The SALEM ORNITHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION (சேலம் பறவையியல் கழகம்) is a nonprofit organization committed to bird research and conservation in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. The Foundation is actively involved in spreading the joy of bird watching and the importance of bird conservation to students and public alike through various outreach and education programs.
The Foundation was formerly known as United Salem for Bird Life. SOF recommends and encourages birders to use eBird (India) to keep track of bird sightings and for monitoring.
DARTER is the quarterly e-magazine brought out by the Foundation. It will feature all the important sightings, notable observations and all the birding activities in Salem. It is published as சிறகு in Tamil. We also publish the articles and other works of birders submitted to us. Ganeshwar SV and Arulvelan T are the editors for English and Tamil magazines respectively.