Events & Activities

Birding events, workshops and other activities


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


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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





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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




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Bird Count India recently gave a presentation about Birdwatching and Bird Monitoring for an audience primarily consisting of Forest Department representatives and Naturalists/Guides at Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. The presentation, delivered by Mike Prince, talked about the whys and hows of birdwatching and discussed the impact that documentation through eBird has had. It highlighted many interesting findings about… read more »

Bird Monitoring at Kanha Tiger Reserve


The third Tamil Birders’ Meet was held at PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli, on 12 and 13 November 2016, with about 150 participants. A number of talks were presented, including on Wetlands of Kanyakumari district by Dr. Robert Grubh, Birding in Tamil Nadu by S. Theodore Baskaran and Status of Vultures in Tamil Nadu by Bharathidasan. There were… read more »

Tamil Birders’ Meet 2016



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Inspired by the global eBird 2017 checklist-a-day challenge, we thought it would be fun to run a small, informal and purely friendly Last Birder Standing contest. Very simply, starting 1 Jan 2017, create at least one ‘complete’ birdlist every day, for as many days as you can manage. More details below. The challenge: look for birds every day, from 1… read more »

Last Birder Standing


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Goa Bird Conservation Network have just announced the Goa Big Year 2017. This is a year long event that encourages all birders to record as many birds as possible, using eBird, within the state of Goa state. It is open to visiting birders as well as Goan residents, but you do have to register before the end of January 2017… read more »

Goa Big Year 2017





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The recently concluded UP Bird Festival brought together birdwatchers from across the world to Chambal for three days of presentations, workshops, exhibitions, birding and socialising. It was great to see several references to, and examples using, eBird by various different speakers. Pamela Rasmussen, author of Birds of South Asia, spoke about “New and Potential Additions to India’s Avifauna“. She used several different… read more »

eBird at the Uttar Pradesh Bird Festival






The World Shorebirds Day is celebrated on the 6th of September each year. The Global Shorebird Counting Program is one of the key events of the World Shorebirds Day, and it takes place between 02-06 September. It is an effort to raise awareness about the importance of regular bird monitoring/counting as the core element for protection of bird populations and habitat conservation. To… read more »

Global Shorebird Count