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Great Backyard Bird Count 2022

18 February - 21 February

GBBC 2022 | Bird Walks & Talks| Resources | Contacts | Campus Bird Count 2022

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The basic activity during the GBBC is to go outdoors (anywhere you wish, including your balcony, college campus, or local park), spend at least 15 minutes watching birds, and upload your birdlist(s) to eBird. However, with the pandemic, it may not be possible to do so with large groups or to travel far. But it is also said that as long as we take necessary precautions and don’t put ourselves or others at risk, birding can continue.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Conduct a bird walk in a small group

Instead of gathering in large groups to participate in GBBC/ CBC, it’s a good idea to bird in small groups or alone if possible. Whether you are birding alone or in a small group, keep a safe space between you and other birders (at least 6 feet) and wear a mask all the time. Avoiding sharing binoculars, spotting scopes, or other equipment.

A wetland or grassland is a particularly good place to go birding in a small group. Birds in such habitats are often easy to observe and your group can spread out (without being in close proximity) and conduct the count. With one or two enthusiastic people, a bird walk through a scrubland or woodland is also feasible.

Photo by Hardik Dayal

  1. Conduct counts nearby

Choose a nearby local site whenever possible to reduce unnecessary travel or Carry out counts from your balcony, rooftop, backyard whenever possible

  1. Conduct online talks about birds for other birders, school/ college students

Contact local birding groups, and/ or a local educational institution to see whether you can organise online talks for their members and students about birds. Please write to us if you need any material and resources for this. Take a look at some of the birding webinars for beginner birders on Early-Bird’s website.

  1. Take part in the Campus Bird Count

We understand that many campuses are closed due to the pandemic. However, if your campus is open or if you live on a campus of any form and are able to venture outdoors, do consider taking part in the Campus Bird Count.

During GBBC, if you wish to conduct any bird walk, talk, or any other birding activities for others then do consider registering your event by filling and submiting the form below: (Note : Registrations closed for GBBC & CBC)

Registration Form

See the next page for resources that you can use/ share while conducting birding events

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Start:
18 February
End:
21 February
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Bird Count India
Email:
skimmer@birdcount.in
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Gourav Sharma
Gourav Sharma
7 months ago

Will I get a certificate for this?

Madhumita Bishnu
Madhumita Bishnu
6 months ago

I would like to take part and do I need to register any where ? If yes, pls let me know where, thank you

Sreekumar E R
Sreekumar E R
6 months ago

Not need any registration. Your lists will be counted as the part of GBBC programme, if you follow the protocol of the programme.

Tanuja Dasharath Haunsbhavi
Tanuja Dasharath Haunsbhavi
6 months ago

I have submitted the form, do let me know if it came through. Thanks
Tanu

Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
6 months ago

My Contact No for coordination is 8149659353 / 7588740661 & not 9980472049. Please Correct it for Maharashtra – Bhusawal.

Last edited 6 months ago by Lakshmikant Rajaram Neve
Guruprasad K R
Guruprasad K R
6 months ago

I had registered for this event, i am conducting closed Group Birding in Bagalkote backwater. Do all members needs to submit the form?

Mittal Gala
Mittal Gala
6 months ago
Reply to  Guruprasad K R

Any one 1 person from the group can submit the event form.

Reshma
Reshma
6 months ago

Hi, is there any other ID of the GBBC where checklist has to be shared …

Meenal
Meenal
6 months ago

Will the routine ebird checklist in ebird app is enough? Or do we need to do seperately for GBBC

Rajesh
Rajesh
5 months ago

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Last edited 5 months ago by Rajesh