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India is home to the largest number of bird species in the world. We are blessed with more than 1300 species. Owing to the popularity of birds and bird watching around us we are happy to launch a 6 weeks online course on Birds for Beginners. Eminent ornithologists will be involved as experts for chats, field visits and study modules. It is a graded course and you will receive a Certificate after successful completion of the course.
As the name suggests, the course is suitable for amateur nature enthusiasts such as students, teachers and families. If birds excite you and you do not have any science background, this course might help you fuel your passion.
Course Fee: Rs. 4499/- Early Bird Offer: Rs. 3499/- if registered by 10 Feb 2021
I would recommend this course for anyone who has just begun birding. The course materials are very elaborate and informative. The video lectures with bird experts made me curious even about the common birds that I see around. One thing that I have started paying attention to, is the bird call. I can now distinguish between different species due to
the course. Even though the course is over, I still do birding and this is going to be a lifelong experience. Thank you iNaturewatch foundation
Review by Bhavya V. on 7 Jul 2020
An eminent Naturalist and a lepidopterist who has been pursuing butterflies through his camera for the past 25 years. His pursuance gave India its first modern Field Guide to Indian Butterflies. He is the elected member of the Governing Council of the Bombay Natural History Society and has been associated with them for 35 years. He is known for his excellent wildlife photography and immense knowledge about natural history. His other publications include Common Wildflowers and Moths. He started his passion for wildlife with reptiles and then got involved with several other subjects and finally settled with butterflies. He is aptly known as 'Living Natural History Encyclopedia' and 'Butterfly Man'.
An award winning entomologist, educationist and entrepreneur, Dr. Shubhalaxmi has excelled in all her field of expertise. A moth researcher in 1993 with BNHS , becoming an environmental educator in 1997 and eventually transforming into an ecopreneur in 2014 after quitting her job- is a reckoning story of perseverance and resilience. Nature conservation and environmental protection is her domain. Her key competencies are organization development and business development. She founded three entities ; Ladybird Environmental Consulting, iNaturewatch Foundation and Birdwing Publishers. She has experience of designing and running online courses for over a decade. Courses run by her in her previous organization-BNHS were most popular ones.
Dr Ketki Marthak is a consultant ear nose and throat surgeon by profession. She is attached to Ram Krishna Mission hospital, BCJ hospital or Asha Parekh hospital and Millat hospital. She serves as Vice-Chairman at iNaturewatch Foundation. She is a Life member of BNHS and a member of IBCN (BNHS) Mumbai. She has a special interest in birds and their conservation She has conducted several nature trails for students in local languages in and around Mumbai and has conducted nature camps for BNHS. She has travelled different parts of India and the world to enjoy nature and birds.
It gave me a broad idea about identification of birds. Previously i had no detail idea about bird anatomy, but now got the basic idea. Bird Nest Architecture- never thought that so many variety was there.. And the technology..
Bird call- video lesson was really good.
Started to identify some of the birds.. Sometimes it may be a wrong guess but still i can some. Before this the area was a no-no for me.
The most important while doing the course along with me my son has also started to go along with me for filedvisit. And he is really excited to see any birds and started to identify some of the species like crow, house sparrow, kingfisher, cormorants, dove, pigeon etc. he is only 4 yrs old. Now whenever he finds some pics of birds in mobile or social media, he use to describe that bird by its colour , size (mumma its bigger than sparrow). This one was totally not expected before joining the course.
Thank you ma’am and team for this learnings. I’ve some difficulties in regular participation of classes due to work commitments. But thanks for giving the opportunity of this course.
Review by Mrs Amrita Kulabhi on 30 Jan 2020