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Bird Watchers’ Field Club:
2nd Sunday Outing to Lalbagh

This is the regular 2nd Sunday birding outing of
the Bird Watchers’ Field Club
Sun Sep 8, 2013
Lalbagh Glass House, facing the Bandstand, approx 7.30am,


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Hi Friends,
Bamboo Rustles is planning to conduct a Biodiversity Count – in the Kongenapalli Range (Krishnagiri District). The aim of the biodiversity count is to gain a better insight about the flora and fauna (insects, birds, plants, mammals) of the area surrounding the camp. It will also be a fun camp out experience surrounded by forests in the night.

Those interested in the count can confirm their participation with us at the earliest. This would help us in making the necessary arrangements for the night out at the camp.

Brief Program:
Cost: Rs. 500 (This entire amount will be donated to Kenneth Anderson Nature Society (KANS) towards conservation in the Melagiri Range). http://www.kans.org.in/
Sept 7th: (Depart Bangalore Around Noon)
– Once every one reaches the camp we shall have a small introduction session to get to know each other.
– We shall hand out tents (sharing basis) to put up for the night to all the participants.
– After which we shall make three to four teams to conduct the biodiversity count of the area.
– By about 4:30pm onwards each team will head out to start the count and return back to the camp by nightfall. After which we shall have dinner, those teams interested can also go for a night trail in the surrounding areas.
Sept 8th :
– Each team shall again start the biodiversity count at 6:00am in the morning and be back by 8:30am for breakfast.
– Post breakfast all the teams shall meet together to consolidate the data collected during the count.
– After which we shall pack the tents take a group picture and people can depart back to Bangalore or spend more time at the camp site.

We shall be providing very simple and basic dinner and breakfast, and as mentioned earlier a tent on sharing basis and sleeping bags.
Everything else needs to be borne by the participants (ex. transportation to camp and back and other basic things required for night out).

We shall share further details for the camp with the selected participants.

Kind Regards,
Ashish GB

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Dear friends, Please join us to celebrate Zafar Futehally’s life and
work from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon, on Sunday, 8 September 2013, at the
Raman Research Institute, C.V. Raman Avenue,

Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560080.


S. Prabhala
S. Subramanya

Ramachandra Guha

Murad Futehally

RSVP: Sunderamurthy (Phone: 99002 32002, 080-41306528 Email:

Kindly confirm your attendance at the RSVP address given above.

Thank you and hope to see many of you there,


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Title: Bird Watchers’ Field Club: 2nd Sunday Outing to Lalbagh Date:
Sunday August 11, 2013 Time: 7:30 am – 10:30 am approx Location: Lalbagh
Glass House, facing the Bandstand, approx 7.30am,
, Bangalore Notes: This is the regular 2nd Sunday birding outing of the
Bird Watchers’ Field Club

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8th ARRCN, India: The Raptor Conference
6 – 9 February 2014, Pune, India.


Dear Members of ARRCN, Ornithologists and Birdwatchers,

Greetings from the Organizing Committee of the
Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network’s Raptor Conference, Pune, India

We remind and invite you to register as participant / contribute Oral Presentations / Poster Presentations / Video films to the scientific session, based on original research only on diurnal (Falconiformes) and nocturnal (Strigiformes) raptors from Asia.
Registrations and paper submissions and have already started and kindly register immediately to confirm your participation, in view of limited seats. You need not present a paper to participate.



Kindly go to the website for form downloads and instructions:

Important dates (see website):
· Deadline for receiving abstracts: 31st August, 2013
· Last date for registration (Early Bird): 31st October, 2013
· Last date of registration with late fees: 1st November till 31st December
· Last date for International Student Grant (ISG) application: 31st October, 2013

Abstract submissions for oral / poster / video presentations (see website):· Proposals shall be accepted by the scientific program committee on first come, first served basis until the schedule is full.
· Abstract should be no longer than 500 words.
· The scientific committee will select and organize presentations in appropriate sessions based on the scientific content of the abstract.
· Indicate preference for oral / poster / video presentation.
· Some oral presentations may be accepted as posters.
· Speakers should aim at 12 minute presentations with 3 minutes for discussion.
· Preliminary findings or work in progress should be submitted as poster presentations.
· Decision of the scientific committee will be final.
· E Mail your forms to pande.satish@gmail.com and arrcn.india@elafoundation.org

Topics of research could be:
Conservation Biology / Ecology / Ethno-ornithology, Bio-geography, Diversity, Raptor migration, Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny, Pesticides, Lead poisoning, electrocution and other threats, Rescue and rehabilitation, Bio-acoustics, Predictive modelling & Bio-statistics, Conservation education, Status surveys, Falconry, others.

Ela Foundation, Pune.
ARRCN, Secretariat, Japan.
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune. (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).
High Places Management Pvt. Ltd. Pune.

Our Major Collaborators:
Darode-Jog Properties, India.
The Peregrine Fund, USA.
Denver Zoological Institute, USA.
Raptor Research Foundation, USA.
SACON, Coimbatore, India.
Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.
Bombay Natural History Society, India.
Pune Municipal Corporation, India.
National Institute of Virology, Pune and others.

We look forward to your contributions, support and to meet you at Pune, India.

Dr. Satish Pande
Organizing Secretary, 8th ARRCN, India.
MB, MD, DNB, Ph.D., F.M.A.Sci.
Director, Ela Foundation.

Prof. Milind Watve
Jt. Secretary, 8th ARRCN, India.

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Its time again to reconnect with nature, and enjoy the flora and fauna around Bannerghatta.

This month’s Third Sunday Trail will be held on 19th May 2013.

Place : Road connecting Bannerghatta Circle to Kaggalipura till the second forest gate.

Meeting Time : 6.30 AM

Meeting place : Tea Shop opp. Bannerghatta Police Station

Comfortable clothing,good walking shoes, a cap, water bottle,rain wear,binocular ( if you have), a camera ( if you like to shoot) and snacks that you dont mind sharing is what you need to join the trail. This outing is free and open to all ages who can walk the trail of around three to four hours .

We request all the participants to restrict themselves to walk on the road and not venture away from the road as lately there has been sightings of Leopard, Bears ,Wild Boars and of course Wild Elephants. As
coordinators we shall not be held responsible for any mishap that may happen during such trails. You are responsible for your own self! So request all to be responsible participants during such trails.

We recommend car-pooling between participants. While confirming participation please also indicate your contact details and the route you will be taking to reach Bannerghatta Circle. If traveling in your
own car, please do indicate if any spare capacity is available.

Geetanjali Dhar

+91 9845383882

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Its time again to reconnect with nature, and enjoy the flora and fauna around Bannerghatta.

This month’s Third Sunday Trail will be held on 21st April 2013

Place : Around Hulimangala

Meeting Time : 6.30 am

Meeting Point : Hulimangala Govt.School

Wikimapia Coordinates:12°48’49″N 77°38’14″E

Comfortable clothing,good walking shoes, cap,snacks,water bottle,binocular ( if you have),camera ( if you like to shoot) ,rain wear and a note book & pen if you like to list the things that you see, is what you need to join the trail.

This outing is free and open to all ages who can walk the trail of around three to four hours.

We recommend car pooling.

Also request the participants to observe and note the sightings and share it on bngbirds@yahoogroups.com.

We also look forward to see our photographs of the trail on the forum too…:-)

For bus/route details to reach the nearest bus stop Koppa Gate ( around 3.5 kms from the meeting point ) you can log on http://www.tellmyroute.com
In case you find it difficult to locate the meeting point, please call on 9845383882 to get the direction.

Happy Birding,

Geetanjali Dhar

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