Dr. Joseph George Memorial Talk
From Watching Birds to Mapping Birds and their Habitat
Dr. H. S. Sudhira
H.S. Sudhira has a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interest centres on how towns and cities evolve.
He has been publishing scientific research articles for a while now. His research has been primarily on land-use and land cover change studies, exploring their consequences on environmental sustainability and understanding their interrelationships with resources and transportation.
His broader research addresses the evolution and growth of towns and cities invoking complexity sciences, understanding planning practices and studying the effect of governance.
He was a faculty member at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. Earlier, he had a stint with the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Govt. of Karnataka as Land-use, and Transportation Specialist. He is a birdwatcher and volunteers for India Literacy Project (ILP). Currently, he is the Director of Gubbi Labs (https://gubbilabs.in).
About Dr. Joseph George
If there is any one person who could be called the pioneer of group birdwatching efforts in India, it is Dr. Joseph George. Being involved with group birdwatching activities in Dehradun even in the nineteen forties, he continued involving people and popularising the hobby wherever he went. Moving into Bangalore from Roorkee, Dr. George started an informal bird watching group here too in Bangalore in 1972. For all of us birdwatchers who came in contact with him, he inspired us with his...
Inviting teams of two people across all age groups to participate in the first edition of ‘Bird Brain – The Open Bird Quiz’. Team up with your friends and family to participate in this quiz.
- Team Size: 2 people in a team
- Age: Both can be of any age
- Format: Written + Finals
- Entry: Entry free, on-the-spot registration
12:15 pm (written)
2:00 pm (finals)
- Venue: Bangalore International Centre
Bangalore to Bengaluru: Birdwatching & birding hotspots then and now
This panel discussion will bring a whole wealth of experiences that the panellists have shared with habitats in the city, while birdwatching decades...
Wildlife habitats then and now: Glimpses from old Kannada movies
In this talk, Prashanth revisits the wilderness areas of Bangalore and its surroundings by browsing footage in Kannada film songs dating back to the...
Speakers & Facilitators
Bijoy Venugopal is a communications professional and travel writer based in Bangalore. He began birding in 1989 with the Birdwatchers’ Field Club of Bangalore. An avid trekker, he enjoys rough travel and camping outdoors. His inexhaustible love for the outdoors has...
Usha Ramaiah has a keen interest in rock and mountain climbing. Being an ardent Girl Guide, she represented the Bharat Scouts and Guides at various levels. Having received formal training in advanced mountaineering, she was selected as a member of the First Indian...
Karthikeyan S. has been a keen observer of natural history and a passionate nature educator for close to four decades. An avid birdwatcher, Karthik emphasizes the interrelation between birds, trees, insects, and other life forms. He has been raising awareness among...
Dr. M. B. Krishna
Dr. Krishna MB is an ecologist and ornithologist from Bangalore who has been interested in bird and habitat conservation and improvement. He has advised many corporates and individuals on modifying landscape garden plans to make them more urban-wildlife friendly. It...
K. S. Nataraj
K. S. Nataraj has donned many hats - from being a lecturer, reader, and professor to heading the department of physics & electronics, and being the Vice Principal at National College, Jayanagar. He has been long associated with several prominent science and...
Dr. K. S. Seshadri
Dr. Seshadri is a DST-INSPIRE Faculty in Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc. His research is focused on understanding and conserving biodiversity. He grew up in Bangalore and has spent over a decade in the field and observing nature. Furthermore, he has studied...
As a kid, Prashanth was fascinated by the lakes and hillocks present around Bangalore. He developed a keen interest in the birdlife that abound the hills and lakes of Bangalore. Starting with hobby projects such as the Bangalore Bird Monitoring Programme and Waterbird...
Dr. S. Subramanya
Dr. S. Subramanya, known as ‘Subbu’ or ‘Subbi’ in birding circles studied entomology at the University of Agricultural Science in Bangalore. In 1980, he joined BNHS to work under Dr. Salim Ali, in its bird migration project at Point Calimere, Bharatpur and Harike....
Shyamal is an independent researcher with a broad training in biology, statistics and numerical computing. His work has been at the intersection of computation and biology. He has been interested in the outdoors, natural history of India, and the history of science....
Coffee & Registrations
Lunch & Networking