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Campus Bird Count 2015

13 Feb 2015 - 16 Feb 2015

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Campus Bird Count

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 (birdcountindia@gmail.com) 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:


    1. ANET research station, South Andaman (hotspot).
      Contact: Tasneem Khan <info@anetindia.org>.

    2. Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle (hotspot).
      Contact: V. Santharam <birds@rishivalley.org>.
    3. Timbaktu Collective, Anantapur District (hotspot).
      Contact: Siddharth Rao <sidsrao@gmail.com>.

    4. Assam University, Silchar (hotspot)
      Contact: Hilloljyoti Singha <hilloljyoti.singha@gmail.com>.
    5. Gauhati University, Guwahati (hotspot).
      Contact: Jaydev Mandal <jaywithdev@gmail.com>; 9864942722.
    6. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (hotspot).
      Contact: P.A.S. Sree Krishna <passkrishna@iitg.ernet.in>.

    7. Indian Institute of Management, Raipur (hotspot).
      Contact: Sanjeet Kumar Sahu <pgp14112.sanjeet@iimraipur.ac.in>; 7024120112.

    8. Ambedkar University (hotspot).
      Contact: Meghna Joshi <joshi.meghna90@gmail.com>.
    9. Delhi University, North Campus (hotspot).
      Contact: Sutirtha Lahiri <sutirtha1996@gmail.com>.
    10. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (hotspot).
      Contact: Udiyaman Shukla <udishukla@gmail.com>
    11. Jawaharlal Nehru University (hotspot).
      Contact: Surya Prakash <jnu.surya@gmail.com>.
    12. Sri Venkateswara College (hotspot).
      Contact: Shakti <lifescience617@gmail.com>.
    13. St. Stephen’s Hospital, Tis Hazari (hotspot).
      Contact: Wesley Rajaleelan<wesleyrajaleelan@gmail.com>.
    14. Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Jagatpur, Wazirabad (hotspot).
      Contact: Faiyaz Khudsar <faiyazwild@gmail.com>.

    15. BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus (hotspot).
      Contact: Ronit Dutta <rd67438@gmail.com>; 8806855992.
    16. Goa College of Engineering (hotspot).
      Contact: Nihar Madkaikar <niharonline@hotmail.com>; 9503131306.
    17. Goa University, Panaji (hotspot).
      Contact: Harshada Gauns <harshada3120@gmail.com>; 9545326415.
    18. Government College of Arts Science and Commerce, Quepem (hotspot).
      Contact: Dipak Bowalkar <dipakbowalkar@gmail.com>; 8698973759.
    19. National Institute of Oceanography (hotspot).
      Contact: Viola Rodrigues <unique11lefty@gmail.com>.
    20. Parvatibai Chowgule College, Gogol Margao (hotspot).
      Contact: Vasant Hede <ashnov51@gmail.com>
    21. Sharada English High School, Marcela (hotspot).
      Vedant Kumbhar & Kanak Bakre <dav1997@rediffmail.com>; 9049948120.

    22. Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Ahmedabad (hotspot).
      Contact: Kedar Champhekar <kedar.c@ceeindia.org>.

    23. University of Jammu (hotspot).
      Contact: Neeraj Sharma <nirazsharma@gmail.com>.

    24. Centre for Learning (CFL), Bengaluru (hotspot).
    25. Christ University, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Antony P.U. <antony.pu@christuniversity.in>, Sathya Chandra Sagar <sathyachandrasagar@gmail.com>.
    26. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Rutuja Chitra-Tarak <rutuja@ces.iisc.ernet.in>.
    27. Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Meenakshi Poti <meenakshipoti@gmail.com>; 9945068415
    28. Mysore University (hotspot).
      Contact: Tanuja DH <tanujadh@gmail.com>
    29. National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Aritra Misra <aritram@ncbs.res.in>
    30. St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Purabi Deshpande <purabipdeshpande@hotmail.com>
    31. Valley School, Bengaluru (hotspot).
      Contact: Akshay Surendra <akshaysurendra1@gmail.com>; 8762013676.

