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Campus Bird Count 2015

13 Feb 2015 - 16 Feb 2015

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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!
[Skip below to participating campuses]

What: The Campus Bird Count is a coordinated effort to document the birdlife in multiple campuses across India. By “campus”, we include campuses of educational and training institutions of any kind, government institutions of any kind, research stations, corporate campuses, and so on. Broadly speaking, any moderate to large sized area where people study, work or live.

Why: Outside protected areas like national parks, sanctuaries and reserved forests, 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: This is a sub-event of the larger Great Backyard Bird Count, and so coincides with the GBBC: 13-16 Feb 2015.

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.

The Outcome: Uploading your lists to your campus’s ‘hotspot’ (see below) will automatically generate a comprehensive list of all species reported from there. (See for example, the hotspot of the Wildlife Institute of India campus). 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: No formal registration is required, but if you intend to conduct this event on your campus, please drop us a line ([email protected]) so that we can add your campus to the list below. Also, check if your campus has an existing hotspot on eBird, and if not, please let us know so that we can set this up before the GBBC starts.

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

Help publicize the Campus Bird Count – download and circulate the flyer below (right-click to download)

Campus Bird Count flyer

Participating campuses:

          ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

    1. ANET research station, South Andaman (hotspot).
      Contact: Tasneem Khan <[email protected]>.

      ANDHRA PRADESH
    2. Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle (hotspot).
      Contact: V. Santharam <[email protected]>.
    3. Timbaktu Collective, Anantapur District (hotspot).
      Contact: Siddharth Rao <[email protected]>.

      ASSAM
    4. Assam University, Silchar (hotspot)
      Contact: Hilloljyoti Singha <[email protected]>.
    5. Gauhati University, Guwahati (hotspot).
      Contact: Jaydev Mandal <[email protected]>; 9864942722.
    6. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (hotspot).
      Contact: P.A.S. Sree Krishna <[email protected]>.

      CHHATTISGARH
    7. Indian Institute of Management, Raipur (hotspot).
      Contact: Sanjeet Kumar Sahu <[email protected]>; 7024120112.

      DELHI-NCR
    8. Ambedkar University (hotspot).
      Contact: Meghna Joshi <[email protected]>.
    9. Delhi University, North Campus (hotspot).
      Contact: Sutirtha Lahiri <[email protected]>.
    10. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (hotspot).
      Contact: Udiyaman Shukla <[email protected]>
    11. Jawaharlal Nehru University (hotspot).
      Contact: Surya Prakash <[email protected]>.
    12. Sri Venkateswara College (hotspot).
      Contact: Shakti <[email protected]>.
    13. St. Stephen’s Hospital, Tis Hazari (hotspot).
      Contact: Wesley Rajaleelan<[email protected]>.
    14. Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Jagatpur, Wazirabad (hotspot).
      Contact: Faiyaz Khudsar <[email protected]>.

      GOA
    15. BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus (hotspot).
      Contact: Ronit Dutta <[email protected]>; 8806855992.
    16. Goa College of Engineering (hotspot).
      Contact: Nihar Madkaikar <[email protected]>; 9503131306.
    17. Goa University, Panaji (hotspot).
      Contact: Harshada Gauns <[email protected]>; 9545326415.
    18. Government College of Arts Science and Commerce, Quepem (hotspot).
      Contact: Dipak Bowalkar <[email protected]>; 8698973759.
    19. National Institute of Oceanography (hotspot).
      Contact: Viola Rodrigues <[email protected]>.
    20. Parvatibai Chowgule College, Gogol Margao (hotspot).
      Contact: Vasant Hede <[email protected]>
    21. Sharada English High School, Marcela (hotspot).
      Vedant Kumbhar & Kanak Bakre <[email protected]>; 9049948120.

      GUJARAT
    22. Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Ahmedabad (hotspot).
      Contact: Kedar Champhekar <[email protected]>.

      JAMMU & KASHMIR
    23. University of Jammu (hotspot).
      Contact: Neeraj Sharma <[email protected]>.

      KARNATAKA
    24. Centre for Learning (CFL), Bengaluru (hotspot).
    25. Christ University, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Antony P.U. <[email protected]>, Sathya Chandra Sagar <[email protected]>.
    26. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Rutuja Chitra-Tarak <[email protected]>.
    27. Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Meenakshi Poti <[email protected]>; 9945068415
    28. Mysore University (hotspot).
      Contact: Tanuja DH <[email protected]>
    29. National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Aritra Misra <[email protected]>
    30. St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Purabi Deshpande <[email protected]>
    31. Valley School, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Akshay Surendra <[email protected]>; 8762013676.

