UPDATE: Voting for the Bird Rhyme Contest is now closed! Thank you for your wonderful contributions and for taking the time to vote on our favourite rhymes. We will be announcing the winners and the new bookmarks soon. Stay tuned through our social media profiles. 

Celebrate migration with our Bird Rhyme Contest and win a chance to be featured on our illustrated bookmarks!

This season, we’re extending a warm welcome to India’s migratory birds who make that long, arduous journey to winter with us. We’re kicking off the celebration with a Bird Rhyme Contest! Get creative and compose a few lines capturing your expressions of four of India’s most fascinating migrants. We’re looking for simple rhymes and poems (15 words or less) expressing your thoughts, feelings or experiences.

We will announce a new bird species every other week and you decide who wins by voting. The winning entries will be featured on the 2nd edition of Early Bird bookmarks. Have a look at the winners of the first edition here.

You can submit your poems in any language, via any of the following options:

  1. Email your bird rhymes to us at earlybird@ncf-india.org
  2. Share them in the comments of the post: (a) Facebook: Barn Swallow, Bar-headed Goose, Rosy Starling, Indian Pitta b) Instagram: Barn Swallow, Bar-headed Goose, Rosy Starling, Indian Pitta
  3. Drop in your bird rhyme in a comment below 

Bird Species #1 – Barn Swallow

Bird Species #2 – Bar-headed Goose

Bird Species #3 – Rosy Starling

Bird Species #4 – Indian Pitta


We will continue to update this space on further details of the Bird Rhyme Contest such as the the voting – don’t forget to check back in with us, right here. 

We look forward to receiving your rhymes before 27th Jan 2022. Do spread the word with other bird enthusiasts! 

Featured Illustrations: Saumitra Deshmukh, Smita Kaushik, Abhisheka Krishnagopal

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