Bird Race

FIFTH COIMBATORE BIRD RACE ON 31ST JANUARY 2016

Along with Hong kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) and Yuhina Eco-Media, Mumbai, SACON is organizing a Bird Race in Coimbatore on 31st January 2016. The India Bird Race is a dawn-to-dusk event where a large gathering of experienced and budding birdwatchers spend an entire day spotting and identifying birds in an effort to record as many species of birds as possible.

It is my pleasure to invite all our bird watcher friends of Coimbatore to take part in this event. As this year mark the silver Jubilee (25th) Year of SACON, I greatly appreciate your full support in all the nature education activities including this one. I request all members to take part in the Bird Race this year. Participants may have to form a team with an experienced bird watcher as the team leader. Maximum number of members permitted in a team is four. Please register your team on or before 26th January 2016. Registration forms (refer below) should be filled in advance and submitted to the coordinator at SACON. Just sending application does not guarantee the participation in the programme. Details of all the teams and their routes, detailed rules of the race will be available in the Nature Education Website of SACON (www.saconeducation.org) 29th January onwards for every body’s knowledge. On 31st, the race should start at 6.00 am, later on the day there will be a get together for an interactive experience sharing session at 7.00 p.m. followed by dinner in Hotel City Tower, Gandhipuram, Coimbatore.

With warm regards
Dr.P.Pramod
Principal Scientist &
Coordinator, Coimbatore Bird Race

The race should start at 6.00 am can go up to 5.00 p.m. All teams have to submit the filled data sheet to the jury committee by 5.30 p.m. at Hotel City tower.

There will be a get together, meeting followed by dinner in the Hotel (6.30- 8.30 pm)

The application without the valid email ID and cell phone number will not be considered.
The locations which are not mentioned in the application form will not be considered.

All members of one team should go together. Splitting of team is not allowed.

NOTE: TO DOWNLOAD BIRD RACE 2016 REGISTRATION FORM, CLICK HERE

TO DOWNLOAD BIRD RACE 2016 WORKSHEET, CLICK HERE

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 RULES TO BE FOLLOWED

  • *    A team can go maximum 40 km away from City Centre (ie. Gandhipuram).
  • *    Captain or any one member should carry a mobile phone in the field and that number should be intimated to the coordinator.
  • *    Cannot change the members now.
  • *    The list of the birds in the appropriate format (given to you already and also attached with this mail) should be submitted to the coordinating team on or before 6.00 at Hotel City Tower.
  • *    Every team should mention in their data sheet, what they consider is the bird of the day and the exciting observation of the event.
  • *    Names, Phone and email of all the members should be given clearly in the data sheet
  • *    No splitting of the group and members going to different places simultaneously during bird race.
  • *    Happy to inform you that the Commissioner of Coimbatore Corporation has kindly agreed to be chief guest for the function.
  • *    All participants are invited to the meeting for experience sharing and dinner thereafter in the Hotel City Tower in Gandhipuram.

Wish you all an eventful and exciting birding.

BIRD RACE 2016 – PARTICIPANTS’ LIST

S.No Captain Name Team Name Contact No. Email ID
1 Haridas M 9442261063 haridas_maniketh@rediffmail.com
2 Chetan H Joshi Shaheen 9360333379 chetankumarjoshi@gmail.com
3 Paventhan Sirkeer Malkoha 9952200334 pave67620@yahoo.co.in
4 Balaji PB Monarch 9942222141 balaji@chandranspoultry.com
5 M. Vijayaraj Hornbill 9894714646 vijayaraj.19@gmail.com
6 Sudarsan MurthyD Oriole 7200072159 sudarsan.1687@gmail.com
7 Suguna Saravanan Emerald Dove 9379945582 sugysarva@gmail.com
8 Ravindran Jungle crow 9994845454 ravindran.pk@kggroup.com
9 Varshini 9943682774 varshini_birds@yahoo.co.in
10 Amit Mathur reachamitmathur@yahoo.com
11 Mansur Ahamed Harriers 9976767676 manuahamed@gmail.com
12 Pavithra R (PSGG School) psggkanyagurukulamghss@gmail.com
13 Sangara Gomathi (PSGG School) psggkanyagurukulamghss@gmail.com
14 R. Sharmila Golden Oriole 9486010578
15 M. Gokul Raj Common Hoopoe 9994126784
16 S. Vivek kumar Flamingo 9688102167
17 Osai – Team 1 9976767676
18 K. Mohan Raj Myna 9363147760 justmacmohan@gmail.com
19 Lakshminarayan Indian Pitta 9843081966 lakshminaraynan6@gmail.com
20 Francis Xavier 9443889722 outreachi@gmail.com
21 Saravanan C Osprey 9003099199 sarankgc@gmail.com
22 Vijayakumar Pelican 8056446075 vijikkovai@gmail.com
23 C. Divyapriya Common Iora 9962581286 cdp08india@gmail.com
24 Madhumita P Florican 9486947782 simba.atease@gmail.com
25 Shanthala devi
26 Ajaikumar Ramamoorthy Crow 8220000096 ajai@tpcc.co.in
27 Indira S Great Indian Hornbill 8508795274 indirasrinivasan1322@gmail.com
28 Jishnu C P Black & orange flycatcher 9843593677 jishnu.rider@gmail.com
29 R. Vasudevan Paradise flycatcher 9360046460 surveyorvasudevan@yahoo.co.in
30 Suguna Saravanan Shikra sugysarva@gmail.com

