Birds and Cities – World Environment Day Special! By Garima Bhatia
Birds and their Behaviours
a lifetime ticket to the theatre of nature By Garima Bhatia
It may be hard to believe, but birds pack an incredible amount of intelligence into their small frames. With the ability to fly, their sharp eyesight and amazing repertoire of songs, birds may seem very different from us humans, but they are also a lot like us in many ways! The most striking thing after how beautiful birds look, is observing what they are doing. Bird species don’t just look unique, they have unique ways of going about their daily lives, from feeding and breeding to avoiding predators and maximizing their chances of survival. In this session we will get a glimpse into what it is like to be a bird, and learn about their interesting behaviours which make watching birds such an enjoyable and satisfying hobby.
Garima Bhatia gave up a career in automotive research to immerse herself in the world of birds. She is passionate about getting children and adults to appreciate nature, and has worked since 2014 for a non-profit initiative aiming to spread the joy and wonder of birds. An avid birdwatcher, she is also a photographer and has co-authored a few popular photographic field guides to the Indian subcontinent. She lives in Bangalore where she enjoys watching birds from her balcony.