As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 24 February 2014

33 Bird Species Spotted in Sivarakottai

By Express News Service - MADURAI
Published: 18th February 2014 11:38 AM
Last Updated: 18th February 2014 11:38 AM

Black-headed munias

A group of bird enthusiasts camped in the village in the early hours on Sunday, to save wetland birds visiting Sivarakottai by documenting their numbers. 

At the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a global annual four-day event (February 14-17, 2014) engaging bird watchers of all ages in counting birds in their area to know bird population, around thirty nature enthusiasts and bird watchers from the city chose Sivarakottai village for bird watching.

“Wetland birds grab attention in all places and those in the Madurai region are no exception. Hence, we decided to go for wetland birds and the area surrounding the Malaiurani Perumal Koil in Sivarakottai was the apt place for bird watching,” said Tamildasan, a member of a youth-friends’ group called ‘Naanal Nanbargal Kuzhu’.

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