Happy Birding !

 

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ARCHIVES…

FOURTH COIMBATORE BIRD RACE ON 22ND FEBRUARY 2015

Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History, along with Hong HSBC and Yuhina Eco-Media, Mumbai, SACON is organizing a Bird Race in Coimbatore on 22nd February 2015. The India Bird Race is a dawn-to-dusk event where a large gathering of experienced and budding birdwatchers spend an entire day spotting and identifying birds in an effort to record as many species of birds as possible.

More than 100 bird watchers Coimbatore will take part in this event. The participants will form teams of four members with an experienced bird watcher as the team leader.  Registration of teams is started in SACON and last date is 15th February 2015. A briefing session on the rules and the plan of Bird race is planned along with the meeting of Sálim Ali Naturalist Forum at 9.30 am on 15th February . Just sending application does not guarantee the participation in the programme. Details of all the teams and their routes, detailed rules of the race will be available in the Nature Education Website of SACON (www.saconeducation.org) 16th February onwards. On 22nd, the race will start at 6.00 am, later on the day there will be a get together for an interactive experience sharing session at 7.00 p.m.in Coimbatore.

 

With warm regards

Dr.P.Pramod

Sr.Scientist & Coordinator, Coimbatore Bird Race.

 

NOTE: TO DOWNLOAD BIRD RACE 2015 REGISTRATION FORM, CLICK HERE

TO DOWNLOAD BIRD RACE 2015 DATA SHEET, CLICK HERE

 

For further details, visit http://www.saconeducation.org/index.php/bird-race

 

 

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Coimbatore Bird Race – 15th December 2013

HSBC and Yuhina Eco-Media, Mumbai, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History and Salim Ali Naturalist Forum (SANF) are organizing the 3rd edition of Bird Race!

The following are the important note to the birders, and the participating team list for the Coimbatore Bird Race- 15th December 2013.

Note:

  • The race should start at 6.00 amcan go up to 5.00 p.m. All teams have to submit the filled data sheet to the jury committee by 5.30 p.m.at Hotel City tower.
  • There will be a get together, meeting followed by dinner in the Hotel (7.00- 8.30 pm)
  • Participants of the Bird race and special invitees are only allowed to participate in the get together
  • All members of one team should go together. Splitting of team is not allowed.

Happy Birding !

 

Bird Race 2013 – Participating Team list

TEAM 1

Team Name: Kingfisher

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain S.Jayachandran 9443050401 wildjai31@gmail.com
Birdie1 N. Arun Shankar 9842176730 arunawareodc@gmail.com
Birdie2 K.Mohan Raj 9363147760 justmacmohan@gmail.com
Birdie3 M. Rameshwaran 9159406285 hoopoebulbul@gmail.com

 

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th:

Mulli, Pillur, Athikkadavu, Nellithurai, Kallar, Sirumugai, Siddankuttai, Coimbatore wetlands.

