Join us for this year’s Bengaluru Bird Day.
September 28, 2019
9 am to 6 pm
@ B.V. Jagadeesh Science Centre,
National College, Jayanagar 7th Block.
In association with
B. V. Jagadeesh Science Centre
National College Jayanagar, Bangalore.
BV Jagadeesh Science Center
Dr. Joseph George Memorial Talk
Study of Bird Songs
Dr. Samira Agnihotri
Samira has worked in the Biligiri Rangan Hills from 2005 when she began to study birdsong while pursuing a Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the National Centre for Biological Sciences. She then studied racket-tailed drongos, walking through the forests with a mike and recorder, and obtained her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science. She followed up her research on drongos as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. She is keenly interested in the traditional ecological knowledge of the Solega people and has dabbled in ethno-ornithologies, collaborating with linguist Dr. Aung Si, and is intent on documenting Solega knowledge and oral histories. Samira is also interested in nature education, and in exploring different ways to popularise the ecological sciences as well as encourage and aid the preservation of traditional knowledge systems.
Samira is a member of Punarchith, a collective that works with farmers and rural youth in Chamarajanagar District.
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 (oral)
- Entry: Entry free, on-the-spot registration
- Time: 9 am, September 28, 2019
- Venue: B. V. Jagadeesh Science Centre
Dr. Prashanth N. S. (Daktre)
Speakers & Facilitators
Dr. Prashanth is a medical doctor leading a team at the Institute of Public Health, Bangalore, and obtained his PhD in public health from ITM, Antwerp. He has been a Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance fellow at IPH since 2017. Apart from his work in healthcare, he is...
JN Prasad has been a keen naturalist and birdwatcher for the last 4 decades. A post-graduate in International Marketing and also in Ecology and Environment, he has over 50 papers and notes to his credits in leading national & international publications. Associated...
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....