The World Wildlife Fund-India, in association with YMCA, Kollam, will organise a two-day awareness programme this weekend to mark the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD).
The event is being organised with the support of Kerala State Biodiversity Board and Molluscan Fisheries Department of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). HELP Foundation and Grasshopper Nature Club, Kollam, are also associating with the programme.
On Saturday, the awareness programme will be held at the YMCA Hall, Kollam, with sessions on ‘Bird Migration and Migratory birds’ followed by a training workshop on bird watching and bird photography in the afternoon.
Selected participants will go for a bird-watching trip to Kandachira - Paavuvayal, part of Ashtamudi lake, on Sunday morning. It will be followed by a bird quiz and a documentary on ‘Birds of Kerala.’
An exhibition of around 100 photographs of migratory birds in the state is also planned at the same venue. Those who wish to participate may contact A K Sivakumar on 9447386978.