Naturalist, 2(1). 11-25.

The national and global importance for birds of the upper Mai valley, far eastern Nepal has been documented and compiled in a checklist of the 209 bird species recorded here between 2008 and 2018. The checklist is annotated with species’ status and distribution and highlights biome-restricted and globally and nationally threatened bird species. Although the proposed Red Panda Protected Forest is dedicated to the conservation of Red Pandas, it will also help conserve birds in the area.