CAMPUS CALLING: JNU IS TOP CHOICE FOR BIRDS

Campus Bird Count recently conducted by students, is a sub-event of the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. It is a coordinated effort to document life of birds in multiple campuses across India. Including educational and training institutions, government institutions research stations, corporate campuses etc. It is a great way to get people interested in the rich diversity of birds in their surroundings.

With around 50 winged visitors spotted in several DU colleges and complexes. The event was held on February 15,16,17 and 18 across the country at the same time. This event is said to be science initiative as the people who have got nothing to do with science and research can contribute in gathering baseline data. Several students from DU’s Hindu, Gargi and other colleges participated in the event. Jawaharlal Nehru University saw the most number of migratory birds in the city with 73 of them being spotted on its campus during the count. At Ambedkar University Delhi campuses- Kashmiri Gate, Lodhi road, Karampura, Dheerpur and Rohini, the count was organized by the Centre for Urban Ecology and Sustainability and saw active participation from students, researchers and university staff.      

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