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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Mumbai Bird Race - Jan 22nd,2006

If you are a nature lover (Bird lover) and happen to be in Mumbai on Jan 22nd , don't forget to participate in the "Mumbai Bird Race" ! The HSBC Mumbai Bird Race ( Btw, Bird watching of the serious kind !) conducted under the aegis of BNHS (Bombay Natural History Society) promises to be a fun-filled day with lot of learning. So get set your binoculars, form a team of 4 and be ready to go !

The event, though a race, is actually a fun event. Teams of 4 are formed, and the organisers take care to assign at least one knowledgeable bird watcher in each team.Last year's event was attended by quite a few new converts to bird watching . They had a great exposure to the joys of bird watching; all in one day with an expert.It is not about winning the race; but more about testing and improving one's own bird watching skills . Due to the race element, one tends to be extra vigilant in recording as many species as possible; so it becomes a personal challenge.

For more details , here is the official website.

P.S : I first knew about such Bird races when I visited Fraser's Hill in Malaysia ( A wonderful hill station with plenty of birds) . The Bird race is an annual event there too attracting a huge flock of tourists and bird-lovers.Wish I was in Mumbai on Jan 22nd !!!

6 Comments:

  • Interesting. Never knew these things existed in India.. Happy New Year.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:31 AM  

  • That is what i do before Lady Sriram College(LSR) or Venki. Idhai oru eventaavey aakitangala??

    By Blogger gormandizer, at 3:20 PM  

  • Adapavi, athu Pura vidu thoothu. ithu vera...

    Cogito, dont let this guy to post any comments or end up with Terrorism act or Ha.r..s..ment activity

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 3:26 PM  

  • Birds in mumbai!??? what the....

    All i see is trains, traffic, people, building and slums

    Where do birds come here?

    I will check the site

    By Blogger peace092677, at 10:18 AM  

  • bird race in Mumbai... may be they can filter it to pigeons and crows.

    thatz what i could observe...in that crowded city.

    By Blogger Ram C, at 2:30 PM  

  • Swami -- Yeah, its been an annual event for a few yrs now.

    Gorm -- Dai, nee gents sriram college-a ponadhillai..idhulla LSR veraya

    Ila - hehe

    Peace -- Look at the right place dude.

    ram.c -- The Borivali & Powai areas have good bird watching strips.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 11:10 PM  

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