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Nicaragua Hosts 2nd International Birding Festival
November 12 2015

Different species of local and migratory birds can be seen at the international festival promoting "birdwatching", in the colonial city of Granada. The festival, which will hold its 2nd edition from November 20th to 22nd, will be held under the slogan "United for Birds."

The event aims to promote nature tourism and bird watching. Nicaragua has a huge advantage for this type of tourism, as it has about 700 species of birds, of which 500 are residents and 200 migrant birds coming from the north every winter. The Central American country also has unidentified species, making it an attractive destination for birders, as they have the opportunity to discover new species. Nicaragua also has infrastructure for bird watching, located in different destinations like the El Jaguar Reserve, in the department of Jinotega, and the Mombacho volcano Cloud Forest, in Granada, among others.

The festival will include presentations by scientists in the field of ornithology touching on the richness of Nicaragua’s bird fauna. Displays of paintings and photographs will also be included. During the event, attendees can also participate in a gastronomic festival including different dishes of Nicaraguan cuisine and name brand liquors such as Flor de Cana.
 
Not only will this event will bring together members of the tourism sector who will be showcasing their products, another important aspect of the festival is the educational component. Primary and secondary school teachers will be involved to deepen their knowledge on this subject.
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