December 29, 2015

Delhi workshop on bird listing and monitoring

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Organised by Bird Count India and WWF-India

How can birders continue to watch birds and at the same time contribute towards a better understanding of the birds we all love? This workshop will talk about how just documenting the birds we see on our trips can be extremely valuable; and how simple coordinated projects by the birding community can help monitor the status of birds in our area. We will introduce eBird, a global listing platform that is being used by individual birders and birding groups across India.

In addition, we will hear from Bikram Grewal about the history of birdwatching in and around Delhi. Pankaj Gupta and Soma Ateesh will talk about recent happenings among birders and birding habitats in the NCR. We will discuss how birders in Delhi could come together to monitor birds and habitats in the region.

When: Saturday, 16 January 2016, 10am to 3pm (tea at 9.30am; lunch at 1pm)
Where: WWF-India office, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
For whom: Anyone who loves and watches birds
Contact: Abhishek Gulshan <[email protected]> 9818944362
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09.30 – 10.00: Tea

10.00 – 10.05: Introduction to the workshop. Suhel Quader

10.05 – 10.15: WWF’s work on birds: Dipankar Ghose

10.15 – 11.00: The history of birding in India and Delhi. Bikram Grewal

11.00 – 11.30: Bird watchers and bird habitats in and around Delhi. Pankaj Gupta and Soma Ateesh

11.30 – 12.30: Watching and documenting: birding to make a difference. Suhel Quader

12.30 – 13.00: Discussion about possible documentation and monitoring projects around Delhi

13.00 – 13.45: Lunch (with 10-min bird list thrown in)

13.45 – 14.45: eBird demo and practical. Raman Kumar

14.45 – 15.00: Wrap-up


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Soma Ateesh
5 years ago

An excellent workshop. Thanks for conducting. There’s already excitement in Delhi birders around using eBird. Hopefully, there will be more contribution from Delhi region.

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Bird Count India
5 years ago

Thank you. Very glad that the workshop was interesting, and looking forward to lots of exciting happenings from Delhi and beyond!

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