Patterns and Analysis

eBird usage and data analysis

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The State of India’s Birds 2020 (SoIB 2020) is a first-of-its-kind collaborative effort that evaluates the overall conservation status of the most regularly occurring bird species in India. SoIB 2020 was formally released in February 2020 at the 13th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and involved a collaboration between the following 10… read more »

State of India’s Birds

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

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

Each year, the Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus undertakes a marathon journey from its breeding grounds in the trans-Himalayan region and further north in China and passes through the subcontinent enroute its wintering range in Africa. This route has been further elucidated by the Beijing Cuckoo Project, which has been tracking cuckoos satellite-tagged around Beijing earlier this year. This species, usually recorded… read more »

“Common” Cuckoo

When Tony Antony recorded two Scaly-breasted (Spotted) Munias in his list from Erayilkadavu Bypass Road, Kottayam, on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the number of records uploaded to eBird from Kerala reached 1 million! With more than 70,000 checklists, covering 499 of the 510 species found in Kerala, the state has contributed 22% of the data collected across India. This is… read more »

One million bird records from Kerala

A large number of birdwatchers across India have been using eBird over the last 2-3 years, and have collectively generated a huge amount of information on the birds of our country. The eBird-India Data Challenge invites anyone interested to download the information collected and use it to tackle any interesting question or problem — limited only by your creativity! Even… read more »

Announcing the 2016 eBird-India data challenge!

Map showing peafowl-sightings in Kerala between 2010-2015
This is a summary of an article by S. Gopikrishna Warrier in India Climate Dialogue, using eBird India data to demonstrate the range expansion of dry-land species, such as Indian Peafowl, Siberian Stonechat, Desert Wheatear and Red-headed Bunting, in Kerala. What has caught the interest of a group of wildlife biologists and birdwatchers across the state [Kerala] is not something that relates… read more »

Dry-land Birds Wing it to ‘Wet’ Kerala