CBC 2018 in Mangalore, Karnataka
When my friend invited me to join her for Campus Bird Count in her college I was in an absolute dilemma about whether I should join her or not. Now I feel like I made one of the best decision of my life!
This was my first time birding. I thought I knew my surroundings pretty well and I did know a few species of birds, at least those whom I saw regularly. During this event we spotted so many species that it made me feel like I had been blind all my life!
We were under guidance of Vineeth sir, who I admire for his passion and knowledge regarding birds and nature. The team members were equally amazing. I really admire their passion and enthusiasm.
We enjoyed ourselves and had fun counting different species of birds. I learnt about many species which were new to me such as the Booted Eagle, Red Spurfowl, Savanna Nightjar and the Sri Lankan Frogmouth.
In conclusion, all I can say is, this event opened up my senses to nature, increased my knowledge and recharged my soul.
This was probably the beginning of my journey in birding.
– Thasmai H S, Mangalore