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The Cochin Natural History Society is a non-profit making, non-political charitable institution registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. This is a society of amateur naturalists who live in harmony with nature and seek to protect and to preserve the biodiversity and healthy natural environment. The mandate of the society is to undertake studies and documentation of biodiversity around us and to draw attention to the aesthetic, economic, scientific and conservation aspects.The society also intends to provide a platform to those who are concerned to come together and share, enlarge and correct our knowledge about Nature and its magnificence. Any person, who has a love, interest and commitment towards conservation of our biodiversity and natural history may become a member of the society*.

"You can know the names of a bird in all languages of the world,but when you are finished ,
You will know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird.....
So let`s look at the bird and see what it`s doing --that`s what counts.
I learned very early the differance between knowing the name of something and knowing something."

-Nobel Laureate Richard P Feynman(1918-1988)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ernakulam Bird Atlas-Invitation

Dear friends,
Greetings from CNHS,
As you know, we are doing the Ernakulam Bird Atlas project from  July onwards.Here is the schedule:-
Bird Atlas surveys shall be done twice a year.
  • July 16th – September 13th [60 days, 9 weekends]
  • January 16th – March 15th  [60 days, 9 weekends]

We have a total of more than 200 Sub Cells to cover by doing birding for a period of one hour in each sub cell. We will do this exercise twice as per the schedule above...This is a prestigious project for all of us bird lovers.We need the might of all the  birdwatchers and bird photographers in Kerala to complete this. Of course there is some protocols and methods to be followed to do this.

So we are holding a preliminary meeting of all birders at 10.30 am 3rd July 2016 at the Mangalavanam Sanctuary for discussing the way to achieve our goal.

We would request you to participate in the meeting and join our hands in this endevour...

Here are the links to some more details on the Kerala Bird Atlas project:-

For more details Please contact : Premchand Reghuvaran

Warm Regards,

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kochi Wetland Birdcount 2016

Dear All,

CNHS is conducting the bird count of major wetlands in Kochi as part of Asian Waterfowl Census(AWC) on 31st January 2016

The major wetlands covered simultaneously are:-

Kadamakkudy and Devaswompadam (Varapuzha area)

Kandakkadavu, Kalthara and Kuthirakkoor Kari Wetlands (Palluruthy/ Thoppumpady area)

All  birdwatchers are invited to participate:-

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

KERALA BIRD RACE 2015 -Invitation

Dear Friends,

The Kerala Bird Race-2015 is on 6th December(Sunday) .It is in  the 9th year of running now.All our birding friends are invited to take part in it.

As in previous years it is a dawn to dusk birding event.You are free to do birding in any place you have access and have bird abundance...You may form a team of 3-4 people and do birding from early morning till evening.You should upload the checklist/s  on to eBird  website:-

You may submit checklist in duration of 15 minutes each..

After a hectic day of birding we assemble in the evening to share our experience with each other followed by a  sumptuous dinner.

As in previous years the event is sponsored by HSBC Bank and coordinated by Yuhina Ecomedia of Mumbai.

All are encouraged to participate in the programme. Please register with me at:- 

 Mobile : 9446437410 (WhatsApp or SMS )

 eMail  :

Warm regards,