The Goa Bird Conservation Network’s Birding By Ear initiative was an experiment to introduce the joys of birding to visually-impaired children. Two introductory sessions were held on the 20th and 27th of September 2014 at the premises of the National Association for the Blind School at St. Cruz in which a bunch of very enthusiastic children were made familiar with the calls of common and uncommon birds. They were also able to touch and feel specimens of bird feathers, claws, talons and entire stuffed birds. Later on Sunday,9th November 2014 GBCN ventured out into the field, with a group of 22 visually-impaired children exploring the Soccorro Plateau along with the members of the GBCN.
Birding by Ear - September 2014