This announcement is much later than normal. We ordinarily post the results of the previous month’s challenge on the 6th of the following month. This time there was a delay in obtaining the raw eBird data, hence the delay in announcing the results of the March 2017 India eBirders of the Month. Our apologies for this. After much birding in… read more »

March 2017 eBirders of the Month



The Pongal Bird Count (PBC), an initiative of the TamilBirds network, is an annual bird monitoring program. Take a look at the results of the third edition of this event PBC 2017 as well read descriptions of many memorable moments as recounted by several participants. Quick results: 1741 lists 346 species 885.4 hours of birding 178 participants From the participants… read more »

Pongal Bird Count 2017 – Results


The following is a guest post by Ajay Gadikar, a keen birdwatcher from Indore. He has been observing the Indian Grey Hornbill’s breeding behaviour for the last 6 years and has revealed some interesting habits about them. He made a documentary movie “UDAAN” in 2013 which was screened by the Chief Minister of the state. He has also been honoured twice by the Forest Department… read more »

Indian Grey Hornbill nesting earlier in Indore


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Ragupathy Kannan is amongst the birders who have uploaded a large number of old (dated before 2014) lists and valuable records to the eBird India database. This section of birder profiles aims to thank those who have taken the efforts to upload their old records. 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you live? What do you do? I live… read more »

Birder Profile: Ragupathy Kannan



The challenge in March was to revisit winter locations and see what changes have occurred over a period of 2 months. This month, we’d like to change things a bit and see what species you can record over a period of a month at your favourite patch. As temperatures soar across several parts of the country, you might prefer to… read more »

April 2017 eBirding Challenges



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Over 1,400 eBirders submitted lists to the eBird India database during this year’s GBBC. This included several regular and experienced birders, birders who organized events and counts in their regions, state coordinators who were instrumental in ensuring the counts went off smoothly and several participants who experienced birdwatching for the first time ever! View some accounts by the participants themselves on… read more »

GBBC 2017: Stories from the field




To begin with, our apologies for the late announcement, but there has been so much to do during and after the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), that we are a bit behind in several things. eBirding activity in February tends to be particularly high because of the annual GBBC, so before  announcing the results of the monthly challenge, let’s look… read more »

February 2017 eBirders of the month


The monthly eBirding challenge for February 2017 was to upload 20 checklists while using the GBBC as an opportunity to go birding with others. Regardless of whether you met the challenge or not, we hope you had fun birding in February and during the GBBC in particular. March is a particularly exciting month for birding. As a sort of transitional month,… read more »

March 2017 eBirding Challenges




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The World’s Biggest Bird-a-thon comes to India! During the four days between 17 and 20 February, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India will come together to document as many birds in as many locations across the country as possible. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), and last year India was the… read more »

GBBC 2017: India Results so Far


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The World’s Biggest Bird-a-thon comes to India! During the four days between 17 and 20 February, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India will come together to document as many birds in as many locations across the country as possible. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), and last year India was the… read more »

GBBC India 2017 Press Release



A new year, a new beginning, and a refreshed commitment to birds and birding! Birding activity in the winter, and especially in January and February, tends to be higher than at any other time in the year; so before  announcing the results of the monthly challenge, let’s look at the break-up of eBirding in India in January (with previous month… read more »

January 2017 eBirders of the month


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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 eBird Yearly Challenge. Challenge Winner Prize No. Qualifiers Prolific Hari Kumar A Bird’s Egg: The Most Perfect Thing Tim Birkhead 31 Abdul Raheem Munderi, Abhijith Surendran, Abhirami C, Ajay Gadikar, Ankit Vikrant, Aravind Amirtharaj, Ashwin Viswanathan, Emanuel George, Ganeshwar S V, Givind Girija, Hari Kumar, Hari Mavelikara, Indira Srinivasan, Jayadev… read more »

2016 eBird Yearly Challenge Winners!


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The monthly eBirding challenge for January 2017 was simple – to upload 25 checklists with at least one containing media. February, apart from being a very productive month for birding, is time for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). This year the dates for the GBBC are 17-20 February. The Campus Bird Count, a sister event of the GBBC, is… read more »

February 2017 eBirding Challenges