Mode of transport: Car

 

TEAM 2:

Team Name:  Peafowl

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain Siddhartha balakrishnan 8883563999 Rocky_siddhartha@yahoo.co.in
Birdie1 Abisheik A 9500869137 Abisheik.rockz@gmail.com
Birdie2 Vetri K 8148970467 vetrivictorious@gmail.com
Birdie3 Pradeep kumar 9003220990 vbkumar1995@gmail.com

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th:

From Rs puram at 6:00AM. Places of birding (i) Krishnampathi lake (ii) Botanical garden (iii) Ukkadam lake (iv) Perur Lake. Lunch and rest after that birding will continue at Sulur Lake and Kanampalayam Lake

Mode of Travel:  Bike

 

TEAM 3

Team Name: Sea Gull

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain LAKSHMI NARAYANAN 9843081966 Lakshminarayanan16@gmail.com
Birdie1 Dr. RAVINDRANATH&Mrs . Nagalakshmi 9487490661 ravirishi@gmail.com
Birdie2 Mr.GOWTHAM KC 9626618528 greencartons@gmail.com
Birdie3 Dhanuparan& mohan 8344140833

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th:  —

Mode of Travel: SUV / jeep

 

TEAM 4:

Team Name:  CROW

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain Ajaikumar Ramamoorthy 822 000 0096 ajai@tpcc.co.in
Birdie1 Harish Venkatraman 784 555 5184 harish@tpcc.co.in
Birdie2 Babu Subramaniam 979 190 1921 babu@tpcc.co.in
Birdie3 Madhusudhanan 989 474 9920 madhu@tpcc.co.in

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th:

Marudhamalai, Ponnuthu, Anuvavi, NBNP, Sholayur, Mulli, Selvapuram, Vedapatti, Perur, Kovai Pudur, Kuniyamuthur, Singanallur, Pallapalayam, Kannampalayam, Sulur, Kulathur

Mode of Travel: Car

 

TEAM 5

Team name –

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain M.VIJAYARAJ 98947 14646 mvijaya_raj@yahoo.co.in
Birdie1 Mr. Sathish 9442341404
Birdie2 Mr.Sathya Narayana
Birdie3 Mr.Deiva Prakash

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th :

Marudhamalai  FootHills, Semmedu (Alandurai), Sundakkamuthur, Vedapatti, Muthannankulam, Ukkadam.

Mode of Travel :   By Car

 

TEAM 6:

Team Name:  Golden Plover

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain M.Gaythri Devi 9942310000 gaythridevi@yahoo.co.in
Birdie1 Mansur Ahamed 9976767676 manuahamed@gmail.com
Birdie2 Gokul Ram 9600992200
Birdie3 Abisek Ahamed.M.G 9578112345

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th : Walayar to Chinniyampalayam

Mode of Travel : Car

 

TEAM 7:

Team Name:  Flamingos

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain A.M.Kannan 9976914000 amkannan@rocketmail.com
Birdie1 Renuka 9842201456
Birdie2 Devi
Birdie3 Sanjay

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th : —

Mode of Travel : Car

 

TEAM 8

Team Name: Lesser Pied Kingfisher

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain Umesh Marudhachalam 9042891702 umesh_marudhu@yahoo.com
Birdie 1 Sai Nehali.U 8754306236 sai361181@gmail.com
Birdie 2 Vandhana Rajashree 9865899046 vandhanarajshree627@gmail.com
Birdie 3 Ramanathan.L  

7418808853

mechanicalbullz@gmail.com

 

 

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th :

-Ukkadam Bigtank,Valankulam(6 A.M),-Vellingiri Foothills(Reserve Forest Area & Noyyal River Bank)08.30 A.M to 11.59 A.M,-Vellalore Waste Dump Yard ‘ (01.15 P.M to 04.00 P.M),-Coimbatore City-Gandipuram(04.45 P.M)

Mode of Travel : Govt. Bus.

 

TEAM 9:

Team Name: Kingfisher

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain Pavendhan A 9952200334 pave67820@yahoo.co.in
Birdie1 Soundarrajan 9994712299 soundar16@ymail.com
Birdie2 Mohan Prasath 9894644541 grdmohan@gmail.com
Birdie3 Rajinikanth 9865288908 rajinikanth@rsmautokast.com

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th :–

Mode of Transport – Car

 

TEAM 10:

Team Name : Kestrel

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain Harishvara Venkat 9843213551 alpinuswild@gmail.com
Birdie1 Mitra Vinothini 770802154 m.vindi@gmail.com
Birdie2 Gitika Parthiban 7200810188 gitikaparthiban@gmail.com
Birdie3 Varshini Choudhry 9943682774 varshini_birds@yahoo.co.in

Route and locations planned to visit for bird watching on 15th:

Mettupalayam, Karamadai, Kannampalayam, Sulur.

Mode of Travel: Car.

