As for the past few years, request all of you who have not yet registered
for the forthcoming Mumbai Bird Race 21st February 2010 to pl do so at the
Let us all, on this one day, get together. *Early registration will be very
much appreciated. *
As always, the HSBC India BirdRAces everywhere have elicited excellent
response this season, with enthusiastic participation everywhere. It is not
just about trying to spot as many species as it is about showing that we can
come together. Most importantly, the BirdRAces always usher in a lot of
freshers, and especially children, and if for nothing else, it is about
giving all these freshers and the children an opportunity to accompany
experience which is what makes the difference.
To take the BirdRAces a step further, we are now using it as an opportunity
also to document all surviving sites in the region vis-a-vis changing
We do hope every team can visit at least one birding hotspot in the region
as also then visit at least one location of every kind of habitat type in
the region on that day.
*There are also the other options for the Mumbai BirdRace Day. which you can
choose from :*
1- GREEN TEAMS - In case teams wish to participate using only public
transport or by local walking and public transport the entire duration of
the BirdRAce day, well, you are welcome to do so. There will be special
momentos for every team doing so. In Chennai we had as many as ten Green
Teams this year!
2 - KID'S HALF-DAY BIRDRACE: For Kids 12 years and under, we have the option
of having a half-day BirdRAce for them. They can birdwatch dawn to about
noon and then join for the evening get-together at the Maharashtra Nature
Park. Every participating kid receives a special momento. In fact every
BirdRAce participant receives a special memento.
So Mumbai's birders, please do put aside all your differences and
appointments and everything else and do participate in the forthcoming
Mumbai BirdRace. We need to make requisite arrangements for mementos and for
the dinner, besides, of course, the laborious task of team formations etc.
and the time is running out !!
Best wishes & Warm Regards
Pravin Subramaniam, Ravi Vaidyanathan & Sunjoy Monga
Mumbai Bird Race 2010
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