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

15 Thoughts on “Bird Rhyme Contest 2021”

  • BARN SWALLOW

    ALLURING BLUE BEAUTY ,
    SNAPPING ITS PREY IN A HURRY !!

    ANU RAJ

    BAR- HEADED GOOSE

    BREATHTAKING FLIGHT ABOVE THE HILLS ,
    AWESTRUCK WE ARE ,SENDING US CHILLS !!

    Anu Raj

  • Bar headed geese,yellow beaks, soaring through them waterfalls

    Soaring in plumps squawking in Mary looking like fairies yeah..

  • தகைவிலான்

    தரைநில்லா குருவியா?
    தலையில்லா குருவியா?
    நிற்காமல் பறக்கும் குருவியே!
    தைலான் தைலான் குருவியே!

  • ஆறுமணி குருவி

    அழகான குருவி!
    ஆறுமணி குருவி!!
    பஞ்சவர்ண குருவி!
    பகட்டான குருவி!!

  • My eyes shine,
    My colors are nine,
    I found in forest where it is evergreen.
    Bird#4 Indian Pitta.

  • Pitch roll and yaw,
    Above the waters shallow,
    Red and flashy blue,
    UGH MY NECK!! … must be the swallow

    Bird#1 – Barn Swallow

    • No the results are not announced yet. The final selection will take place through a public voting process. Stay tuned!

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