Get ready to explore the world of birds!

With the lockdown lifting, we are looking forward to facilitating more frequent interactions with children who want to learn about birds, or get started with birdwatching. We are launching a series of walks in Bangalore which will cover a host of themes to get children excited about birds. 

These walks will offer holistic understanding of birds, going beyond just spotting and identification. They will be a combination of bird walks and nature-related activities or games in an outdoor setting such as a lake or a trail. 

They will take place once a month until the end of this year. The details will be announced on our social media handles as well as updated on this blog post. These workshops are specifically designed for children, they might specify an age group and will require registration to attend. Since there will be limited seats at each event, we will accept participants on a first come first serve basis with a preference for the desired age group mentioned in the details. 

The walks will be free of cost but a Rs. 100 fee (per child) will be charged for the educational materials (pocket guide, games, stickers) provided as part of the activities. This will have to be done at the time of registration. Adults accompanying the child need not pay the fee.

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Here are the details of this month’s walk.

Games Galore: Birds. Learn. Play! 🥳
Join Early Bird for a morning full of games and fun activities that help you understand birds and their habitats. 

Who Can Attend: Children between the ages of 10 to 13
When : 8 a.m. to 10 a.m | 27 November 2022, Sunday
Where : Courtyard Koota, GoodEarth Tarana, Malhar Road, Kengeri Bangalore (https://goo.gl/maps/G3ivy7osNsivHXNm9)

Register here: https://bit.ly/gamesgalore22
(All participants must register to attend. Registrations will close once we have a maximum group size of 20 participants.)

Here are the details of the previous events.

Birdy Conversations at Cubbon Park
25 September 2022
In this walk, the participants opened their eyes and ears to observe Cubbon Park as a bird habitat. We first trained our ears to listen to different sounds in the milieu using a sound map activity. Then we moved on to learning about a bird’s relationship with its habitat, and discovered the different components of a habitat that a bird uses to thrive.
 
Habitat Huntdown at Yelahanka Lake
27 August 2022
We kicked off with understanding what a habitat is and capturing the lay of the land in a map. We talked about all the living things that the Yelahanka Lake habitat might support and what they need to survive. Zooming in and across the landscape using a spotting scope and binoculars, we were on a mission to find as many microhabitats as we could.
 
Birdwalk at Dodabommasandra Lake
24 July 2022
We kick started the walk with our Bird Detectives Bingo, and then watched the water birds at the lake. The participants searched for bird names using our pocket guides along with noticing all the quirky behaivours the birds displayed.
 
Here are some snippets from the sessions…

 

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