The race would be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode, a release from Kerala Birder, organizers of the event, said in the state capital.
 
The Hongkong and Shangha Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) and Yuhina Eco-Media are collaborating with the event.
    
In the dawn-to-dusk event, teams of bird watchers and amateurs will spend the entire day birding in and around each city and try to record as many species of birds as possible.
    
The bird race this year would be non-competitive and the aim was to see how many birds could be seen in a day by all the teams, the release said.
    
Besides promoting bird watching, the event was also aimed at creating awareness on the bird life in the region to help build up support for environment and nature conservation.
   
Around 350 bird watchers had participated in the event last year, the release said.

(Agencies)

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