Started in 2022, the Tokhu Emong Bird Count is the first bird documentation event in Nagaland. The 2023 Tokhu Emong Bird Count was launched at the International Conference on Food, Community and Culture: Agroecological Practices in Northeast India at Tezpur University. Tokhu Emong is the post harvest festival of the Lotha Nagas, which is celebrated on the 7th of November and it coincides with the arrival of Amur Falcons to the region. The bird count aims to educate people on the importance of birds and the avian diversity of the Eastern Himalayas and the Indo-Burma hotspots.
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