Events & Activities

Birding events, workshops and other activities

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

Swamp Deer, Kanha 11
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

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

Tim Inskipp
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

Kerala Bird Monitoring Workshop Participants
For the third year on the run, a one day workshop on Bird Monitoring in Kerala was held at Centre for Wildlife Studies, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur on 14 June 2016 . More 100 birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, representing various organisations in India participated in the workshop. Participants from Kerala represented Cochin Natural History Society (CNHS), Malabar Natural History… read more »

Kerala Bird Monitoring Workshop June 2016

Endemic Bird Day banner
Tomorrow (Saturday 14 May) is Endemic Bird Day. You’ve seen the list of all of our endemics, heard some interesting facts about some, including Spotted Creeper, Painted Sandgrouse and Indian Pitta, and done the quizzes, now all that is required is to go birding on 14 May and enter your lists into eBird. (We request you to upload you lists by the… read more »

Endemic Bird Day is Here!