    32. Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (hotspot).
      Contact: Jayaprakashan K P <drjpkp@gmail.com>.
    33. Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur (hotspot).
      Contact: P.O. Nameer <nameerpo@gmail.com>.

    34. Fergusson College, Pune (hotspot).
      Contact: Avishkar Munje <aviar.1300@gmail.com>.
    35. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (hotspot).
      Contact: Krishnan Sivasubramanian <krishnan@math.iitb.ac.in>
    36. International Institute of Information Technology, Pune (hotspot).
      Contact: Aakash Upadhyay <aakash97@gmail.com>; 9890265522.
    37. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur (hotspot).
      Contact: Shalini Dhyani <shalini3006@gmail.com>.
    38. Sahyadri School, near Pune (hotspot).
      Contact: Prabhat <prabhatbharat@gmail.com>.
    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) <mehrad@rknec.edu>.
    41. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur campus (hotspot).
      Contact: Sanjay Thakur<sanjaythakur005@gmail.com>.

    42. North East Network (NEN) Resource Centre, Chizami.
      Contact: Peter Thopi <peter.thopi@gmail.com>.

    43. Government High School, Oozhiyapathu, Karaikal, Puducherry
      Contact: Mohanraj N <srimoniragav@yahoo.com>
    44. Government High School, Sellipet (hotspot).
      Contact: Rajkumar S <rajkumarpavitra@gmail.com>
    45. Government High School, Villiyanur, Kanuvapet
      Contact: Ramesh <rameshsmart83@gmail.com>
    46. Government Middle School, Ariyankuppam (hotspot).
      Contact: Ramalingam <ramalingamdurairaj@gmail.com>
    47. Government Middle School, Pitchaviranpet (hotspot).
      Contact: Kothandaraman R <kkr1729@gmail.com>
    48. Government Primary School, Dharmapuri, Puducherry (hotspot).
      Contact: Kumar E <kumar.elumalai@yahoo.com>
    49. Government Primary School, Ganapathichettikulam
      Contact: Ravishankar S <indiaravis@gmail.com>
    50. Government Primary School, Gopalankadai (hotspot).
      Contact: Visakan <duruvan003@gmail.com>
    51. Government Primary School, Indira Nagar (hotspot).
      Contact: Manikandan R <worldlastday@gmail.com>
    52. Government Primary School, Iyyankuttipalayam
      Contact: Vishnuvathanan N <nvishnuvarthanpst@gmail.com>
    53. Government Primary School, Meenatchipet (hotspot).
      Contact: Surendhar B <sureboo@gmail.com>.
    54. Government Primary School, Mettupalayam (hotspot).
      Contact: Chandru M <chandbavan@gmail.com>.
    55. Government Primary School, Sanarapet (hotspot).
      Contact: Sathiamoorthi J <pasamharshi@gmail.com>.
    56. Government Primary School, Thengaithittu
      Contact: Benedict Dutemple <brownsusai@gmail.com>.
    57. Pondicherry University (hotspot).
      Contact: Hanuman Gawas <hanumangawas91@gmail.com>.
    58. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (hotspot).
      Contact: Vigneshwaran B <vignesh.vet.waran@gmail.com>.
    59. Thillayadi Valiammai High School, Kathirkamam (hotspot).
      Contact: Raja Rathinam J <jayaraja81@gmail.com>.

