Post date: Nov 2, 2015 1:09:21 PM

A talk on 'Mysore City Bird Atlas' (2014-15) is arranged at Arivu nature resource centre, Lingambudhipalya, Mysore. This Bird atlas is a pioneering effort to comprehensively document the birds of a city and its extensions by surveying 132 grid cells, roughly 160 sq. km in all. Coordinated and executed by Mysore birders, each grid cell has been surveyed repeatedly twice a year (Feb and June) for two years (2014 and 2015). The information yielded is the first of its kind in India: a systematic understanding of a city's birds, their distribution and seasonal changes, and how they respond to urbanization.

This seminar will describe the genesis of the Atlas, some results so far, and will discuss the way ahead.

Venue: Arivu nature resource centre, Lingambudhipalya, Mysuru (easily approachable from Ring road)

Date: 7/11/2015, Saturday .


5.30 PM – Snacks & Tea.

5.55 PM – Welcome speech

6.00 PM – Subject introduction by A. Shivaprakash

6.15 - 7.00 PM – Talk by Dr. Suhel Quader, Nature Conservation Foundation and Bird Count India

7.00 - 8.00 PM – Discussion and interaction with participants on current situation and the way ahead.

8.00 PM – Thanksgiving

To know more about ARIVU nature resource centre - http://arivu.org/en/