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Bihu Bird Count-Bohag Bihu

14 April - 17 April

Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year. This is the time of the year when summer is setting in, and birds all around you will be busy with breeding activities. Thus, Bihu Bird Count (BBC) aims to celebrate Bohag Bihu by documenting the wide variety of birds in Assam, particularly those that breed in Assam

How to Participate in Bohag Bihu Bird Count?

  • Watch and count birds from anywhere you are in India for 4 days (14th to 17th April 2022) and upload your lists to eBird.
  • Upload at least one list a day to eBird.org/india.
  • Each list should be of at least 15 minutes or more
  • All lists should be complete lists with counts of all birds that you could identify by sight and/ or sound to the best of your ability.

An additional step for birders uploading their checklists outside Assam is to share their checklists with eBird UserID: bihubird.

Please upload all your lists before 30th April 2022

General Instructions:

If you are bird watching inside a residential society or a campus (university, institute, or organization), please check if your location is already marked as a ‘hotspot’ in eBird. If it is, then please upload your lists to that hotspot. If it is not, then kindly suggest the location as a hotspot. Here is a short video on how to suggest a hotspot. More about eBird locations and hotspots is here.

Counts will be more productive early in the morning, with birds generally becoming quiet and inactive during the middle of the day.

You could also upload as many counts as you can from a single site or from different sites.

If you are uploading your lists to eBird then the eBird mobile app is one of the easiest ways to upload your sightings.

If you are new to eBird, then do have a look at the list of short videos on using various eBird features. 


While birding, please ensure that you adhere to COVID-19 related instructions by central and local authorities.

If you have any queries, please email at [email protected]

Header Image: Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis virgatus ©Sandeep Chakraborty/ Macaulay Library


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