      KERALA
    32. Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (hotspot).
      Contact: Jayaprakashan K P <[email protected]>.
    33. Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur (hotspot).
      Contact: P.O. Nameer <[email protected]>.

      MAHARASHTRA
    34. Fergusson College, Pune (hotspot).
      Contact: Avishkar Munje <[email protected]>.
    35. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (hotspot).
      Contact: Krishnan Sivasubramanian <[email protected]iitb.ac.in>
    36. International Institute of Information Technology, Pune (hotspot).
      Contact: Aakash Upadhyay <[email protected]>; 9890265522.
    37. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur (hotspot).
      Contact: Shalini Dhyani <[email protected]>.
    38. Sahyadri School, near Pune (hotspot).
      Contact: Prabhat <[email protected]>.
    39. Shree Dattaguru Co-op. Housing Society, Deonar (hotspot).
      Contact: Preeti Takle
    40. Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur (hotspot)
      Contact: Deepshikha Mehra (for REEF) <[email protected]>.
    41. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur campus (hotspot).
      Contact: Sanjay Thakur<[email protected]>.

      NAGALAND
    42. North East Network (NEN) Resource Centre, Chizami.
      Contact: Peter Thopi <[email protected]>.

      PUDUCHERRY
    43. Government High School, Oozhiyapathu, Karaikal, Puducherry
      Contact: Mohanraj N <[email protected]>
    44. Government High School, Sellipet (hotspot).
      Contact: Rajkumar S <[email protected]>
    45. Government High School, Villiyanur, Kanuvapet
      Contact: Ramesh <[email protected]>
    46. Government Middle School, Ariyankuppam (hotspot).
      Contact: Ramalingam <[email protected]>
    47. Government Middle School, Pitchaviranpet (hotspot).
      Contact: Kothandaraman R <[email protected]>
    48. Government Primary School, Dharmapuri, Puducherry (hotspot).
      Contact: Kumar E <[email protected]>
    49. Government Primary School, Ganapathichettikulam
      Contact: Ravishankar S <[email protected]>
    50. Government Primary School, Gopalankadai (hotspot).
      Contact: Visakan <[email protected]>
    51. Government Primary School, Indira Nagar (hotspot).
      Contact: Manikandan R <[email protected]>
    52. Government Primary School, Iyyankuttipalayam
      Contact: Vishnuvathanan N <[email protected]>
    53. Government Primary School, Meenatchipet (hotspot).
      Contact: Surendhar B <[email protected]>.
    54. Government Primary School, Mettupalayam (hotspot).
      Contact: Chandru M <[email protected]>.
    55. Government Primary School, Sanarapet (hotspot).
      Contact: Sathiamoorthi J <[email protected]>.
    56. Government Primary School, Thengaithittu
      Contact: Benedict Dutemple <[email protected]>.
    57. Pondicherry University (hotspot).
      Contact: Hanuman Gawas <[email protected]>.
    58. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (hotspot).
      Contact: Vigneshwaran B <[email protected]>.
    59. Thillayadi Valiammai High School, Kathirkamam (hotspot).
      Contact: Raja Rathinam J <[email protected]>.

