As part of the recently signed MoU on Cultural Cooperation between Bhutan and Bangladesh, a group comprising of members of the Bangladesh Bird Club is on a bird watching tour to Bhutan. Since 21st March, 2012, they have been bird-watching and photographing them in the Puna Pho-Chu and along the Gasa-Damji road, accompanied by Bhutanese bird watchers and birding guides, including officials from the Nature Conservation Division, Ministry of Agriculture and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature. They will return to Thimphu today.
The highlight of this Cultural Exchange Program between the two countries is the exhibition of 110++ color photographs of some of the most beautiful birds found in the two countries. The group Exhibition of bird images photographed by the participating Bangladeshi and Bhutanese photographers/birders will be inaugurated at the Alaya Gallery (VAST) located on the ground floor of the Tourism Council of Bhutan office in Chubachu area. The Exhibition will be open for public viewing as of 11.30AM of 26th March, 2012. In my capacity as a member of the Bhutanese team, I am happy to extend our invitation to any one who may be interested to visit the Exhibition. I will be exhibiting 35 of my bird images.
In the coming months, a group of Bhutanese birders and bird photographers will be traveling to Bangladesh - to undertake a similar bird watching tour when they will photograph birds in that country and hold a similar Exhibition.