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Campus Bird Count 2017

17 February - 20 February

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Do you study, work or live on a campus of some form? Are you interested in birds? If so, the GBBC Campus Bird Count is for you!

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What

The Campus Bird Count is a sub-event of the larger Great Backyard Bird Count. It is a coordinated effort to document the birdlife in multiple campuses across India. By “campus”, we include campuses of educational and training institutions, government institutions, research stations, corporate campuses, etc. Broadly speaking, any moderate to large sized area where people study, work or live.

Why

Outside protected areas, campuses in India often contain surprisingly large amounts of important habitat for birds and other wildlife, even in urban areas. Documenting this wildlife is therefore important and it’s also fun and relatively easy!

When

17-20 February 2017

How

Try and get a group of bird enthusiasts (from within or even outside your campus), and organize yourselves in such a way that you cover all different areas and habitats that your campus contains. The protocol is quite flexible: basically you would walk around, and collect as many 15-minute ‘complete’ lists as possible. In other words, each 15 min list should contain all species detected in that time period. Upload these lists to eBird, just as the general protocol for GBBC describes.

 

Last year, 2016, 138 campuses from 19 States took part in the CBC, documenting 436 species.

The Outcome

Uploading your lists to your campus’s ‘hotspot will automatically generate a comprehensive list of all species reported from there. (See, for example, the Wildlife Institute of India campus hotspot). In addition, you will be able to calculate the relative common-ness of different species on your campus, based on the frequency of observation.

If you are Interested

Please register so that we can include your campus in the list below. Before you register, please check if your campus has an existing hotspot on eBird. If so, please include the link to the hotspot in the registration form; if not please set one up and let us know so that we can set this up before the GBBC/CBC starts. Many states have Campus Bird Count coordinators. Please get in touch with them if you have any questions.

Do remember that the GBBC runs over four days, so there is plenty of time to explore other interesting habitats outside your campus too!

Participating Campuses

The full list of campuses participating is shown below. Use the filters if you wish to select a particular state, or search for city or campus name, or the appropriate contact person.

Use the registration form on the next page to register your campus.

Event Summary

When
17 February - 20 February