Marghazi Bird Utsav 2019-2020 ,an immersive, guided bird-watching festival was organized at HCL Campus, Sholinganallur, Chennai. Jointly organized by HCL Foundation and Care Earth Trust in association with the Conservation Authority of Pallikaranai Marshland, Tamil Nadu Forest Department and featured special addresses by distinguished persons such as Ms. Santha Sheela Nair, I.A.S, Retd. Former Secretary to GOI, Water Resources; Ms. V. Karunapriya, IFS, CCF, Chennai, TNFD; Dr. S.Balaji, IFS, Retd. Former PCCF, TNFD; Dr. S. Balasubramaniyan, Former DIG, Indian Coast Guard; Ms. Krupa Sheela, AVP, HCL; Mr. Santanu Basu, Manager – Green Spaces, HCL Foundation; and noted ecologist Dr. R J Ranjit Daniels of Care Earth at the event.
The series of guided birdwatching experience involved expert researchers and seasoned birdwatchers noted ecologists helping participants in observing and identifying resident and migratory wetlands birds of Perumbakkam wetlands and Pallikaranai marshland. The tours began on December 17, 2019 and were organized on alternate days.
There was active participation from HCL volunteers, school children and public. Photographs clicked by participants from the guided tours were exhibited during the closing ceremony and the best photos awarded. The event concluded with a special musical performance by The Vayali Bamboo Orchestra from Kerala.