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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 9818944362
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1100311170009585/
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
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.