Bird Count India

The challenge for the month of May is to upload at least 30 no-X, complete of at least 15-minute duration. The checklists of all those who complete the challenge will be pooled together, out of which the one list will be chosen at random out of those that contain a breeding code. The person who uploaded that list will be given a small gift in appreciation.

May 2017 eBirding Challenges

Endemic Bird Day 2017 is scheduled for 13 May 2017 and just as last year, there is a series of short quizzes to be answered in the run up to the main event. Here’s the first quiz: Based on the three clues given below, can you guess which subcontinental endemic is being referred to? (Note: The slideshow requires javascript to… read more »

Endemic Bird Day: Quiz 1

It’s May and with most of the winter migrants back in their breeding grounds, it is the best time to focus on birds resident in the country. As every year, Endemic Bird Day 2017 is all about celebrating and documenting the birds endemic to the Indian subcontinent. The Endemic Bird Day coincides with the Global Bird Day, but in India, this time… read more »

Endemic Bird Day 2017

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

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