A Bird Watching workshop was held on 15th February 2017 in Anzali Wetland Environmental Education Center, located in Selke Wildlife Refuge.

This program has been implemented in cooperation with Educational Organization (EO) Gilan, Department of Environment (DOE), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for 13 girl students of higher secondary Level of Sama Secondary school of Rasht.

At the beginning, the purpose of this workshop was explained to the students and they have received some information about the EE center in Selke, the implemented EE programs in this center in cooperation with EO and other related organizations and the attached facilities including Bird Hide, Bird Watching Tower, the Wooden Path, etc.

Then students visited Bird Hide and Bird Watching Tower, and they could observed many birds wintering in Anzali Wetland by using the binoculars and telescopes. While observing the birds, Ms. Yousefzadeh, the Environmental Education Expert from DOE explained the current situation of Anzali Wetland, and the bird species.

Regarding the birds wintering season, it was a good opportunity for students to observed the migrate birds such as Whooper Swan, Dalmatian Pelican, Glaylag Goose, Black-headed Gull, Greater Flamingo, Marsh Harrier, Ducks and other wintering birds in Selke Wildlife Refuge.

In indoor training, Project Newsletters (winter) was introduced to the participated students. In addition “Life in Anzali Wetland” video was shown to students, and they had good involvement in introducing “Wetland Ecosystem” booklet. Both materials were prepared by the Anzali Wetland Ecological Management Project phase I, and still are very useful for study the Anzali Wetland.