Regd. Office: Revathi Bhavan, Edathala P O, ALUVA-683561. Reg.No.: ER 18/10 of 2010 Telephone No.: 0484-2837414


The Cochin Natural History Society is a non-profit making, non-political charitable institution registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. This is a society of amateur naturalists who live in harmony with nature and seek to protect and to preserve the biodiversity and healthy natural environment. The mandate of the society is to undertake studies and documentation of biodiversity around us and to draw attention to the aesthetic, economic, scientific and conservation aspects.The society also intends to provide a platform to those who are concerned to come together and share, enlarge and correct our knowledge about Nature and its magnificence. Any person, who has a love, interest and commitment towards conservation of our biodiversity and natural history may become a member of the society*.

"You can know the names of a bird in all languages of the world,but when you are finished ,
You will know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird.....
So let`s look at the bird and see what it`s doing --that`s what counts.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."

-Nobel Laureate Richard P Feynman(1918-1988)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kerala Birdrace 2010 Report

Kerala Bird Race 2010 concluded

The 4th edition of the Kerala Bird race was held on 14th November 2010. 130 odd bird watchers and nature enthusiasts in 31 teams from Ernakulam, Kottayam and Thrissur took part actively in the event. This included veteran birdwatchers to VII standard students like Ijas Muhammed and Parvana.

The event was organised in Kochi, by Cochin Natural History Society, a premier conservation organization in central Kerala.

Highlights of the dawn to dusk bird watching event was sighting of Malabar Pied Hornbills, Blue Bearded Bee Eaters and Rufous Bellied Hawk Eagles.

In the valedictory function, prizes to the winners were distributed by Hon. Minister for transport, Adv. Jose Thettayil. The team led by Sandeepdas won first prize (168 species). Bird of the Day prize was won by the team led by Gopal Prasad and Dr. Anudath who sighted a big flock of 16 Malabar Pied Hornbills in Athirappally-Vazhachal area. Dr. B.S. Corrie, Chief Conservator of Forests spoke on project of compensating and encouraging farmers who protect large roosting sites of Cormorants, Egrets and other wetland birds in the State. Dr. N.C. Induchoodan, DFO, spoke on the afforestation and bird conservation project of the Forest Department near CIAL Nedumbassery.Dr.B. Sreekumar,President of Kottayam Nature Society was the Adjudicator of the event. Sri.Sunjoy Monga,Mr. Renu Varghese, Dr. P.O. Nameer,Head Center for Wildlife Studies,KAU also spoke on the occasion .

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