7. October 2016
News and Events
REEF (Shri Ramdeobaba College Engineers for Environment Forum) the environment club of RCOEM, won the Vidarbha Bird Race organized by Maharashtra Forest Department in association with Birds of Vidarbha. It was arranged to during the Wildlife Week organized from 1st to 7th October 2016. This is the 3 rd consequent win of REEF in the past one and half years. REEF won among 30 teams that participated from all over Vidarbha. Rohit Hazare (3rd year EC) was the captain of the team. The other team members were Harjot Singh Kahai (4th Year Civil), Himanshu Gune (2nd Year, EDT), Atharva Mangrulkar (2nd Year, IT), and Udayaan Dyandand (2nd Year, Civil).
A bird race is where different teams visit various hotspots in a region which are rich in bird life. They correctly identify the bird species in the wild and list them out. The team which is able to identify the maximum number of species of birds in the wild wins the race. Winning is based on many aspects, knowledge about birds is most important.