Here is an adventure event. The annual Bird Race hosted by Madras Naturalists Society is to take place next Sunday, January 25 and the call is going out to young and old who enjoy the outdoors, those who want to be on the move and sight some rare birds, to sign up for this event.
Joining it and being part of it is simple.
You register at www.blackbuck.org.in and await a call to be part of a group. The group is headed by a professional birder. The group then decide on a travel plan which helps you to hop from one venue to anther where you can spot many birds.
Says M Sudhakar, a San Thome resident who heads the Society, “This is a fun event with a competitive touch. Though prizes are given to teams which sight the most number of birds we want groups to have fun and enjoy the outing.”
Groups travel as far as Vedanthangal, Pulicat, Chembarambakkam and Tada to sight as many birds as they can. But Sudhakar, whose MNS office is in Abhiramapuram says that he wants novices to tour the city’s green spots like Kelambakkam, Adyar and Pallikaranai where lots of birds nest this season.
Teams travel in their own vehicles and finally report at one point, at dusk.
This is a fun and educative event – join it if you have not been part of it.
MNS is also open to membership.