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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, April 30, 2013

Pelagic Bird Survey, Munambam 28th Apr 2013

Dear All,
Cochin Natural History Society, under the leadership of Dr.Dileep K G, conducted a Pelagic Bird Survey on Sunday 28th April from the Munambam Harbour (western coast- north of Kochi, near Cherai, Kerala).We started at 7am from Munambam. The sea was calm and breezy. It was sunny and hot mostly with occasional rain clouds. We travelled approx. 55 kms.  towards west and crossed the point where sea floor drops to 200m depth. We returned by 4.30pm.
The birds we saw were:
1.Flesh footed Shearwater- 25+
2.Arctic Skua.
3.Brown Noddy.
4.Swinhoe`s Storm Petrel.
5.Wilson`s Storm Petrel.
6.Bridled Tern.
7.Greater Crested Tern.
8.Lesser Crested Tern.
9.Common Tern.
10.Whiskered Tern.
The members of the team:Dr.Dileep K G,Praveen J, Dipu.K, E S Praveen, Vishnupriyan, Prasanth Narayanan,Sandeep Das ,Tomz Augustine,Vishnu Sivadas, Dr.Jinesh,Rafy Kallettunkara, ,Venkat Raj,Ajesh,Anwin,Dileep Kumar,Mathews B A,Madhavan Kutty,Sobha Menon,Neetha Geoprge,Tedy N Alias,,Jamsheed,Jayakumar Chellappan,Pradeep Aymanam,Abhilash Chandran and Gopinathan Nair.
We are thankful to Sri.Vasanth who did all to materialize this pelagic trip  and enthusiasticcaly accompanied us in the trip as well as our previous pelagic trip from Munambam.

Click Here for the Google Earth Trip File

Photographs will follow......
Dr.Dileep K G

1 comment:

  1. we are sure that efforts like these would contribute to our knowledge about the unknown!!! Congratulations sea farers...!!!!