An opportunity for Bangalore’s Birders

The Bangalore BirdRace offers a great opportunity for all serious birders (and not-so-serious ones) to get together and spend a day watching birds and documenting them all over Bangalore.


The Bangalore BirdRace will be a dawn to dusk event where teams of bird-watchers will spend the day birding in and within a 50 km radius of Bangalore city. The participants will record as many species of birds as possible, learn the finer points of bird-watching from the experts and the experienced, and then later in the evening, teams will meet at a select venue over dinner and an interactive tête-à-tête.


— Each team will consist of 4 (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.

1. Every bird-lover is welcome to participate in the Bangalore BirdRace.
2. To participate in the BirdRace you MUST register your name/team with the organizers of Bangalore BirdRace.
3. To register yourself or your team, please send an e-mail to and include your name, address, Telephone number(s), Mobile No., e-mail ID. Also, indicate if you are alone or part of a team. If you are part of a team, please send the details on all the team members, as indicated above. The Bangalore BirdRace team will get back to you.
4. Please indicate if you have a vehicle of your own and if you are using your car, indicate if you are willing to take others on the BirdRace.
5. The registration will begin from January 10th 2007 onwards .
6. Details on the Birdwatching sites in and around, and the venue for the evening function/get-together on February 11, 2007 will be made known to all the registered participants later.
7. Please visit the Bangalore page on this website for details.

1 Comment so far

  1. Sudheendra.K.P. (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    Dear Sir,
    I wish to participate in the Bird-Race.May I request you,Sir,to kindly register my name for the same.
    my cell No.-9844320094
    Thanking you,
    Yours truly.

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