All set for flying start of bird fest

The event to begin at Regional Science Centre on December 7

Published - December 05, 2019 08:36 pm IST


Tirupati Bird Festival, the first of its kind initiative in the region, will kickstart on December 7 at the Regional Science Centre with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) taking a prominent role to connect the denizens to the rich avian diversity in the Seshachalam biosphere. The event is supported by Duleep Matthai Trust and the Forest Department.

‘BioBlitz’ programme is also planned with the support of National Geographic Society, where trained naturalists will help the participants find and identify the maximum possible number of species of plants, animals and fungi in a specific area over a short period. The findings will be recorded on simple citizen science application ‘iNaturalist’ on one’s mobile phone. Participation is open.

Spot registration

Spot registration is available for the guided bird and nature watching scheduled from 6 a.m. to 12 noon, while IISER will also conduct a workshop in collaboration with Bird Count India and Early Bird projects.

Apart from ‘Taking birds to kids’, an exclusive workshop for local science teachers, the event includes bird call recording and bird monitoring using tools like ebird. Renowned wildlife artist and conservationist Niharika Rajput will participate in the event. For more details log in:

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.