26 Sep

Bengaluru Bird Day 2018

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Event is free and open to public
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The birdwatchers of Bangalore come together for an annual event that is celebrated as ‘Bengaluru Bird Day’ in honor of Dr. Joseph George, who started the group birdwatching movement in Bangalore four decades ago.

This is the fifth year that this event is being held and it will also bring the wildlife week to a close as a tribute to Dr. Joseph George.

The event is being held at St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road in association with Season’s Nature Club.

It is free and open to public, with talks throughout the day by invited speakers on birds, wildlife and the environment.

This year, we are celebrating women and their contribution to nature studies and environment conservation.

For more details visit https://birdday.in/

22 Feb

4th sunday outing at Hosakere

Hi all,

We will be meeting at Hosakere lake (along Tavarekere-Kengeri road) for the coming 4th Sunday Outing.

Date: 25th February, 2018

Meeting point: Hosakere Lake

Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/om4tekXwM1S2

Meeting time: 6.45AM

Duration: 3 hrs

You will need: walking shoes, binoculars, cap, field guide if you have one. Sandals and shorts are not recommended.
If time and weather permit, we can find a tree to sit under for a short while to talk about birds (and birdwatchers). Bringing snacks is highly appreciated but is not mandatory 🙂

How to get to Hosakere:
Hosakere is located along Tavarekere-Kengeri road, which is also called as Kommaghatta road. It is easily accessible from both Magadi road as well as Mysore Road. When travelling from Mysore Road through Kengeri Satellite Town, drive past Kommaghatta lake towards Sulikere nursery. The lake is adjacent to the nursery on the right.

Buses (221 series) also ply to the lake. The closest bus stop is Maragondanahalli cross. For timings, please check – http://narasimhadatta.info/bmtc_query.html or Google Maps.

Contact: Deepak Jois, 7795807283

Regards,

Deepak Jois

28 Nov

Waterfowl Census Orientation

Please register at http://bngbirds.com/lake-census/ to participate in this orientation workshop.

Schedule

01:30 pm – Welcome and introductions
02:00 pm – Introducing the census, each sector, the tanks along these sectors, and what to look out for.
02:45 pm – Tea
03:00 pm – Difficult water birds and identifying them in the field by Dr. S. Subramanya.
04:00 pm – Census methodology.
04:30 pm – Tools for entering data and forms.
05:00 pm – Team formation and visit dates.
05:30 pm – Tea