Talk on the Birds of the Nilgiris

A talk on the Birds of the Nilgiris took place at the Bee museum on the 10th of November. The Speaker Dr. P.J Vasanthan, an avid birder for the past two decades gave the audience a brief introduction to the topography of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) and the different forest types and climatic conditions prevailing here. Following which he showed several photographs of endemic, endangered, migratory and resident bird species that inhabit these slopes. The key issue that came up continually during the talk was the steep decline in numbers of certain species due to habitat loss and global warming over the past several decades. Thirty-five participants including children from various schools around the Nilgiris took part in this workshop and discussion that followed.

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