Bird call for a cause

As urbanisation threatens to cause severe damage to India's bird population, India Bird Races hopes to create an umbrella on a continual basis at the avifauna (birdlife) in these urban areas. With the motive to popularise bird-watching while preserving their environment to encourage support and awareness, avian enthusiasts from the city are set to converge for the 7th Bird Race Pune 2014

In its seventh chapter, Pune will host yet another Bird Race this weekend. In the Bird Race 2014, enthusiastic bird watchers will form a team of five and trace the city to record the counting of species found from dawn to dusk. All these keen watchers will submit their findings at the completion of the race in the evening to find their scores. The bird watcher enthusiasts will gather at one place after the race, to talk about their findings.

Wooly Nested Stork

Interestingly, there will be no winner as the race is conceptualised to find and spot as many rare bird species as possible. The race will be conducted within the radius of 30-40 km across multiple locations.

Speaking about the bird race, coordinator Sagar Patil sums up the cause, “This time, we won’t be announcing any winners as the competition is about spotting bird species at the peak of their migration period. It is an attempt to popularise bird watching and understanding factors associated with bio-diversity in the environment.

Brahminy Duck

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