CBC 2018 at Government Ayurveda College, Kannur
We organised a Campus Bird Count at Government Ayurveda College (in Pariyaram, Kerala) with the help of college students union and as part of the national event from Feb 16 to Feb 19, 2018. Prior to this event, nobody had birded in this college campus, which has an area of 35 acres, and there was nobody with any birding experience amongst the faculty or students. Hence I organised an orientation session on 15th Feb, wherein Mr. Roshnath Ramesh delivered a presentation regarding the common birds of Kerala and also gave an introduction to eBird. The participants were also taken for a short bird walk to give them some field experience.The campus was registered as a hotspot.
On 16th morning session, we had Mr. Rajeevan P.C – a senior birder from the district – as a resource person to accompany the participants and imbibe in them finer points of birding. On the 16th evening session, we had another resource person – Mr.Manoj Karingamadhathil, a birder and conservation activist – to come and interact with participants.
Dr. Murali (Vice Principal), Dr. Nissam Muhammed (Staff Coordinator), Dr. K S Sethuraj (faculty), Anjana B Rajan (Student Coordinator), Saranya Sasikumar, Shahana Sherin K, Santra Levitt Rose, Varada G Bhaskaran, Sabeeba M, Hiba Fathima N K, Afna K C, Viswajith K P, Shibila P P, Abhinand S S, Anila Edward, Neha Rahman K, Sreeshma P, Vinayak C, Mr. Mukundan Kizhakkemadham (Resource Person), Mr. Manoj Karingamadhathil (Resource Person), Mr. Rajeevan P C (Resource Person), Mr. Roshnath Ramesh (Resource Person)