Anisha Jayadevan


The Great Backyard Bird Count and Campus Bird Count 2019 results are now live and can be viewed here. 1,786 birders in India submitted 22,273 lists, spent a total of 10,764 person-hours birding and recorded 852 species— 65% of the total number of species known to occur in the country! India stood third in the world, in terms of number… read more »

GBBC 2019 Results


There were 1786 participants across the country in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count and Campus Bird Count. From bird walks to campus talks to bird talks, a lot of planning and enthusiasm went into many of the events.  Several people, young and old were introduced to birds and birdwatching. Here are some of the stories by people across the… read more »

GBBC 2019: Stories from the field


GBBC 2019 has come to an end. During this four-day event, observers across India submitted 12083 checklists, recording a total of 773 species. India stood second in the world in terms of checklists, and third in terms of number of species. Please upload any remaining lists by the end of February, so that we can compile a final summary, shortly… read more »

GBBC 2019 Day 4 Results



At the end of day 3 of the the Great Backyard Bird Count, India remains near the top of the global tables with 718 species and 8112 checklists. It’s beginning to look like India will stand second in terms of birding effort this year, unless Canada catches up tomorrow! From India, 1256 participants across 230 districts uploaded 8074 checklists, observing… read more »

GBBC 2019 Day 3 Results


At the end of day 2 of the the Great Backyard Bird Count, India remains near the top of the global tables, with 651 species and 4824 checklists. From India, 925 participants– up by more than 350 since yesterday–  across 190 districts uploaded 4912 checklists, observing a total of 654 species. Below are some state-wise patterns for India: NB: the… read more »

GBBC 2019 Day 2 Results


Here is the situation at the end of Day 1 of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Note that the numbers on the GBBC live submissions site may differ somewhat from those presented here because of the time lag as well as slight differences in methods of calculation. Globally, India is high up in terms of both effort (number of checklists)… read more »

GBBC 2019 Day 1 Results