Volunteer with us

HNS is always looking for people to assist in the development and implementation of our projects. Tree-planting with children, garbage clean-up campaigns, Wildlife-aid and editing nature magazines are just a few of the areas you can look in to.

Current Focus: In the stray animal welfare project we are trying to provide veterinary health care services to injured and sick stray dogs and animal birth control (ABC) awareness and assistance.

We are putting our all energies to establish a permanent hospital and shelter house for stray animals. We are looking for Veterinarians, Vet-Nurses, Donors, Sponsors and fundraisers to establish a Hospital, shelter house and to provide Mobile Rescue.

OPPURTUNITIES FOR DONORS & VOLUNTEERS

In return for your time or donation, we offer you some of ours. From Mountain Trekking to Nature Camps and Bird-Watching tours. We can arrange jeep-Safaris on the highest motorable road in the World and also we can arrange Tribal family stay in the Himachal Pradesh region makes you feel at home in Himalayas.

Other activities:

Rock Climbing :

climbing up the Himalayan Rocks at an altitude of 2800 Mtrs to 3600 Mtrs is always a fun after the work with animals or plantation drive. Around Dharamsala there are several alpine zones to experience this mountain adventure.

River Crossing :

Snow fed white water River Crossing and Camping is another charm to feel Himalayas and its beauty. We organize such kind of nature activities for our volunteer and donors to feel them close to nature in Himalayas.

Cultural Events :

Participation in local tribal marriage, festivals, dances, religious rituals, historical monuments will let you feel experience the different World.

 

 

Bird Watching :

 As according to our research & documentation 556 birds species exists (including wintering migratory) in Kangra Valley. We divide the valley in to three zones for birding depending on climate, altitude and area.

Pong Wetland :

Internationally declared RAMSER site which provides home for more than 1,80,000 birds which migrates form Trans-Himalayan zones Siberia,Russia,Tibet,China and Leh. Pong Wetland is a huge man made water body which covers 403 Sq.kms of area having different variation i.e. marshland, forest, wheat fields and island etc.
Best Time: 15th November to 15th March. Bird watching- Kangra Valley is one of the hot spot in India for
Duration: 3 to 4 Days, Altitude: 300 Mtrs.

Migratory Birds at Pong Wetland :

 Painted Stork, Woolly-necked Stork, Black Ibis, Little Grebes, Black-necked Grebes, Great Crested Grebe, Northern Pintail, Common Coot, Northern Shovelers, Garganey, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Common Merganser,Bar-headed Goose, Graylag Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Palla’s Gull, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Eurasian thick-knee, Great thick-knee, Small pratincole,Yellow-legged gull, Brown-headed gull, Black-headed gull Whiskered tern, Great cormorant, Common Teal, Common Merganser, Duck Spec Etc.

Resident Birds at Pong Wetland:

Spot-billed Duck, River tern, Black-bellied tern, Little cormorant, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Cattle Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Sarus Crane, Ruddy-breasted Crake, White-breasted Waterhen, Purple Swamphen, Northern Lapwing,Red-wattled Lapwing, River Lapwing, Little ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Jack Snipe, Temminck’s Stint, Dunlin Etc.

 Spring-Summer Visitor Birds at Pong Wetland:

Asian Openbill, Indian Skimmers, European Roller, Indian Pitta, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Osprey Etc. Indian Peafowl, Red Junglefowl, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Drongo Cuckoo, Large-tailed Nightjar, Sirkeer Malkoha, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Large Ccuckooshrike, Rosy Minivet, Brown-headed Barbet,Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey Treepie, Spangled Drongo, White-Browed Scimitar Babbler, Puff-throated Babbler, Common Iora, Chestnut-headed Laughingthrush, Orange-headed Thrush, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Thick-billed Flowerpecker.Emerald Dove. Spotted Dove. Laughing Dove. Common Myna, Blue-whistling Thrush, House Sparrow, Russet Sparrow, Sindh Sparrow, Etc.

Shivalik Hills & Sarah Tea Garden :

Around Sarah, tea gardens are surrounded by lush groves and endless mosaics of irrigated fields of wheat and paddy.Nativ trees of these areas includes Mango ,Ficus ,Bamboo ,Amla, Poplar Etc.Mud,slate roofed houses represent the Himalayan architecture and life style.

 Dhauladhar Hills:

Himalayan range of mountains viewed form lower Kangra Valley gives a breath taking charm of Himalayas. Cedar (Cedrus deodar), rhododendron and Himalayan Oak are the jewel of Dhouladhair hills and provides great habitat for Pheasants, Quails, Francolines, Partidges Etc.
Best Time: 15th April to 15th June and 15th September to 15th November.
Duration : 7 Days
Altitude : 1800 Mtrs to 3600 Mtr

 Birds of Dhauladhar :

Himalayan Monal, Western Tragopan, Koklass Pheasant, Cheer Pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Kalij Pheasant, Snow Partridge, Hill Partridge, Grey Francoline, Himalayan Snowcock ,Black-throated Accentor, Grey-winged Blackbird, White-tailed Nuthatch, Altai Accentor, Black and Yellow Grosbeak, Brambling, Alpine Swift, Himalayan Swiftlet, Blue-fronted Redstart, Indian Blue Robin, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Large-billed leaf Warbler, Twany Owl, Eurasian Cuckoo, Collared Owlet, Long-legged Buzzard, Golden Eagle etc.