The plan is to see how many birds could be sighted on a day. There were no governing rules and the focus would be on stimulating an interest in bird-watching.

The seventh Kerala Bird Race, intended to record the presence of various species of birds and encourage bird-watching as a hobby among people, will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Kozhikode on November 10.

Organised by WWF India, Kerala Birder, and Yuhina Eco-Media, bird-watchers will spend the entire day for birding in and around Thiruvananthapuram. There will be six birding sites where the participants could watch birds. The services of experts from WWF India will also be available.

WWF-India State Director Renjan Mathew Varghese said the participants would try to record as many species of birds as possible and learn about the finer aspects of bird-watching from the experts.

The participants would meet the experts in the city on the same day to share, discuss, and refine their findings.

For the first time, the Bird Race will be non-competitive. The plan is to see how many birds could be sighted on a day. There were no governing rules and the focus would be on stimulating an interest in bird-watching, WWF sources said.

Those who intended to take part may sent a mail to wwfklso@gmail.com. For more details, contact: A.K. Sivakumar, Senior Education Officer, WWF-India. The phone number is: 94473 86978.

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