      TAMIL NADU
    60. Agasthyamalai Community-based Conservation Centre, Manimutharu, Tirunelveli Dt
      Contact: Mathivanan M <[email protected]>.
    61. Anandha Nursery & Primary School, Vellakovil, Tiruppur
      Contact: Kavitha Ramkumar <[email protected]>
    62. Anna University, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Elumalai <[email protected]>
    63. Cambridge Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Avinashi, Tiruppur (hotspot).
      Contact: Duraisamy K <[email protected]>
    64. Dharmambal Polytechnic, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: MA Karthick <[email protected]>.
    65. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (hotspot).
      Contact: Susy Varughese <[email protected]>.
    66. Kalakshetra, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Padmaja <[email protected]>; 9381026862.
    67. Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Coimbatore (hotspot).
      Contact: Subraja V <[email protected]>
    68. Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore (hotspot).
      Contact: Vinoth P <[email protected]>
    69. Kasturiba Aided Elementary School, Chennimalai, Erode (hotspot).
      Contact: Karthikeyan <[email protected]>
    70. Keystone Foundation campus, Kotagiri, Nilgiris (hotspot).
      Poornima Viswanathan <[email protected]>.
    71. Loyola College, Chennai (hotspot).
    72. Madras Christian College, Chennai (hotspot).
    73. Marudam Farm School, Tiruvannamalai.
      Contact: M Arun <[email protected]>
    74. National Institute of Technology, Trichy (hotspot).
      Contact: Pradeep Kumar <[email protected]>, Amol Mande <[email protected]>
    75. Olcott Memorial School, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Akila <[email protected]>
    76. Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Brihadeesh <[email protected]>.
    77. Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore (hotspot).
      Contact: P. Pramod.
    78. SASTRA University, Thanjavur (hotspot).
      Contact: Hari Subramanya Balaji S P <[email protected]>
    79. Sishya school, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Prasanna Sriya <[email protected]>
    80. Sri Ventakeswara College of Engineering (SVCE), Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Murugavel <[email protected]>
    81. Sri Vidya Mandir Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Steel Plant, Salem (hotspot).
      Contact: Yuvan Nethaji <[email protected]>
    82. SVCE Vidyashram, Chennai.
      Contact: Sahana B <[email protected]>
    83. Stella Maris College, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Kalpana Jayaraman <[email protected]>
    84. SRM University Main Campus, Kanchipuram (hotspot).
      Contact: Swetha K <[email protected]>
    85. St. Xavier’s College, Tirunelveli (hotspot).
      Contact: Joshua Dharmaraj <[email protected]>
    86. The Madura College, Madurai (hotspot).
      Contact: Dinakaran S <[email protected]>
    87. The School — KFI, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Chitra Viswanathan.
    88. Theosophical Society, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Sivakumar Hariharan 9383350374
    89. University of Madras, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Ramani Bai <[email protected]>; 9444020828.
    90. Vellalar College for Women, Erode (hotspot).
      Contact: Dr. P. Kumudha <[email protected]>.
    91. Vivekananda College, Thiruvedagam west, Shaolavanthan, Madurai Dist (hotspot).
      Contact: Raveendran Natarajan <[email protected]>.
    92. Women’s Christian College, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Betsy Selvakumar.

      TELANGANA
    93. ICRISAT campus, Patancheru, Hyderabad (hotspot).
    94. University of Hyderabad (hotspot).
      Contact: Joby Joseph <[email protected]> & Mohan K. Pillai <[email protected]>.

      UTTAR PRADESH
    95. Office of the Conservator of Forests, Allahabad (Office and Residential campus).
      Contact: K Praveen Rao.

      UTTARAKHAND
    96. Doon University, Dehradun
      Contact: Khima Nand Balodi (for Doon University Nature Club) <[email protected]>.
    97. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun (hotspot).
      Contact: Gopi G V <[email protected]>.

      WEST BENGAL
    98. Barasat Government College campus, Barasat (hotspot).
      Contact: Shiladitya Mukhopadhyay <[email protected]>.
    99. CRPF Campus, Durgapur.
      Contact. Saikat Adhurya <[email protected]>.
    100. Gangadharpur Vidyamandir, Howrah.
      Contact: Devdulal Chandra <[email protected]>
    101. Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.
      Contact: Sagar Adhurya <[email protected]> & Shuvendu Das <[email protected]>.

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govind
govind
6 years ago

please include Rajeev Gandhi institute of veterinary education and research, Kurumbapet, Puducherry. It has more than a fifty species of birds for sure.

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  govind

Certainly, Sir. And can we add your name and email in the contact details?

Shalini Dhyani
6 years ago

I have been trying to add CSIR NEERI campus to this but unfortunately I am not able to post.

Dr. Shalini Dhyani
Scientist
CSIR NEERI
Nagpur

Shalini Dhyani
6 years ago

include CSIR – National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) campus at Nagpur Maharashtra for campus birding.

Dr. Shalini Dhyani
Scientist
CSIR NEERI
Nagpur

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Shalini Dhyani

Thank you Ma’am – have added NEERI. Sorry about the delay in posting your comment. The first time someone posts, we have to approve it manually. Any further comments will go through directly. Can I add your email address in the contact details?

Shalini Dhyani
6 years ago

Yes Sure. Please

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Shalini Dhyani

Thank you — done.

K.PraveenRao
K.PraveenRao
6 years ago

sir, Please add Office of the Conservator of Forests, 26/20 AN Jha marg, George town, Allahabad, U.P. Office and residential campus

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  K.PraveenRao

Thank you Sir, we have added accordingly. Can we include your email address in the contact details?

Preeti Takle
Preeti Takle
6 years ago

dear sir,
Would a residential society with 160 row houses a lots of green cover in Mumbai qualify as a campus? If yes, please add Shree Dattaguru co-op. Hsg. Soc. Deonar.
Thank you,
Preeti Takle

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Preeti Takle

Hello Ma’am. Yes, that can be considered a campus too! Since a fair number of ‘campuses’ of different kinds are joining for this, perhaps we will separate them into categories. May we publish your email address in the contact details for your campus?

