Kids for Nature. Working towards a Green Future

Cuckoo About Nature (CAN) Club is a Nature Club for the Kids and by the Kids. The Nature and Birding walks are all done by children from different schools in Delhi

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About Us

We are young and we love nature. We have had a special attraction towards birds and grew up doing birdwalks along with one of India’s oldest Birding club – delhibird. Our story started one day, many moons ago in the backdrop of the magnificent Himalayas where we thought of creating our own club. We are Cuckoo About Nature and we are happy to invite you to join our journey. Here is the first birding club exclusively for kids and by kids. Come join us as we have fun. We intend to explore nature, meet the birds and butterflies amidst fun and laughter.
Its time to wake up to the chirp of birds. Let’s connect with nature, let’s conserve nature, let us be Cuckoo About Nature

Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Special Events

Quiz time at the first ever Cuckoo about Nature Quiz

You can sign up with a friend, parent or sibling – It’s an open quiz

Investigate all things nature to prep for the quiz and remember that our focus theme this time is the flora and fauna of the Aravallis

The Sleepy Owl gift hamper

Zip across to the Aravali Biodiversity Park on the 22nd of December 2019 for a fun day out in the sun

For the whole family

Over 400 Local Members

Our Young Naturalist members are from 34 different schools in the Delhi NCR. They are from Class 3 to Class 12. Please join our fraternity and help grow the green army.

100% Young Naturalist

As we gear to explore the outdoors we plan to do nature excursions, bird walks, environmental service projects, nature photography sessions and fun walks. We will have nature enthusiasts talk to us and show us the wonderful world of nature. There will be audio visual sessions, photography sessions, more walks and anything else Cuckoo!

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Let Nature be your teacher

William Wordsworth

Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives

Thomas Berry

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks

John Muir

No human, no matter how ancient, or how popular, can be above the laws of Nature

Abhijit Naskar

Children are born naturalists! They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them

The Audubon Naturalist Society

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

Nelson Mandela

Cherish the natural world because you're a part of it and you depend on it

Sir David Attenborough

Friendicoes Seca
No 271 & 273, Defence Colony
Flyover Market, Jangpura Side
New Delhi, 110024
Telephone 011-24314787 ; 011-24320303 ; 011-24320707

Charity Birds Hospital
Shri Digamber Jain Lal Mandir,
Chandni Chowk, Delhi – 110006
Opposite Red Fort
Telephone: 01123288084

Wildlife Rescue
Nadeem Shehzad and Muhammad Saud
Chawri Bazar, Delhi – 110006
Telephone: 9810029698

The Founder Members

Vanya Pal

Vanya Pal

Vanya Pal, 13 is a traveller at heart with her love for nature branching out in various aspects, birding being one of them. She studies in Delhi Public School, RKP & has been birdwatching since the age of two. Today, Vanya is an active member of Delhi Bird and easily able to identify the common birds. A conservationist by heart, she wants to be a naturalist when she grows up. She hopes to emulate her favourite Nikhil uncle.

Aman Sharma

Aman Sharma

Aman Sharma, 16 is an avid birder and photographer. He is a student of Modern School, Vasant Vihar. A pair of red vented bulbuls who built a nest in his balcony ignited the passion he has for birds today. He aspires to bring about a change in the way we see our winged visitors. Every Sunday he joins The Delhi Bird for a birding expedition. He loves to travel to dreamy wildlife and birding destinations in the higher pockets of India. He feels that in this age of Industrialisation, conserving nature and wildlife is the greatest progress.

Maitreya Sukumar

Maitreya Sukumar

A student of The Shri Ram School, Maitreya, 17 has been birding since he was 5 years old. From watching the Resplendent Quetzal in Costa Rica to trekking pre dawn in the jungles of New Guinea to watch the birds of paradise, Maitreya has been chasing birds across three continents for a while now. He also writes for the wildlife magazine Saevus and is an active member of his school environment club.

Viraj Shukla

Viraj Shukla

Viraj Shukla, 18 is a student at the Mother’s International School. His friendship with the lens started when he was 7 yrs old. He was inspired by his father’s interest in architectural and abstract photography. Viraj loves to spend time amidst nature with the camera being his forever companion. His photographs transform mundane things into interesting and unusual graphics. In this fast paced digital world he intends to show the kids a pure green world through his lens!

Chief Organising Officer – Jannat Singh

Meet Our Mentor, Nikhil Devasar

Nikhil is born, brought up and continues to reside in the capital city of Delhi. Being based in Delhi he decided to explore its spaces and revived a bird club, an ornithological group that had been non-operational for many years.  In 2000 he started an email network and the first weekend walk had 2 enthusiastic participants. Today this bird club has a membership of over 50,000+ committed amateur and professional birdwatchers ranging from age 4 to 84.

Nikhil has spearheaded many of the group’s conservation efforts wherein through the Sunday walks the group monitors the status of the birdlife as well as their habitats and also discovers new birding sites while keeping the authorities abreast of the problems in the existing ones. He also conducts awareness and education programs for young people and school children, and organises a census of India’s birdlife through the “Big Bird Day”, an annual event that has numerous teams visiting various birding sites and doing a species count. Today this club is registered as a NGO.

Nikhil is a prominent wildlife and nature conservationist, author & photographer. His expertise has resulted in the publication of several books, and his photographs are regularly featured in Indian and foreign nature magazines and publications.

Nikhil is responsible to bring the First Bird Festival to India and was the Knowledge Partner for UP Bird Festival in 2015 & 2016. He has spearheaded many of the country’s conservation efforts & has made his passion his life & his work.

A Special Thanks to Our Patrons

Kirti Pal

Kirti Pal

 

Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma

 

Anita Mani

Anita Mani

 

Suneeta Sharma

Suneeta Sharma

Team delhibird Foundation

Jannat Singh

Jannat Singh

 

Jayantika Dave

Jayantika Dave

Sanjay Tiwari

Sanjay Tiwari

Nikhil Devasar

Nikhil Devasar

 

Find your wings and FLY

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