About Karnataka Bird Festival

‘Birds are beautiful, colorful, active, vocal and are found everywhere’

Karnataka’s first Bird Festival aims to put focus on birds and bird watching in Karnataka. To provide a platform for well-known naturalists, experts, forest officers, bird photographers to share their insights & thoughts. This festival also focusses on putting bird conservation on the center-stage and raise the attention of nature enthusiasts and general public towards the significance of birds and the important role they play in the ecosystem. Some of the highlights of  this festival are bird photo exhibition (open to public), workshops on bird photography by experts, guided bird-watching walks and insightful talks by naturalists. Come join us in celebrating birds!

Schedule

  • March 27-29, 2015
  • 27 March
  • 28 March
  • 29 March
  • Block your seats for all three days
  • Ticket cost of Rs. 2500/- includes
    1. Access to Guided Bird watching & Photo Exhibition
    2. Access to talks & panel discussion
    3. Access to one of the bird photography workshops.
    4. Includes lunch & snacks at the venue on 27th
    5. Includes lunch & snacks at the venue and dinner at Royal Orchid Metropole, K. R. Sagar on 28th
    6. Includes lunch & snacks at the venue on 29th
    7. Children & students have free entry for the photo exhibition, guided bird watching also entry to the sanctuary. (KBF sessions are not free)
  • (*)The workshop will be on first come first serve for 25 people

Official Inauguration

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Shri B Ramanath Rai, Honorable Minister of Forest , Ecology & Enviroment

About KBF

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

River Terns of Bhadra

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Speakers

Dr. S. Subramanya — Birder

Dr. S. Subramanya Birder

M.V. Shreeram — Professional Wildlife Photographer & Passionate Naturalist

M.V. Shreeram Professional Wildlife Photographer & Passionate Naturalist

Ramit Singal — Quintessential Birder & Environmentalist

Ramit Singal Quintessential Birder & Environmentalist

Rohan Chakravarty — Creator of Green Humour , Cartoonist & Illustrator

Rohan Chakravarty Creator of Green Humour , Cartoonist & Illustrator

Prashanth Nuggehalli Srinivas — PhD Scholar, Institute of Public Health

Prashanth Nuggehalli Srinivas PhD Scholar, Institute of Public Health

Vinay Luthra — I.F.S. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka

Vinay Luthra I.F.S. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka

Sudhir Shivaram — Indian wildlife photographer & entrepreneur

Sudhir Shivaram Indian wildlife photographer & entrepreneur

Manoj Kumar IFS — Chief Conservator of Forests, Kodugu

Manoj Kumar IFS Chief Conservator of Forests, Kodugu

Karthikeyan S — Chief Naturalist at Jungle Lodges & Resorts

Karthikeyan S Chief Naturalist at Jungle Lodges & Resorts

SAMAD K.S.A — Author of Birds of Hampi & Active Conservationist

SAMAD K.S.A Author of Birds of Hampi & Active Conservationist

Vijay Mohan Raj — IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests

Vijay Mohan Raj IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests

Ramki Sreenivasan — Co-founder-Conservation India

Ramki Sreenivasan Co-founder-Conservation India

Sarath Champati — Lead trainer & advisor for Karnataka eco-tourism board (Festival Curator)

Sarath Champati Lead trainer & advisor for Karnataka eco-tourism board (Festival Curator)

Kalyan Varma —  Environmental Photographer

Kalyan Varma Environmental Photographer

Sumit K. Sen —  Author & Conservationist

Sumit K. Sen Author & Conservationist

Sangeetha Kadur — Wildlife Illustrator

Sangeetha Kadur Wildlife Illustrator

Bikram Grewal — Birdwatcher & Conservationist

Bikram Grewal Birdwatcher & Conservationist

Vijay Sharma — I.F.S, Managing Director of Jungle Lodges Resort

Vijay Sharma I.F.S, Managing Director of Jungle Lodges Resort

Sponsors

Official Committee

G.V.Sugur — I.F.S. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF)

G.V.Sugur I.F.S. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF)

Vinay Luthra — I.F.S. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka & CEO, Karnataka Ecotourism Development Board.

Vinay Luthra I.F.S. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka & CEO, Karnataka Ecotourism Development Board.

B.M.Parameshwar — IFS, CCF, Mysuru Circle, President Organising Committee

B.M.Parameshwar IFS, CCF, Mysuru Circle, President Organising Committee

Karikalan — IFS, DCF, Mysuru, Member Secretary

Karikalan IFS, DCF, Mysuru, Member Secretary

V. Ramalinge Gowda — DCF, Mandya, Organising Secretary

V. Ramalinge Gowda DCF, Mandya, Organising Secretary

Advisory Board

Sarath Champati —  Lead trainer & advisor for Karnataka eco-tourism board (Festival Curator)

Sarath Champati Lead trainer & advisor for Karnataka eco-tourism board (Festival Curator)

Vijay Mohan Raj — IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests

Vijay Mohan Raj IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests

Ramki Sreenivasan — Co-founder-Conservation India

Ramki Sreenivasan Co-founder-Conservation India

Kalyan Varma — Wildlife Photographer & Conversationalist

Kalyan Varma Wildlife Photographer & Conversationalist

Rohit Varma — Co-founder – Nature Infocus

Rohit Varma Co-founder – Nature Infocus