Bornika
Bornika
6 years ago

Please add Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University (South Campus) too!

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Bornika

Certainly! May I list you as the contact person, with your email address too? And will this be carried out within the SV College campus, or across the larger South Campus of DU?

Bornika
Bornika
6 years ago

I’d prefer you list me as well as my friend Shakti ([email protected]) in case of any unforeseen circumstances (plus he’s more regular in checking his mail 😀 ) Dunno about S.Campus. Recently, their regulations have become slightly strict and sometimes it’s difficult to stay inside their campus long enough, so it’s definitely SVC and probably S.Campus but we’re not a 100% sure.
Thanks,
Bornika

ARITRA MISRA
6 years ago

please include NATIONAL CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (NCBS), Bangalore.

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  ARITRA MISRA

Thank you for this. May we include your name and email address in the contact information for NCBS?

ARITRA MISRA
6 years ago

yes… no problem 🙂

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  ARITRA MISRA

Thank you – updated above.

Aakash Upadhyay
Aakash Upadhyay
6 years ago

Please Add International Institute of Information Technology,Pune.
Aakash Upadhyay
Contact:9890265522

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago

Thank you — done.

Devdulal Chandra
Devdulal Chandra
6 years ago

Sir, I want to participate in Great bird count. Please give me the procedure.

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago

Thank you for your interest. Please look at https://birdcount.in/events/gbbc2015/ and if you have any further questions, do email us at [email protected]

Devdulal Chandra
Devdulal Chandra
6 years ago

please include Gangadharpur Vidyamandir,Gangadharpur,Howrah,West Bengal

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago

Thank you. I have added accordingly. Can I give your name and email address in the contact details?

Mohan
Mohan
6 years ago

Hello!
Could you please add University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, to the list? We’ll use eBird to update a few of our recent sightings and create a hotspot.

Contact:
Joby Joseph
Mohan K. Pillai

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Mohan

Will do, thanks!

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Mohan

Done — thanks!

Mande Amol B
Mande Amol B
6 years ago

For National Institute of Technology, Trichy, you can add my name and mail ID in address details. thank you.

Jayaprakashan K P
Jayaprakashan K P
6 years ago

Please add Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala State, in the list. I have sent an email with this request

Ganeshwar S V
Ganeshwar S V
6 years ago

I would like to know who is coordinating @ Puducherry Veterinary College because I’ve already arranged students for Campus Bird Count!
Thank you.

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Ganeshwar S V

Will do soon — did not expect such a response!

Harshada Gauns
Harshada Gauns
6 years ago

Hi Sir, Would like to coordinate the CBC at Goa University. Have sent you an eMail regarding this.
Thanks

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Harshada Gauns

Thank you. Haven’t received the email; will add Goa Univ and your name as contact.

Ganeshwar S V
Ganeshwar S V
6 years ago

I think it would be nice and easy to view if all the campuses given above are segregated into State-wise similar to events & projects page!
Thank you.

jaya krishnan
jaya krishnan
6 years ago

Please add icrisat campus at patancheru.hyderabad. telangana.its a huge green campus with plains and abundant wildlife.

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  jaya krishnan

Certainly! May we put in your name and email address as coordinator for the Campus Bird Count at Icrisat?

Raveendran Natarajan
Raveendran Natarajan
6 years ago

Sir ,
Please , include Vivekananda college at Thiruvedagam west, Shaolavanthan, Madurai Dist, Tamilnadu. campus for campus birding.

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago

Thank you. Have added this campus, and given your contact details.

Mohan
Mohan
6 years ago

Hello,
Could you please add the following hotspot URL for University of Hyderabad, Telengana. Thank you!
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L953947

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Mohan

Done — thank you!

Raveendran Natarajan
Raveendran Natarajan
6 years ago

My account – Raveendrann
Place Madurai, tamilnadu
Bird count Campus : Vivekananda College, Thiruvedagam west, Sholavanthan, Madurai District, Tamilnadu.

Ganeshwar S V
Ganeshwar S V
6 years ago

One more to the list!
Vellalar College for Women, Erode locID=L3357293
Contact: Dr. P. Kumudha

Bird Count India
Bird Count India
6 years ago
Reply to  Ganeshwar S V

Done!

Sujit Kumar Mandal
Sujit Kumar Mandal
6 years ago

Please include Jadavpur University (Kolkata, 700032) in the list of Campus Bird Count.

Rajesh
Rajesh
5 years ago

Sir,
Could you please include The American College, Madurai in the list of Campus Bird Count.