She has been doing this for the past four years, wading through the city’s marshlands, waiting by its lakes, making her way through shrubs and deciduous forests for the Madras Bird Race. “At least 80 of them each time are first-time birders,” says KV Sudhakar, secretary, Madras Naturalists’ Society. Campus Bird Count is a subset of the same event, albeit restricted to campuses, and to those who live, study or work in them. Pongal Bird Count is held across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the festival, and is coordinated by Tamil Birders Network and Bird Count India. Bihu Bird Count was organised in Assam for the first time this year, by Bird Count India.
Source: The Hindu January 21, 2020 13:27 UTC