 

TEAM 11:

Team Name:  Shaheen

  Name Mobile Number E-Mail
Captain G. Parameswaran 8220871624 shivanparam@gmail.com
Birdie1 Mrs. Parvathi Ravikumar
Birdie2 Mr. Saravanan Natrayan
Birdie3 Mrs. Sarayu Ramakrishnan

Route plan for bird watching on 15th:

-Sholayoor area with stops near the forest check post and surrounding areas {6 AM – 8:30 AM}, Sholayoor – Anaikatti Road {8:30 AM – 9 AM}, Anaikatti – Thadagam Road {9 AM – 9:30 AM},  SACON – Moongilpallam area {till 10:30 AM},  Ponnoothu /Chinnathadagam valley area {11 AM – 12 Noon}, Ukkadam – Periakulam {1 PM – 1:45 PM}, Perur – Sundakamuthur Lake {2 PM – 2:45 PM}, Vedapatti – Narsampathi Lakes {3 PM – 3:45 PM},  Dhaliyur – Lakshminagar areas {till 4:15 PM}, Krishnampathy/Selvampathy/Kumarasamy Lakes {4:30 PM to 5 PM}.

Happy Birding !

 

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Dr. P.Pramod                                                                          4th December 2013

Sr. Scientist (Nature Education)

 

Circular

 

Third Coimbatore Bird Race on 15th  December 2013

 

With the support of HSBC and Yuhina Eco-Media, Mumbai, Sàlim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History and Sàlim Ali Naturalist Forum (SANF) is organizing the third edition of Bird Race in Coimbatore on 15 December 2013. The Bird Race is a dawn-to-dusk event where a large gathering of experienced and budding birdwatchers spend an entire day spotting and identifying birds in an effort to record as many species of birds as possible.

 

It is my pleasure to invite all our bird watcher friends of Coimbatore to take part in this event. Those who are interested to take part in the Bird Race may have to form a team with an experienced bird watcher as the team leader. Maximum number of members permitted in a team is four. Please register your team on or before 9th December 2013. Registration forms (refer Note below) should be filled in advance and submitted to the coordinator on or before 9th December. There will be a briefing session at ExNora International, 2/166, Kalidas Road, Ramnagar, Coimbatore 641009 (Opp to ICICI Bank) at 5.00 p.m on 13th December 2013 . Preferably the leader or atleast one member of each team has to attend the briefing session. Just sending application does not guarantee the participation in the programme. Details of all the teams and their routes, detailed rules of the race will be available in the Nature Education Website of SACON (www.saconeducation.org) 13th December onwards for every body’s knowledge. On 15th, the race should start at 6.00 am, later on the day there will be a get together for an interactive experience sharing session at 7.00 p.m, followed by dinner in Hotel City Tower, Gandhipuram, Coimbatore.

 

Please note the following:

  • The race should start at 6.00 am can go up to 5.00 p.m. All teams have to submit the filled data sheet to the jury committee by 5.30 p.m. at Hotel City tower.
  • There will be a get together, meeting followed by dinner in the Hotel (7.00- 8.30 pm).
  • Participants of the Bird race and special invitees are only allowed to participate in the get together.
  •    The application without the valid email ID and cell phone number will not be considered.
  • Confirmation of the participation along with the data formats will be given on 13th in the briefing session.
  • The locations which are not mentioned in the application form will not be considered.
  • All members of one team should go together. Splitting of team is not allowed.

P.S. Mail correspondence can be done to sanc.sacon@gmail.com

 

With warm regards,

 

Dr. P.Pramod (Co-ordinator-Coimbatore Bird Race),

Senior.Scientist,
Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History,
Anaikatty.P.O.
Coimbatore.
India 641108.
Phone 91 422 2203115, 9443167773.

 

Note: To download Bird Race 2013 registration form, click here

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Archive News!

Along with HSBC and Yuhina Eco-Media, Mumbai, SACON is organizing a Bird Race in Coimbatore on 15th December 2013. The India Bird Race is a dawn-to-dusk event where teams of experienced and budding birdwatchers will spend an entire day spotting and identifying birds in an effort to record as many species of birds as possible.

 

100 Bird enthusiasts from Coimbatore will take part in this event. There will be 20 teams participating in the event. All the media such as local and national news papers, radio will carry the spirit of the event actively. Radio city FM will conduct live phone in programmes with the bird watchers in the field

 

Later, on the day there will be a get together of the participants for the experience sharing in the Hotel City Tower, Gandhipuram, Coimbatore.