- Supported by HSBC
team will consist of 04 (four) persons (no less, no more,
unless specially intimated to us) and each team must
include a good birder who is familiar with the
site’s/region’s avifauna. There will be a Bird-Name
for each team.
You are free to constitute your own team
but must ensure at least one of you is a proficient birder,
familiar with the region’s birdlife, and who can be
the team captain.
There is no Registration Fee for any of the IndiaBirdRaces.
Each Team will be provided with a Bird Logbook
(consisting of a checklist of all species of birds recorded
within the geographical limits of the concerned city’s
BirdRace) with appropriately marked columns for reporting
observations. The LogBook contains a detail listing of all
species of birds recorded in this region during the past
20 years. In case you happen to see any species not on this
list, please include the same in the space provided.
Each team remains as a single unit for the entire day and
up to the evening programme. The team may, if it so wishes,
employ the services of a driver for their vehicle (if they
should choose a site that involves driving). The driver
may or may not be a bird-watcher. In fact, depending upon
sites chosen, please try & constitute your team in such
a manner that at least one of you has ACCESS TO A VEHICLE.
The HSBC India BirdRace has NO PRE-DETERMINED ROUTES or
birding spots. A Team is free to choose its own route and
site for the day.
Walk, Trek, Dive or Drive or even Fly as much as you may
to a site or a cluster of sites. This Bird Race is a FULL
DAY EVENT (surely, you’d agree the pot-holed roads
and loads of other nuisances, including the fatigue factor,
make night travel difficult in this region).
The HSBC IndiaBirdRace
begins at dawn and ends at sun-down. Plan your day in such
a manner as to converge at the evening venue for the prize-ceremony
and get-together. Please note that the evening’s programme
(at some of the venues) would get over close to 11.15 pm.
Hopefully, you wouldn’t mind one groggy get-up on
a Monday morning, for the love of the feathered birds.
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