Bird Count India

General posts related to Bird Count India and not specifically within another category


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Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do and where do you live? My name is Ezra Rynjah. I am currently a Research Affiliate with an NGO called Conservation Initiatives, wherein we work in different parts of Northeast India, collaborating with communities to implement evidence-based conservation. I am currently based in Shillong, where I also pursue projects in… read more »

Birder Profile: Ezra Rynjah


Birding can be uplifting in such difficult times. Birders crave opportunities to spend time in a quiet place with their favourite distractions: birds! We might be forced to stay in one place — but that still gives plenty of opportunities to observe the birds around us. The lockdown birding challenge has generated tremendous response amongst bird watchers across the country.… read more »

April 2020 eBirding Challenge


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This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count and Campus Bird Count in India, saw a participation of more than 2000 people. Birders across the country were busy organizing and conducting bird talks and walks, introducing new people to birds and bird watching. Here are some of the stories by people across the country who participated in this year’s GBBC/ CBC. See here to… read more »

GBBC 2020: Stories from the field



Tadoba’s Women Birding Squad Written by Pooja Pawar “Oh, this bird appears so close”; “such bright colours and so clearly visible through this binocular!” exclaimed the first-time bird-watching group of ladies from Moharli Village, looking at the Indian Roller. This was in September when I met seven women who were keen on learning about birds and birdwatching. It is hard… read more »

Tadoba’s Women Birding Squad


Patch Birder’s Profile is a new series focussing on Patch Birding. In this series, we highlight birders who have been faithfully visiting their patch, through this, learning the details of the birdlife and its seasonality there. Please tell us about yourself: where do you live and what do you do. My name is Ajay Gadikar and I am an IT entrepreneur,… read more »

Patch Birder’s Profile- Ajay Gadikar




While most birders find warblers as difficult subjects, Santanu Manna finds them fascinating and is always up for the challenge to identify them. A school teacher based in Kolkata, he never loses any opportunity to go birding during the holidays. Here is more about him… Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do and where do you… read more »

Birder Profile: Santanu Manna


For the sixth year in succession, a two day workshop on Bird Monitoring in Kerala was held at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur on 8-9 June 2019. About 70 birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, representing various organisations in Kerala participated in the workshop. Participants represented Cochin Natural History Society (CNHS), Malabar Natural History Society (MNHS),… read more »

Kerala Bird Monitoring Workshop June – 2019




This brings us to the end of the 2019 endemic bird day quizzes. Congratulations to the 35 folks who got the quiz 5 right. Congratulations to the following 35 who got it correct: Vidhya Sundar, Hareesha AS, Regin Ross, Yogesh Parashar, Harshjeet Singh Bal, Maxim Rodrigues K, Mahathi Narayanaswamy, Tushar Agarwal, Ashok Agarwal, Yogeswarie Sreedharan, Vidhya Swaminathan, Selvaganesh K, Malyasri… read more »

Endemic Bird Day 2019- Crossword Puzzle


We are just two more days away from the Endemic Bird Day 2019. Do not forget to go birding on the day and look for residents and endemics around your birding patch or wherever you are! Congratulations to the 32 participants who managed to get all 5 species correct. Yogesh Parashar, Yogesh B, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Shuchismita Das, Mahathi Narayanaswamy, Vibhav peri, Ramesh… read more »

Endemic Bird Day 2019- Quiz 5


We are just 3 days away from the actual Endemic Bird Day event and there are two more quizzes to go. Before we move to Quiz 4, let’s see how many of you got the answer to the 3rd quiz right. 25 out of 29 birders got the answers correct! Thank you and congratulations to them! Viral Joshi, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Bhagyashree Kulkarni,… read more »

Endemic Bird Day 2019- Quiz 4



We are glad to announce that 27 respondents out of 45 were able to give the correct answer to Bird Quiz 2. Congratulations to Yogesh Parashar, Chetna Sharma, Amitayu Dey, Dhyey Shah, Regin Ross, Pradnyavant Mane, Viral joshi, Subhadra Devi, Harshjeet Singh Bal, Mahathi Narayanaswamy , Selvaganesh K, Maxim Rodrigues K, Nimish Anil, Pravar mourya, Bhagyashree kulkarni , Amber Okas,… read more »

Endemic Bird Day 2019- Quiz 3


Thank you  for the great response to the first quiz. A whopping 69% of the 49 responders got it right. Congratulations to them! Kavi Nanda, Melvin Jaison, Akshay Shinde, Viral Joshi, Kiranmayee K, Dhyey Shah, Amitayu Dey, Pravar mourya, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Steffin Babu, Sheena S, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay K L, Mahathi, Shuchismita Das, Ashwini Bhatt, Maxim Rodrigues K, Anu Rajagopal,… read more »

Endemic Bird Day 2019- Quiz 2


We are just a week away for the the Endemic Bird Day which is on 4 May 2019. In the run-up to the event, we will be posting few quiz questions about birds that are endemics/ near endemics to our Indian subcontinent. You get 24 hours to answer each quiz before moving to the next one. Do have a look… read more »

Endemic Bird Day 2019: Quiz 1



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