Events & Activities

Birding events, workshops and other activities


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


We hope you have your binoculars ready, because the Great Backyard Bird Count and the Campus Bird Count are just around the corner! Join this global event from 15th to 18th February to create an annual snapshot of different bird species in India. And through this global event, contribute to an understanding of birds worldwide! It’s simple: go birding for… read more »

Great Backyard Bird Count & Campus Bird Count 2019


For the fifth year in succession, a one day workshop on Bird Monitoring in Kerala was held at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur on 10 June 2018. 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 2018



Grey Francolin, Indian Peafowl, Common Hawk-Cuckoo, Indian Grey Hornbill, Black-rumped Flameback, Plum-headed Parakeet, Indian Pitta, Ashy Prinia, Jungle Babbler, Indian Robin, Brahminy Starling and Purple-rumped Sunbird. What do these common birds have in common? They are all endemics to our region; that is, they are found nowhere else in the world (at least not naturally). This 5th of May, let’s… read more »

This 5th of May is Endemic Bird Day!











For the fourth year in succession, a one day workshop on Bird Monitoring in Kerala was held at Centre for Wildlife Studies, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur on 12 June 2017 . About 100 birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, representing various organisations in Kerala participated in the workshop. Participants from Kerala represented Cochin Natural History Society (CNHS), Malabar Natural… read more »

Kerala Bird Monitoring Workshop June 2017



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


Jungle Babbler - Photo by Mike Prince 2
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