Going back to the roots of Birdwatching

Going back to the roots of Birdwatching

How did the older generation of birdwatchers and naturalists encourage the younger generations to — go out, organise group outings, follow ethics in the field, realise the importance of keen observation, take notes in the field, and document what was observed. And how...
Handbook for Educators: Beyond ‘watching’ birds

Handbook for Educators: Beyond ‘watching’ birds

Birds can help get a child interested in many other aspects of nature and lead to a lifelong love and appreciation of the natural world, and adult mentors can play a crucial role in doing this. Through the open-access ‘Handbook for Bird Educators’, we hope...
Dr. Salim Ali’s Mysore Bird Survey and Follow-up

Dr. Salim Ali’s Mysore Bird Survey and Follow-up

Dr. Salim Ali conducted the Mysore Bird Survey between November 1939 to February 1940 with the consent of the Mysore Durbar by visiting over 75 locations spread across nine districts in the present-day Karnataka and three districts in Tamil Nadu. The Mysore Bird...
Bird Nest Box Project

Bird Nest Box Project

Continuing the passion Dr. George had for nest boxes, especially his favourite Magpie-Robin. He realised and taught us that many of these cavity nesters are facing a huge challenge to find space to breed. Hakkigoodu nest box team has been popularizing nest boxes for...
Catch the Birding Bug!

Catch the Birding Bug!

Children have an innate curiosity about nature, but this is often lost while growing up. How can we nurture this curiosity and encourage children to explore the natural world? Birds may provide the answer, since they are colourful, accessible, culturally familiar and...
Rescue and Rehabilitation of Birds

Rescue and Rehabilitation of Birds

As the city expands vertically and horizontally, there is a rapid increase in urban wildlife getting disturbed, displaced and injured. Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation gives these smaller wildlife a second chance to live free in their natural habitat. Rehabilitation...