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A workshop on bird identification and scientific methods used to study and monitor birds in India


Are you interested in learning about aquatic birds and migratory birds, and ultimately becoming a birder? Have you ever wondered how aquatic birds and migratory birds are studied and monitored in the field?

India is a biodiversity hotspot and offers endless possibilities to learn. Grab the opportunity! and learn a new skill. Join the 2-days workshop and learn from the 'creme de la creme' expert in Ornithology. The workshop will help you to learn more about bird ID and the scientific methods of studying and monitoring birds, including bird ringing. India, known for its spectacular habitats and unique wildlife, accommodates 1364 species of birds as of 2021. Not only do the incredible habitats support local birds, but migratory birds are regular visitors.
Birds play a vital role in the ecosystem. Perhaps we must learn more about birds. Bird identification is the basis of learning about birds, but it is not easy. The good thing is birds are always around us, giving us plenty of opportunities to practice. There are different tools to help us with our overall understanding of birds. Scientific field methods such as bird ringing, are widely used to answer the what, how, and where questions.

Understanding the ecology of aquatic birds, including migratory birds, helps with long-term conservation. Unfortunately, birds, like most wildlife, are on the verge of extinction, and we need to collect as much information to assist with better understanding and monitoring before it's too late. So join us where we discuss and explore the world of aquatic birds, including migratory birds in India, and the scientific methods used to assist with the conservation of birds.


Day 1: 25 June 2022

Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Topic: Guide to identifying birds of India
Broaden your bird identification skills. Get more insights on keys and features used in identifying birds and the common name of aquatic birds and migratory birds found in India.
Topic: Scientific methods used in studying and monitoring birds
Get to know more about the methods used in the field to study and monitor birds. Learn more in-depth about bird ringing.


Date: 26 June 2022

Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Topic: Migratory birds and migration flyways of birds in the world
Get to learn more about the migratory birds and migration pathways of birds.


About the Speaker:
Assistant Professor Zahid Shaik Maqbool is an Assistant Professor at Shree L.R Tiwari Degree College. He has conducted bird watching sessions for Royal College students and he is an active participant in the Mumbai Bird Race.
Shabnam Shaikh is a Bachelor's in Arts holder and an experienced bird watcher. She has been bird watching for the last 6 years and also participated in the Mumbai Bird Race.


Details of the Workshop:

  • Date: 25 June 2022;Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

  • Date: 26 June 2022; Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

  • Duration: 1h30mins to 2hrs

  • Venue: Zoom

  • Registration: ₹500 (₹ 409 for early birds till 15th June & for the participants of TNE’s upcoming event)

  • E-certificates will be provided to all candidates


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