    60. Agasthyamalai Community-based Conservation Centre, Manimutharu, Tirunelveli Dt
      Contact: Mathivanan M <mathi@atree.org>.
    61. Anandha Nursery & Primary School, Vellakovil, Tiruppur
      Contact: Kavitha Ramkumar <kavishreeram4@gmail.com>
    62. Anna University, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Elumalai <eluprint7@gmail.com>
    63. Cambridge Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Avinashi, Tiruppur (hotspot).
      Contact: Duraisamy K <durai.cam@gmail.com>
    64. Dharmambal Polytechnic, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: MA Karthick <karthickmaha@gmail.com>.
    65. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (hotspot).
      Contact: Susy Varughese <smvarughese@gmail.com>.
    66. Kalakshetra, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Padmaja <padmaja.anant@gmail.com>; 9381026862.
    67. Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Coimbatore (hotspot).
      Contact: Subraja V <subrajavee26@gmail.com>
    68. Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore (hotspot).
      Contact: Vinoth P <vinothvettori@gmail.com>
    69. Kasturiba Aided Elementary School, Chennimalai, Erode (hotspot).
      Contact: Karthikeyan <base4brain@gmail.com>
    70. Keystone Foundation campus, Kotagiri, Nilgiris (hotspot).
      Poornima Viswanathan <poornima@keystone-foundation.org>.
    71. Loyola College, Chennai (hotspot).
    72. Madras Christian College, Chennai (hotspot).
    73. Marudam Farm School, Tiruvannamalai.
      Contact: M Arun <arun.tree@gmail.com>
    74. National Institute of Technology, Trichy (hotspot).
      Contact: Pradeep Kumar <vbkumar1995@gmail.com>, Amol Mande <amol.mande17@gmail.com>
    75. Olcott Memorial School, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Akila <akila500@gmail.com>
    76. Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Brihadeesh <brihadeesh186@gmail.com>.
    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 <haribalaji94@gmail.com>
    79. Sishya school, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Prasanna Sriya <sriyaprasanna@gmail.com>
    80. Sri Ventakeswara College of Engineering (SVCE), Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Murugavel <mcwhale.t@gmail.com>
    81. Sri Vidya Mandir Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Steel Plant, Salem (hotspot).
      Contact: Yuvan Nethaji <nethaji27200@gmail.com>
    82. SVCE Vidyashram, Chennai.
      Contact: Sahana B <sahana9774@gmail.com>
    83. Stella Maris College, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Kalpana Jayaraman <kalpana_jayaraman@yahoo.com>
    84. SRM University Main Campus, Kanchipuram (hotspot).
      Contact: Swetha K <swetha67@gmail.com>
    85. St. Xavier’s College, Tirunelveli (hotspot).
      Contact: Joshua Dharmaraj <itzjoshrex@gmail.com>
    86. The Madura College, Madurai (hotspot).
      Contact: Dinakaran S <dinkarji@gmail.com>
    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 <rrramani8@hotmail.com>; 9444020828.
    90. Vellalar College for Women, Erode (hotspot).
      Contact: Dr. P. Kumudha <kumudhapalanisamy@yahoo.co.in>.
    91. Vivekananda College, Thiruvedagam west, Shaolavanthan, Madurai Dist (hotspot).
      Contact: Raveendran Natarajan <nraveemdu@gmail.com>.
    92. Women’s Christian College, Chennai (hotspot).
      Contact: Betsy Selvakumar.

    93. ICRISAT campus, Patancheru, Hyderabad (hotspot).
    94. University of Hyderabad (hotspot).
      Contact: Joby Joseph <jjcncs@uohyd.ac.in> & Mohan K. Pillai <mohan3142@gmail.com>.

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

    96. Doon University, Dehradun
      Contact: Khima Nand Balodi (for Doon University Nature Club) <khimubalodi@gmail.com>.
    97. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun (hotspot).
      Contact: Gopi G V <gopigv@wii.gov.in>.

    98. Barasat Government College campus, Barasat (hotspot).
      Contact: Shiladitya Mukhopadhyay <s21mukherjee@gmail.com>.
    99. CRPF Campus, Durgapur.
      Contact. Saikat Adhurya <sakatadhuryabird@gmail.com>.
    100. Gangadharpur Vidyamandir, Howrah.
      Contact: Devdulal Chandra <devs_dreams@yahoo.co.in>
    101. Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.
      Contact: Sagar Adhurya <sagaradhurya@hotmail.com> & Shuvendu Das <shuvendude13@gmail.com>.

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13 Feb 2015 - 16 Feb 2015

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