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Great Backyard Bird Count & Campus Bird Count 2018




Birding is (almost?) at its peak in January. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Jan 2018 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,476 (1,792) Number of lists (all types): 16,500 (25,500) Number of observations: 3.37 lakh (4.59 lakh) January challenge The challenge for January was to upload Asian Waterbird Counts from at least three wetlands… read more »

January 2018 eBirders of the month










December is peak birding season in much of India. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Dec 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,476 (1,288) Number of lists (all types): 16,500 (12,800) Number of observations: 3.37 lakh (2.42 lakh) December challenge The challenge for December was to upload at least 30 eligible birdlists (see the… read more »

December 2017 eBirders of the month







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Prasad JN is a keen birder and bird educator. He is also amongst those who have contributed valuable historical data about birds to the eBird database. Always learning and always teaching, he is an inspiration to new and experienced birders alike!  Please tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you live? What do you do? I work from home in Bangalore as… read more »

Birder Profile – Prasad JN



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As temperatures cool and migrations spread through the country, birders fan out as well. Here is the break-up of eBirding in India in Nov 2017 (with previous month in brackets). Number of birders: 1,288 (1,162) Number of lists (all types): 12,800 (11,000) Number of observations: 2.42 lakh (2.02 lakh) November challenge The challenge for November was to upload at least… read more »

November 2017 eBirders of the month





Here is the second in our series of occasional bird links (see earlier post here) – we list some interesting articles from India and around the world. Do write in if you have a suggestion: skimmer@birdcount.in Ever been confused by changing bird names, definition of species, splitting and lumping of species, and all the controversies behind it? Take a look at… read more »

Bird links 24Nov17