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Big Bird Day 2015

8 Mar 2015

Results now available!

Big Bird Day is an annual event (started by the Delhibird group; more about the history here) to celebrate the joy of birdwatching. It is a day dedicated to birdwatching and enumerating species seen in a chosen location. In 2014, BBD went truly national with over over 400 teams from 28 states coming together to document 794 species across India. This year, we hope to reach out to even more birders.

Join us: Dawn to Dusk, 08 Mar 2015

BBD is fun mixed with some potentially serious business. The fun part is birding without any competition. The serious part is that if 160 (or even more) teams from all over the subcontinent watch birds at 300 locations on the same day, the data becomes very valuable for measuring actual bird diversity of the region. It can form a rich database, especially if accumulated over several seasons/years.

To participate

  1. Form a team, and decide where you will be birding on BBD (08 Mar 2015)
  2. Register your team by filling out this registration form.
  3. Register yourself on eBird and familiarize yourself with the portal (here is a beginner’s guide to eBird)
  4. You can also download the smartphone app for eBird (search for “BirdLog Asia” on the Google Play store or the iTunes app store).

If you have any questions, please email us at bigbirdday.india@gmail.com, or post a comment below.

You can read about last year’s (2014) BBD here.

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8 Mar 2015