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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, November 21, 2017

Kerala Bird Race 2017- Invitation

Dear Friends,

We are in the midst  of the migratory birding season and  now we can see many winged beauties in monochromes, duo tones and multi color- vibgyor , both ocurring throughout the year  in our state and those who come to visit and enthrall us with the myriad hues and huge repertoire of songs  from other parts of the globe during this time of the year.It is in this background that  the Kerala Bird Race 2017 is happening  on Sunday, 26th November in its eleventh iteration.Birds always fascinate and intrigue us with their colors shapes ,songs,calls and their jizz...which can move the hearts of even  driest of the humans....

The Bird Race with its fun element is the perfect reason and time to observe and enjoy these beauties in the company of our friends, family or expert birders .The Bird Race -though it has competitive tone in it- (but) is not a race in truest sense yet encourages us to push our limits to watch, listen to , experience and record as many and as much as birds during the course of a day. After a hectic day of birding in the surrounding areas of Kochi city and outskirts- up to 50 kms. radius-  we meet at a suitable place to share our experiences of the day, cross check and collate our sightings, determine which of the commonest birds we missed; which of the rarest ones, we were lucky to spot etc., with our fellow travelers .This is followed by the interaction with invited dignitaries and Dinner.Thus the Bird Race ends..

Training Session
This year we are having a briefing session for new birdwatchers and experienced ones to interact with each other on the previous day of the event- at Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary at 5 pm on Saturday, 25th November.

The Kerala Bird Race Event

This is followed by the bird watching event on   Sunday,  26th November  from 6 am at various locations and biding #HotSpots till evening.After the birdwatching experience,  we all meet at 6pm in  Lotus 8 Hotels, opp.CIAL Intl. Airport, Nedumbassery.

The Kerala Bird Race is supported  by HSBC Ltd.,and Yuhina Canopy,Mumbai and United Way.

Cochin Natural History Society organizes the event in Kochi.

All of you birdwatchers and also who are at least once in their lives fascinated and intrigued by birds are invited to take part in the event.

Please contact:-  Vishnupriyan Kartha.K (9446437410) for participation.

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