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Nagaland's Doyang Reservior is the 'Falcon Capital of the World'

Nagaland's Doyang Reservior is the 'Falcon Capital of the World'

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Wokha, July 22, 2019:

Avian guests are on a global tour and they are currently in Nagaland! Do you know that the Doyang Reservoir in Nagaland is called the 'Falcon Capital of the World'? It is the preferred roosting ground for millions of Amur Falcon in their long migratory journey from Siberia to Africa covering 22,000 kms in a year.

Amur falcons come to roost at Doyang Lake in Wokha district of Nagaland every year, during their flight from Mongolia to Africa. The falcons travel almost 22,000 km every year and come to Doyang every year in millions. They spend nearly a month in Doyang on the bank of the water reservoir of the Doyang hydroelectric project.

A Wokha resident has said: "The falcons started coming for a few years now. There is a dam nearby...its on the way to Assam. Every year, lots of tourists visit the area to observe the birds. Some sports events are also being held there, such as ziplining. Thousands of falcons roost there for a month or so, and efforts are being made to turn it into a tourist spot."

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