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Indian Skimmer Count

12 February - 13 February

Phase II: 12 – 13 February 2022

Help Skimmer Skim!

After the successful first phase of the Indian Skimmer Count-2022, Bombay Natural History Society in association with Bird Count India announces the second phase of the coordinated global Indian Skimmer Count. This will be conducted on 12- 13 February 2022.  Like the first phase, participants are encouraged to visit any of the short-listed sites or other potential sites of their choice where Indian Skimmers are likely to be recorded on the count dates.

This is an initiative to fill the knowledge gap about the Indian Skimmer population. For participating please register yourself using the link below.



  • Visit any of the short-listed sites from here or any other sites of your choosing either on 12th February or 13th February 2022 or both the dates
  • Count the total number of Indian Skimmer at the selected site and upload it through the eBird mobile app. Please see this PDF that provides step by step procedure to upload your skimmer counts using the eBird Mobile app. Here is a help document that shows how to count skimmers.
  • If possible, undertake a careful count of Juvenile, Immature, and Adults. See here for understanding age classification. To learn about how to edit and add additional information in your checklists, see here
  • See here to know about how to add photos, call recordings to your eBird checklist.
  • We encourage participants to contribute their observations/data through eBird platform. However, participants can also use google forms OR MS word fill-in datasheets to contribute their observations. Email the MS word filled datasheet to [email protected] . Details on how to use the data sheet can be seen here
  • If you are not comfortable using the app, then upload your sightings through ebird.org and also share your checklist with the user ID-Indian Skimmer or email ID [email protected] Refer to this article on how to share a checklist.

More details for conducting the count will be shared with the registered participants.

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

For any queries and clarifications, please contact:

Ms. Parveen Shaikh
Coordinator- Indian Skimmer Count
Bombay Natural History Society,
Hornbill House, Opp. Lion Gate, S.B. Singh Road,
Mumbai-400 001, India.
Phone No: -+91-22-22821811 (Office)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.bnhs.org

Banner Image: Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis by Urmil Jhaveri


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