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"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)

Friday, November 18, 2011

5th Kerala Bird Race Report

The Fifth   Kerala Bird Race has successfully concluded on 13th Nov.In the Kochi leg 95 particpants in 21 teams from Kochi,Kottayam and Thrissur  participated.They covered seashore, wetlands, marshy areas and dense forests of western ghats to record a total number of 206 species.
The team Sparrow led by Dr.Prasanth.S(with Madhukrishnan,Unnikrishnan  and Ajay Rajan) got the first prize with 135 species tally.The second prize was won by the team led by Prasanth Narayanan of Kottaym Nature Socity with s species tally of 126 species.Third prize was won by the team led by Ginu George(with Jai P Jacob,Shine K K, and Noble) by recording 102 species.
Turtle Dove recorded by the team Golden Oriole led by Dr.Ratheesh ,from Thrissur(KUVS) was selected as Bird Of the Day.
The areas covered by the teams include Pamba forests,24000 Kayal, Chennithala,Kumarakom,Kuttanad,Kalathara wetlands,Puthuvypin,Varapuzha,Pandiyolichal,Idamalayar,Malayattoor Kurisumudi,Kalamassery,Ambalamugal,Nedumbassery,Thrissur Kole wetlands,Chimmini, Koombazha forests,Peechi,KAU campus,KUVS Campus Muvattupuzha and Piravom Road area  etc……
The Chief Guests were, Adv.Jose Thettayil,Former Minister and Hon,ble  M L A Angamaly and Dr.B S Corrie, Addl PCCF of Kerala Forests.Mr.Sam Alex ,Vice President HSBC Bank also graced the occasion and spoke about the various conservation efforts of the bank as well as about the Bird Race.What is most heartening is that CNHS members won the First and Third prizes in the race.We will put up the full birds list soon on the blog.
Dr.Dileep K G,
Vishnupriyan Kartha K

1 comment:

  1. The Dip of the Day was the Common Greenshank, a bird which was missed by all the teams.