World famous bird watcher spots over 50 species in Athirappilly
Athirappilly: Famous bird watcher and world record holder Noah Strycker spotted over 50 species of birds in the Athirappilly forest region. He was seeing four of them for the first time.
The American just set a world record by seeing 4341 species of birds in one year, at Thattekkad on last Thursday. The previous record was set by British couple Ruth Miller and Alan Davies in 2008. He then reached Athirappilly, where bird watchers Rafi Kallettumkara and Aneesh Aravind helped him.
Noah (28) began the world tour in search of birds on January 1 in the Antarctic. He has visited 22 countries so far and arrived in India on September 13. The plan is to visit 37 countries in total.
Western Ghats is paradise of any bird watcher, according to Noah. 'Birds worldwide are facing challenges as a result of deforestation and climate change,' he added.
Noah is continuing the journey after revising his target to see 5000 birds as 6000. The tour will conclude in Australia on December 31.