As many as 149 species of birds were spotted from seven sites by 78 birders at the seventh Kerala Bird Race held in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.

The annual event was held from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. in wetlands, forests, and villages in and around Thiruvananthapuram. The total count (149) was lower than the 2012 figure of 157. The count from each site also fell, with a variation of around 10.